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MS. Auct. D. 2. 14

Summary Catalogue no.: 2698

Gospels of St Augustine, Codex Oxoniensis

Gospels; Italy, 7th century



9–12th cent. marginal additions for liturgical pericopes (fols. 6v, 7, 8–30, etc.).

(fol. 149va)

Liturgical addition in honour of St. Chad (Lichfield ?)

(fol. 173v)

11th cent. addition: [ps] Fundamenta eius in montibus vDiliget dominus. Dominus vobiscum. [oratio] Domine Ihesu Christe qui introitum portarum … said after the lustration of holy water.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 173 + iii fols. (fol. 173 is an endleaf originally from another manuscript: see below)
Dimensions (leaf): 248 × 190 mm.
Dimensions (written): 210 × 157 mm.


2 col. of 29 lines.


Uncial script.

Musical Notation:

Neums (11th cent.) added to the Genealogy of Christ by St. Luke (fol. 79)


Initial. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 1a)


Origin: Italy (additions, England) ; 7th century (additions, 9th-12th century)

Provenance and Acquisition

Textual relation with Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS. 286 (Italy, 6th century, 'St Augustine's Gospels').

In England by late 8th century (fol. 149va).

Owned by Sir Robert Cotton in 1602.

Given by him to the Library in 1603.

MS. Auct. D. 2. 14 - endleaf, fol. 173


(fol. 173r)
Booklist and list of names

N. R. Ker, Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon (1957), p. 350 (no. 290).

Language(s): Old English
(fol. 173v)
Ad introitum porte
Language(s): Latin


Origin: England, Bury St Edmunds (?); 11th century, second half


'Bealdewuine abb.', fol. 173r, probably Baldwin, abbot of Bury St Edmunds (d. 1098).

Additional Information

Record Sources

S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957) (fols. 28–34); Pächt and Alexander (see Bibliography); previously described in the Summary Catalogue.


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2017-07-01: First online publication.