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

MS. Bodl. 160

Summary Catalogue no.: 2014A


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. iii)
Bede, Commentary on Acts
Rubric: Liber venerabilis Bedę presbiteri in librum Actuum Apostolorum

With prologue.

(fol. 46v)
Bede, Nomina regionum et locorum de Actibus Apostolorum
Rubric: Descriptio uenerabilis Bedę ... quorundam nominum regionum & locorum quę nominantur in libro Actuum Apostolorum
2. (fol. 53)
Ivo of Chartres, Sermo 1 de sacramentis
Rubric: Tractatus Iuonis Carnotensis episcopi de modo & ordine & ueritate Sacramentorum Christi & ęcclesię
Ivo of Chartres, Sermones de sacramentis
(fol. 58)
Rubric: De clericatu et eius officio

Serm. 2

(fol. 62)
Rubric: De significationibus sacerdotalium indumentorum

Serm. 3

(fol. 66)
Rubric: De sacramentis dedicationis

Serm. 4

(fol. 70v)
Rubric: Qualiter uetera sacramenta conueniant nouis

Serm. 5

(fol. 86)
Incipit: Corruptum peccatis

Serm. 6

(fol. 88v)
Incipit: Quoniam presentium

Serm. 7; ends (Migne, clxii. 567) 'Ignis in conspectu eius ardebit'.

Fol. 72v is blank: cf. 78v. There are several changes of hand.

(fol. 89)
Narrative of the translation of St James the Great (BHL 4069)
Incipit: Nemo putet quod iste sit Iacobus

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 90 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11.25 × 8.125 in.


'Christ Church hand on fols. iii recto, iv recto, 1r–51r, 61r–66r, 71r–; continental hand on fols. 67r–71r. Numerous Canterbury marks in the margins. Fols. 1r–51r are probably in the same hand as Campbell Ch. xxi. 6 (A. D. 1123).' (MLGB)


Fine and good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 94, pl. IX)

Additions: Marginalia by Thomas Gascoigne.


Stamped leather on boards, clasp lost, Canterbury work of 1508. In a green baize cover. There are remains of a chain fastening.


Origin: 12th century, second quarter ; English, Canterbury, Christ Church

Provenance and Acquisition

Christ Church, Canterbury: no. 88 in dr. James's Ancient Libraries of Canterbury (1903) and no. 124 in the Canterbury binding list of 1508 (ibid., p. 157).

Presented by Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Colfe in 1616.

MS. Bodl. 160 - endleaves (fols. i-ii, 99)


Language(s): Latin

Justinian, Digest

Two leaves: xxii, tit. i, margins left blank for insertion of the gloss.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


2 cols.


Origin: 13th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources, with reference to additional published literature as cited:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 94 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-15: Description revised to incorporate all information from SC.