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

MS. Bodl. 318

Summary Catalogue no.: 2732


Lethbert of Saint-Ruf, Flores psalmorum
Rubric: Flores Psalterii

A commentary on the whole Psalter, with two prologues and later marginal notes

The first prologue is from 'Galterus Magolonensis episcopus' sending this work to Rogerus, Insulanus praepositus, and explaining that it is a cento from Augustine, Cassiodorus, and others collected by Lethbertus 'olim canonicus vester postmodum sancti Rufi abbas', but the parts collected from each writer cannot be distinguished

The work is divided into three parts, see fols 79v, 154

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 246 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 15 × 10.625 in.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 699

Fine border

Fine initial


Stamped white sheepskin (c. 1602) on older sewing


Origin: 14th century, end ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter: (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

A note of 1453 is on the inner front cover

Presented by the Dean and Chapter of Exeter in 1602

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)


Last Substantive Revision

2023-04-14: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)