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 (leaf): 16.875 × 13.125 in.


2 cols.


Some fine, many good initials. (P&A 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.