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

MS. Auct. D. 3. 12

Summary Catalogue no.: 2093


Leviticus with glossa ordinaria

At fol. iv is a list of the 90 chapters, and general prefaces. On fol. 100 is a list of Benedictions and 'Versus' 'in festiuitatibus. xii. lectionum', etc. (13th cent.)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 100 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.25 × 7.125 in.


3 cols.


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 147)


Poor red leather on older boards, probably Reading early 16th cent. work, worn.


Origin: 12th century, middle ; English, Reading, Benedictine abbey

Provenance and Acquisition

Reading Abbey: identifiable in the catalogue of 1192 (MLGB); ex libris, 'Hic est liber sancte Marie de Radingia. Quem qui celauerit. uel fraudem de eo fecerit anathema sit,' 13th cent.

Presented by William Burdet of Sonning, in 1608.

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 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 , III (1973), no. 147 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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