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MS. Bodl. 319

Summary Catalogue no.: 2226


Isidore, De fide catholica contra Iudaeos

Here with no title: in two books, each preceded by a list of chapters. The last chapter (fol. 74) is headed 'xxvii. Recapitulatio operatio[sic]'

Incipit: Sanctę sorori Florentinae Hysiodorus. Quędam quę diuersis temporibus
Incipit: Quod Christus a Deo Patre genitus est. Iudei nefaria incredulitate
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 74)
Gloss to Isidore, De fide catholica, ch. 27 (11th century, first half)
pr. Napier, Old English Glosses (Oxford, 1900), p. 205
Language(s): Old English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 80 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12.875 × 9.375 in.


The lower two-thirds of fol. 75, after the colophon, is cut off, and the lower margins of fols. 49 and 59.


Initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 27)


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


Origin: 10th century, second half; additions, 11th century, first half ; English, probably south-west (Gneuss & Lapidge), Exeter (according to Pächt and Alexander)

Provenance and Acquisition

At the top of fol. 1 is a title in a 13th cent. hand, 'Liber de miraculis Christi'.

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter: Inscription gone. Probably given by Leofric: Exeter Book, p. 28f., and N.R. Ker in Medium Ævum, 2 (1933), p. 230 (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Medieval catalogues: G. Oliver, Lives of the Bishops of Exeter (London, 1861), pp. 303, 367.(MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Presented by the Dean and chapter of Exeter, 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (Oct. 2022) 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, III (1973), no. 27
Summary Catalogue (1922)


Last Substantive Revision

2022-10: Revised to incorporate all information in printed catalogues.