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

MS. Bodl. 92

Summary Catalogue no.: 1901


Ambrose, De Officiis
Rubric: Incipit Liber primus beati Ambrosii Mediolanensis urbis archiepiscopi de Offitiis Ministrorum

Bk. 2, fol. 52v, bk. 3, fol. 81v.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment; stained with damp at each end
Extent: iii + 113 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 9.875 × 6.25 in.


Initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 462)


Origin: c. 1100 ; French, Normandy or ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

For date and origin see Gneuss-Lapidge.

Exeter Cathedral: identifiable in medieval catalogues (MLGB).

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, I (1966), no. 462 [decoration, date, localization]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance, acquisition]


    Printed descriptions:

    H. Gneuss and M. Lapidge, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts : A Bibliographical Handlist of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100 (2014), no. 543

    Online resources:

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-15: Origin revised with reference to GL.