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

MS. Bodl. 535

Summary Catalogue no.: 2254


Hilduin of St. Denis, Passio metrica sancti Dionysii

Hilduin of Saint-Denis: the Passio S. Dionysii in prose and verse, ed. M. Lapidge (2017)

Language(s): Latin
Life of St Neot (here attributed to William of Ramsey)
Language(s): Latin
Life of St Mary Magdalene
Language(s): Latin
Life of St Malo
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Initials (fols. 39–93). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 54)


Origin: 11th century, end ; English, Winchester (fols. 39–93)

Provenance and Acquisition

Winchester, Hampshire, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Peter, St Paul, and St Swithun: Early 12th-cent. material concerning prior and monks of Winchester. (MLGB3: evidence from locally specific contents, including obits, scribbles, etc.).

In an early 12th cent. hand are written on fol. 37v two short Latin poems commemorating Godefridus, prior of St. Swithin's, who benefited 'Wintonie monachos', and Hardingus 'Wintonię cantor': the former died in 1107 or 1126. 'Nicolaus' is written in an early 13th cent. (?) hand on fol. 94v, where there are also some late 11th cent. (and later) neums scribbled.

'L⟨iber⟩ Henrici Jackson Collegii Corporis Christi Oxoniensis anno Christi Millesimo Sexcentesimo Maii 21°', an erased inscription on fol. 93.

Acquired probably by purchase from Jackson in 1619-20.

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)


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from Summary Catalogue.