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

MS. Bodl. 727

Summary Catalogue no.: 2691


John Halgrin of Abbeville, Moralitates super Psalterium
Incipit: Beatus uir ... Psalmus iste agens de bono uiro cantatur in festo alicuius martiris
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 169 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13 × 9.125 in.


Illuminated capital


Origin: 13th century, second half ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Windsor, Berkshire, Royal collegiate chapel of St George (?) : Stationer's mark (is it John Godsond's) "C I [inscribed] x s" on piece of parchment pasted to modern flyleaf. No Windsor marks, unless perhaps a faint chain mark at the beginning of the manuscript (MLGB3)

'Caucio ... ... die Septembris anno Domini M° CCCC° xlviij, & iacet pro xiij [?] solidis ... ' on a fragment of an old fly-leaf, pasted in

This book seems inevitably to be the 'Odo super Psalmos' given by the dean and canons of Windsor in 1612, but has none of the usual marks of that gift, having been rebound in the second half of the 17th century

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922)


Last Substantive Revision

2023-04-24: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)