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

MS. Bodl. 858

Summary Catalogue no.: 2721


Peter Lombard, Sententiarum libri IV
Incipit: Cupientes aliquid de penuria
Language(s): Latin

With some notes, and a few theological comments at fol. 372v. Each book has a list of chapters prefixed

In Gerard Langbaine's time (1656–1692) there was a leaf at the beginning bearing sets of numbers in Roman and Arabic figures, see no. 8620, p. 132

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 373 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12 × 7.625 in.




2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 512

Penwork initials


"Red leather on oak boards, clasps lost, English 15th century work." (Summary Catalogue) "Original sewing and boards. Faded pink leather put on c. 1600" (Pächt and Alexander)


Origin: 13th century, second half ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Windsor, Berkshire, Royal collegiate chapel of St George: Binding of s. xv. Usual chain mark

Pressmark "G L [?]" at top of fol. ii verso, facing the first leaf of text

The decoration suggests that this may be from the same scriptorium as Auct. D. 1. 4, MS. Auct. D. 2. 10, MS. Auct. D.2.11 along with MS. Auct. D. 2. 13, and MS. Auct. D. 3. 13 (see: MLGB3 for MS. Auct. D. 2. 11)

'Precium xxxs iiijd' (15th century)

Presented by the dean and canons of Windsor in 1612

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)


Last Substantive Revision

2023-04-14: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)