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

MS. Bodl. 831

Summary Catalogue no.: 2515


Ambrose, De officiis ministrorum
Colophon: (fol. 73) Finis Tercij liber sancti Ambrosij de officijs .1493.

There are later theological notes on fols. iv verso, 74.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 73 + i fols
Dimensions (leaf): 222 × 155 mm.


1 col., 33–36 lines, written space 147–60 × 110–12 mm.


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1123)

Coloured initials.



Origin: 1493 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired before 1655.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2019) from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 115 [physical description, origin, provenance]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 1123 [decoration]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, acquisition]

Last Substantive Revision

2019-03-28: Revised to incorporate all information in Watson, SC and Pächt and Alexander.