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Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 2
Summary Catalogue no. 28744
Summary of contents Johannes de Sacro Bosco, Tractatus de sphera.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North
Date 15th century, middle
Material paper

Decoration
Diagrams, one representational. (P&A ii. 820)
fol. 10r
Type diagram
Subject Geometric diagram with walled city and boat on water.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 502

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 4
Summary Catalogue no. 24750
Summary of contents Pietro da Lucca (Petrus Lucensis), theological works.
Language Italian
Origin Italian
Date 16th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 60

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 5
Summary Catalogue no. 24753
Summary of contents Nicolaus de Auximo (Osimo, Ausmo), 'Lo libro decto Quadriga spirituale'. Antoninus of Florence, Confessionale.
Language Italian
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 61

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 6
Summary Catalogue no. 24712
Summary of contents School treatise on Logic, with later additions beg. 'Transcendentia sunt sex. Ens, Aliquid'.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 49

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 7
Summary Catalogue no. 28745
Composite fols. 1-45 || fols. 46-88 || fols. 89ff.
Summary of contents Nicolaus Praepositus of Salerno, Antidotarium parvum. || Antidotarium ('Aurea Alexandrina faciens ad reuma'). || Roger de Baron, Rogerina major and medical texts.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 14th century, first half || 12th century, first half || 13th or 14th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Good historiated border, initial. (P&A ii. 164) || Initial, unfinished, possibly added in the 12th century, second half. (P&A ii. 57) || Red and blue initials with contrasting penwork.
fol. 1r
Type border, left and lower margin
Subject Hybrid figures and grotesques.
fol. 46r
Type initial A
Subject Unfinished initial with acanthus-leaf designs.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 502
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 503

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 8
Summary Catalogue no. 24757
Summary of contents Richard of St. Victor, Benjamin major.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Venice (?)
Date 15th century, second quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, historiated and other initials. (P&A ii. 471)
6-line initials on gold background, decorated with floral and geometric designs. 3-line red and blue initials with contrasting penwork.
fol. 1r
Type initial M
Subject Portrait of the author in monastic habit, kneeling, hands joined in prayer.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 63
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 64

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 9
Summary Catalogue no. 24748
Summary of contents Peter of Blois (Petrus Blesensis), Letters.
Language Latin
Date 13th century, second half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 59
Bibliography
1994
Emil J. Polak, Medieval and Renaissance letter treatises and form letters: a census of manuscripts found in part of Western Europe, Japan, and the United States of America (Davis Medieval Texts and Studies, 9), Leiden, etc.: E. J. Brill, 1994, p. 359

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1993
Lena Wahlgren, The letter collections of Peter of Blois: studies in the manuscript tradition (Studia Graeca et Latina Gothoburgensia, 58), Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, 1993, pp. 193 (ms 11), 201 (list of manuscripts)

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 10
Summary Catalogue no. 24731
Composite three parts
Summary of contents Medical treatises.
Language Latin and Italian
Date 14th century || 13th century, second half || 14th century, late
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 56

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 11
Summary Catalogue no. 28746
Summary of contents Treatise on Orthography.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 1443
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 503

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 12
Summary Catalogue no. 24759
Summary of contents Petrarch, Trionfi. Sonnets and poems. Historical and other notes and extracts relating to Italy.
Language Italian
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 64

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 13
Summary Catalogue no. 24775
Summary of contents Sermons. Italian treatise on the humanity of Christ.
Language Latin and Italian
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material parchment, paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 71

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 15
Summary Catalogue no. 24745
Summary of contents Petrarch, Trionfi.
Language Italian
Origin Italian, Venice
Date c. 1470-1480
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine miniatures (coloured drawings), border, initials. Humanistic script related to that of Jacobus de Machariis of Venice. (P&A ii. 555, pl. LII)
fol. 1v
Type miniature
Subject Nine philosophers seated in a cave; above - figures of two hermits and two monks.
fol. 2r
Type miniature
Subject Petrarch and Laura, seated between two trees by a stream.
fol. 43r
Type miniature
Subject Armoured king kneeling in prayer.
fol. 50r
Type miniature
Subject Bearded man in long robe pointing to the text.
fol. 52r
Type miniature
Subject Bearded man in long robe pointing to the text.
fol. 52v
Type miniature
Subject Two musicians playing pipes.
fol. 56r
Type miniature
Subject Bearded man in long robe pointing to the text.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 59
Manuscript image fol. 2r Left margin, white-stem interlace border. 9-line initial 'L' in rich floriate ornament. Bottom of page has miniature of Petrarch and Laura seated in a landscape.
Bibliography
1995
Albinia C. de la Mare, 'Lo scriptorium di Malatesta Novello', in Libraria Domini: i manoscritti della Biblioteca Malatestiana: testi e decorazioni, eds. Fabrizio Lollini & Piero Lucchi, Bologna: Grafis Edizioni, 1995, pp. 35-93, at pp. 52, 72

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 17
Summary Catalogue no. 24760
Summary of contents Religious poems. Verse drama of the Life and Death of Christ.
Language Italian
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 64

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 18
Summary Catalogue no. 24772
Summary of contents Italian account of a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
Language Italian and Latin
Origin Italian
Date 16th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 70

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 20
Summary Catalogue no. 24758
Summary of contents Italian religious poems.
Language Italian
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 64

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 22
Summary Catalogue no. 28470
Composite fols. 1-8 || fols. 9-188 || fols. 189-216
Summary of contents Calendar. || Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, Le Roman de la Rose. || Jean de Meung, Testament.
Language French
Origin French
Date 15th century || c. 1300 || 14th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
- || Fine minatures, some rubbed, borders, historiated and other initials. (P&A i. 566, pl. XLII) || Good initial. (P&A i. 625)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 458
Manuscript image fol. 9r The Dreamer asleep in bed. Initial M. Border with stylised flowers and leaves, birds and dog chasing rabbit. Partially rubbed.
Bibliography
1997
Mechthild Modersohn, Natura als Göttin im Mittelalter: ikonographische Studien zu Darstellungen der personifizierten Natur (Acta humaniora: Schriften zur Kunstwissen- schaft und Philosophie), Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1997, p. 218 no. 33
1989
Herman Braet, 'Der Roman der Rose, Raum im Blick', in Träume im Mittelalter: Ikonologische Studien (eds. Agostino Paravicini Bagliani & Giorgio Stabile), Stuttgart & Zürich: Belser Verlag, 1989, 183-192, at p. 190

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 23
Summary Catalogue no. 24721
Summary of contents Herbal.
Language Italian
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, first half
Material paper

Decoration
Miniatures (coloured drawings). (P&A ii. 929, pl. LXXIX)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 52
Manuscript image fol. 18r Herba Lucia: pike with teeth at its roots and jacks above.
Bibliography
2000
Minta Collins, Medieval Herbals: the illustrative traditions, London, etc.: The British Library & University of Toronto Press, 2000, p. 297
Vera Segre Rutz, ed., Il giardino magico degli alchimisti: un erbario illustrato trecentesco della Biblioteca Universitaria di Pavia e la sua tradizione (Testi e Documenti, 12), Milan: Edizioni il Polifilo, 2000, p. LXXXVI

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 25
Summary Catalogue no. 28398
Summary of contents M. Marulo, Commentary on inscriptions found at Rome and in Italy and Dalmatia.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 16th century, early
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 443
Bibliography
2001
Exhibition Leaflet, The survival of antiquity in Oxford manuscripts: an exhibition in the Bodleian Library Summer 2001, [Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2001], no. C5

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Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 26
Summary Catalogue no. 28566
Summary of contents Treatise on the Sacraments, beg. 'Samaritanus, Queritur quid sit sacramentum, et diffinitur pluribus modis'.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 476
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 477

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 27
Summary Catalogue no. 28747
Summary of contents Domenico Cavalca, Spechio de Croce.
Language Italian
Origin Italian
Date 14th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Illuminated capital.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 503
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 504

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 29
Summary Catalogue no. 24754
Composite three parts
Summary of contents Religious meditations, treatises and sermons, chiefly on the Passion of Christ.
Language Italian and Latin
Origin Italian
Date 16th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 61

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 30
Summary Catalogue no. 30142
Composite three parts
Summary of contents Texts relating to the Order of the Knights Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem. || Manual of confession. || Augustine, Sermo contra Iudeos.
Language French, Provencal, Portuguese, and Latin
Origin French, Provence (?) || French || Spanish
Date 1350 and later || 15th century || 15th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Illuminated capitals. || - || -

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 742
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 743

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 42
Summary Catalogue no. 30149
Summary of contents Exhortation addressed to Mary and Anne and other nuns of the convent of Amesbury.
Language English
Origin English
Date 16th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 744
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 745
Bibliography
2001
Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Saints' lives and women's literary culture c.1150-1300: virginity and its authorizations, Oxford, etc., 2001, pp. 262-3; 266 (listing in Bibliography only)
1995
David N. Bell, What nuns read: books and libraries in medieval English nunneries (Cistercian Studies Series, 158), Kalamazoo, MI, & Spencer, MA, 1995, p. 104: Amesbury 4

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 44
Summary Catalogue no. 30151
Summary of contents Latin poems and satirical, political and religious pieces, with later additions ('The Bekynton anthology').
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, first quarter - 15th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 745
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 746
Bibliography
1998
Carsten Wollin, ed., Petri Blesensis Carmina (Corpus Christianorum. Continuatio Mediaevalis, 128), Turnhout: Brepols, 1998
Lorenz Welker, 'Polyphonic reworkings of Notre-Dame Conductus in BN fr. 146: Mundus a mundicia and Quare fremuerunt', in Fauvel studies: allegory, chronicle, music, and image in Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS français 146, eds. Margaret Bent & Andrew Wathey, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998, pp. 615-636, at pp. 616-7
Sigrid Krämer, Bibliographie Bernhard Bischoff und Verzeichnis aller von ihm herangezogenen Handschriften (Fuldaer Hochschulschriften, 27), Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Josef Knecht, 1998, No. 154, 2, 4, 45, 131; No. 154a, 12
1997
Peter Dronke, Sources of inspiration: studies in literary transformations, 400-1500 (Storia e letteratura, 196), Rome 1997, p. 333 n.
Ralph Hanna III & Traugott Lawler, eds., Jankyn's Book of Wikked Wyves, Vol. 1, The Primary Texts (The Chaucer Library), Athens (Georgia) and London, 1997, p. 268 no. 103 (siglum A1), cf. pp. 89, 116-7
1994
Charlotte Brewer & A. G. Rigg, eds., Piers Plowman: a facsimile of the Z-Text in Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Bodley 851, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1994, p. 46 (Bibliography of 'Manuscripts cited')

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1993
Z. Izydorczyk, Manuscripts of the Evangelium Nicodemi: a census (Subsidia Mediaevalia 21), Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1993, p. 114 no. 219
1992
Peter Dronke, 'Dido's Lament: from medieval Latin lyric to Chaucer' (first printed 1986), reprinted in Intellectuals and poets in medieval Europe [collected reprint of articles] (= Storia e Letteratura, 183), Rome 1992, pp. 431-456, at p. 439 n.
1990
K. W. Humphreys, ed., The Friars' Libraries (Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 1), London: The British Library in association with The British Academy, 1990.

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1977
Cited in Studi Medievali, 3rd Series, vol. XVIII, 1 ( 1977), pp. 84, 87, 93-109 [Reference taken from Studi Medievali, 3rd Ser., Indici, Anni I-XX: 1960-1979 (ed. G. Zanella), Spoleto: Centro italiano di studi sull'alto medioevo, 1981, pp. 272-6]

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Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 46
Summary Catalogue no. 30153
Summary of contents Calendar from a Psalter.
Language Latin
Origin Flemish, Liège
Date 13th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine miniatures, initials. (P&A i. 286, pl. XXI)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 746
Manuscript image fol. 4v Pierced quatrefoil with Occupation of the Month for August: Harvesting. A labourer reaping with sickle, woman binding crop, bailiff holding cudgel aloft. Quatrefoil with Virgo.
Bibliography
2002
Sotheby's Sale Catalogue, 2002, 3 December, lot 3
1988
Judith H. Oliver, Gothic manuscript illumination in the diocese of Liège (c. 1250 - c. 1330), 2 vols. (Corpus of illuminated manuscripts from the Low Countries, ed. Maurits Smeyers, vols. 2-3), Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters, 1988, vol. I, p. 27, p. 29 n. 1, p. 30 and nn. 5 & 7, p. 31, p. 32, p. 104 n. 4, p. 114, p. 118 n. 64, p. 144, pp. 170-1; vol. II, no. 32; pp. 213-28, 252, pl. 4

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 50
Summary Catalogue no. 30156
Summary of contents Latin translation of the Interim Declaration by the emperor Charles V, May 15, 1548, transcribed from the printed text Sacre Cesarie Maiestatis Declaratio (Augsburg: Philip Ulhard, [1548]).
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 16th century, middle
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 747

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 61
Summary Catalogue no. 28843
Summary of contents Geoffrey of Monmouth, De origine et gestis Regum Angliae.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Coloured capitals.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 515

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 62
Summary Catalogue no. 28844
Summary of contents Commentary on Job 1:1 - 13:17.
Language Latin
Date 12th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Coloured capitals.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 515

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 92, MS. Add. C. 309
Summary Catalogue no. 28897, 28898
Summary of contents German proverbs in the handwriting of Martin Luther (MS. Add. A. 92), with a later transcript and attestation to the genuineness of the writing (MS. Add. C. 309).
Language German
Origin German
Date 16th century, first half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 522

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 100
Summary Catalogue no. 28962
Summary of contents Vita Sancti Honorati archiepiscopi Arelatensis.
Language Latin
Origin French, Avignon
Date 1449
Material paper

Decoration
Good initial (rubbed). Written with calligraphic flourishes, by Vincentius Marun at the college of St. Martial, in Avignon. (P&A i. 671)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 533

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 103
Summary Catalogue no. 28964
Composite three parts
Summary of contents Calendarial and astrological notes. || Treatises on gems. || Verse treatise on gems ('Lapidarius'). Lanfranc, De corpore et sanguine Domini, metrical abbreviation.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 14th century || 15th century || 15th century
Material parchment || paper || paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 534

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 105
Summary Catalogue no. 29002
Summary of contents John Wycliff, Sermons on the Sunday Gospels throughout the year.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, early
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 540
Bibliography
2000
An index of images in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII c .1380 - c. 1509, general editor Kathleen L. Scott. The Bodleian Library, Oxford I. MSS Additional - Digby, by Ann Eljenholm Nichols, Michael T. Orr, Kathleen L. Scott & Lynda Dennison, Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2000, p. 31 no. 1
1993
H. Leith Spencer, English Preaching in the Late Middle Ages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993, p. 474 n. 34

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Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 106
Summary Catalogue no. 29003
Composite six parts
Summary of contents Medical recipes, religious poems.
Language English
Origin English, North
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 540
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 541
Bibliography
2000
An index of images in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII c .1380 - c.1509, general editor Kathleen L. Scott. The Bodleian Library, Oxford I. MSS Additional - Digby, by Ann Eljenholm Nichols, Michael T. Orr, Kathleen L. Scott & Lynda Dennison, Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2000, p. 31 no. 2
1998
Susanna Greer Fein, ed., Moral Love songs and laments (TEAMS Middle English Texts Series), Kalamazoo, MI, 1998, pp. ix, 161-254
1995
John B. Friedman, Northern English books, owners and makers in the late Middle Ages, Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1995, pp. 70-71

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1990
H. Phillips, in Langland, the mystics and the medieval English religious tradition: essays in honour of S. S. Hussey (ed. Helen Phillips), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1990, at pp. 243, 246 n. 16

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 107
Summary Catalogue no. 29004
Summary of contents Statutes of England.
Language Latin and Norman French
Origin English
Date c. 1330
Material parchment

Decoration
Good borders, initials. (P&A iii. 586)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 541
Bibliography
1996
J. H. Baker, A catalogue of English legal manuscripts in Cambridge University Library, Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1996, pp. 42, 50, 55, 56, 64, 65bis, 66, 67, 70, 78, 79, 355, 569, 635

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Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 108
Summary Catalogue no. 28994
Summary of contents Peter of Blois, seventeen letters.
Language Latin
Date 15th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 538
Bibliography
1994
Emil J. Polak, Medieval and Renaissance letter treatises and form letters: a census of manuscripts found in part of Western Europe, Japan, and the United States of America (Davis Medieval Texts and Studies, 9), Leiden, etc.: E. J. Brill, 1994, p. 360

>Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1993
Lena Wahlgren, The letter collections of Peter of Blois: studies in the manuscript tradition (Studia Graeca et Latina Gothoburgensia, 58), Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, 1993, pp. 198 (ms 56), 202 (list of manuscripts)

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 109
Summary Catalogue no. 30165
Summary of contents Harmony of the Gospels.
Language Italian
Origin Italian
Date 1388
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 749
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 750

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 113
Summary Catalogue no. 27824
Summary of contents Tacuinum sanitatis.
Language Latin
Date 14th century, end
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 363
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 364

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 117
Summary Catalogue no. 29076
Summary of contents Johannes Sulpicius, Commentaria in Valerium Maximum.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 16th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 554

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 118
Summary Catalogue no. 29083
Summary of contents Martinus Polonus, Chronicon summorum pontificum et imperatorum Romanorum, translation and abridgement.
Language Italian
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, last quarter
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 556

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 135
Summary Catalogue no. 30170
Summary of contents A defence of Protestantism against Roman Catholic attack.
Language German
Date 16th century, second half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 751

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 163
Summary Catalogue no. 24773
Summary of contents Virgil, Aeneid.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North
Date 14th century, end
Material parchment

Decoration
Penwork initials. Good penwork initials, fol. I, perhaps added 15th century. (P&A ii. 197)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 70

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 164
Summary Catalogue no. 24720
Summary of contents 'In quatuor Georgicorum Virgilij libros per [?] B.C. argumenta et declarationes', a commentary on Virgil, Georgics.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 52

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 165
Summary Catalogue no. 24728
Summary of contents Juvenal, Satires. Persius, Satires.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 1475
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 55

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 166
Summary Catalogue no. 24729
Summary of contents Juvenal, Satires. Three short Lives of Juvenal.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Rieti
Date 1475
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 55

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 167
Summary Catalogue no. 24768
Summary of contents Terence, Comedies. Written by Hans and Hans-Johann Pirckheimer, probably in Italy.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 1454
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 68

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 168
Summary Catalogue no. 28748
Summary of contents Ovid, Ex Ponto. Horace, Ars Poetica. Tibullus, Elegies.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment, paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 504

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 169
Summary Catalogue no. 28749
Summary of contents Horace, Carmina; Epodi; Carmen saeculare.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North-east
Date 1477
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 504

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 170
Summary Catalogue no. 24709
Summary of contents Gualterus Anglicus, Fables.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initial. (P&A ii. 928)
fol. 1r
Type initial U
Subject Floral designs.
fol. 16v
Type drawing, lower margin
Subject Human half-figure, emerging from flames, supporting a scroll with catchwords.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 47
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 48

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 171
Summary Catalogue no. 24710
Summary of contents Collection of school texts in verse, including Aesop's fables and John Chrysostom, De septem virtutibus.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 14th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Miniatures (two marginal drawings of Virtues and Vices), penwork initials. (P&A ii. 183)
fol. 49r
Type ink drawings, left and right margins
Subject Virtues and Vices: two human figures (one seated, wearing a crown and holding a sceptre, another standing, holding a torch (?)), and two smaller figures of demons.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 48
Bibliography
1993
Paul F. Gehl, A moral art: grammar, society, and culture in Trecento Florence, Ithaca & London: Cornell University Press, 1993, pp. 269-270, 284 (brief listing only)

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 172
Summary Catalogue no. 28403
Summary of contents Priscian, Commentarii grammatici, bks. 17-18.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 13th century, late
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 445

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 173
Summary Catalogue no. 24761
Summary of contents Gregorian fused Sacramentary.
Language Latin
Origin French
Date 9th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Simple pen initials. (P&A i. 423)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 65
Manuscript image fol. 29v Text with initials 'D' and 'P'.
Bibliography
1997
Handschriftenarchiv Bernhard Bischoff (Bibliothek der Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Hs. C 1, C 2): Microfiche-Edition, ed. Arno Mentzel-Reuters [with list of MSS. by Zdenka Stoklaskova & Marcus Stumpf] (Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Hilfsmittel 16), Munich 1997, Fiche 47: XCVII.1.16

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Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 174
Summary Catalogue no. 29077
Summary of contents Commissio of the Procurators of St. Mark.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Venice
Date after 1473
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials. Entries up to 1473. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 508)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 554

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 175
Summary Catalogue no. 28684
Composite two sets of fragments
Summary of contents Statius, Thebais (two leaves). Sallust, Jugurtha (four leaves).
Language Latin
Date 13th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 488
Bibliography
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Erfurt, Kartause (E 15/1) [ pt. B]

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 185
Summary Catalogue no. 3077
Summary of contents Book of Hours. Use of Nantes.
Language Latin and French
Origin French, Nantes
Date c. 1440
Material parchment

Decoration
Important miniatures, borders, initials. See also nos. 705, 716. (P&A i. 669, pl. LII)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 1, p. 584
Manuscript image fol. 28r Mass of St. Gregory. Vision of the crucified Christ and the instruments of the Passion.
Bibliography
1995
François Avril & Nicole Reynaud, Les manuscrits à peintures en France 1440-1520 [accompanying an exhibition of 1993-4], reprint, Paris: Flammarion & Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1995 [first published 1993], pp. 10, 132

>Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat. Exh.
1989
Susan Groag Bell, 'Medieval women book owners: arbiters of lay piety and ambassadors of culture', in Sisters and workers in the Middle Ages (ed. J. M. Bennett et al.), Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, 1989, pp. 135-161, pls. 1-14, at p. 155 n. 84 [fol. 65v]
[Bookseller's Catalogues] Eberhard König & Heribert Tenschert, Leuchtendes Mittelalter [Antiquariat Heribert Tenschert, Rotthalmünster, Katalog XXI etc.], 6 vols., 1989-1993, I, pp. 442f., 460; II, pp. 568, 578, 582

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 187
Summary Catalogue no. 29156
Summary of contents Travels of Sir John de Mandeville, in the vulgate Latin translation.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North
Date 1445
Material parchment, paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 572

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 188
Summary Catalogue no. 29157
Composite fols. i, 168 || fols. 1-167
Summary of contents Decretals (fragment). || Lectionary converted into a Missal.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Bologna || German, West
Date 14th century, second quarter || 12th century, second quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine miniatures (blank on the back). Closely related to Vienna, Nat. Bibl., Cod. 2063 and a large group of MSS. (P&A ii. 122, pl. XII) || Good initial. (P&A i. 55)
fol. i
Type miniature
Subject Ecclesiastical trial. At left a bishop, enthroned, in red robe and mitre, and another prostrate, touching his feet, in blue robe and mitre. A third bishop and four tonsured clerics, one holding a book, stand in front. At right, a lawyer, seated, with a book on the desk. In front of him desks with seated students, some tonsured, with papers spread on desks. Below the miniature is a long narrow panel, showing two scribes writing at desks, and three figures seating in a circle, one holding a scroll. Two of the figures wear mitres and one a lawyer's black cap. Rocks and a tree in the background.
fol. 168r
Type initial R, border
Subject Part of a page with border and initial. Initial is infilled with half-figure of a young man in green robe. Border: seated figure, with halo, holding a disk, surrounded by two half-figures of bearded elderly men with halos; a young man with halo, holding a bird on his hand; fragments of standing figures; rocks and trees in the background.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 572
Manuscript image fol. i verso Miniature cut from a legal MS. Ecclesiastical trial. Twenty one figures: bishops, clerics, lawyer, etc.
Bibliography
2001
Peter Kidd, Medieval manuscripts from the collection of T. R. Buchanan in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2001, p. xxi n. 30
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Lahneck

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 189
Summary Catalogue no. 29158
Summary of contents Commissio of Doge Alvise Mocenigo (1570-7) appointing the 'potestas' of Treviso.
Language Latin and Italian
Origin Italian, Venice
Date 1573 (?)
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine miniatures on a separate bifolium, fols. ii, iii. (P&A ii. 1018, pl. LXXXIV)
fol. ii verso
Type miniature
Subject Commisio of Doge Alvise Moncenigo, Venice 1573(?), appointing the 'potestas' of Treviso, 1573(?). St. Mark, with lion, presenting a volume to the Doge (a bearded man in red velvet edged with fur); Christ in a cloud above, with loincloth and banner, in rays of light.
fol. iii recto
Type miniature
Subject Venice as a finely dressed woman with sceptre, seated on a lion's back; two seated female figures: Justice with sword and scales, and another allegorical figure with a torch and putto.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 573
Manuscript image fol. ii verso Commisio of Doge Alvise Moncenigo, Venice 1573(?) appointing the 'potestas' of Treviso, 1573(?). St. Mark presents a book to the Doge. Christ appears in a cloud with loincloth and banner.

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 196
Summary Catalogue no. 29134
Summary of contents 'Hulderichus Hispanius, episcopus de Toledo', Practica.
Language English and Latin
Origin English
Date 1590
Material paper

Decoration
Borders, initials. Written by 'T.M.' in 1590 (P&A iii. 1205)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 566

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 197
Summary Catalogue no. 29175
Summary of contents 'Ecclesiastica Officia' - the first part of the Cistercian consuetudinary.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, nr. Como
Date 13th century, early
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 576

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 198
Summary Catalogue no. 29176
Summary of contents Apocalypse. || Lamentations of Jeremiah, with gloss.
Language Latin
Date 13th century, early
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 577

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 208
Summary Catalogue no. 29224
Summary of contents A Florilegium from classical Latin poets.
Language Latin
Date 13th century, second half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 589
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 590
Bibliography
1993
H. Leith Spencer, English Preaching in the Late Middle Ages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993, p. 395 n. 31

>Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1992
Wolfgang Maaz, Lateinische Epigrammatik im hohen Mittelalter: Literarhistorische Untersuchungen zur Martial-Rezeption (Spolia Berolinensia: Berliner Beiträge zur Mediävistik, 2), Hildesheim, etc.: Weidmann, 1992, pp. 200-5, 217
1991
Mary A. Rouse & Richard H. Rouse, ' Florilegia and Latin classical authors in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Orléans', reprinted in their collected articles, Authentic Witnesses: approaches to medieval texts and manuscripts (Publications in medieval studies [The Medieval Institute, The University of Notre Dame], 17) [= reprinted articles], Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1991, pp. 153-188, at p. 181

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 228
Summary Catalogue no. 30198
Summary of contents Statutes of England.
Language Latin and French
Origin English
Date c. 1300
Material parchment

Decoration
Fleuronnée initials. (P&A iii. 514)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 756
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 757

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 263
Summary Catalogue no. 29383
Composite two parts
Summary of contents Legends of St. Thomas Aquinas. || 'Lectiones de Corpore Christi', with antiphons, etc.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 14th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 609

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 268
Summary Catalogue no. 29387
Composite three parts
Summary of contents Religious pieces.
Language English and Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, early
Material parchment, paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 610
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 611
Bibliography
1997
The Index of Middle English Prose, Handlist XII, Smaller Bodleian collections: English miscellaneous, English poetry, English theology, Finch, Latin theology, Lyell, Radcliffe Trust, ed. Ralph Hanna III, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1997, p. 29 [fols. 37-83]

>Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 279
Summary Catalogue no. 29396
Summary of contents Cicero, speeches: Pro Archia, Pro Marcello, Pro Ligario, Pro Deiotaro.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 613

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 280
Summary Catalogue no. 29397
Summary of contents Dionysius Carthusianus, Speculum amatorum mundi.
Language Latin
Origin German, Erfurt
Date 1459
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 613
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 614

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 282
Summary Catalogue no. 29399
Summary of contents Michael de Carchano, Quadragesimale de fide et articulis fidei.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North-west (?)
Date 15th century, end
Material parchment, paper

Decoration
Good historiated initial. Good historiated border, added (?). (P&A ii. 912)
fol. 1r
Type initial M
Subject Profile half-figure of the author.
Type border, upper, left and lower margins
Subject Laurel leaves, floral designs; medallion with skull and bones on rocks.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 614
Manuscript image fol. 1r Initial M(ultis fidei) with profile half-figure of the author. Lower margin has emblem of scull sitting on rocks inside blue circle, with decoration of laurel leaves; also laurel leaves in left and top borders.

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 283
Summary Catalogue no. 29400
Summary of contents A Martyrology, based on and abbreviated from the work of Usuard, with six prefatory pieces.
Language Latin
Origin German, Westphalia
Date c. 1500
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 614
Bibliography
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Hamm

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 286
Summary Catalogue no. 29403
Summary of contents 'De Vita dulcissime Virginis Marie & de gestis Ihesu', a Latin rhythmical poem in three books, start lost.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 14th century, second half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 615
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 616
Bibliography
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Buxheim (2798)

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 288
Summary Catalogue no. 29494
Summary of contents Thirty sermons by various authors on St. Mary the Virgin.
Language Dutch
Date 1578
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 636
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 637

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 365
Summary Catalogue no. 29616
Composite two parts
Summary of contents Walter Map, Epistola Valerii ad Rufinum ne ducat uxorem; and other Latin poems. || Guido de Columnis, Historia destructionis Troiae.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Penwork.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 656
Bibliography
2000
An index of images in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII c .1380 - c. 1509, general editor Kathleen L. Scott. The Bodleian Library, Oxford I. MSS Additional - Digby, by Ann Eljenholm Nichols, Michael T. Orr, Kathleen L. Scott & Lynda Dennison, Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2000, p. 31 no. 3
1997
Ralph Hanna III & Traugott Lawler, eds., Jankyn's Book of Wikked Wyves, Vol. 1, The Primary Texts (The Chaucer Library), Athens (Georgia) and London, 1997, p. 268 no. 104 (siglum Ad), cf. p. 89 (fols. 1r-6v)
1990
K. W. Humphreys, ed., The Friars' Libraries (Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 1), London: The British Library in association with The British Academy, 1990

>Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 367
Summary Catalogue no. 29618
Summary of contents Evangelium Nicodemi.
Language Latin
Origin Italian (?)
Date 12th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 656
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 657
Bibliography
1993
Z. Izydorczyk, Manuscripts of the Evangelium Nicodemi: a census (Subsidia Mediaevalia 21), Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1993, p. 115 no. 220

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 369
Summary Catalogue no. 29620
Summary of contents 'De preceptis rei rustice', 15th-century translation of Palladius, De re rustica.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 657
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 658
Manuscript image fol. 9v Text page.
Bibliography
2000
An index of images in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII c .1380 - c. 1509, general editor Kathleen L. Scott. The Bodleian Library, Oxford I. MSS Additional - Digby, by Ann Eljenholm Nichols, Michael T. Orr, Kathleen L. Scott & Lynda Dennison, Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2000, p. 31 no. 4
1999
George R. Keiser, 'Practical books for the gentleman', in The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, vol. III, 1400-1557, eds. Lotte Hellinga & J. B. Trapp, Cambridge 1999, pp. 470-494, at p. 484 and n. 49 .

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 370
Summary Catalogue no. 29621
Composite three parts
Summary of contents Aristotelian commentaries and logical works, by Thomas Aquinas, John Sharpe, Walter Burley, etc.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 658
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 659

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 371
Summary Catalogue no. 29622
Summary of contents Sallust, Jugurtha, Catilina; Ps.-Sallust and Ps.-Cicero, Inuectiuae.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Milan (?)
Date 15th century, second quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Good penwork initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 699)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 659
Manuscript image fol. 111v Humanistic script. Text page ending with inscription and 'Amen'.

Shelfmark MS. Add. A. 373
Summary Catalogue no. 29624
Summary of contents A treatise on the rites and offices and on the sacraments of the Church, chiefly by question and answer.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 12th century, late
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 659
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 660


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