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

MS. Bodl. 691

Summary Catalogue no.: 2740


Augustine, De civitate dei
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initials, fols. 72v, 84v, 92v (Pächt and Alexander i. 449, pl. XXXVII). Fine historiated and other initials added by an English illuminator in the middle of the 14th century. Notes added by John Grandison, Bishop of Exeter 1327–69, apparently after the completion of the illumination. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 639, pl. LXIV)


Origin: 11th century, end - 12th century, beginning (main MS.) 14th century, middle (added decoration) ; French, Normandy (main MS.) ; English (added decoration)

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (10 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.