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

MS. Bodl. 405

Summary Catalogue no.: 2292


Henricus Suso, Horologium sapientiae
Rubric: Horologium eterne sapiencie

In two books (see fol. 56v), with prologue and lists of chapters

At fol. 90v follow the Horae Aeternae Sapientiae

A 16th century note on fol. 1 states that 'frater Henr. Snyl', a Dominican of Constance, was the reputed author.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 93 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11.125 × 8.75 in.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander i. 215

Decorative initial


Brown stamped leather on bevelled boards, brass clasp fittings, contemporary Netherlandish work.


Origin: 15th century, middle ; Netherlands

Provenance and Acquisition

'Iste liber pertinet ad librariam domus Clericorum in Doesborch', 15th century

Owned by 'Richard Johnsonus' in the 16th century

Probably acquired c. 1618-1620

Record Sources

Description adapted (August 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-08-07: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)