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

MS. Bodl. 258

Summary Catalogue no.: 2240


Jerome, Commentary on Jeremiah
Rubric: ... Ieronimi super Iheremiam

Six books; with prologue and (added) marginal notes

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 85v)
Ps.-Jerome, Commentary on Lamentations
Incipit: Et factum est postquam

About half of the short commentary on the Lamentations

Ends, a leaf or two being lost, 'insultant nobis'

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 88 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 17.25 × 12 in.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 949

Good penwork initials


Origin: 15th century, first half ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Windsor, Berkshire, Royal collegiate chapel of St George: trace of usual chain mark at the beginning of the manuscript. Title "Iero' super Ieremiam" and pressmark "C.D" (s. xv ex.?) at top of fol. 1r. Erased and probably irrecoverable inscription at foot of fol. 1r (MLGB3)

Presented by the dean and canons of Windsor in 1612

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)


Last Substantive Revision

2023-05-04: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)