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

MS. Bodl. 246

Summary Catalogue no.: 2135


Nicholas de Gorran, Commentary on the Psalter

Without title or author's name.

Incipit: (pref.) Laudacionem Domini ... Sapientia xi. loquens sapiens
Incipit: (text) Beatus vir qui non abiit ... secundum glossam prohemialem

The lower blank margin of fol. 1 is cut off.

Language(s): Latin

Fol. i is parts of two leaves of some 14th cent. (?) monastic farm accounts, in which the name of Johannes de Fayreford occurs.

Language(s): Latin and Anglo-Norman

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 302 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 15.375 × 10.875 in.


Worm-eaten in the last pages.


2 cols.


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 915)


Origin: 15th century, second quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

This volume appears to have come to the Library in 1603 or 1604.

Record Sources

Description adapted (June 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 915 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Last Substantive Revision

2020-06-19: Revised to include all information in SC.