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

MS. Bodl. 479

Summary Catalogue no.: 2013


Bede, De tabernaculo
Rubric: Expositio uenerabilis Bede presbiteri de Tabernaculo et uasis eius ac uestibus sacerdotum

In three books each with a list of chapters.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 75 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10 × 6.625 in.


In parts discoloured by damp.


Stamped white sheepskin (about 1602) on older sewing.


Origin: 12th century, first half ; England or France

Provenance and Acquisition

For date and origin see R. Gameson, 'The origin of the Exeter book of Old English poetry', Anglo-Saxon England 25 (1996), 157.

'Liber Clerobaldi,' about a.d. 1200 (?): identified by F. Rose-Troup ( Exeter Vignettes (1942) 9–19) as Clarembald (d. 1130 × 1133).

Exeter Cathedral: identifiable in the catalogues of 1327 and 1506 (G. Oliver, Lives of the Bishops of Exeter (1861), pp. 303, 371), and see by Leland (MLGB).

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922), with additional reference to published literature as cited.


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-14: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.