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

MS. Bodl. 378

Summary Catalogue no.: 2748


Augustine, De trinitate
Rubric: Liber sancti Augustini de Sancta Trinitate

Preceded by a list of the chapters of the fifteen books, and the Retractationes

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 162 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13.375 × 9 in.


Pächt and Alexander iii. 95, Pl. IX

One fine initial

Many good initials


White leather on boards, with book-markers, clasps lost, 13th century (?) work, once with a red leather cover, now only preserved inside one cover. Brown leather straps. (Summary Catalogue). 'Contemporary binding ... original sewing ... remains of chemise' (Pächt and Alexander)


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

Provenance and Acquisition

Windsor, Berkshire, Royal collegiate chapel of St George: 'Augustinus de sancta trinitate' on back strip, and on flyleaf (the latter s. xii ex.). Usual chain mark. 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)

Presented by the dean and canons of Windsor in 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 (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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