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

MS. Bodl. 781

Summary Catalogue no.: 2600


Commentary on the Psalms
Rubric: Super Psalterium
Incipit: Rex Dauid cum prospere regnaret
Incipit: (text) Beatus uir. Inmunis ab omni malo

A commentary with special reference to the titles of the Psalms

Stegmüller 9794

At the end are a few notes on the canticles: cf. fol. iii verso

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: vi + 51 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.125 × 6 in.


Coloured capitals.


Origin: 12th century, late

Provenance and Acquisition

Reading, Berkshire, Benedictine abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin: Fol. v recto (flyleaf), thirteenth century: 'Hic est liber sancte Marie de Radingia. Quern qui celauerit . uel fraudem de eo fecerit. anathema sit' ('This book belongs to Saint Mary’s of Reading. Anyone who is found hiding it or damaging it will be anathema')

Not obvious that flyleaves v and vi originally belonged to the volume (MLGB3)

Presented to the Bodleian by William Burdet in 1608

Record Sources

Description adapted (January 2022) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922)


Last Substantive Revision

2023-01-30: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)