MS. Auct. D. 3. 4
Summary Catalogue no.: 2031
With the prologues of st. Jerome, in the following order of books: Octateuch, Reg. 1–4, Paral., Esdras 1–2, Tob., Judith, Esther, Job, Psalmi, Parab., Eccl., Cant., Sap., Ecclus., Is., Jer., Threni, Baruch, Ez., Dan., the 12 Minor Prophets, Macc.; Matth, (fol. 282v), Marc., Luc., Joh., Rom., Cor., Gal., Eph., Phil., Thess., Col., Tim., Titus, Philem., Hebr., Actus, Gen. Epp., Apoc. At fol. 360 follow 'Interpretationes nominum Hebraicorum'.
Good historiated borders.
Other initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 425, pl. XXXVI)
Red leather on boards, two sets of clasps lost, English 15th cent. work
Provenance and Acquisition
Exeter Cathedral (?): there is no trace left of the arms mentioned in the following note of Gerard Langbaine in his catalogue made about 1655, 'Codex bene scriptus fuisse olim videtur ecclesie Exoniensis, folio siquidem 1º habentur insignia episcopatus (et episcopi) itemque decani cancellarii praecentoris et thesaurarii Exoniensium suis omnia coloribus graphicè delineata'. At some time subsequent to 1655 there may have been some danger of the book being reclaimed.
Nearly erased entries on fol. 394 seem to show that the volume was deposited in a University Chest at Oxford in 1422.
Probably this is the Latin Bible presented by William Cotton, bishop of Exeter, in 1605.
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04-22: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.