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 (P&A 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. (P&A 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 P├Ącht and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (10 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.