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

MS. Bodl. 299

Summary Catalogue no.: 2473


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine borders, historiated and other initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 574)


Brown leather with plain tooling (late 16th cent.) over older sewing and boards.


Origin: 14th century, beginning ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine abbey of St Augustine (originally of St Peter and St Paul): (inner front board) "Summa uel compilacio que vocatur Summa confessorum de hiis que pertinent ad forum animarum Fratris Willelmi de biholte quondam prioris sancti Augustini Cant'". Below: "De librario sancti Augustini Cant' ... Distinccione X Gradu I" (s. xiv). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Sir Walter Cope (?1553--1614), 1602. His no. "82" at head of fol. 1r. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).


Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.