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

MS. Bodl. 134

Summary Catalogue no.: 1898


Language(s): Latin

(fol. iv verso)

14th-century list of contents

1. (fol. 1)
Augustine, De nuptiis et concupiscentia
Rubric: Liber de nuptiis & concupiscentia

Preceded by the Epistola ad Valerium (ep. 200). The second book (at fol. 16v) is entitled 'Responsio sancti Augustini contra cartulam missam Valerio comiti ...'

Augustine, Contra Iulianum
Rubric: Liber Augustini episcopi contra Iulianum Pelagianę heresis defensorem

Preceded by the Epistola ad Claudium. The six books begin at foll. 42, 63, 83, 105, 135, 161.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 207 + iv fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 308 × 208 mm.


1 col., 33 lines, written space 210 × 120 mm.


Written by the scribe of the Textus Roffensis and other Rochester manuscripts.


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 98)

Coloured initials.



White whittawed leather over boards, 12th or 13th century.


Origin: 12th century, early (not after 1123) ; English, Rochester, Cathedral priory

Provenance and Acquisition

Recorded in a list of Rochester Priory books written 1122/1123 (CBMLC B77.17).

Identifiable in the Rochester Priory library catalogue of 1202 (B79.16).

‘S Wigorniae’, endleaf, 16th century.

Windsor, collegiate chapel of St George. Medieval binding similar to that of MS. Bodl. 387. Usual chain mark. (MLGB3)

Presented by the dean and canons in 1612.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 69 [physical description, origin, provenance]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 98 [decoration]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, provenance]


Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-29: Revised to incorporate all information in Watson, Pächt and Alexander, and SC.