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

MS. Bodl. 116

Summary Catalogue no.: 1978


1. (fol. 1)
Gregory the Great, De cura pastorali
Rubric: Incipit prologus sancti Gregorii pape in libro Pastorali

Preceded by a list of chapters.

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 51v)
Hugh of St.-Victor, De institutione novitiorum
Rubric: Incipit libellus magistri Ricardi prioris sancti Victoris de scientia & disciplina

With prologue.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 68 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 9.25 × 6.375 in.


2 cols.




Origin: 13th century, early ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by sir Robert Cotton (with his 'votiva ara' on fol. 2) in 1603.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, addenda (by Bruce Barker-Benfield) [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-07: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.