MS. Auct. D. 3. 2
Summary Catalogue no.: 2032
With the prologues of st. Jerome (those for Genesis cut out), in the following order of books, see fol. 467v: the Octateuch, Reg. 1–4, Paral., Ezra, Tobias, Judith, Esther, Macc., Psalmi (Hebrew and Gallican versions, as in the Canticles, fol. 198: followed by the canticles, litany, prayers, and Office for the Dead), Is., Jer., Threni, Baruch, Ez., Dan., the 12 Minor Prophets, Job, Parab. Eccl., Cant., Sap., Ecclus.: Matt. (fol. 360), Marc., Luc., Joh., Actus, Gen. Epp. (Jac., Pet., Joh., Jud.), Rom., Cor., Gal., Eph., Phil., Col., 'Epistola Pauli ad Laodicenses' (fol. 436v), Thess., Tim., Tit., Philem., Hebr., Apoc. In the lower margin is a list of contents of each page, according to old divisions of the books into chapters, of which Genesis has 83. At fol. 451 follow the Interpretationes Hebraicorum nominum. The scribe may be depicted on fol. 198. The insertion of a Litany and its accessories in the body of a Bible is extremely rare. On the whole the volume was probably written for a house of Austin friars, not canons; the relic day, as Mr. Bannister points out from fol. 470v, was between Nov. 2 and Nov. 6.
After the psalter (Hebrew and Gallican in parallel columns) follow the daily and weekly canticles (fol. 235), Te deum and Quicumque, the litany of the saints (fol. 237), antiphons and collects of the office of the dead (fol. 237v) and the order of the corresponding collects (fol. 237vb).
List in 4 cols. of 74 lines
Historiated and other borders.
Fine penwork borders and initials.
Related in style to the Windmill Psalter (New York, Morgan Library, MS M.102) (Pächt and Alexander iii. 473, pl. XLVI)
Red leather with gold ornament, English, 16th century.
Provenance and Acquisition
Liturgical evidence for a convent of Augustinian friars.
Fol. 481 (flyleaf), indulgence of Thomas (Winterton ?), provincial of the Augustinian friars in England, late 14th century, with fleuronee initial.
Probably presented by Thomas Randal in 1602.
MS. Auct. D. 3. 2 - endleaf (fol. 481)
Digital Bodleian (14 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04-22: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.