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

MS. Bodl. 826

Summary Catalogue no.: 2715


Augustine, Contra Faustum manichaeum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initial. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 92, pl. IX)


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


Origin: c. 1120–50 ; English, 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' (flyleaf, fol. i recto), s. xiii/xiv. Medieval binding (contemporary?), pastedowns, s. xii. Christ Church type of hand, see also marginal marking. (MLGB3: evidence of dicta probatoria, usually a secundo folio).

"Christophori Materas debitor sum" (s. xvi). Bought by the library 1606. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

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


Last Substantive Revision

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