A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 272

Summary Catalogue no.: 1940


Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos
Rubric: Aurelii Augustini egregii doctoris de Psalmo quinquagesimo 1º sermo incipit

Part 2 of a three-volume set, with MS. Bodl. 272 containing the commentary to Psalms 51 to 100

(Parts 1 and 3 are MS. Bodl. 289 and MS. Bodl. 273)

Annotated by Bishop Grandison

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: I + 215 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 16.25 × 11.75 in.


2 cols.


Pächt and Alexander iii. 79

Initials. Initials added at the beginning of the 14th century, fol. 1, to the 12th century text


White sheepskin (about 1602) over older sewing and boards.


Origin: 12th century, beginning; added decoration, 14th century, beginning ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

MS. Bodl. 289 (Volume 1), MS. Bodl. 272 (Volume 2) and MS. Bodl. 273 (Volume 3) form one set

Exeter Cathedral: fol. 1 'Ecclesie Exoniensis' (Bishop Grandison's writing). Identifiable in Exeter catalogues of 1327 and 1506 (MLGB)

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources, with additional reference to published literature as cited:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 79 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-02: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.