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MS. Auct. F. 1. 15

Summary Catalogue no.: 2455


Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae,

with commentary and gloss

Language(s): Latin and Old English
Persius, Satires,

with gloss

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Composite: two parts
Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 37, pl. III)


White sheepskin (about 1602) over older sewing and boards (the boards had been reversed for a re-binding which preceded that of 1602).


Origin: 10th century, end ; English, Canterbury, St. Augustine's

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter: "Hunc librum dat Leofricus episcopus ecclesie sancti petri apostoli in exonia ubi sedes episcopalis est ad utilitatem successorum suorum. Si quis illum abstulerit inde. subiaceat maledictioni. Fiat." (fol. 77v); also OE version. A similar inscription to part 2, on fol. 78r, see Summary Catalogue 2455. Perhaps visible in the 1508 catalogue (Oliver, Lives, p. 368), but second folio gone. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Given to Bodley by the Dean and Chapter of Exeter, 1602. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

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


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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (35 images from 35mm slides)


Matthew T. Hussey, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile (Binghamton, NY: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2014), vol. 22: Exeter Manuscripts


Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.