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 (binding): 11.875 × 8 in.


Somewhat discoloured by damp almost throughout.


Fine historiated initial

Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander 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 Pächt and Alexander.