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

MS. Bodl. 707

Summary Catalogue no.: 2608


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


One fine, many good initials. Close in style to Durham Cathedral Library, MS. B. III. 16 left to the Cathedral by Bishop William of St. Carilef, d. 1096, and to related manuscripts from Jumièges, St. Ouen, Rouen, and Bayeux. Perhaps written by Normans in England. (Pächt and Alexander i. 445, pl. XXXVI)


Origin: 11th century, end ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter: "Iste est liber Ecclesie Cathedralis Exonie" (s. xiv). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Dean and chapter of Exeter, 1602. (MLGB3)

Inc.: "Dei omnipotentis" (fol. 1r), preceded by the preface to Marinianus (fol. ii verso). (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (5 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.