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

MS. Bodl. 442

Summary Catalogue no.: 2383


Hilary of Poitiers, De trinitate
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 264)


Stamped brown leather, Oxford 17th cent. work.


Origin: 12th century, second half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Worcester, Worcestershire, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Mary the Virgin: "Liber sancte Marie Wigorniensis quem exposuit frater Ricardus de Bromwico monachus eiusdem loci Philippo de Lustushulle pro uno parvo libello" (s. xiv; underlined words erased). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

For Richard of Bromwich cf. Little–Pelster, Oxf. Theol., pp. 240–42, and Partin, Ben. Chapt., 3. 318. Oxford Cauciones s. xv ex. S.C. reads Radulphus for "Ric'". (MLGB3)

'H. Gardener' 15th cent.

'Cautio magistri Richardi Gardener imposita ciste de Robury [Oxon.] 18° die Nouembris anno Domini 1491 & est Hyllarius contra Arianos, 2° folio negociorum & habet 4or supplemento, viz. 1. Hugo de Sancto Victore, 2° folio & respiciens., 2. Thomas contra Gentiles, 2° folio regnum, 3. Lincolniensis de veneno, 2° folio tyrannorum, 4. Soliloquia sancti Augustini, 2° folio scribere, & jacet [pro xls] ': all in the hand of Thomas Hunt, University stationer, with his mark (T.H.) and price.

Probably acquired between 1605 and 1611.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


Last Substantive Revision

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