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

MS. Auct. D. inf. 2. 6

Summary Catalogue no.: 2516


Gospel of St. Luke with gloss.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initial. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 367)


Origin: 13th century, second quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Beeleigh, Essex, Premonstratensian abbey of St Mary the Virgin and St Nicholas: 'ecclesie sancte Marie et sancti Nicholai De Meldone' (on flyleaf at end, fol. 120, s. xiii). Beeleigh was called Maldon until the thirteenth cent. 'De Meldone' in the inscription is erased and not quite legible, but there can be no doubt about the reading since 'de Meldon'' is scribbled twice below. The inscription is more probably a 'probatio penne' than a formal ex libris. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

'Jacobus Riddings vicarius de Penkrich iure habet hunc codicem' (s. xvi/xvii). The numeral 21 inside a box on fol. v is a 17th-cent. Bodleian number. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.