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

MS. Bodl. 188

Summary Catalogue no.: 2091


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Hugo de Folieto, De claustro animae
Rubric: Prologus domini Hugonis de Folli[et]o in libro de eo Quid noceat claustralibus

Followed by the treatise in four books: the above title is the title of the first book only: the rubrics supply a general title 'De claustro animae'.

2. (fol. 120)
Hugo de Folieto, Liber de rota uerae et falsae religionis
Rubric: Prologus de rota prelationis
Incipit: Sicut comperi non est tibi

In two parts, the Rota verae religionis and the Rota simulationis. On fols. 120v, 126v are two well-drawn figures of the two Rotae, with monks on the wheels.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: xiii + 137 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.875 × 8 in.


2 cols.


Fine miniatures (drawings).

Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 423, pl. XXXV)


Black letter with gilt ornament and 'H.B.', late 16th cent. English work.


Origin: 13th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Haughmond, Augustinian abbey: 'Liber iste est monasterij sancti Johannis euangeliste de Haghmonde. quem si quis alienauerit anathema sit,' 15th cent., cf. fols. 1, 23v.

'Iaspar Gryffyth. 1591'

Initials 'H. B.' on the binding.

Presented by John Barneston in 1605.

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. 423 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2020-05-11: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.