Manuscripts

This is a list of all known manuscripts containing Grosseteste’s scientific works and theological and philosophical opuscula to be critically edited and/or translated and studied by the Ordered Universe Project (in boldface) for Oxford University Press, and the Theological and Philosophical Opuscula Project (in italics) for the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. Editions published by these projects will employ the sigla listed below.

The listing is based on, but corrects or adds to information contained in S. H. Thomson’s catalogue of Grosseteste’s writings and Cecilia Panti’s recent critical editions of the cosmological works and De luce. We are indebted to Philipp Nothaft for information regarding the manuscripts containing the Computus correctorius and corrections to Thomson’s catalogue. An asterisk next to a work’s title indicates that the manuscript in question is not listed in Thomson’s catalogue or, in the case of works Panti has recently reedited, in Panti’s editions. Manuscripts available online can be consulted by clicking the highlighted manuscript name.

We would most be grateful to be notified of any corrections or additions to this list. Please contact Neil Lewis if you have suggestions.

Recent critical editions are noted below in parentheses.

Ordered Universe Project

Computus correctorius

De artibus liberalibus

De colore (ed. G. Dinkova-Bruun, et al., in The Dimensions of Colour, Robert Grosseteste’s   De colore (Durham/Toronto, 2013))

De cometis (ed. C. Panti, Moti, Virtù e Motori Celesti nella Cosmologia di Roberto              Grossatesta  (Florence, 2001))

De differentiis localibus

De generatione sonorum

De impressionibus elementorum

De iride

De lineis

De luce (ed. C. Panti, “Robert Grosseteste’s De luce, A Critical Edition,” in J. Flood, J. R. Ginther and J. W. Goering eds., Robert Grosseteste and His Intellectual Milieu (Toronto, 2013), 193- 238)

De motu corporali et luce

De motu supercaelestium (ed. C. Panti, Moti, Virtù e Motori Celesti )

De natura locorum

De sphaera (ed. C. Panti, Moti, Virtù e Motori Celesti)

 

Theological and Philosophical Opuscula Project

De forma prima omnium (part 1 of Epistola 1)

De intelligentiis (part 2 of Epistola 1)

De ordine emanandi causatorum a Deo

De potentia et actu

De scientia Dei

De statu causarum

De subsistentia rei

De veritate

De veritate propositionis

Quaestiones de caelo novo et terra nova (doubtful)

Quaestiones theologicae (doubtful)

Quod homo sit mundus minor

 

Assisi

Ac       Assisi (Perugia), Biblioteca Comunale, 138 (De subsistentia rei)

Basel

Bu     Basel, Universitätsbibliothek (olim Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität) F IV 19 (gr. 70) (De lineis)

Berlin

Bs1    Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, lat. 957 (lat. qu. 33) (Comput. corr.)

Bs2    Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, lat. 963 (lat. fol. 192 III) (De cometis)

Bologna

Bu     Bologna, Biblioteca Universitaria, 1845 (lat. 957) (De sphaera)

Brugge

Br      Stedelijke Openbare Bibliotheek, 523 (Comput. corr.*)[1]

 

Cambridge

Cc1      Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 123 (Misc. 22) (Epistola 1)

Cc2      Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 439 (Comput. corr.)

Cc3      Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 453 (Epistola 1)

Cg1      Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, 137 (De sphaera)

Cg2      Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, 141 (Comput. corr.)

Cp       Cambridge, Pembroke College, 278 (Comput. corr.)

Csj       Cambridge, St. Johns 162 (Comput. corr.)

Css      Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College, 92 (Delta.5.7) (Epistola 1)

Ct        Cambridge, Trinity College, 1149 (O.II.45) (Comput. corr.*)[2]

Cu1     Cambridge, University Library, Ff. vi. 13 (De sphaera)

Cu2     Cambridge, University library, Gg. Vi. 3 (De sphaera)

Cu3     Cambridge, University Library, Ii. I. 13 (De sphaera)

Cu4     Cambridge, University Library, Ii. I. 19 (De potentia et actu)

Cu5     Cambridge, University Library Kk.i.1 (Comput. corr.)

Cu6     Cambridge, University Library, Mm. iii. 11 (De sphaera)

Cu7     Cambridge, University Library, Add. 6860 (Comput. corr.*)


Devon (Pennsylvania)

Db       Devon (Pennsylvania), The Library of Boies Penrose, 5 (Comput. corr.*)[3]


Dublin

Dt        Dublin, Trinity College, 441 (D.4.27) (De sphaera)
El Escorial

Er1      El Escorial, Real Biblioteca de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, g.III.17 (IV.D.36; IV.L.24) (De luce)

Er2      El Escorial, Real Biblioteca de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, 6. IV. 19 (De sphaera)
Erfurt

Ea1      Erfurt, Amploniana, 8o. 82 (Comput. corr.)

Ea2      Erfurt, Wissenschaftliche Allgemeinbibliothek (deposited at the Universitätsbibliothek), Amplon. 4o 351 (De sphaera)

Ea3      Erfurt, Wissenschaftliche Allgemeinbibliothek (deposited at the Universitätsbibliothek), Amplon. 4o Q. 355 (De sphaera)

Ea4      Erfurt, Wissenschaftliche Allgemeinbibliothek (deposited at the Universitätsbibliothek), Amplon. 4° 361 (De cometis = pseudo-Ptolemy De novem cometis+last part of De cometis)


Florence

Fp1     Firenze, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Pl. 11, dext. 3 (Comput. corr.) (search on the linked site by ‘Plut.11, dex.03’)

Fp2     Firenze, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 18, dext. 7 (Quaestiones de caelo novo et terra nova) (search on the linked site by ‘Plut.18dex.07’)

Fm       Firenze, Biblioteca Marucelliana, C. 163 (De ordine eman., De scientia Dei, De statu caus., De veritate, De ver. prop., Epistola 1, Quod homo, De art. lib., De colore, De cometis, De diff. loc., De gen. son., De impress. elem., De iride, De lineis, De luce, De motu corp., De motu super., De natura loc.)

Fc1      Firenze, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Conv. soppr., D.8.2834 (De cometis)

Fc2      Firenze, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Conv. soppr, I .5.18 (De lineis, De natura loc.)

Fc3      Firenze, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Conv. soppr., J.8.30 (De sphaera)

Fr        Firenze, Biblioteca Riccardiana, 885 (Comput. corr., De cometis, De sphaera)
Gloucester

Gc       Cathedral Library, 28 (De sphaera*)
Groningen

Gr        Groningen, Bibliotheek der Rijksuniversiteit 103 (De iride, De lineis, De natura loc.)

Kraków

Kj        Kraków, Biblioteka Jagiellońska, 562 (Comput. corr.*)[4]


Lincoln

Lc        Lincoln, Cathedral Library, A.7-9 (De sphaera)


London

La1      London, British Library, Add. 27589 (Comput. corr., De sphaera,)

La2      London, British Library, Add. 31046 (Quod homo)

Lc        London, British Library, Cotton Otho D. X (De ordine eman., De scientia Dei, De statu caus., De veritate, De ver. prop., Epistola 1, Quod homo, De colore, De diff. loc., De impress. elem., De iride, De luce, De motu corp., De motu super. De sphaera)

Le1      London, British Library, Egerton, 843 (De sphaera)

Le2      London, British Library, Egerton, 847 (De sphaera)

Lh1      London, British Library, Harley 321 (De sphaera)

Lh2      London, British Library, Harley 3735 (Comput. corr., De sphaera)

Lh3      London, British Library, Harley 4350 (Comput. corr., De sphaera)

Lr        London, British Library, Royal 6.E.V (De ordine eman., De scientia Dei, De statu caus., De veritate, De ver. prop., Epistola 1, Quod homo, De colore, De diff. loc., De impress. elem., De iride, De luce, De motu corp., De motu super. De sphaera)


Lüneburg

Lur      Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei, D.4o.46 (De sphaera)


Madrid

Mn      Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, 3314 (De colore, De cometis, De iride)


Mainz

Ms      Stadtbibliothek, Hs I 471a (De sphaera*)[5]


Milan

Ma      Milano, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, M 35. Sup. (De sphaera)

Mb      Milano, Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense (Brera), AD.XII.53 (De sphaera)


Modena

Me1    Modena, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, lat. 54 (De ver. prop., Quod homo, De gen. son., De lineis, De natura loc.)

Me2    Modena, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, lat. 649 (De statu caus., De veritate, De ver. prop., Epistola 1, Quod homo, De art. lib., De diff. loc, De gen. son., De luce, De motu super.)


Munich

Mc1    München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 534 (De lineis)

Mc2    München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 588 (De cometis = pseudo-Ptolemy, De novem cometis+last part of De cometis)

Mc3    München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 14448 (Comput. corr., De sphaera)

Mc4    München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 17703 (Comput. corr.*)[6]


Naples

Nv       Napoli, Biblioteca Nazionale ‘Vittorio Emanuele III’, VIII.C.19 (De sphaera*)[7]


New Haven (Connecticut)

Ny       Yale Medical Library, 11 (Comput. corr.*, De sphaera*)[8]


New York

Ns    Columbia University, Smith Western Add. MS 01 (De sphaera*) (An  image of part of De sphaera is online here.[9] )


Oxford

Oba     Oxford, Bodleian Library, Barlow 49 (Epistola 1)

Ob1     Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodl. 312 (Epistola 1)

Ob2     Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodl. 676 (De sphaera)

Od1     Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 17 (Comput. corr.)

Od2     Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 28 (Comput. corr.)

Od3     Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 98 (De potentia et actu, De colore, De iride, De luce, De sphaera)

Od4     Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 104 (De colore, De iride, De luce)

Od5     Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 147 (De sphaera)

Od6     Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 190 (De colore, De iride)

Od7     Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 191 (Comput. corr., De sphaera)

Od8     Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 220 (De statu caus., Epistola 1, De colore, De luce)

Od9     Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 228 (Comput. corr. )

Og       Oxford, Bodleian Library, Gough Linc. 13 (De sphaera)

Ol        Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud misc. 644 (Comput. corr., De lineis, De natura loc., De sphaera)

Or        Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson C. 677 (De statu caus.)

Oc1     Oxford, Corpus Christi College, 41 (De sphaera)

Oc2     Oxford, Corpus Christi College, 260 (Comput. corr.)

Oe       Oxford, Exeter College, 28 (De statu caus. (fragment), De veritate, Quaestiones theologicae)

Oli       Oxford, Lincoln College (deposited at the Bodleian Library), lat. 54 (De veritate)

Om1    Oxford, Merton College, 295 (De potentia et actu, De luce)

Om2    Oxford, Merton College, 306 (De iride, fragment)

Oq       Oxford, Queen’s College, 312 (Epistola 1)

Os       Oxford, Bodleian Library, Savile 21 (Comput. corr.)

Ose      Oxford, Bodleian Library, Selden Supra 25 (Comput. corr.*)

Ou       Oxford, University College (deposited at the Bodleian Library) 41 (Comput. corr., fragment)


Paris

Pb1      Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, lat. 7195 (Comput. corr., De sphaera)

Pb2      Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, lat. 7255 (Comput. corr.)

Pb3      Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, lat. 7292 (De sphaera)

Pb4      Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, lat. 7298 (Comput. corr., De sphaera)

Pb5      Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, lat. 7374A (Comput. corr.)

Pb6      Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, lat. 7413 (De sphaera)


Petworth

Pl         Petworth, Petworth House, Library of Lord Leconfield, 109 (De luce)


Prague

Pa1      Praha, Archiv Prazského Hradu, Knihovna Metropolitní Kapituly, 272 (A.166)

(Epistola 1)

Pa2      Praha, Archiv Prazského Hradu, Knihovna Metropolitní Kapituly, 509 (C.78)

(Epistola 1)

Pa3      Praha, Archiv Prazského Hradu, Knihovna Metropolitní Kapituly, 1446 (M.89) (De scientia Dei, De ver. prop.)

Pa4      Praha, Archiv Prazského Hradu, Knihovna Metropolitní Kapituly, 1572 (N.48)(Epistola 1) [LOST]

Pn1      Praha, Národní Knihovna Ceské Republiky (olim Národní a Univerzitní Knihovna), IV.G.31 (763) (Epistola 1)

Pn2      Praha, Národní Knihovna Ceské Republiky (olim Národní a Univerzitní Knihovna), X.H.12   (1990), (De ordine em., De scientia Dei, De veritate, De ver. prop., Epistola 1, De art. lib., De gen. son., De luce)

Pn3      Praha, Národní Muzeum, XII.E.5 (3215) (De ordine eman., De scientia Dei,* De statu caus., De ver. prop., Epistola 1, Quod homo, De art. lib., De colore, De diff. loc., De gen. son., De impress. elem., De iride, De lineis, De luce, De motu corp., De motu super., De natura loc.)


Princeton

Pg        Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Library, Robert Garret Collection 95 (Quod homo, De cometis, De diff. loc., De gen. son., De impress elem., De iride, De luce, De sphaera)


Salamanca

Su1      Salamanca, Universidad de Salamanca, Biblioteca General Histórica, Ms. 111 (Comput. corr.*, De sphaera)

Su2      Salamanca, Universidad de Salamanca, Biblioteca General Histórica, Ms. 189 (De sphaera)


San Juan Capistrano (California)

Sr         San Juan Capistrano,The Library of Robert B. Honeyman Jr., 26 (Comput. corr.*)[11]


Seville

Sc        Sevilla, Biblioteca Capitular y Colombina, 5-4-48 (De sphaera*)[12]


Toledo

Tc        Toledo, Archivo y Biblioteca Capitulares (olim Biblioteca del Cabildo), 98-28 (Comput. corr.)


Utrecht

Ur        Utrecht, Bibliotheek der Rijksuniversiteit, 772 (De sphaera)


Vatican City

Vb       Vaticano (Città del), Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Barb., lat. 165 (De iride)

Vo1     Vaticano (Città del), Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Ottob. lat. 309 (Comput. corr.*, De sphaera*)

Vo2     Vaticano (Città del), Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Ottob. lat. 1870 (De lineis)

Vp       Vaticano (Città del), Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. lat. 1414 (Comput. corr., De sphaera)

Vr        Vaticano (Città del), Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Reg. lat. 1261 (De cometis)

Vu       Vaticano (Città del), Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Urb. lat. 1428 (Comput. corr., De sphaera)


Venice

Vm      Venezia, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, lat. VI.163 (De statu caus., De veritate, Epistola 1, Quod homo, De art. lib., De colore, De diff. loc., De gen. son., De impress. elem., De lineis, De luce, De motu corp., De natura loc., De motu super.)
Vercelli

Vc        Vercelli, Biblioteca Capitolare Eusebiana X (72), front flyleaf, ra-va/va-vb (Epistola 1)


Verdun

Vmu    Verdun, Bibliothèque Municipale 25 item 4 (Belles-lettres 2) (De sphaera)


Vienna

Wn1    Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek 5239-5239 (De sphaera)

Wn2    Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek 5508 (De lineis, De sphaera)


Wolfenbüttel

Wh      Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Helmst. 696 (De sphaera, excerpts)

 

 

Notes

[1] Thomson (p. 107) lists Bruge 522 as containing the inauthentic Kalendarium – possibly this is the same manuscript (given the closeness of number) and an incorrect ascription.

[2] A modified version of the Sacrobosco-Computus with excerpts from the Computus correctorius.

[3] It is not known whether this is the authentic Computus correctorius or an inauthentic Computus attributed to Grosseteste. Penrose’s library was apparently sold by Sotheby’s, and so it is possible that this listing duplicates another listing on this web page.

[4] Modified version of the Sacrobosco-Computus with excerpts from the Computus correctorius.

[5] The incipit given in the Manuscripta Mediaevalia listing indicates that this is authentic.

[6] A modified version of the Sacrobosco-Computus with excerpts from the Computus correctorius.

[7] Listed on the Mirabile website here.

[8] This is the manuscript Thomson lists as London, Goldschmidt Cat. 21, No. 5, a reference to a listing in sales catalogue 21 of the E. P. Goldschmidt Company. Subsequent to this listing the manuscript became part of the Yale Medical Library collection. Oddly, the presence of the Computus correctorius in this manuscript is not noted by Thomson, although the sales catalogue gives the incipit and explicit.

[9] This manuscript appears to be the same as the manuscript D. E. Smith Mathematical Library, Columbia University, 36, as it was purchased with funds from D. E. Smith.

[11] This manuscript was purchased in 1980 from Bonham’s by J. G. Bergat, who then loaned it to the John Hay Library at Brown University. We have not been able to find it via Brown University’s website, but there is a detailed description of it on Bonham’s website here. The incipit indicates that it contains the Computus correctorius.

[12] This reference is from the Mirabile database here. Whether this is Grosseteste’s De sphaera is yet to be determined.