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MS 96: Collection of sermons entitled Sermones provinciales, 13th century

Identifier: MS 96


This manuscript contains 92 sermons in several different hands.

A title on f. 1r reads: Incipiunt Sermones Provinciales. Dominica prima in Adventu Domini. The text starts on f. 1r with the following opening words: Hora est jam nos de sompno surgere. Est triplex sompnus ignorantie. And ends on f. 106v with the following words: salientes magnas foveas uno [?] R. Christo.


The book is written by several hands, all good and some very beautiful, about the middle of the 13th century. It has 14th century foliation and notes. The only ornament consists in plain red initials to the sermons.


  • Creation: 13th century

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


1 bound MS volume

Custodial History

The original provenance is not clear. It looks like a French manuscript. There is a late inscription on f. 2, Ex Bibliotheca PP. Carmelitarum Divionensium, showing that it passed into the possession of a Carmelite monastery at Dijon. Its present binding is French. It is not known where Laing obtained it.

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland’s catalogue: Sermones provinciales.

Previous reference

Laing 43.

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum

Binding: Modern, brown calf. The titles 'SERMONS PROVINCI’ and ‘MS. DU XIII SIECLE’ are stamped on the outer cover spine upright.

Collation: a8-m8, n10=106.


16.83 cm x 11.75 cm


Secundo folio: te in castellum

Foliation and number of lines to a page: ff. 106, 32 and 33 lines to a page.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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