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

MS. Bodl. 826

Summary Catalogue no.: 2715


Augustine, Contra Faustum manichaeum
Rubric: Aurelii Augustini doctoris Liber primus contra Faustum Manicheum incipit

Followed at fol. 94 by the second book.

Has some notes.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 155 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11.625 × 8.375 in.


Written in what NR Ker has termed 'Christ Church script' (NR Ker, English Manuscripts in the Century After the Norman Conquest (1960), p. 30


Pächt and Alexander iii. 92, pl. IX

Fine initial (see fols 1 and 94)


Plain white leather on boards, clasp lost (probably contemporary Canterbury work)

Medieval binding (contemporary?), pastedowns, s. xii (MLGB3)


Origin: c. 1120–50 ; England, Canterbury, St. Augustine's

Provenance and Acquisition

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine abbey of St Augustine (originally of St Peter and St Paul): 'Di[stinctio] IIII. Gra[dus] IIII' (St Augustine's press mark/placement location on the flyleaf, fol. 1r), s. xiii/xiv (MLGB3)

'Christophori Materas debitor sum' (s. xvi)

Bought by the library in 1606 (MLGB3)

MS. Bodl. 826, flyleaves


Commentary on the Psalms

Two leaves, in the binding

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment


Origin: 12th century ; England

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (December 2022) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922), with additional reference to published literature as cited. Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)


Last Substantive Revision

2022-12-26: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)