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

MS. Bodl. 390

Summary Catalogue no.: 2220

Physical Description

Composite: two parts
Extent: iii + 218 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11.75 × 8.75 in.


2 cols.


Provenance and Acquisition

Crediton, Devon, Collegiate church of Holy Cross: 'Decano ...' (cf. Christ Church 90, 91). For the provenance see BLR 2 (1941-49) 91. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

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

Notes in the hand of John Lyndon: cf. Bodley 383 and 159, and Univ. Coll. 91. (MLGB3)

Given by William Ballow in 1604 or 1605. (MLGB3)

MS. Bodl. 390 – Part 1


1. (fol. 1)
Commentary on Job (Stegmüller, Bibl. 10093)
Rubric: Exposicio super Job
Incipit: (pref) Pretermissis ad presens aliis
Incipit: (text) Vir erat ... Ac si diceret vir Adam nomine Iob

With many marginal notes: the commentary from xxxix. 27 to end is supplied in a 14th cent. hand at fol. 103.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 13th century, late ; English

MS. Bodl. 390 – Part 2


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 115)
Johannes de Vardiaco, Commentary on Wisdom (ascribed here to Hugh of Saint-Cher )
Rubric: \Lectura super librum Sapiencie/ [later title]
Incipit: Fons sapiencie verbum Dei ... Sapienciam ait Ecclesiasticus
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 157)
Johannes de Vardiaco, Commentary on Song of Songs (ascribed here to Hugh of Saint-Cher )
Rubric: \Lectura super Cantica' Canticorum/ [later title]
Incipit: Cantabo dilecto meo . Canticum triplex in Nouo legitur Testamento

At fol. 215 is a (15th cent.) index of subjects, ending 'Explicit tabula super Cantica Canticorum postillatoris auctentici H. de Vienna'.

At fol. 214v is a contemporary form of admission to a monastery, the name of which is erased.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Coloured capitals.


Origin: 14th century, early ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (Oct. 2022) from the Summary Catalogue (1922), with additional reference to published literature as cited.


Last Substantive Revision

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