MS. Auct. D. 3. 15
Summary Catalogue no.: 2208
The Vulgate text of the four Libri Regum, with Jerome's preface and lists of chapters, and also a considerable number of glosses and explanatory notes. The first gloss is 'Helchanah possessio Dei interpretatur. Qui animi uirtute uir dicitur'. It is noted that the 1st book ('liber Samuelis primus') has 2,300 'versus' (fol. 66) and the 3rd 2,500 (fol. 199v). One of the finer illuminated capitals has been cut out (at fol. 2).
There is some scribbling, partly English, on foll. 252–3, and the end cover.
Many leaves in 2 cols.
Good initials, partly mutilated. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 208, pl. XXI)
Original boards, recovered with red leather, Reading work, early 16th cent
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2021-01-20: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC and Pächt and Alexander.