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MS. Bodl. 849

Summary Catalogue no.: 2602


Bede, Commentary on Canonical Epistles
Rubric: Incipit Expositum Bedae presbiteri
Final rubric: AMHN. Explicit liber expositionis Bedae presibiteri super vii Epistolas Canonicas
Colophon: Anno dcccxviii ab incarnatione domini nostri iesu christj pascha v Kalendas Apriles Lune in pascha XVII (fol. 168)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: vi + 171 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 212 × 148 mm.


1 col., 19 lines, written space 140–5 × 92–8 mm.


Penwork initials.

Coloured heading.


Later marginal notes.


Origin: 818 ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

No. 110 in the list of books given by Leofric, bishop of Exeter, to Exeter Cathedral.

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

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. 116 [physical description, origin, provenance]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford , I (1966), no. 413, pl. XXXIV [decoration]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, acquisition]


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Last Substantive Revision

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