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

MS. Bodl. 428

Summary Catalogue no.: 2513


1. (fol. 1)
Bartholomew of Exeter, Poenitentiale
Incipit: Nusquam nimis docetur aut scitur

The hand changes at fol. 7

The latter part is imperfect, ending with 'peccatum non sit putauerit' on fol. 22v (as on fol. 14r of MS. Bodl. 443), after which at least one quire is missing

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 23)
Treatise on Penance
Final rubric: Explicit liber penitentialis

The latter part of the treatise is imperfect

Begins: 'indigenam, uiduam, uirginem, canonicum' in Chapter VIII

Chapter IX begins: 'Penitentia unius anni qui in pane & aqua ieiunandus est'

There appear to be forty-six chapters in all

Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 29v)
Euangelium Nicodemi
Rubric: Passio Domini a sancto Ambrosio de greco in latinum translata, que reperta fuit in pretorio Pontij Pilati a Theodosio Magno
Incipit: Factum est in anno nonodecimo Tiberii

Agrees with Thilo's edition, as far as the end of Chapter 27, after which comes Pilate's Letter to Claudius (fol. 36r b): then a piece beginning 'Cumque Cla⟨u⟩dius suscepisset' (fol. 36v) and ending 'nec agant in sempiternum', the last passage beginning 'Hic est liber testimoniorum Dei'

Language(s): Latin
4. (fol. 39)
Augustine, De Ebrietate
Rubric: Sermo sancti Agustini
Incipit: Licet propositio [propitio] Christo

Ends imperfect, some leaves being lost, 'Ipsi tamen qui co⟨ntra⟩'.

Language(s): Latin
5. (fol. 40v)
Anselm, De concordia praescientiae et praedestinationis
Rubric: Liber eiusdem de concordia presciencie & predestinacionis & gratie cum libero arbitrio

Anselm's treatise.

Language(s): Latin

Preceded by the latter part of the second book of his Cur Deus homo, beginning 'tue satis fecisse questioni', in Chapter 20

Language(s): Latin
6. (fol. 51v)
Anselm, Monologion

Missing Chapter IX med. to Chapter 35 med. (some leaves being lost after fol. 55) and all after '& se intelligit' in Chapter 49

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 60 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11.25 × 7.375 in.




2 cols


Three hands.


Illuminated capitals.


Origin: 13th century, first half ; France (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

'Thomas Cardif: 'Anno Domini . 1546 . secundum Henry Hobbolthorn lordmaior of London: the same yer I Thomaus Cardiff was xix yer old'

The Bodleian holds a number of other volumes owned by Cardiff

This manuscript does not occur in any Bodleian list or catalogue until c. 1655

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-03-14: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)