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

MS. Douce 368

Summary Catalogue no.: 21943


Bede, Historia ecclesiastica
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Pächt and Alexander iii. 104, pl. X:

Fine historiated initials.

Fine historiated other initials.


Bound for Thomas Rawlinson.


Origin: 12th century, second quarter ; English, Winchcomb

Provenance and Acquisition

Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, Benedictine abbey of St Kenelm: "In hoc volumine continetur liber uenerabilis bede presbiteri in libro ecclesiastice historie gentis anglorum quod quidem volumen pertinet ad monasterium Winchelcombense" (s. xv); inscription on a label now pasted to fol. ii verso but formerly fastened by 12 nails to one of the covers of the old binding (present binding of s. xviii). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Thomas Rawlinson (sale cat. 1721, no. 399, bought by "West" for £4). Philip Carterel Webb. G. Brander sale. (MLGB3)

Cf. Plummer, Baedae Op. Hist., 1. cxv. (MLGB3)

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 (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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