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

MS. Bodl. 827

Summary Catalogue no.: 2718


Ambrose, De fide
Rubric: Incipit liber primus beati Ambrosii episcopi ad Gratianum imperatorem de Fide

Preceded by the Epistola Gratiani. In five books

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 55v)
Ambrose, De spiritu sancto

In three books

Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 92v)
Ambrose, De incarnationis dominicae sacramento
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 102 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11.375 × 8.125 in.


Pächt and Alexander iii. 63, pl. VII

Two fine initials, many other initials.


White sheepskin on boards, contemporary work.


Origin: c. 1100 ; England, Canterbury, Christ Church

Provenance and Acquisition

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine cathedral priory of Holy Trinity or Christ Church: (MLGB3).

'xii W[?]a Gradus VI', 13th century. 'ER', 14th century (?). 'Liber Johannis Bayley ex dono dominæ Annæ Ailworth patruelis 1587 Sept: 17th'

Probably given by William Bailey in 1602

Record Sources

Description adapted (December 2022) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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