A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Lat. th. f. 20

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Devotional pieces; England, early 15th century


Language(s): Latin

Walter Hilton , Epistola ad Adam Horsley de origine et utilitate religionis
Rubric: speculum de utilitate religionis regularis secundum Magistrum et beatum Walterum hilton
Incipit: Quia vero ex tenore cuiusdam littere mihi nuper transmisse
Explicit: consequi merearis. Gracia dei tecum sit nunc et in perpetuum. Amen.
Language(s): Latin
Petrus de Alliaco , Meditationes circa septem Psalmos paenitentiales
Rubric: Incipit meditacio devota super septem psalmis penitencialibus edita per magistrum petrum de alliaco… Anno domini Millesimo CCCCmo sexto

As pr. in Monumenta patrum orthodoxographica, Basileae 1569, pp.1085–1110, beg: , ends:

Incipit: Vera penitencia velut schala quedam est
Explicit: misericorditer prestare digneris. Qui vivis et regnas etc. Amen.
Language(s): Latin
Litany of the saints, Use of Sarum
Language(s): Latin
Prayers for use before and after Mass
Incipit: Dulcissime et benignissime domine iesu christe altissimi patris altissime fili
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Sallutiferum sacramentum a me misero et indigno ministro tuo
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Gratias tibi ago domine iesu christe qui me infirmum
(cf. Missale ad usum Sarum, ed. F. H. Dickinson, col. 641)
Language(s): Latin
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: tam comburat
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 130 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 135 × 90 mm.
Dimensions (written): 80 × 50 mm.


1(8)– 16(8) catchwords quires 2 – 15 numbered a – o


19 long lines


Red and blue flourished and plain initials.


contemporary binding of white doeskin over boards.


Origin: 15th century, early ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Syon monastery : identifiable by content and 2o fo. with MS. M 95 in the 16th cent. catalogue

John Trotter Brockett , his sale, Sotheby's 18 June 1843, lot 659

' J. Raine , York, Jan. 1862'

William Greenwell (d. 1918)

Sotheby's 15 March 1907 and following day, lot 350, bought by Leighton for £3 8s.

Wilfred Merton (1889-1957)

Bought from Breslauer, 1958.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.