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

MS. Bodl. 164

Summary Catalogue no.: 2018


Language(s): Latin

(fol. iv)
Petrus Pictaviensis, Compendium veteris testamenti

Wanting the first leaf; text begins 'Iacob fratre tum in primogenitura'. Added, 13th century.

(fol. xi)
Tabula to Peter Comestor, Historia Scholastica
Incipit: (preface) Ne michi soli laborarem

Preface, list of 'capitula magistri historiarum' with their incipits, an alphabetical index of names and subjects, and list of 'nomina doctorum qui in Historia allegantur'.

Peter Comestor, Historia scholastica
Rubric: Scolastica historia magistri Petri Commestoris ...

With a list of chapters in the Historia (Gen.-Macc.) and in the Allegoriae historiarum (fol. 17), and the prologue to William archbp. of Sens.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: xiii + 216 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12.75 × 8.75 in.


2 cols.


Illuminated capitals.


White skin on bevelled boards, worm-eaten and worn, clasps lost, English, 15th century.


Origin: 13th century, late ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Probably acquired between 1613 and 1620.

MS. Bodl. 164 - endleaves (fols. i-iii, 216)


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 14th century, late

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

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