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

MS. Bodl. 374

Summary Catalogue no.: 2484


Augustine, De civitate dei
Rubric: Aurelii Augustini Ypponiensis episcopi De Ciuitate Dei liber primus

Preceded by the Retractationes and ends with 'Terminus hic denis est libris cum duodenis'

Language(s): Latin
Poem on De civitate dei
Incipit: Munere multiplici mirabilis enituisti

Mutilated poem, 12-16 lines long. The first eight lines are intact

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 225 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13.5 × 10.625 in.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 155

Good and other initials


Origin: 12th century, middle ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Chichester, West Sussex, Cathedral church of Holy Trinity: Identification by pressmark, according to M. R. James: 'Augustinus de Civitate dei ij do. fo gilium h. vj.' (fol. 1r), s. xiv. (MLGB3)

Given by Ralph Barlow in 1606

MS. Bodl. 452, flyleaves


(Fols ii-iii, 223-224) )
Sarum Missal
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment


Origin: 14th century ; England

Additional Information

Record Sources

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


    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 5: Fragments - Mass Books (typescript, 1957), p. 196

Last Substantive Revision

2023-01-09: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)