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

MS. Bodl. 411

Summary Catalogue no.: 2307


Peter Lombard, Commentary on Psalms
Incipit: Cum omnes prophetas Spiritus Sancti reuelatione

A later hand has added 'Communis glossa super Psalterium secundum Petrum Lumbardum'

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 214 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12.5 × 8.875 in.


The lower margin of fol. 2 is cut off


2 cols


Illuminated capitals.

Additions: There are marginal notes written both with ink and with a metal stylus


The binding in 1655 was velvet, and the title-label, metal bosses, clasps, clasp-fittings and corner-pieces were reimposed on a leather binding of the second half of the 17th century. The metal bosses have disappeared. (For a list of manuscripts with comparable bindings, see MS. Bodl. 218)


Origin: 13th century, second half

Provenance and Acquisition

On fol. iv is a Latin note of some customary payments, among which are 4 marks to the 'Abbas de Kircall' [Kirkstall, West Yorkshire], and half a mark to the 'Domina de Tonge' [Tong, West Yorkshire]; written in an early 14th century Scottish (?) hand.

'Liber domini Iohannis de Selestona: delegatus Roberto de Caluerley clerico', late 14th century:

'John Scharp. Caucio magistri Petri Pekering & Roberti Bord exposita in cista de Langton [Oxonie] pro xvs..... anno Domini Millesimo CCCCmo tercio'.

Other entries show that it was in the 'cista de Neel' for 13s 4d or xxs in 1412 (magister Corff), 1416 (magister J. Corfe), and 1418 (with a 'supplementum', secundo folio neat, magister J. Corfe: but 'supplementum dimissum C. Corfe pro vs')

Owned by Henry VIII. See MS. Bodl. 218

Presented by Charles Howard, Earl of Nottingham, in 1604

Record Sources

Description adapted (November 2022) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922)

Last Substantive Revision

2022-11-22: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)