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

MS. Auct. D. 5. 13

Summary Catalogue no.: 1852



The Bible in Latin, the Vulgate edition, with the general and special prologues of st. Jerome: the New Testament begins on fol. 501: at fol. 620 follows the usual Interpretatio nominum Hebraicorum. Followed by:

Epistle and Gospel list

Added, 15th century. Temporale (fol. 671); sanctorale (fol. 674, 675vb, v-viira); common of the saints (fol. viira); votive masses (fol. viiva) and masses for the dead (fol. viivb). Incipits only.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: vii + 676 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 140 × 95 mm.


2 cols.


Good historiated initials.

Other initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 475, pl. XLVI)


Origin: 13th century, late; added text, 15th century ; English (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Pledged at Oxford by dom. John Dorman, 1450, fol. 671.

Probably acquired between 1605 and 1611.

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. 475 [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) [art 1.1, dimensions, extent]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

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