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

MS. Bodl. 206

Summary Catalogue no.: 2012


Ambrose, Hexaemeron
Final rubric: Explicit Liber Exameron beati Ambrosii Mediolanensis episcopi

A contemporary list of the rubrics for each book is fol. i, but none of them have been inserted.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 76 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13.25 × 8.75 in.


Discoloured by damp throughout, and some margins injured by it.


2 cols.


Stamped white sheepskin (about 1602) on older sewing and boards, injured and re-backed.


Origin: 12th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter Cathedral: identifiable in the catalogues of 1327 and 1506 (G. Oliver, Lives of the Bishops of Exeter (1861), pp. 303, 374) (MLGB).

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

Record Sources

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


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-14: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.