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

MS. Bodl. 241

Summary Catalogue no.: 1925


Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos cxix-cl
Rubric: Aurelii Augustini egregii doctoris de Psalmo Cº хіхmо tractatus
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment; rather soiled
Extent: ii + 188 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 14.75 × 11 in.


2 cols.


Good initials. Cf. MS. Bodl. 257 etc.

Marginal sketches added, 15th century. Cf. MSS Bodl. 413, Digby 158. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 144)

On the margin of fol. 49v is a stilus-drawing of a monk asleep in a chair, cf. fol. 47v.


White leather on boards, with tabs at top and bottom, but clasps and bosses lost, contemporary English work, perhaps of Readin.g


Origin: 12th century, middle ; English, Reading, Benedictine Abbey

Provenance and Acquisition

Reading Abbey: identifiable in the catalogue of 1192 (MLGB).

Reading Abbey: 'Hic est liber. S. Marie de Radynge. Quem qui celauerit uel fraudem de eo fecerit anathema sit,' 13th cent.

Presented by William Burdet of Sonning in 1608.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 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. 144 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]


Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-31: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.