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

MS. Bodl. 269

Summary Catalogue no.: 1935

Contents

Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos ci-cl
Rubric: Aurelii Augustini egregii oratoris tractatus prior de Psalmo C primo incipit
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 233 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 16.75 × 11.875 in.

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

Important miniature (coloured drawing), fol. iii recto: the Virgin and Child, the former seated and crowned, with sceptre.

Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 102, pl. X)

Binding

White leather on boards, much worn, clasp lost, English xvth cent. work.

History

Origin: 12th century, second quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Eynsham Abbey: pressmark ‘.B. IIII’, 14th cent., in red on fol. 1r, cf. MS. Laud Lat. 31; marginalia perhaps in the same hand (s. xiv) as in MS. Laud Lat. 31 (MLGB).

'C⟨aucio Roberti [...] exposita in Cista de [...] et habet vnum Supplementum [...]" on verso of last leaf. (MLGB)

Windsor, collegiate chapel. '"SV" on fol. i recto, formerly pastedown. Medieval binding generally like MS. Bodl. 192. Usual chainmark.' (MLGB3)

Presented by the dean and chapter of Windsor in 1612: with library mark.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources, with reference to published literature as cited:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 102 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (15 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-01: Description revised to include all information in SC.