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

MS. Bodl. 135

Summary Catalogue no.: 1899


Augustine, Contra Faustum manichaeum
Final rubric: Aurelii Augustini doctoris contra Faustum Manicheum Liber secundus explicit
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 179 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11.375 × 8 in.


Fine initials. Related to the Jumièges style. (Pächt and Alexander i. 456, pl. XXXVII)


Stamped white sheepskin (about 1602) on older sewing and boards.


Origin: c. 1100 ; France, Normandy or ; England, Exeter, cathedral

Provenance and Acquisition

For date and origin see Gneuss-Lapidge and literature there cited.

Exeter, cathedral church: identifiable in medieval catalogues (MLGB).

On fol. 177v is 'habet epistole Agustini que sic incipiunt Domino illustri | Agustinus de Simbolo sancto ligatum. | hoc[?] & asseribus encheridion sine asseribus', late 13th cent. (?): the words in italics are marginal notes.

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, I (1966), no. 456 [decoration, date, localization]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance, acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    H. Gneuss and M. Lapidge, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts : A Bibliographical Handlist of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100 (2014), no. 550

    Online resources:

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-15: Origin revised with ref to Gneuss-Lapidge.