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

MS. Bodl. 833

Summary Catalogue no.: 2539


William of Peterborough, Euphrastica
Rubric: '... Eufrastica Willelmi'

A treatise on difficult passages in the Bible

Incipit: Cum intuitum oculatum

After a list of the 100 chapters, the text begins

Incipit: Quid est quod in Genesi dicitur
Explicit: Eufrasibus centum digessimus hoc documentum | Cetera multa latent, nec sine claue patent
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 124 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 9.625 × 7.125 in.


Coloured capitals


Origin: 13th century, first half

Provenance and Acquisition

Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, Benedictine Abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin and St Benedict: 'Liber monasterii de Rames[eia]' (s. xiv at head of fol. 1r). 'Eufrastica inter libros magistri Willelmi de Burgo' (fol. iii recto). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Quire signatures thus 'ii proba', 'v valde', or 'quia dives xiiii', in middle of last verso at foot, the word being the first of the next quire. (MLGB3)

Probably acquired by the Library between 1605 and 1611

MS. Bodl. 833, flyleaves (fols ii-iv)


Latin epitaph on Peter Comestor
Incipit: Petrus eram quem petra tegit

The recto of fol. ii is in squares of red and white, like a chessboard

Language(s): Latin
A prayer in Latin
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment


Origin: 13th century ; England

Additional Information

Record Sources

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


Last Substantive Revision

2022-11-29: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)