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

MS. Bodl. 239

Summary Catalogue no.: 2244


Isidore, Etymologiae
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 465)


Plain white sheepskin (about 1602) over older sewing and boards.


Origin: 12th century, beginning ; French, Normandy

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter: (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

(No doubt) Presented by the Dean and Chapter of Exeter, 1602 (but not in the list). (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.