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

MS. Bodl. 466

Summary Catalogue no.: 2460


Martinus Polonus, Margarita Decreti
Incipit: (preface) Inter alia que ad fidelium Christi doctrinam
Incipit: (text) A. Quod Aaron sacerdocium

The alphabetical table and concordance of the Decretum Gratiani and the Decretals composed by Martinus Polonus, and entitled Alphabetum Decreti et Decretalium, Margarita Decreti, Summa (or, Vocabularium) Juris Canonici or (Summa) Martiniana. Here without title, but the preface mentions the author's name.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 161 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12.25 × 7.875 in.


Much rubbed on fol. 1. The last leaf is partly torn away


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 597

Good borders



Origin: 14th century, second quarter ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

This volume may doubtfully be taken to represent the 'Anon. in Iule' (i. e. Jure?), which appears among the Folio Law books in the earliest catalogue (1602). It has a neglected appearance, and escaped the 1605 catalogue, first appearing (as T. 11. 11 Jur.) in the 1620 lists, though the entry of it in the handlist of 1614 may be of that date

MS. Bodl. 466, fol. ii


(fol. ii)
Lexicographical poem on Greek words,

200 lines of a lexicographical poem on Greek words, chiefly Latin words derived from Greek, with glosses and scribbling. Two lines in the S section are 'Cantica sunt psalmi: psalteria musica quedam | Sunt instrumenta que dicas organa nabla'

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 13th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (January 2022) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-01-20: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)