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

MS. Bodl. 918

Summary Catalogue no.: 2910


Donatus devocionis (treatise on prayer)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine borders, initials (one unfinished). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 995, pl. XCII)


White sheepskin on oak boards, clasps lost, contemporary English work.


Origin: 15th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Bermondsey, Surrey, Cluniac priory and (from 1399) abbey of St Saviour: Erased inscription on fol. i v : 'liber [. . . . . .] sancti [. . .]toris [. . . .]desey ordinis Cluniacen' [. . . . . . . . . . . . .] ciuitat' London''. Medieval binding. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Owned about A.D. 1500 by Petrus Northorpe, who has written many notes on various pages.

The name Leonard Chambars (16th cent.) is on fol. 209.

The volume appears to have come to the Library in 1605.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.