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

MS. Auct. D. 3. 6

Summary Catalogue no.: 2703



Added texts, early (?) 15th century:

(fol. 1)

Various additional prologues to some of the books.

(fol. 458)
Interpretationes nominum Hebraicorum
(fol. 484)

Memorial verses relating to the books of the Bible

Incipit: Sex prohibet peccant
Epistle and Gospel list

Added, early (?) 15th cent. Temporale (fol. 448v); main feasts of the sanctorale (fol. 491v); common of the saints (fol. 492); votive masses and masses of the dead (492v); order of readings from Scripture at matins (fol. 493). Incipits only.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: v + 498 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 287 × 190 mm.


List in 62 long lines, 226 × 139 mm.


Illuminated capitals.


Origin: 14th century, early; additions, 15th century, early ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Summary Catalogue: "The book was often deposited in Oxford University chests, but some of the entries are erased, as is also a note of early ownership on fol. 457. In April 1454 and at other times it was a caution in the Langton chest; on Nov. 23, 1457, it was in the Dunken chest, (fol. 494v) 'Caucio magistri Lodowyci Neth [?] cum suplementis videlicet xij cocliaribus ij crateris vna murra vna parua capsa aurea & vna obligacione magistro W. Silk rectori ecclesie sancte [sic] Aldati exposita pro x marcis proviso quod si predictus Lodewyeus impetret propriis suis sumptibus ante festum Resurrectionis Domini post datum presencium vnam pluralitatem in bona forma eandemque predicto Willelmo in villa Oxonie tradiderit, tune prefatus W. solnet eidem Lodowyco iij marcas vjs viijd cum caucionibus supradictis, alias quod liciat eidem W. post tempus suprascriptum predictas cauciones iusto precio vendere cum consilio magistri johannis Moore. Hec scripta sunt manu propria in aula Bouina anno Domini M.cccc. lxxij iij die Octobris': 'Caucio magistri Jacobi Ottes imposita sciste de Robure [Roubury] primo die Octobris anno domini 1496 ...' "

'Orate pro magistro Willelmo Cleue in utroque iure baccalaureo Bristollie natus Londonie conuersanti ac ⟨pro animabus⟩ Rogeri et Elizabethe parentum eiusdem', 16th cent., fol. 495, cf. fol. iv verso.

Erased inscription in the main hand at the end of the Bible proper (fol. 457), beginning: 'Explicit bibliotheca . . .'. (MLGB3)

Newstead, Nottinghamshire, Augustinian priory of St Mary the Virgin (?): 'Iste liber constat Thome Gunthorpe de Nouo Loco in Schyrwode et rectori', 16th cent (?); presumably Thomas Gunthorpe, prior of Newstead 1467–1504.

Probably acquired 1613–20 (cf. Summary Catalogue I.102).

Record Sources

S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957). Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.