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MS. Bodl. 379

Summary Catalogue no.: 2434


Hugh of St.-Victor, De sacramentis christianae fidei
Rubric: Liber Hugonis de Sacramentis […]

With prologue and lists of chapters in the two books

Theological notes written with an iron stylus are on fols 149-152.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 154 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 14.75 × 10.125 in.


2 cols


Illuminated capitals


Stamped brown leather on boards, clasps lost; 15th century English work


Origin: c. 1300 ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Robert Winchelsey (died in 1313): presented by him to Christ Church Canterbury, see M. R. James's Ancient Libraries of Canterbury (1903), p. 136, no. 1661, but the secundo folio does not agree with that of no. 177 on p. 158

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine cathedral priory of Holy Trinity or Christ Church: "Liber ecclesie Christi Cantuariensis" (s. xv). "Hugo de sacramentis domini: R. de [inside cover:] Wynchelsey archiepiscopi" (fol. i recto (flyleaf)), s. xiv. A fifteenth-century hand adds under the title: "ecclesie christi Cant'". At the foot of the page, a fourteenth-century note written in pencil says: "Hugo de sacramentis domini Roberti archiepiscopi"(MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution)

Given by Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob Colfe 1616.

Record Sources

Description adapted (November 2022) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922)


Last Substantive Revision

2022-11-29: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)