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

MS. Bodl. 255

Summary Catalogue no.: 3010

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–44 || B


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by sir Walter Cope in 1602: at first probably unbound and put up as a quarto. The second treatise may be a later addition (before the volume was bound) between 1620 and 1635.

MS. Bodl. 255 – Part 1


Commentary on Augustinian rule
Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper


Miniature (drawing). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1179, pl. CIX)


Origin: 16th century, beginning ; English


Dartford, Kent, Priory of St Mary the Virgin and St Margaret, of Dominican nuns (?) : Bears the arms of Cressener on fol. 44r: Elizabeth Cressener was prioress, 1485–1536. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

MS. Bodl. 255 – Part 2


Rabanus Maurus, Commentary on Maccabees (with letter to 'Lodovicus rex' and prologue to Geroldus)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 13th century, early ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.