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Mynors Catalogue nos. 1 - 50

This summary listing of all of Balliol's pre-1600 manuscripts and a few of later date is drawn from the full catalogue by Sir Roger Mynors: Catalogue of the Manuscripts of Balliol College Oxford, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963. We are now able to make the full catalogue available online - Balliol thanks Oxford University Press for making this possible. The online version will be added to, corrected and updated here.

Catalogue introduction

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Manuscripts 1-50:

* of the two discarded pressmarks given for each volume, the first is its number in Thomas James' Ecloga of 1600, the second from Edward Bernard's Catalogus Manuscriptorum Angliae (1697).

1. Biblia Vulgata(13th c) [condition: good]

former pressmarks: I; 272.D.14

13th century. 393 ff. 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. 2 cols. of 50 lines (370-93 have 3 cols. of 56 lines). Collation: 13 th cent. 393 ff. 10 ½ x 7 ¾ in. 2 cols. of 50 lines (370-93 have 3 cols. of 56 lines). Collation: a4 (wants 4) | i8 | ii-xx 12 xxi10 xxii-xxxi12| xxxii-iii12. Quires originally had pencil signatures; this system was replaced in the 15th cent. by an arabic figure in the lower right-hand corner of the first 6 rectos of each quire and a letter of the alphabet in the same position on the last verso. Several excellent hands, with headings in red, and capitals, running titles etc. in alternate red and blue. Each book has an initial of foliage and grotesque animals in colours (with much white, but no gold), of good workmanship. Contemporary corrections and some notes. 10v and 11 are stained with dirt.

2o fo. duarum per.

BIBLIA VULGATA

  • 4-11v. Prologues, mainly St Jerome's, as follows:
    • Frater Ambrosius and Desiderii mei (Stegmüller, Bibl. nos 284 and 285).
    • Jesu Nave (311)
    • Reg. (323)
    • Salomon (457)
    • Sap. (468)
    • Ecclus. (Multorum nobis; PL 29, 421)
    • Paralip. (328)
    • Esdras (330)
    • Hester (341; Historiam Hester tempore Assueri non dubitamus added in the margin)
    • Tobias (332)
    • Judith (335)
    • Macc. (551)
    • Evang. (595, 596, 590, 607, 620, 614, 624)
    • Acts (640)
    • Epp. canon (809)
    • Apoc. (834)
    • Epp. Paulinae (651, Rom. i.1-24, 670, 674, 654, 676, etc., 793)
  • 12 - 369v. Text: Gen. - II Paralip. I-II Esdras. Tobit - Job. No Psalter. Prov. - Ecclus. Proph. Macc. Evang. Acts. Epp. Canon. Paulinae. Apoc.
    • Prayer of Solomon at end of Ecclus.; prayer of Manasses added in lower margin of 160; prefaces to Cant. and Baruch (Solomon inspiratus, and no. 491) added on 196v and 253.
  • 370-393v. Interpretationes Hebraicorum nominum. Aaz-Zuzim.
    • At end: Expl. heb. nom. interpr. secundum Ysodorum. Printed in Bede's Opera (Cologne, 1688) iii.371-481, but now usually ascribed to Remigius of Auxerre. 1-3v contain a list of lessons in a late 14th-cent. English current hand.
    • Thomas James adds: 'In fine libri habes elegantem imaginem mortis, pulcherrime depictam, cum hac inscriptione " Memorare novissima tua & in aeternum non peccabis" .' Langbaine: 'Imago hominis bene barbati, seminudi, sinistra calvariam prementis, prae facie habens librum apertum, virgam, Christi crucifixi imaginem, atque haec non manu exarata, sed typis impressa.' Any woodcut or engraving pasted into the volume may well have been lost in the rebinding of 1723-7.
    • At the foot of 393v is: Liber Collegij de Bailiolo in Universitate / Oxon. ex dono Georgij Holland in artibus Ma/gistri et quondam socij huius Collegij Anno / Domini 1596.

2. Biblia Vulgata(13th c). Late 13th cent. 532 ff. [condition: poor] images online

3. Augustinus; Kilwardby (late 13th c) [condition: fair] images online here

Citations:

  • Chenu, Marie-Dominique. "Le ‘De Spiritu Imaginativo’de R. Kilwardby, OP." Revue des sciences philosophiques et théologiques 15 (1926): 507-517.
  • Kilwardby, Robert, and Lorenz Schmücker. De natura relationis. Gesamtherstellung, A. Weger, 1980.

4. Origenes (late 12th c) [condition: fair]

5. Robertus Kilwardby (13th/14th c) [condition: good]

6. Augustinus (early 12th c) [condition: fair]

7. Bernardinus Senesis (1471) [condition: good]

8. Augustinus; Isidorus (mid 13th c) [condition: good]

9. Augustinus (late 12th c) [condition: good] images online

10. Augustinus; Boethius (2nd half 12th c) [condition: fair] NB ff.125-6 = commentary on metres of Boethius by Lupus of Ferrieres (?)

11. Willelmus Brito; Peter Comestor (early 14th c) [condition: fair]

12. Josephus (pre 1475) [condition: good]

13. Robertus de Tumbalena super cantica; Galfridus Babio, Sermones (perh. 3rd 1/4 12th c) [condition: fair] images online here

14. Hugo super Apocalipsim; Gregorius super Ezechielem (15th c) [condition: poor]

15. Gregorii Magni Moralia in Job (13th c) [condition: fair to poor]

16. Hugo de Vienna IX: Postillae in Ezechielem (mid 15th c) [condition: fair]

17. Hugo de Vienna III: Postillae in Ieremiam (mid 15th c) [condition: fair]

18. Hugo de Vienna I: Postillae in Hexateuchum (mid 15th c) [condition: fair] images online here

19. Anon in Cantica (mid 15th c) [condition: fair]

Citations:

  • Schepers, Kees. "Van Bedudinghe op Cantica Canticorum tot Glossa Tripertita super Cantica De vondst van een Latijnse brontekst." Ons geestelijk erf 67.1-2 (1993): 82-93.
  • Schepers, Kees. "Ps. Bonaventura super Cantica canticorum and its source text Glossa Tripartita super Cantica." Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 88.3-4 (1995): 473-496.

20.Stephanus Langton Expositio super Ecclesiasticum (13th c, not late) [condition: fair] images online here

21. Expositiones in Cantica (early 15th c) [condition: good]

22. Stephanus Langton (13th c) [condition: good]

23. Petrus Cantor (12th/13th c) [condition: good] images online here

24. Johannes de Forda (early 13th c) [condition: fair] images online here

Citations:

  • a Benedictine of Achel. 'Les Sermons inédits de Jean de Ford sur le Cantique des Cantiques. Collectanea Ordinis Cisterciensium Reformatorum V.4 (January 1939). 250-261.
  • Holdsworth, C. J. "John of Ford and the Interdict." The English Historical Review 78.309 (1963): 705-714.

25. Petrus de Herentals (mid 15th c) [condition: good]

Citations:

  • Kraebel, AB. 'The Manuscript Tradition of Richard Ullerston’s Expositio canticorum Scripturae.' The Mediæval Journal, 3.1 (2013), pp. 49–82. article online accessed 23 eptember 2015.

26. Robertus Holcot etc (15th c) [condition: fair] images online here

Citations:

  • Schepers, H., 1972, “Holkot contra dicta Crathorn: II. Das significatum per propositionem. Aufbau und Kritik einer Nominalistischen Theorie über den Gegenstand des Wissens,” Philosophisches Jahrbuch, 79: 106–136.

27. Robertus Holcot; Willelmus Dencourt (mid 14th c) [condition: fair] images online here

Citations:

  • Schepers, H., 1972, “Holkot contra dicta Crathorn: II. Das significatum per propositionem. Aufbau und Kritik einer Nominalistischen Theorie über den Gegenstand des Wissens,” Philosophisches Jahrbuch, 79: 106–136.
  • Pratt, Robert A. "Some Latin Sources of the Nonnes Preest on Dreams." Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies (1977): 538-570.
  • Jensen, Kurt Villads. "Robert Holkot's Questio on killing infidels. A reevaluation and an edition." Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum (1993): 207-228.

28. Thomas Docking (1442) [condition: fair]

29. Thomas Docking (mid 15th c) [condition: good]

30. Thomas Docking (mid 15th c) [condition: good] images online

31. Augustinus de Ancona (1432) [condition: fair] some images here

32. Glosae in Psalmos (1st half 13th c) [condition: fair] images online here

33. Willelmus de Notyngham (mid 14th c) [condition: fair]

34. Thomas Ringestede (1461) images online here

35A. Psalterium Glosatum (12th/13th c) [condition: fair to poor]

35B. Robertus Grosseteste (1443) [condition: poor]

36. Gilbertus Porretanus (12th c) [condition: fair] images online here

Citations:

  • Nikolaus M. Häring, 'Handschriftliches zu den Werken Gilberts, Bischof von Poitiers (1142-1154)', Revue d'histoire des textes 8 (1978)
    133-194.
  • Smith, Lesley, 'Medieval Glossed Psalters: Layout and Use', The Bodleian Library Record, XXI, 2008, pp.48-61

37. Odo super Psalterium (15th c) [condition: fair] images online here

38. Odo of Cheriton (13th c) [condition: poor] images online here

39. Nequam super Cantica I (13th c) [condition: fair] images online here

Citations:

  • Loewe, Raphael, 'Hebrew Books and 'Judaica' in Mediaeval Oxford and Cambridge' in Remember the days: essays on Anglo-Jewish history presented to Cecil Roth by members of the Council of the Jewish Historical Society of England. Jewish Historical Society of England, 1966. 23-48.


40. Nequam super Cantica II (13th c) [condition: fair] images online here
Citations:

  • McDonough, Christopher J. "The Laus Beatissime Virginis and the canon of Alexander Neckam." Mediaeval studies 66.-1 (2004): 99-128.
  • Russell, Josiah C. "Alexander Neckam in England." The English Historical Review 47.186 (1932): 260-268.
  • Loewe, Raphael, 'Hebrew Books and 'Judaica' in Mediaeval Oxford and Cambridge' in Remember the days: essays on Anglo-Jewish history presented to Cecil Roth by members of the Council of the Jewish Historical Society of England. Jewish Historical Society of England, 1966. 23-48.

41. Thomas Aquinas I (early 14th c) [condition: fair]

42. Thomas Aquinas Ia IIe (late 13th c) [condition: good]

43. Thomas Aquinas IIa IIe (late 13th c) [condition: fair]

44. Thomas Aquinas III (14th c) [condition: good]

45. Thomas Aquinas (late 13th c) [condition: fair]

46. Thomas Aquinas (late 13th c) [condition: good]

47. Thomas Aquinas (13th-14th c) [condition: fair]

Citations: articles in Gregorianum VI and Archives de Philosophie, both 1925, by F. Pelster.

48. Thomas Aquinas (13/14th c) [condition: fair]

49. Thomas Aquinas (13/14th c) [condition: fair to poor]

50. Hugo Ripelin etc (early 15th c) [condition: good]

 

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