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

MS. Auct. D. 5. 19

Summary Catalogue no.: 1855



The Bible in Latin, the Vulgate edition: the New Testament begins at fol. 526: at fol. 675 follows the Interpretatio nominum Hebraicorum. Fol. i a list of the books of the Bible. Ten fragments of a printed book of Hours once in the 17th cent. binding of this volume were kept separate in 1884.

Preceded by:

Epistle and Gospel list, Use of Sarum

Added, 15th century. Temporale (fol. ii); sanctorale (fol. vii); common of the saints (fol. xi); votive masses of the Virgin, etc. (fol. xii). Incipits and explicits.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: xii + 743 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 160 × 110 mm.
Dimensions (written): 113 × 78 mm.


2 col. of 40 lines


Fleuronnée borders, initials.

Fols. 675–741 added, 15th century, middle, with good initial. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 450)


Origin: 13th century, third quarter; additions, 15th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Istum librum emit magister Johannes Hychecoke de magistro Johanne Smyth tunc presbitero parochiali ecclesie Sancti Jacobi iuxta collegium Ricardi Whytyngton, cuius dictus magister J. Hychecoke est socius perpetuus pro vj marcis et xl d. anno Domini Mo ⟨CCCC⟩ lxij et 4o die mensis Junii eiusdem anni. Hijs testibus, magistro Thoma Englys et magistro Wyllelmo Twyktwyn socijs perpetuis dicti collegii. Non venale.'

'Liber Henrici Cooper ex legato magistri Johannis Hychcoke auunculi sui, cuius anime propicietur Deus Amen.'

Probably acquired in 1605–11 (cf. Sum. Cat. I. 96)

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. 450 [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.