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

MS. Bodl. 371

Summary Catalogue no.: 2717


1. (fols 1, 15v, 31v, 51v)
Peter the Chanter, Commentary on 1–4 Kings
Rubric: Expositio magistri Petri cantoris Parisiacensis super ... libros Regum' quatuor
Language(s): Latin
2. (fols 70, 88)
Peter the Chanter, Commentary on 1–2 Chronicles
Rubric: Expositio eiusdem super librum qui dicitur Paralipomenon primum et super librum secundum

A leaf is lost at the end, the text ending with 'quod tremere pos-' in 2 Chron. xxxvi

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 98 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 14 × 9.875 in.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 326



White leather on boards, clasps lost, English 15th century work, with an extra cover of white leather, and a leather book-marker (Summary Catalogue). 'Original white leather binding on boards with chemise' (Pächt and Alexander)

Nailmarks at each corner and in the centre of the front cover; bosses formerly on each corner and in the centre of both covers ; cf. MS. Bodl. 395 (MLGB3)


Origin: 13th century, beginning ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Buildwas, Shropshire, Savigniac and (1147) Cistercian abbey of St Mary the Virgin and St Chad: 'Liber monachorum sancte Marie de Bildewas' (fol. 1v, s. xiii)

Windsor, collegiate chapel: 'Expositio petri cantoris 2o fo uel falsum' above traces of Windsor pressmark (?) at top of back board. Pressmark 'C J' on flyleaf (fol. i verso) (MLGB3)

Given by the dean and canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor, 1612

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (10 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2023-01-06: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)