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

MS. Auct. D. 2. 8

Summary Catalogue no.: 2337


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Pächt and Alexander iii. 231, pl. XXIII:

Fine historiated initials.

Fine other initials.


Stamped white sheepskin (about 1602) over older sewing and boards, rebacked and repaired.


Origin: 12th century, end ; French, Paris (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter: "Liber Sancti Petri Exoniensis. Si quis illum subtraxerit aut alienaverit, eterne subiaceat maledictioni. Amen." (fol. ii verso), s. xiii; cf. fol. iv verso. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

This appears to be part of the gift of the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602, though not in the Register of Benefactors.

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (21 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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