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

MS. Bodl. 389

Summary Catalogue no.: 2218


Language(s): Latin

Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda aurea
Final rubric: Explicit Legenda Sanctorum

With prologue, list of contents, index of subjects, and some notes.

On fol. v are a few added miracles, and on fol. 227v an extract from the Polychronicon of Higden.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: vi + 230 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12 × 8 in.


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 759)


Early 15th-century sewing and boards, re-covered with white leather.


Origin: c. 1400 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter: catalogue of 1506 (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (Oct. 2022) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 759
Summary Catalogue (1922)


Last Substantive Revision

2022-10: Revised to incorporate all information in printed catalogues.