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

MS. Auct. D. 5. 6

Summary Catalogue no.: 1850



The second volume of a Latin Vulgate Bible, containing from Proverbs to the end of the New Testament, with prefaces. St. Matthew's Gospel begins on fol. 189. At fol. 311 follow the Interpretationes Hebraicorum nominum injured by the binder.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 328 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 7 × 4.75 in.


2 cols.


Good borders.


Good fleuronnée initials, borders. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 447)


Stamped brown leather on boards, Oxford work about 1560, initials G. K.


Origin: 13th century, third quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Liber Thomae Persse de Islington prope London', 16th cent. (fol. 323v: partly erased, but see fol. 327v).

This volume appears to be the only one corresponding to 'Pars prior Bibliorum Lat. 8. MS.' presented in 1602 by Thomas Randal, so 'prior' is probably an error for 'posterior'.

MS. Auct. D. 5. 6 - endleaves (fols. i, 328)


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 14th century, early

Additional Information

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. 447 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition, endleaves]

Last Substantive Revision

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