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

MS. Bodl. 700

Summary Catalogue no.: 2528


Ambrose, Expositio de Psalmo CXVIII
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine and good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 313)


White sheepskin cover over boards, clasps lost, 15th cent. work.


Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Eynsham, Oxfordshire, Benedictine abbey of St Mary the Virgin, St Benedict and All Saints (?) : 'C. XV' in red, middle top of fol. 1r, apparently in the same hand as in Laud lat. 31. (MLGB3: inferred evidence). Later at Merton College (below).

'Liber magistri Johannis Tailour sacre theologie professoris Cancellarii Exoniensis ecclesie'; on Tailour (d. 1492), see BRUO, 1850-51; given by him to Richard FitzJames (below). (MLGB3)

Oxford, Merton College: 'Ex dono domini Ricardi FitzJames nuper Cicestrensis episcopi et Custodis istius collegii [sc. Merton]' (fol. iii verso).

Acquired by 1655.

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image of binding from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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