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

MS. Holkham misc. 9

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


Albertus Magnus, Ennarationes in XII prophetas minores
Language(s): Latin
(pr. Opera (Paris, 1892), XIX)

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: perfectas scilicet
Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermarks: steer's head, cf. Briquet 15050; steer, cf. Briquet 2785.
Extent: ii (modern paper) + 235 + ii (modern paper) leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 275 × 200 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 200–5 × 135 mm.
Foliation: Foliated in modern pencil: i-ii, 1–237.


Binding too tight for collation


Ruled with very faint frame-ruling with 51–4 written lines per page.


Written in a semi-cursive hand


Plain red initials.


Polished brown leather over pasteboards; the upper cover stamped in gilt with the Coke crest; the spine lettered in gilt 'ALBERTUS | super | XII | PROPHETAS || M.S. | AN. MCCCCLVI.'; the edges of the leaves speckled brown.


Origin: Swiss, Basle (?); 1456

Provenance and Acquisition

Written by Mathias Harnischer, chaplain of St. Peter's, Basle , 1456: 'Explicit opus domini alberti quondam episcopi super duodecim prophetas scriptum manu domini Mathie harnescher cappelani in sancto petro bas[iliensi] Anno domini mccccl sexto prima mensis junij finitum Laus deo Amen.' (fol. 234r).

' THOMAS WILLIAM COKE ' (1754–1842), with his bookplate; formerly Norfolk, Holkham Hall, MS. 153.

Record Sources

Draft description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 521

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.