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

MS. Auct. D. 1. 9

Summary Catalogue no.: 2132


Language(s): Latin

Gospel of St. Luke with gloss

With prologue.

2. (fol. 133)
Gospel of St. John with gloss

With prologue.

The whole volume also bears marginal glosses.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 220 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13.75 × 9.875 in.


Discoloured by damp at each end, and with fol. i injured and repaired.


2 or 3 cols.


Two contemporary scribes (cf. f. 133).


Good penwork initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 508)


White sheepskin (about 1602) over older sewing and boards.


Origin: 13th century, beginning ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Mr. Adam de Sancta Brigida (d. 1232)

Given by him to Exeter Cathedral: 'Hunc librum duorum Ewangeliorum scilicet Luce & Johannis dedit ecclesie Sancti Petri Exonie magister Adam de Sancta Brigida cantor Exoniensis. Si quis illum abstulerit anathemati subiaceat. Amen' (13th century: MLGB3). Identifiable in catalogues of 1327 and 1506 (MLGB3).

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

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, I (1966), no. 508 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]


Last Substantive Revision

2020-06-19: Revised to include all information in SC.