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

MS. Bodl. 738

Summary Catalogue no.: 2731

Nicholas Trevet on the Psalms; England, 1320s


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good miniatures. Fine and good historiated and other borders and initials. Partly damaged by damp. By one of the hands of Oxford, Christ Church MS. 92, Walter de Milmete. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 580, pl. LX)


Stamped white sheepskin (about 1602) on older sewing and boards, rebacked.


Origin: 1320s ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

John Grandison, bishop of Exeter: inscribed (fol. 1r), ‘Liber J. de G. Exon’. episcopi. quem damus ipsi ecclesie’.

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter. Inscribed, fol. iv verso: ‘

Hunc librum. cum alio⹎ super psalterium. Scilicet. Nicholai Tryueth: et alium. Nicholai de Lyra⹎ damus capitulo nostro Exoniensi; Manu mea .I. de .G. Exon’; Anno domini mºcccºlxºvº. et officii mei. xxxºixº. et etatis⹎ lºxxiiiiº \(septuagesimo. iiiiº)/.

Et attende. quod secundum interpretacionem lxx⹎ exponitur⸝ non iuxta textum nostrum.

Ego Iohannes de .G. Exon’ nou(er)i(m) utrumque⹎ — \Nota./ Nicholaum { de Lira⹎ minorem / et Tryueth predicatorem } fratres.

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter, 1602.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2022-07-25: Andrew Dunning Update inscription with consultation of original, with thanks to Jakub Kujawiński.