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

MS. Bodl. 730

Summary Catalogue no.: 2709


John Cassian, Collationes (i-x)
Language(s): Latin
(fols. 144r–146r)
Trilingual glossaries
Language(s): Latin, Old English, Anglo-Norman

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Penwork and other initials.


White sheepskin on boards, clasp and bosses lost, contemporary English binding.


Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Buildwas, Shropshire, Savigniac and (1147) Cistercian abbey of St Mary the Virgin and St Chad (?) : Medieval binding, with nailmarks for bosses at each corner and in centre of front cover (cf. Bodley 371, 395); style of initials (cf. Bodley 395) suggests provenance; inscription in alternate green and black words 'Liber sancte marie [. . . .]' at foot of verso of flyleaf facing first leaf of text. (MLGB3: evidence from binding or pastedowns and from the style of script or illumination).

Later belonged to the London Carmelites: "Conventus Carmelitorum Londonie ex assignacione fratris Thome Walden." (fol. 1r, at top). ‘I 66 m’ (fol. 1r, at top, above right side of 1st col.). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution)

"This MS. must have come to the Library in 1603 or 1604." (S.C.)

Last Substantive Revision

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