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

MS. Auct. D. 2. 20

Summary Catalogue no.: 2238


Gospel of Matthew with gloss.
Language(s): Latin
Gospel of Mark with gloss.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good historiated and other initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 317, pl. XXVIII)


White leather on boards, early 16th cent. English work.


Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Mottenden, Kent, Trinitarian convent (?) : 'Constat Iohanni Amorer vicario de Sutton Valunce et Hedcrone precio iiij s. de Bukherst quondam fratre de Muttenden', on verso of pastedown, s. xvi. A John Armorer owned the Christ Church Canterbury book Cambridge Corpus Christi College, MS 46 (s. xvi in). A John Armorer occurs as rector of Penshurst in 1554 and of Ivechurch in 1555. (Medieval binding.) (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription of ownership by an individual member of a religious house (which may not, however, be evidence for institutional ownership)).

Charles Howard, earl of Nottingham, 1604? (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.