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

MS. Bodl. 383

Summary Catalogue no.: 2206

Physical Description

Composite: two parts
Extent: v + 230 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11.75 × 8.5 in.


Illuminated initials.


Provenance and Acquisition

Crediton, collegiate church: (fol. v recto) 'Decano Criditon', followed by an erased inscription beginning 'Concess[...]' and ending perhaps 'ffylham'. (MLGB3)

John Lyndon, dean of Crediton: 'Liber Johannis Lyndon' (fol. 1r), and notes in his hand (MLGB3).

(fol. 1r, at foot) 'Thys ys m' George Mason ys booke' (MLGB3).

'Guilihelmi Muggi liber ex dono Magistri Georgii Mason' (fol. iv recto) (MLGB3).

Presented by William Ballow, of Christ Church, Oxford, in the first four months of 1605.

MS. Bodl. 383 – Part 1


1. (fol. 1)
Robert Holcot, Distinctiones theologicae
Incipit: Abhominabitur autem Deus tales

Here without title or author's name, which are in a 15th cent. list of contents. The handwriting changes after fol. 12. At fols. 103v, 104 are alphabetical lists of the lemmata and of subjects, cf. fol. iv.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 14th century, second half ; English

MS. Bodl. 383 – Part 2


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 109)
Gregory the Great, De cura pastorali
Rubric: Liber Pastoralis beati Gregorij pape quem fecit ad Johannem Cauenne [i.e. Rauenne] episcopum
2. (fol. 142)
Anselm, Cur deus homo
Rubric: Liber Cur Deus homo

Here anonymous, in two books, with list of chapters.

Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 158v)
Anselm, De incarnatione uerbi
Rubric: Liber Anselmi archiepiscopi de Incarnacione Verbi
4. (fol. 164)
Anselm, Proslogion
Rubric: \Prosologion Anselmi/

A slightly later title: with preface and list of chapters.

5. (fol. 169)
Ps.-Ambrose, Libellus de dignitate sacerdotali
Rubric: Pastorale Ambrosii
6. (fol. 171v)
Isidore of Seville, Sententiae
Rubric: beati Ysidori Hispaniensis episcopi de Summo Bono
7. (fol. 212)
Peter of Blois, Compendium in Iob
Rubric: Tractatus Petri Blesensis super Job, quem scripsit Henrico regi Anglie
8. (fol. 221)
Ps.-Augustine, De poenitentibus (serm. 393)
Rubric: Omelia beati Augustini de penitencia

Migne's Patrol. Lat. 39. 1713

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


2 cols.


Origin: 15th century, first half ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (Jan. 2021) from the Summary Catalogue (1922) with reference to additional published literature as cited.


Last Substantive Revision

2021-01-20: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.