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

MS. Bodl. 137

Summary Catalogue no.: 1903



Table of contents, fol. 1

1. (fol. 1)
De apologia prophetae Dauid
Rubric: Apologia pro Dauid in expositione Psalmi l
2. (fol. 19v)
De Ioseph
Rubric: ... De Ioseph liber primus

One book.

3. (fol. 38v)
‘... De Patriarchis’
5. (fol. 80v)
‘... De excessu Satiri fratris...’

In two books.

6. (foll. 121v, 124, 125, 126v)

Four letters, numbered 74, 75, 78, 80 in Migne's Patrol. Lat. vol. xvi.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, stained by damp at each end
Extent: viii + 135 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.25 × 6.875 in.


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 450)


Origin: 11th century, end ; France, Normandy or ; England, Exeter, cathedral

Provenance and Acquisition

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

Exeter Cathedral: identifiable in medieval catalogues (MLGB).

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. 450 [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. 550.5

    Online resources:

Last Substantive Revision

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