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

MS. Bodl. 380

Summary Catalogue no.: 2733


Thomas Aquinas, Catena Aurea on Luke and John
Rubric: Johannes & Lucas glosati per fratrem Thomam Alquini. Habet [sc. bibliotheca] Ecclesiae Exoniensis parem de Matheo & Marco

The rubric is in the hand of Bishop Grandison. See MS. Bodl. 377. The two volumes are brothers, not twins.

(fol. 1) Gospel of Luke

(fol. 127) Gospel of John

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 282 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13.875 × 9.75 in.


Damaged by damp at the beginning and end and repaired


2 or more cols


Pächt and Alexander i. 568

Fine historiated borders.

One historiated initial, defaced.



Origin: c. 1300 ; French, Paris

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter: Title in Grandison's hand, and "habet ecclesie Exoniensis parem de Matheo et Marco" (= MS. Bodl. 377) (MLGB3: inferred evidence)

MS. Bodl. 377 (vol. i) and MS. Bodl. 380 (vol. ii) form one set (MLGB3)

Presented by the Dean and Chapter of Exeter, 1602

Record Sources

Description adapted (November 2022) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)


Last Substantive Revision

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