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

MS. Bodl. 142

Summary Catalogue no.: 1912


Augustine, Retractationes (incomplete)
Rubric: Retractiones sancti Augustini

In two books: preceded by a list of contents, but ending in the middle of a line in bk. 2, chapt. 47, with 'Pelagius a quibusdam', perhaps never completed. The volume is bound wrongly, the true order of the leaves being 1–8, 97–104, 81–96, 17–80, 9–16.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 106 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.875 × 7.75 in.


Stamped leather, early 17th cent. Oxford work, initials N.S. (N(icholas) S(mith) (?)).


Origin: 12th century, first half

Provenance and Acquisition

'Retractaciones sancti Augustini de do(no) Seffri Episcopi primi, ijdo folio a me. h xxj' (14th cent.): this shows that the book belonged to Chichester cathedral, where Sigfrid was bishop 1125–45.

Presented to the Library by Ralph Barlow in 1606.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922).


Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-30: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.