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

MS. Bodl. 344

Summary Catalogue no.: 2407


Henry of Bracton, De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae
Incipit: Incipit liber domini . H. de Bracton

Then a list of the chapters, divided into centuriae, making a total of 1067

Incipit: In rege qui recte regit
Explicit: preceptum siue non
Colophon: Hoc opus est factum | Scriptor tenuit benepactum | Non petit incaustum | Set uini nobilis haustum

One leaf of the list of chapters is wanting, after p. x. There are a few notes.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: xx + 508 pages
Dimensions (binding): 14.125 × 9.75 in.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 554

Fine historiated borders

Fine initial



Origin: written in the first half of the 14th century ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Given by Edwarde Fletewoode in 1601

Record Sources

Description adapted (Oct. 2022) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Last Substantive Revision

2022-10-16: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)