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

MS. Bodl. 392

Summary Catalogue no.: 2223


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Ornamental capitals.


Plain white sheepskin (15th cent. English work?) over older boards and sewing, repaired.; with some ornamental capitals, etc..


Origin: 11th century, second half

Provenance and Acquisition

Salisbury, Wiltshire, Cathedral church of St Mary the Virgin; see removed from Sherborne in 1078: 'Iste liber est Sancte Marie Sar. qui eum furatus fuerit vel celauer[it] vel titulum istum deleuerit anatema sit' on front pastedown (s. xii). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Cope, 1602. (MLGB3)

Medieval binding. Marginal marking 'D. M.' in same hand (s. xii) as in other MSS. from Salisbury: the same scribe s. xii wrote the letters 'D.M.' as a 'nota bene' sign in the margins of Aberdeen UL 216, Bodl. 392, 444 (fols. 1–27), 756, 765, 768, 835; Fell 1, 4; Rawl. C.723; Salisbury Cath. 10, 24, 25, 37, 67, 78, 88, 106, 128, 129, 135, 140, 154, 159, 165. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922).


Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.