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Collection of five Latin manuscripts, Made up of five MSS. written in the 1st half of the 15th century

MS. Marshall 86
Held at the Weston Library

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Collection of five Latin manuscripts:

  1. Fol. 1. Short extracts from the works of st. Augustine: beg. imperf., '... sum est bonum'.
  2. Fol. 18. 'Liber de spiritu et anima', being chaps. i-xxxiii of the treatise printed in Migne's Patr. Lat., tom. xl, col. 779, and here falsely attributed to st. Augustine, beg. 'Quoniam dictum est mihi', followed by (fol. 53) chap. xxxv, here headed 'Sermo sancti Augustini qualiter factus est homo ad imaginem et similitudinem dei', beg. 'Tanta dignitas humane condicionis'.
  3. Fol. 56. A treatise on moral virtue, without title or colophon: beg. 'Quisquis prudencia sequi desideras tunc per rationem recte viues'.
  4. Fol. 76. 'Sequitur liber Albertani [i.e. of Brescia] de doctrina dicendi et tacendi vno versiculo', beg. 'Inicio medio ac fini', printed, as noted by William Burton (fol. 75v), at Leipzig in 1491.
  5. Fol. 100. Memoria technica for recollecting the books of the Bible: prol. beg. 'Scripture sacre considerans prolixitatem', beg. 'Sex opera dierum', and continues to the 4th book of Kings.


  • Creation: Made up of five MSS. written in the 1st half of the 15th century


108 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Marshall 86

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 5297

Custodial History

Manuscript (65).

In Elizabeth's reign the volume was owned by William Drakforde, of London (see fol. 96), whose name is scribbled passim: other names are:

  1. Robart Smyth (fol. 29)
  2. Rychard Smyth (fols. 40, 45v)
  3. John Grene (fol. 61v)
  4. Thomas Drakford (fol. 85)
  5. William Burton, the historian of Leicestershire, 1623 (fols. 75v, 94)

Physical Facet

On parchment; contemporary binding, white vellum on bevelled boards, much worn, leather fastening worn off with some illuminated borders


7 1/4 × 5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom