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

MS. Bodl. 173

Summary Catalogue no.: 2036


Language(s): Latin

Peter Comestor, Historia scholastica
Rubric: Scolastica historia a secundo Petro edita

At fol. 137 the hand changes, but is still contemporary.

2. (fol. 200)
Richard of St-Victor (ps.-Peter Comestor), Liber exceptionum (extract)
Rubric: Allegorie super Euangelicam historiam

In a third hand; this piece seems to be written about the middle of the 13th cent. in French style.

Latin theological notes are on fols. 211v, 212.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: viii + 213 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12.375 × 8.25 in.


2 cols.


Good initial.

Fleuronnée initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 434)


Origin: 13th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Wilsford, Lincolnshire, alien priory (?): on fol. iii is a contemporary copy of a Latin note of the payment of debt by John Steven, rector of Wilsford in Lincolnshire, to John Ondeby 'clericus fratrum prioratus de Willesford alienigena', Sept. 30, 1403.

On fol. v is a long note by Laurence 'Banchus' presenting the book to John Maltby (16th cent.).

Probably acquired between 1613 and 1620.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 434 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-22: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.