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

MS. Bodl. 385

Summary Catalogue no.: 2210


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Jerome, Commentary on Daniel
Rubric: Expositio beati Hieronimi presbiteri super Danihelem prophetam

With prologue and 'appendix' (fol. 46v):

Rubric: de Susannę & Belis fabulis
Incipit: Expositis ut potui
2. (fol. 49)
Bede, De tabernaculo
Rubric: Expositio Bedę presbiteri de tabernaculo et uasis eius ac uestibus sacerdotum

With lists of chapters. In this section are some roughly coloured capitals

3. (fol. 112v)
Ps.-Augustine, Dialogus quaestionum LXV
Rubric: Quęstiones. lxv. Orosii presbiteri. & totidem responsiones beati Augustini episcopi

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 124 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11.625 × 8.5 in.


Initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 57)


Stamped brown leather on boards, 16th century (MLGB3); Oxford (Summary Catalogue).


Origin: 11th century, end ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine cathedral priory of Holy Trinity or Christ Church: "·F·" (fol. 1r, top) contemporary; is this a pressmark? Note that the signatures of later gatherings appear in the same form, "·B·", etc. (at foot of fol. 9r, etc.). Very early nota marks in the margins. Also the common Canterbury marks. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

No. 204 in Eastry's catalogue of the early fourteenth century (Pächt and Alexander)

Given by Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob Colfe, 1616.

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 2022) from the following sources, with additional reference to published literature as cited.
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 57
Summary Catalogue (1922)
; decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2022-05-20: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.