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

MS. Auct. D. 5. 4

Summary Catalogue no.: 1890


New Testament.

Gospels, Acts, the General Epistles, St. Paul's Epistles (Rom., 1 & 2 Cor., Gal., Eph., Phil., 1 & 2 Thess., Col., Epistola 'ad Laodicenses' (fol. 175v), 1 & 2 Tim., Tit., Philem., Hebr.), Revelation. There are many notes to the Epistles and Apocalypse, partly made with a metal stilus.

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 204)

With South-West French saints

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 207)

An abstract of the contents of every chapter of the books of the New Testament and (fol. 210v) of Genesis to the end of Kings in the Old Testament.

Language(s): Latin
(fols. 218–221)

Many minor theological memoranda of the 13th and 14th centuries, one (13th cent.) in French (fol. 221r), the rest in Latin written in French and (later) English hands. Among the latter is an epitaph on Walter Coket, rector of Timworth and Ingham in Suffolk (15th cent.? fol. 218v), and a (14th cent.) line 'Helmus honor claustre cadit obruta flatibus haustre' (fol. 218): the reference is perhaps to the abbey of St. Benet of Holm in Norfolk, which had tithes from Ingham. The lower margin of fol. 125 is cut off.

Language(s): Latin and Old French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: v + 223 leaves. The lower margin of fol. 125 is cut off.
Dimensions (binding): 5.875 × 4.625 in.


2 cols.


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 505)


Origin: c. 1200 ; French, South-west (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Epitaph on Walter Coket, rector of Timworth and Ingham in Suffolk (15th cent.?), fol. 218v.

Owned by 'William Bradshewe', as four witnesses testify, perhaps in 1603 or 1604 (fol. 216v).

The volume seems to have reached the Library in one of those two years.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford , I (1966), no. 505 [decoration, date, localization]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance, acquisition]


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 3: Rituals and Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 120

Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-25: Description revised to include all information in SC.