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

MS. Bodl. 394

Summary Catalogue no.: 2225

Physical Description

Composite: two parts
Extent: iii + 130 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12 × 8.5 in.

Condition

Both parts show signs of damp

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter (MLGB3: evidence of dicta probatoria, usually a secundo folio). Foerster (Exeter book, p. 28f.) wrongly identifies this with Leofric's gift, which is Bodl. 319. The Jerome was bound separately in s. xiv and is entered separately in the 1327 cat. (Oliver, Lives, p. 302). The incipit "quod sancti" agrees.

Presented by the Dean and Chapter of Exeter, 1602.

MS. Bodl. 394 – I (fols. 1-84)

Contents

(fol. 1)
Isidore, De fide catholica contra iudaeos
Rubric: Liber sancti Isidori ad Florentinam [de] miraculis Christi [an added title]

After a list of chapters comes 'Incipit prefatio. Sanctę sorori Florentinę Hysidorus . Quędam quę diuersis temporibus': at end, 'Explicit hic liber'.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Condition

The outer margins of fols. 30, 52 are cut off.

Decoration

Coloured capitals.

History

Origin: 10th century, second half ; France or England (Gneuss and Lapidge)

MS. Bodl. 394 – II

Contents

(fol. 85)
Jerome, Aduersus Iouinianum
Rubric: Ieronimus contra Iouinianum [added title]

On fol. 84 is 'iiii. Non. Ian. Feria 1 Lune xxviii. circa tertiam horam diei lenis quidem sed horribilis tonitrui fragor factus est apud nos, cum fulgure, grandine, & uento'. The Radcliffe Observer (dr. A. A. Rambaut) has kindly ascertained that the only possible date for this note between 1150 and 1250 is 1177.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

Coloured capitals.

History

Origin: 12th century, third quarter

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Bibliography

    H. Gneuss and M. Lapidge, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts : A Bibliographical Handlist of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100 (2014), no. 575

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Last Substantive Revision

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