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

MS. Bodl. 680

Summary Catalogue no.: 2597


Urso of Calabria, Liber aphorismorum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 376)


Red leather on leather boards, covered with white leather, clasp lost.


Origin: 13th century, second quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Thorney, Cambridgeshire, Benedictine Abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin and St Botolph: 'Liber Afforismorum Sancte Marie et Sancti Botulphi Thorneye de dono Radulphi de Neutona clerici nostri.' (fol. i recto), s. xiii/xiv. 'Liber Radulfi clerici de N[...]' (fol. i recto), s. xiii. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Ralph Bathurst, Trinity Coll., c. 1645. (MLGB3)

Medieval binding. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

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


Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.