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

MS. Bodl. 270A

Summary Catalogue no.: 1937


Language(s): Latin

Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos ci-cl
Rubric: Aurelii . Augustini . egregii . doctoris . tractatus . prior . de . Psalmo. centesimo . primo . incipit

The only division is after fol. 101 (before Ps. cxx, olim cxix).

(fol. 225)
Interpretationes nominum Hebraicorum

Imperfect; two leaves being lost at the end.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 226 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 16.875 × 13.125 in.


2 cols.


Some fine, many good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 172, pl. XVIII)


Red leather on boards with leather clasps, early 16th cent. English work, much worn, but the boards are older.


Origin: 12th century, third quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

An offset on one of the boards shows that a 15th cent. Latin deed naming the church of St. Mary at Whitkirk in Yorkshire was once in the binding.

‘Pertinet jste liber magistro Iohanni ......’, 15th cent.: the name 'Gregorius Revell' (15th cent.) is on fol. 149.

Presented by sir George More in 1604.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 172 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (10 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

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