The List of Exhibits

The following is a list of the exhibits that will be displayed in the exhibitions, although their grouping into sections will doubtless vary between the venues. One possible arrangement into groups is as follows:
  • I. The Founding of Corpus Christi College and its Trilingual Library
  • II. The Trilingual Library: Latin
  • III. The Trilingual Library: Greek
  • IV. The Trilingual Library: Hebrew
  • V. English Manuscripts
  • VI. Scriptures
  • VII. Science
When I write a blog post about any item, I will add a link to it from the list below.

I. The Founding of Corpus Christi College and its Trilingual Library

Bishop Fox’s crozier
Attributed to anonymous London craftsmen, c.1501
Silver, gilding (perhaps 18th- or early 19-century), and black champlevé enamel
Corpus Christi College, Oxford (normally on loan to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)

Bishop Fox’s ablution basin
With the hallmark of a London silversmith and date letter for 1514
Silver, champlevé enamel, and gilding (probably not original)
Corpus Christi College, Oxford (normally on loan to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)

Chest with three locks
Wood and iron
[Presumably made in Oxford in 1517]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford (normally kept in the Archives)

[William Touris], Contemplacyon of Synners
Westminster: Wynkyn de Worde, 1499
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Phi.C.1.6

Liber epistolarum sancti Hieronimi
[Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, 1497]
Given by John Claymond
Reference: Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Phi.F.4.6

Titus Maccius Plautus (d.184 BCE), Comoediae
Venice: Vindelinus de Spira and Johann von Köln, 1472
Given by Richard Fox
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Phi.C.5.4

Ammonius Hermiae (d.520), [Commentary on Porphyry’s Isagoge]
Venice: Zacharias Kallierges for Nicolaus Blastos, 1500
Given by Richard Fox
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Phi.B.5.2(1)

Johann Reuchlin (1455–1522), De rudimentis Hebraicis
Pforzheim: Thomas Anshelm, 1506
Given by Richard Fox
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Delt.1.6

Registrum omnium librorum in Biblioteca Collegii Corporis Christi Oxoniensis, 1589 [A List of All the Books in the Library of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1589]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Archives, D/3/1

II. The Trilingual Library: Latin

Saint Gregory the Great (d.604), Moralia in Job (volume 1 of 2)
England, perhaps Oxford; late 14th century
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 50

[Various authors], De viris illustribus, etc.
Italy, Florence; mid-15th century
Given by Richard Fox
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 84

Marcus Tullius Cicero (d.43 BCE), De oratore
[Venice]: Christoph Valdarfer, 1470
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Phi.C.5.1

Saint Jerome (d.419/20), Epistolae, edited by Giovanni Andrea Bussi (1417–75)
Rome: Konrad Sweynheim and Arnold Pannartz, 1468
Given by John Claymond
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Phi.E.3.2

III. The Trilingual Library: Greek

Saint Basil the Great (d.379), On the Psalms, and other works
[Place of origin unknown; 10th century]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 26

Aristotle (d.322 BCE), Physics, De caelo, and other works
[Italy, probably Florence; mid to late 15th century]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 104

Proclus Lycaeus (d.485), In Euclidem
Written, but not signed, by the scribe “Paul the Bookbinder”
[Italy, Padua(?); ca. 1500]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 97

Proclus Lycaeus (d.485), Eis prōton Eukleidou stoicheiōn biblon [A Commentary on the First Book of Euclid’s Elements], edited by Simon Grynaeus (1493–1541)
Basel: Johann Herwagen, 1553
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Phi.F.3.10

Homer, Iliad
[Venice(?), c.1467–75(?)]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 470

IV. The Trilingual Library: Hebrew

[Genesis–Deuteronomy i.e. Latin Pentateuch / Hebrew Torah]
[England, perhaps Oxford, first half of the 13th century; Oxford binding c.1540]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 5

[Biblical books of prophets, except Daniel]
[England, perhaps Oxford, first half of the 13th century]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 8

[Rashi (d.1105), Commentary of part of the Prophets and Writings]
[England, perhaps Oxford, first half of the 13th century; Oxford binding c.1540]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 6

[Rashi (d.1105), Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible]
[France(?), late 12th century or c.1200]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 165

[The Former Prophets, i.e. Joshua, Judges, I–II Samuel, I–II Kings]
[England, perhaps Oxford, first half of the 13th century]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 7

[I–II Chronicles, and I Samuel, ending incomplete at 20:16]
[England, perhaps Oxford, first half of the 13th century]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 9

[Psalms, preceded by prefaces]
[England, perhaps Oxford, second quarter of the 13th century]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 10

[Proverbs and Psalms]
[England, perhaps Oxford, late 13th century]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 11

Ashkenazi Siddur [book of daily prayers]
[France(?); late 12th century (before 1202)]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 133

Robert Burhill (1572–1641), Commentary on the book of Job (vol.II of 2)
[England, Oxford; 1630s]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 35 (vol.I is MS 34)

Introduction to Hebrew
[Presumably England; 17th/18th century]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 273

Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples (ca.1455–1536), Secunda emissio. Quincuplex Psalterium …
[Paris: Henri Estienne, 1513]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Delt.6.15

Sebastian Münster (1489–1552), Veteris instrumenti tomus secundus, prophetarum oracula atque hagiographia continens, hoc est, Prophetas maiores & minores, Psalterium …
Basel: Michael Isingrin and Heinrich Petri, 1535
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, CZ.12.11

V. English Manuscripts

The Rule of St Benedict, with the Old English translation
[England, late 10th century]
Given by William Fulman
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 197

William Langland (d. c.1386), The Vision of Piers Plowman
[England, perhaps Essex, late 14th century]
Given by William Fulman
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 201

Geoffrey Chaucer (d.1400), The Canterbury Tales
[England, London, early 15th century]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 198

Royal Genealogy in Middle English, from Adam and Eve to Edward IV
[England, London or Westminster, c.1467–69]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 207

Wycliffite Bible, in the earlier version
[England, c.1400]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 4

John of Worcester (d. c.1140), Chronicle
[England, Worcester, c.1130–40]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 157

The Lapworth Missal, Use of Sarum
[England, probably London, dated 1398]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 394

VI. Scriptures

“The Oglethorpe Bible”: Guyart Desmoulins (d.1312/22), Bible historiale complétée (vol.1: Genesis–Ruth)
France, Tours; early 16th century
Reference: Corpus Christi College, MS 385

Erasmus’s revision of the New Testament, vol.1 (Gospels and Acts), in parallel with Saint Jerome’s Vulgate version
Script attributed to the scribe Peter Meghen (d. 1540); illumination by an anonymous Flemish artist
[? Southern Netherlands, c. 1525]
Oxford, Corpus Christi College, MS 13

Notes originally made by John Bois (d.1644), copied by William Fulman (d.1688)
[England, 17th century]
Oxford, Corpus Christi College, MS 312, fols. 61r–80r

“The Corpus Irish Gospels”
[Ireland, perhaps Bangor (Co. Down); mid-12th century]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 122

VII. Science

Peter Apian (1495–1552), Cosmographia, edited by Frisius Gemma (1508–55)
Antwerp: Arnold Birckmann, 1540
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Delt.3.6(1)

[Johann Prüss (1446/7–1510)], Hortus sanitatis
[Strasbourg: Johann Prüss, c.1507]
Bequeathed by Brian Twyne
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Phi.F.2.13

Robert Hooke (1635–1703), Micrographia: or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses, with observations and inquiries thereupon
London: for James Allestry, 1667
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, LC.7.b.10

Andreas Vesalius (1514–64), De humani corporis fabrica
Basel: Johannes Oporinus, 1555
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, N.23.1

Volvelle, facing a table to find the date and time of the New Moon
[Ireland, c.1515–20]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 129

John Somer OFM, Kalendarium ad meridiem Universitatis Oxoniae
[England, perhaps Oxford, late 14th century (after 1380)]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 123

Nicholaus Kratzer (d. c.1550), Notebook
[Austria and Oxford; c.1515–23]
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 152

Galileo Galilei (1564–1642), Sidereus nuncius … (The Starry Messenger)
Venice: Tommaso Baglioni, 1610
Given to the College by Brian Twyne (d. 1644), whose annotations appear in the margins
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Delt.22.1(6)

Johannes Hevelius (1611–87), Selenographia: sive, Lunæ descriptio … 
Gdańsk: Andreas Hünefeld, 1647
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, N.12.2(1)

Sir Isaac Newton (d.1727), Letter to John Flamsteed (d.1719)
Cambridge, 28 February 1681
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 361.1, pp.5-8

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