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

MS. Auct. D. 1. 13

Summary Catalogue no.: 2098


Language(s): Latin

Epistles of St. Paul with gloss 'pro altercatione'.

The order of the Epistles is the usual one. Fols. 137-44 are repeated on fols. 145-54, each set being an 'xviii'th quaternion. Preceded by:

Two prologues

Incipit: Primum queritur quare
Incipit: Romani sunt qui ex Iudeis

A general account of st. Paul, fol. iv

Incipit: Saulus dictus a saule quia superbus

A theological piece (fol. ii, cf. v)

Incipit: Per ipsum est tibi omnis honor

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: vi + 154 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 11.875 × 8 in.


Somewhat discoloured by damp almost throughout.


Fine historiated initial

Good initials. (P&A iii. 130, pl. XII)


Stamped white sheepskin (about 1602) over older boards, injured and re-backed. Original sewing.


Origin: 12th century, middle ; English, Winchester, cathedral (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter Cathedral: identifiable in the catalogue of 1506 (MLGB; G. Oliver, Lives of the Bishops of Exeter (1861), p. 368).

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 130 [decoration, binding, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (7 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2020-05-18: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC and P&A.