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

MS. Bodl. 705

Summary Catalogue no.: 2564


1. (fol. 1)
Augustine, Enchiridion

Imperfect at end, some leaves being lost after fol. 16 where the text ends 'esse iam scimus. Qua'

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 17)
Vigilius Thapsensis, Dialogus contra arianos
Incipit: Cum in manus strenui lectoris

Ascribed in the 15th century list of contents to Athanasius, who is an interlocutor

Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 39)
Ps.-Augustine, Hypomnesticon
Language(s): Latin
4. (fol. 58)
Augustine, De natura boni
Language(s): Latin
5. (fol. 66v)
Augustine, De cura pro mortuis gerenda
Language(s): Latin
6. (fol. 74)
Eusebius Gallicanus, Sermon
Rubric: Sermo Ysidori episcopi de Corpore & Sanguine Domini in Pascha
Incipit: Magnitudo celestium
('Sermo de corpore et sanguine domini in pascha', here attributed to Isidore)
Language(s): Latin
7. (fol. 76)
John of Ford, Sermo dominica in ramis palmorum
Rubric: Sermo Johannis monachi de Forda in dominica in Ramis Palmarum
Incipit: Hodie dilectissimi suscitauit
Language(s): Latin
8. (fol. 80)
Arnold of Bonneval, De sex uerbis domini in cruce
Rubric: Liber Arnulfi abbatis Boneuallensis de sex uerbis que Dominus in Cruce locutus est
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: v + 98 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12.75 × 9.25 in.


Injured and stained badly at beginning and less badly in several other parts.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 393

Initials (mutilated)


Origin: 13th century, first half ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Windsor, Berkshire, Royal collegiate chapel of St George: Title with note of 2o folio near top of flyleaf (fol. v verso), s. xv, above pressmark "B. H." Chain marks show on flyleaves (MLGB3)

Presented by the dean and canons of Windsor in 1612

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)


Last Substantive Revision

2023-05-04: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)