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

MS. Bodl. 317

Summary Catalogue no.: 2708


Florus of Lyon, Commentary on St. Paul's Epistles (vol. II; vol. I is Cambridge, Trinity College MS. B. 4. 5).
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Written by Robert, fol. 199.


Fine initial. Spaces of other initials with pencil sketches. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 115, pl. XI)


Origin: c. 1130–1160 ; English, Canterbury , Christ Church (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine cathedral priory of Holy Trinity or Christ Church: "Secunda pars de floribus Bede [followed by two marks]" (top fol. 1r), bookhand s. xiv?. Numerous marginal Christ Church marks. (MLGB3: inferred evidence). Part 1 is Cambridge, Trinity Coll. 119.

Given by Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob Colfe, 1616. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.