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. (P&A 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.

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.