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

MS. Douce 292

Summary Catalogue no.: 21866


Gospel of St. Matthew
Language(s): Latin
Gospel of St. Mark
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Pächt and Alexander i. 266, pl. XVIII:

Important miniatures.

Important Canon Tables.

Important borders.

Important initials.


Thick wooden boards covered with leather, with brass clasps (one lost), and two small rings attached; front cover overlaid with brass, with ivory carving let in of Christ surrounded by symbols of the rour evangelists; elaborately engraved flat brass frame.


Origin: 11th century, second half (c. 1060 (?)) ; Flemish, Liège, or German, Lorsch (for full discussion see the description at Bibliotheca Laureshamensis)

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).


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Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.