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

MS. Bodl. 279

Summary Catalogue no.: 2241


Robert Holcot, Commentary on Wisdom
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good penwork initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 656)


Origin: 14th century, third quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Istum librum habuit magister Johannes Raw de bonis magistri Martini lerchedekne [Archdeacon] per manus magistri Michaelis lerchedekne partim ex dono ad orandum pro anima Maartini predicti & partim emit illum ... anno Domini М° CCCC° XXXIX°'

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter 'Liber Holcote super Sapiens ... Ex dono magistri Johannis Row huius Ecclesie quondam Subdecani'. Row or Raw, subdean of Exeter cathedral, died in 1463. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from S.C.