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MS. Auct. F. inf. 1. 2

Summary Catalogue no.: 1926

Physical Description

Composite: five parts. A and D are in the same hand, which also occurs in part B.
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 403 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 14.375 × 10 in.

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

Illuminated capitals.

Binding

White sheepskin on oak boards, early 15th cent. English work. Endleaves from this binding are now MS. Lat. th. e. 4 (SC 1926*).

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Reading Abbey, given by Thomas Erle, abbot 1409–1430: 'Collectarium ex dono domini Thome Erle abbatis', then (added) 'Claustralibus Rading', 15th cent. Fol. 230v, 'Liber monasterij Radynge', 15th cent. Clearly sect. C was once an independent volume.

Apparently received by the Library in 1605.

MS. Auct. F. inf. 1. 2 – Part A

Contents

History

Origin: 14th century, second half ; English

MS. Auct. F. inf. 1. 2 – Part B

Contents

(fol. 85)
Sermons

Seven sermons: the hand of A is resumed at fol. 97.

Incipit: Dileccio sine similacione.... Hugo de Sancto Victore in principio
Language(s): Latin

History

Origin: 14th century, second half ; English

MS. Auct. F. inf. 1. 2 – Part C

Contents

Language(s): Latin

3.
(fol. 104)
Augustine, In epistulam Johannis ad Parthos tractatus X
Rubric: Liber tractatuum Aurelii Augustini episcopi super Epistolam sancti Johannis
(fol. 131)
Augustine, Sermo de perjurio
Incipit: Prima leccio que nobis
(fol. 133)
Augustine, Ad inquisitiones Ianuarii
Rubric: Libri. ijº.... ad inquisitionem Januarij
(fol. 149)
Augustine, Sermo de die Paschae
Incipit: Hodiernus dies magno sacramento
(fol. 163v)
Patrick of Dublin, De triplici habitaculo
Rubric: De gaudio electorum & supplicio reproborum
(fol. 177v)
Prosper of Aquitaine, Responsiones ad objectiones Vincentianas
Rubric: Contra Pelagium
(fol. 179v)
'Eusebius Gallicanus', Sermo de beato latrone
Incipit: Deus erat mundum in Christo reconcilians sibi
4.
(fol. 189)
Bede, De temporibus
Rubric: Liber Bede de temporibus primus
(fol. 191v)
Bede, Epistola ad Wicthedum de aequinoctio
Rubric: Epistola eiusdem de Equinoctio
(fol. 193)
Bede, De temporum ratione
Rubric: Liber Bede de temporibus secundus

History

Origin: 14th century, second half ; English

MS. Auct. F. inf. 1. 2 – Part D

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 231)
Sermons
Rubric: Hic incipiunt antethemata multa

About forty-three Latin sermons, ten of which (foll. 237–290) are by Ricardus Armachanus, 1338–58, and one (fol. 290) by Richard Kilwington 'de aduentu Domini'.

Seven sermons comprise lectures 119–125 from Robert Holcot, Commentary of Wisdom (Wenzel, Latin Sermon Collections, p. 37).

Incipit: Ad te leuaui ... Ad hoc quod aliquis
(fol. 293v)
Sermons
Rubric: Incipiunt sermones & materie diuerse
Incipit: Eligite meliorem ... Reuerendi domini sicut

A list of most of the sermons, except the first, is on fol. 337.

History

Origin: 14th century, second half ; English

MS. Auct. F. inf. 1. 2 – Part E

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 340)
Sermons

About fifty-four Latin sermons; at the end some leaves are wanting.

Rubric: De Natali Domini
Incipit: Dominus vobiscum ... Karissimi, quamuis ex proposito themate

History

Origin: 14th century, second half ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922), with additional reference to published literature as cited.

Bibliography

    Printed descriptions:

    S. Wenzel, Latin sermon collections from later medieval England: orthodox preaching in the age of Wyclif (2005), 36–9, 465–479

    Online resources:

Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-31: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.