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

MS. Bodl. 274

Summary Catalogue no.: 1942


Language(s): Latin

Augustine, Letters
Final rubric: Liber epistolarum beati Augustini episcopi

A collection of 132 letters from or to Augustine, preceded by an (injured) list of them: at fol. 175 ten more are added, in the original hand.

2. (fol. 178)
Mico of Saint-Riquier, Opus prosodiacum

The first seventy-eight lines (A-C), with the preface; added in the original hand.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 179 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 16.375 × 12 in.


2 cols.


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 466)


Stamped white sheepskin (about 1602) on older sewing and boards, repaired.


Origin: 12th century, beginning ; French, Normandy

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter Cathedral: identifiable in the catalogues of 1327 and 1506 (G. Oliver, Lives of the Bishops of Exeter (1861), pp. 302, 372) (MLGB).

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources, with additional reference to published literature as cited:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, I (1966), no. 466 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-02: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.