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

MS. Hamilton 53

Summary Catalogue no.: 24483


Peter of Waltham, Remediarium conversorum
Colophon: (fol. 190v) Finitus est liber iste Anno Domini Millesimo Trecentesimo Nonagesimo secundo Ipso die beati ewurcij episcopi et confessoris

Followed by an index in the same hand to fol. 193v (leaf missing after fol. 192), probably writing at the same date. The first leaf is missing.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 193 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 207 × 145 mm.


1 col., 30–32 lines, written space 160 × 96–100 mm.


Coloured initials.



Pigskin over boards, late 14th century


Origin: 1392 ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

Perhaps from the Cisterian abbey of Neuzelle, as suggested by the comparison of the binding and cover-title with MS. Hamilton 2.

Sir William Hamilton, 1788–1856

Presented to the Bodleian Library by his sons and received in 1857.

Record Sources

Description adapted (Dec. 2019) from the following sources:
Andrew G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 511 [contents, physical description, origin, provenance]
The Summary Catalogue (1905) [contents]

Last Substantive Revision

2019-12-11: Description revised for Polonsky German.