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

MS. Bodl. 232

Summary Catalogue no.: 8838


1. (fols. 1, 3v, 10, 21)
Calendrical tables and treatises
Language(s): Latin
2. (fols. 3r, 9r)
Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 1*)
Medical recipes
Language(s): Latin
(fols. 21v-22r)

Forms of manumission and betrothal

Language(s): Latin
4. (fol. 25)
Lectionary (fly-leaf)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 28 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): c. 285 × 175 mm.


Fols. 10–17: 1 col., 38 lines, written space 215 × 120 mm.


Coloured initials, rubrics.


Origin: 10th century, late - 11th century, first quarter (fols. 10–17: 993 (?)) ; French (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

fol. 16: ‘Si uis nosse quot sint anni ab incarnacione domini nostri iesu christi....dcccc.tixcta.iiiᵉ. Isti sunt anni ab incarnacione domini nostri iesu christi anno presenti’.

The Easter table on fol. 2, to judge by added signs over the figures up to the year 1025, was in use during the lunar cycle 1007–1025.

Edward Bernard, 1638–1697.

Bought by the Bodleian from his widow, 1698.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 72 [physical description, history, provenance]
Summary Catalogue (1895) [contents, history, acquisition]

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-29: Revised to incorporate all information in Watson and SC.