RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 437
Extentff. 2 + 40 + 2 + 107
TitleMEDITATIONES. BERNARDI QUAEDAM ETC.
Date12th century-15th century
DescriptionList of contents by Sancroft.

I.
1. i, ii blank. Meditacio s. Augustini de sancto spiritu. Quomodo
peccator inuocabit spiritum sanctum etc. Cap. 1. . . . . . f. 1
Domine deus spiritus sanctus
There is a very handsome initial of English work, in pink and
blue, enclosing a conventional flower, on gold ground, and a
border on three sides of the page. Each chapter has a similar initial.
- et filio permanes in sec. sec. amen.
Veni domine Jhesu.
On these spurious meditations see Dom. A. Wilmart in Revue
d'Asc├ętique et de Mystique, 1926. They have not been
printed in full but he gives a very full analysis with extracts.

2. Meditacio S. Bernardi ad gloriosam uirginem . . . . . 23
Mentem et oculos
cum sp. s. efficiamur. Prestante - in sempiterna secula. amen.

3. Meditaciones b. Ambrosii. Cap. 1. . . . . . 26b
Ihesum nazarenum innocentem a iudeis nequiter condemp-
natum
sit tibi inclite ihesu cum deo patre et sp. s. sancte et indiuidue
trinitati gloria et graciarum actio honor et imperium in sec.
sec. amen.

4. Meditacio redempcionis nostre . . . . . 36
Anima Christiana anima de graui morte resuscitata
- et possideat totum quia tu es cum p. et sp. s. deus solus
bened. in sec. sec. amen.
ff. 41, 42 blank.

II.
5. Inc. tract. Bernardi abb. Clareuallensis de consideratione lib. I. . . . . . 43
Subit animum dictare
Lib. II. 47b, III. 53b, IV. 59, V. 65.
- non finis querendi. Expl. lib. V(us) Bernardi abb. Clareu.
de consid.
73 blank.

III.
6. Bernardus de consideratione, a second copy, earlier . . . . . 74
Begins imperfectly with fragments of lib. II. (?) on four leaves:
vna est columba mea
Lib. III. 78, IV. 86b, V. 96.
ending: querendi 110a: 110b blank.

7. Bernardus de amore dei . . . . . 111
Begins imperfectly: deficiant et caligent et cecuciant
- adoramus et benedicimus. tibi gloria in sec. sec. amen.

8. De natura et dignitate amoris diuini . . . . . 119
Ars est artium
- et nouissimi primi.

9. Bernardus de diligendo deo . . . . . 137b
Uiro illustri domino Ascelino - reseruate
Vultis ergo a me audire
- miserationis affectus.
147b blank.

There are some handsome, fairly simple initials in vol. III.
FindingAidsCatalogue description based on M. R. James, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Lambeth Palace: The Mediaeval Manuscripts' (Cambridge, 1932)
PhysicalDescriptionVellum, 8 1/4 x 5 7/8, three volumes:
I 31 lines, of cent. xv in a good English hand
II 2 columns of 36 lines, of cent. xiii.
III 26 lines, earlier, probably of cent. xii, in at least two hands.
Calf binding, pr. 1s. 6d.
Collation: a(2) 1(8)-5(8) b(2) || 6(8)-9(8) || 10 (mutilated: five leaves left) | gap | 11(8)-14(8) | 15(8) (wants 1, 2) 16(8)-18(8) 19(8) (wants 4, 7, 8) 20(8) (three left).
2nd folios opens with the words: I, multitudinem. II, nec deum. III is gone.
CustodialHistoryOn f. 1 at top is the old mark of the Royal Library: no. 535. There appear to be no other marks of ownership: a faint pencil scribble on f. 147b yields nothing to me.
See K. Bennett, 'The Book Collections of Llanthony Priory from Foundation until Dissolution (c. 1100-1538)' 2 vols. (University of Kent Doctoral Dissertation, 2006).

Sheldon catalogue (Lambeth Palace Library LR/F/5, LR/F/6, MS 1047) shelfmarks:
ff. 1-42: F. 5
ff. 43-73: H. 9
Former Cambridge shelfmarks (see published catalogue by M. R. James and Concordance IV in N. R. Ker, 'Archbishop Sancroft's Rearrangement of the Manuscripts of Lambeth Palace', in E. G. W. Bill, 'A Catalogue of Manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library MSS. 1222-1860', Oxford, 1972):
ff. 1-42: L. [eta]. 16
ff. 43-73: part of E. [theta]. 7
ff. 74-147: bundle 3, no. 10
Later shelfmarks:
ff. 1-42: quarto 67
ff. 43-73: part of quarto 151
ff. 74-147: bundle 3, no. 10
CopiesSee the online image management system,
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Microfilm: Lambeth Palace Library MS Film 1324

Available from World Microfilms Publications:
"Lambeth Palace Library: The Mediaeval Manuscripts" Section V. Theology. Reel 25 (with MSS. 420, 436 & 450)

Negatives of illuminations and rubricated initials on selected folios are held by the Courtauld Institute. Prints for private research purposes may be purchased from the Conway Librarian, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London, WC2R 0RN. Permission to purchase copies must first be given by Lambeth Palace Library. Colour prints from the Courtauld negatives are available to browse in Lambeth Palace Library reading room. See also the online image management system:
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PublnNoteSee Description field.
K. Bennett, 'The Book Collections of Llanthony Priory from Foundation until Dissolution (c. 1100-1538)', Thesis submitted for the degree of Ph.D. in the School of History at the University of Kent (2007) [H5183.1L52].

Carley, James 'Marks in books and the libraries of Henry VIII' (Updated typescript of an article in "The British Library Journal" presented by the author in 1997)

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