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

MS. Auct. D. 5. 10

Summary Catalogue no.: 1853



A Latin Vulgate Bible, with prefaces, in a minute hand: the New Testament begins on fol. 415. At fol. 524 follow: Interpretations nominum Hebraicorum; (fol. 563) the Eusebian Canons applied to a summary of the Gospels; (fol. 569) a list of texts for sermons on holy days, Sundays, and special occasions. A 15th cent. hand has added on fol. 579 two sets of memorial verses about the books of the Bible (begg. 'Sunt Genes. Ex. Le. Nu.', 'L. Genesis, minus Exo decem'). There is a Latin note about the death of pope Urban vi in 1389 and his successor's election on fol. ii, and other theological notes.

(fol. 575v)
Epistle and Gospel list

Temporale, Sarum use. Added. The opening words of the introit precede those of the epistle and gospel. Incipits only.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 580 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 125 × 83 mm.
Dimensions (written): 96 × 56 mm.


2 col. of 46 lines


Good historiated initials.

Other initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1318, pl. CXIX)


Origin: 13th century, third quarter ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

'Johannes Powell', 16th cent., fol. 1.

Probably acquired between 1613 and 1620.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 1318 [decoration, date, origin]
S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957) [contents, physical description]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, provenance and acquisition]

Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-19: Description revised to include all information in SC.