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

MS. Auct. D. 2. 20

Summary Catalogue no.: 2238


Language(s): Latin

Surrounded (apparently) by the Glossa Ordinaria and the Glossa Interlinearis (of Anselmus Laudunensis), both in smaller writing

Many notes are from Jerome, and many are added with a metal stylus

Cf. MS. Auct. D. 1. 3 and MS. Auct. D. 1. 4

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 226 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13.375 × 9 in.


The lower margin of fol. 224 is cut off


Pächt and Alexander iii. 317, Pl. XXVIII

Good historiated initial, fol. 141

Other initials, e.g. fols 5v, 38


White leather on boards, early 16th century English work


Origin: 13th century, beginning ; England

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 (MLGB3)

Appears to be the 'Glossa Anonymi in Matthæum. fo[lio] MS.' presented by Charles Howard, earl of Nottingham, 1604

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)


Last Substantive Revision

2023-03-17: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)