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

MS. Bodl. 459

Summary Catalogue no.: 2415


Jerome, Apologia aduersus libros Rufini (part)
Language(s): Latin
Rufinus, Apologia contra Hieronynum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good diagrams. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 312, pl. XXVII)


Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Windsor, Berkshire, Royal collegiate chapel of St George: No Windsor marks but in Benefactor's book. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Handsome MS. Inscription of ownership in 1 3/4 lines on fol. ii verso hopelessly erased, below table of contents begins "In hoc volumine continentur hec ...". (MLGB3)

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 3: Rituals and Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 69

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.