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

MS. Bodl. 215

Summary Catalogue no.: 2049


Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos li - c
Rubric: Magni Aurelii Augustini egregii oratoris et precipui doctoris, incipit tractatus de Psalmo .1. primo
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 222 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13.75 × 9 in.


Fol. 1 is damaged, and fol. 160 stained


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 197

Good initials

Marginal scribbles

Accompanying Material

The binding is from the 17th century and the fly-leaves are comprised of pages from a 16th century edition of Cicero's Letters. Other pages from this copy of Cicero that were used as fly-leaves are found in MS. Bodl. 203, MS. Bol. 204, MS. Bodl. 244, MS. Bodl. 370, MS. Bodl. 568 and MS. Bodl. 711


Origin: 12th century, third quarter ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

'... qui hune librum dedit liberarie studenc⟨ium⟩ vniuersitatis[??] Oxon', 15th cent., an upper line being almost entirely cut off by the binder. Rejected as an Oxford University book by MLGB.

Presented by William Ballow of Ch. Ch., Oxford, in 1604.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources, with additional reference to published literature as cited:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 197 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-27: Description revised to include all information in SC.