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 (leaf): 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.