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

MS. Auct. D. 1. 12

Summary Catalogue no.: 2133

Contents

Language(s): Latin

With prologues.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 137 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 13.625 × 9.75 in.

Condition

Discoloured and injured at each end.

Layout

1-3 cols.

Decoration

Good border.

Initials. (P&A iii. 333, pl. XXVII)

Binding

Original boards and sewing; later white leather (about 1602?). Worn and repaired.

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Hugh, archdeacon of Taunton (d. after 1236).

Given by him to Exeter Cathedral. Langbaine (MS. Langb. 5, p. 353.) gives an inscription now lost: "Hunc librum deo et ecclesie Petri Exon: dedit Hugo archidiaconus Taunton, ut usus eius pauperum, proprietas ipsius sit ecclesie". (MLGB3). Identifiable in the catalogues of 1327 (?) and 1506 (MLGB3; Oliver's Bishops of Exeter (1861), pp. 308, 373).

Presented in 1602 by the dean and chapter of Exeter; though not recorded in the Benefactors' Register, is in similar binding to the rest of the Exeter books.

Record Sources

Description adapted (June 2020) from the following sources, with additional reference to published literature as cited:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 333 [decoration, binding, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-06-19: Revised to include all information in SC and P&A.