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

Hertford College MS. 1


Language(s): Latin


In the usual order of books and with the common set of 64 prologues. Three leaves missing, one after f. 209 with Jeremiah 7: 12-9: 18 and two after f.371 with Ephesians 1: 8 Philemon 2: 7. The text of Genesis 21: 33-41: 42 is hardly legible on ff. 12rb/9-19v, 407-410ra/28: the ink seems not to have taken. Six quires containing Genesis 34: 25-2 Kings 15:2 are misbound after the Apocalypse. Proverbs begins on a new page (f.150) but not a new quire. Psalms are numbered in red. The heading of the first prologue to Maccabees (Stegmuller, no. 547), 'Incipit epistola Rabani que non debet prologus sed epistola pronunciari' is over erasure from the second word and has a note against it in the margin in red, 'Nota quod Rabanus non transtulit librum machabeorum set commentauit.'

Language(s): Latin
(fols. 525-549v)
Aaz apprehendens

The common dictionary of Hebrew names ending imperfectly in the letter T.

Language(s): Latin

Two leaves at the end, apparently flyleaves, contain: (a) f. 550rv, theological notes, s. xiii; (b) f.551, in current anglicana, s. xiv, med., a now much-damaged record of money payments in French, ending 'le dit M ad mys son seal. Escript [...] lan de regne le Roi Edd tierce [...]'

Language(s): Latin and Anglo-Norman

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: I + 550 + iii
Dimensions (leaf): 168 × 120 mm.
Foliation: (i), 1-85, 85*, 86-551, (552)


See Ker.


2 cols., 49 lines


Initials: (i, ii) red and blue with ornament of both colours; (iii) 2 line, blue or red with ornament of the other colour; (iv) 1 line, blue or red.


19th century


Origin: 13th century, middle ; France (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

In England by the 14th century (fol. 551). Oxford, Magdalen Hall (MS. 2); former shelfmark H. 4. 17; CMA II. nos. 2512-2513.

Record Sources

Description by Sophie Floate, abbreviated from Neil Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, III (1983), p. 619

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04: First online publication.