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

MS. Bodl. 711

Summary Catalogue no.: 2617


1. (fol. 1)
Petrus Comestor, Historia scholastica
Rubric: Hystoria scolastica theologie
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 203)
Richard of St.-Victor, Liber exceptionum
Rubric: Incipit Prologus Petri Comestoris in libro Allegoriarum

Followed by the work in fourteen books

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 260 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13 × 8.25 in.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 363, Pl. XXIX

Fine initials

Accompanying Material

The binding is from the 17th century and the fly-leaves are comprised of pages from a 16th century edition of Cicero's Letters. Other pages from this copy of Cicero that were used as fly-leaves are found in MS. Bodl. 203, MS. Bol. 204, MS. Bodl. 215, MS. Bodl. 244, MS. Bodl. 370 and MS. Bodl. 568


Origin: c. 1220–1230 ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by William Ballow of Christ Church, Oxford in 1604

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922); dating and localization follow Pächt and Alexander

Last Substantive Revision

2023-01-01: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)