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

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).

Followed by:

Epistle and Gospel list (Augustinian)

Temporale (fol. 469); sanctorale (fol. 469vd); common of the saints (fol. 470vc); four votive masses (fol. 470vd). Incipits only.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 3 + 477 + 4 fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 267 × 180 mm.
Dimensions (written): 235 × 180 mm.


2 cols.

List in 4 cols. of 74 lines


Related in style to the Windmill Psalter (New York, Morgan Library, MS M.102) (Pächt and Alexander iii. 473, pl. XLVI)

Fine miniatures.

Historiated and other borders.

Historiated initials.

Other initials.

Fine penwork borders and initials.


Red leather with gold ornament, English, 16th century.


Origin: 13th century, end ; English

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)


Language(s): Latin


Indulgence of Thomas (Winterton?) provincial of the Augustinian order of friars in England (late 14th cent.), with blank spaces for the community and date.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Penwork initial.


Origin: 14th century, late

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 473 [decoration, origin, date; decoration of endleaf]
S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957) [list, fols. 469–70; physical description]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, binding, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (14 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-22: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.