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

MS. Bodl. 396

Summary Catalogue no.: 2227


Isidore, Etymologiae
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Illuminated capitals.


Poor red leather on older boards, early 16th cent. Reading work.


Origin: c. 1300

Provenance and Acquisition

Reading, Berkshire, Benedictine abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin (?) : The Reading provenance of Auct. F.3.3, Bodl. 396, 631, 639 is inferred from the character of the binding s. xvi (?), which resembles that of Auct. D.1.19, D.2.12, D.3.12, D.3.15. D.4.18, Bodl. 200, 413. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Wm Burdet of Sonning, 1608. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922).


Last Substantive Revision

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