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Summary Catalogue no.: 3496

Commentaries on Prophets; Vita Bernardi; Navigatio Brendani. England, c. 1200.


Language(s): Latin

(p. 1)
Commentary on Isaiah
Incipit: Visio Ysaie. In principio tractans breuiter nomen persone
Stegmüller 7827, noting only this copy, suggesting Stephen Langton as possible author.
(p. 83)
Stephen Langton, Commentary on the Minor Prophets (series C)
(p. 83, Hosea)
Incipit: In Ecclesiastico ossa xii prophetarum pullulabunt in loco suo
Stegmüller 7862
(p. 116, Joel)
Incipit: Verbum quod factum est. Verbum id est Filius
Stegmüller 7863
(p. 123, Amos)
Incipit: Verba Amos id est uiri iusti
Stegmüller 7864
(p. 139, Obadiah)
Incipit: Visio Abdie sicut glossa insinuat hoc potest legi contra carnem
Stegmüller 7865
(p. 141, Jonah)
Incipit: Et factum uerbum Domini ad Ionam morum predica(?)torem
(p. 146, Micah)
Incipit: Verbum Domini quod erat in principio

The latter part is wanting after p. 152, 'cucurri & direxi'

Stegmüller 7867
(p. 153, Zechariah)
Incipit: ego Sapientia sto & pulso

The first part is wanting, beg. on cap. i, v. 3?

(p. 181, on Malachi)
Incipit: Onus uerbi Domini ... Malachias interpretatur angelus Domini
Stegmüller 7873
Final rubric:
(p. 187)
William of Saint-Thierry, Vita S. Bernardi

Imperfect: beg. 'tocius orbis nota' in bk. i, ch. 21, some leaves being lost before this leaf: the life ends after bk. iii, ch. 25 (Migne's Patr. Lat., tom. clxxxv, coll. 315-66):

Language(s): Latin
(p. 213)
Nauigatio Brendani,

a 'quite peculiar recension' of the Navigatio Brendani, only known from this MS. and printed in full in C. Plummer's Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae (1910), vol. ii, p. 270, cf. i. xlii. There is here no contemporary title.

Incipit: ⟨P⟩redecessorum sacra facta nostrorum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 232 pages
Dimensions (binding): 16.625 × 12.125 in.


2 cols.


Coloured capitals.


Origin: c. 1200 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Valle Crucis, Denbighshire, Cistercian abbey of St Mary the Virgin: 'Liber sancte Marie de Valle Crucis' in red, at head of fol. 1r (s. xiii). (MLGB: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

The book first appears in Bodleian lists about 1655.

Record Sources

Description adapted (July 2022) by Matthew Holford from the Summary Catalogue (1937) with additional reference to published literature as cited.


Last Substantive Revision

2023-09: Correct provenance from Vale Royal to Valle Crucis (ex inf. Ralph Hanna)