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

MS. Bodl. 237

Summary Catalogue no.: 1939


Florus of Lyon, Commentary on Pauline Epistles
Rubric: Incipit Expositio beatissimi Augustini nostri doctoris super Paulum
Rubric: Exceptiones Flori super Epistolas Pauli de libris Augustini [13th century]
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: v + 320 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 16.875 × 11.5 in.


2 cols.


Good initial. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 83)


Stamped white sheepskin (about 1602) on older sewing and boards.


Origin: 12th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter Cathedral: identifiable in the catalogues of 1327 and 1506 (G. Oliver, Lives of the Bishops of Exeter (1861), pp. 302, 373) (MLGB).

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources, with reference to additional published literature as cited:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 83 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-02: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.