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

MS. Bodl. 391

Summary Catalogue no.: 2222


Isidore of Seville, works
Language(s): Latin
Augustine, Retractationes
Language(s): Latin
Cassiodorus, Institutiones (book 1)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 51, pl. VI)


Origin: 11th century, end ; English, Canterbury, St. Augustine's

Provenance and Acquisition

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine abbey of St Augustine (originally of St Peter and St Paul): "Liber Sancti Augustini Cant'" (verso of flyleaf), s. xiii ex. "Liber monasterii Sancti Augustini Anglorum apostoli. D.iiii. Gra. i a T. [?] C. [?]" in the same hand, s. xv ex., as in Laud Misc. 385, fol. 1r. Former pastedown (the leaf of a Gregorian sacramentary) in front now Lat. liturg d. 16, fol. 9; pastedown at end missing (?); clear traces remain. Stamped leather binding, "early 16th-cent. Canterbury work". (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

J. Bill, London bookseller, c. 1606. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.