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

MS. Bodl. 272

Summary Catalogue no.: 1940


Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos li-c
Rubric: Aurelii Augustini egregii doctoris de Psalmo quinquagesimo 1º sermo incipit
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

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


2 cols.


Initials. Initial added 14th century, beginning, fol. 1 (Pächt and Alexander iii. 79)


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


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

Provenance and Acquisition

MSS. Bodl. 289 (vol. i), 272 (vol. ii) and 273 (vol. iii) form one set.

Exeter Cathedral: fol. 1 'Ecclesie Exoniensis' (Bp. Grandison's writing). Identifiable in 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.