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

MS. Auct. D. inf. 2. 1

Summary Catalogue no.: 1967


Language(s): Latin (with an indenture in Middle English, fol. 1)


With prefaces and notes; canon tables (fol. iii verso); fol. 452, Interpretationes nominum Hebraicorum.

Epistle and Gospel list

Preceding the bible: temporale (iiir, ivvb); sanctorale (ivvb-ivvd), beginning with St Sylvester; common of the saints (ivvd) and the dedication; votive masses (ivvd-iv) and masses for the dead. Incipits only, some explicits.

On fols. ii recto, 451v, 464 are many verses on points of Latin grammar and prosody, and on foll. ii verso, 451 miscellaneous theological notes.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: x + 465 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 230 × 155 mm.


2 cols.


Penwork initials (Pächt and Alexander, concordance and addenda, p. 4).

Accompanying Material

Fol. 1 is nearly the whole of an indenture in English between John Billyngton and Thomas Abyne, grocers, and Bartholomew Dun, mercer, all of London, 1 August 1456.


Origin: 13th century, second half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Master Croxton', 16th cent., fol. 457.

Given by Michael Spark 'bibliopolae Lond.' in 1626, fol. v.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), Addenda (by Bruce Barker-Benfield) [decoration, origin, date]
S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957) [epistle and gospel list, physical description]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, provenance and acquisition]

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-06: Revised to incorporate all information SC, Pächt and Alexander, and van Dijk.