The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.1.30
Manuscript Title

Richard Fishacre, Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard (excerpts)

Alternative Title

Divisio Scientiarum etc

James Number 1054
Century 13th
Physical Description

35 and 30 lines to a page. In two or more good hands.


Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. C 67. No. 199. From Fountains Abbey.

Religious House Fountains, Yorkshire, Cistercian Abbey
Donor Gale, Roger (1672-1744), Antiquary
Size (cm) 20.5 x 16
Folio 29 + 18 ff.
Material Parchment
Language LatinMusic

112 212 38 (6-8 blank canc.) | 48 (wants 7, 8) 58 64(?)

Manuscript Summary

This manuscript comprises 73 excerpts or quaestiones from the first two books of Fishacre's Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard. They are chiefly on moral and spiritual themes.

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The flyleaf is a bit of music-paper of cent. xvi, with five-line stave. English words (secular) and music.
At the bottom of f.1 in red is
"Liber S. Marie de fontibus" (Fountains).

I. f.l Diuisio scienciarum . quod de (?) accidentibus ad theologiam oportet alias precognoscere
O altitude diuiciarum sapiencie et sciencie dei Ro. xi.
Constat non est parum admirabilis illa sapiencia.
Ends f.29a. Quare anima post mortem est inuertibilis (?immutabilis).
Plures hic omitto raciones propter prolixitatem.
Expl. de secundo libro.

II. In a larger hand, without title or rubrics:
f.30 de ecclesiasticis officiis
(De) Ecclesiasticis ut tractarem officiis eorundemque misticam dulcedinem uobis exponerem.
Ends imperfectly on f.35b:
In vita celebratur officium in.

III. 1. f.36 Beginning of an Exposition of a Gospel (1st Sun. in Advent)
(A)ppropinquans Ihesus iherosolimam id est ad uisionem superne pacis. Sixteen lines only.
f.36b blank.
2. The same in a smaller hand which gradually enlarges.
It is followed by similar short expositions of other gospels.
Erunt signa.
Exiit edictum.
Initium Iohannis etc.
The 23rd and last is on f.46b
Turba que non habet quod manducet sumus nos.
intelligimus refectionem scripture.
f.47 is blank.


Ker, N. R., Medieval Libraries of Great Britain, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks 3, 2nd edn (London, 1964)

Long, R. J., and M. O'Carroll, The life and works of Richard Fishacre OP: prolegomena to the edition of his Commentary on the Sentences (1999)

Long, R. J., 'The moral and spiritual theology of Richard Fishacre: edition of Trinity Coll. MS. O.1.30', Archivum fratrum praedicatorum 60 (1990), 5-143

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