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

MS. Bodl. 378

Summary Catalogue no.: 2748

Contents

Augustine, De trinitate
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

One fine, many good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 95, pl. IX)

Binding

White leather on boards, with book-markers, clasps lost, 13th cent. (?) work, once with a red leather cover, now only preserved inside one cover.

History

Origin: 12th century, second quarter ; English, Canterbury, St. Augustine's (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Windsor, Berkshire, Royal collegiate chapel of St George: Medieval binding. "Augustinus de sancta trinitate" on back strip, and on flyleaf (the latter s. xii ex.). Usual chain mark. Brown leather straps. Pressmark "B G" at head of fol. ii verso and on back-board near the top. Below the pressmark on back-board is a title "[...] trinitate" and "2 o fo. oblectamenta" in same ink, probably, as the pressmark. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.