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

MS. Lat. bib. c. 9

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


Gospels with glossa ordinaria

Vulgate chapter divisions added in the margin. Some additional glosses in the margins.

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 1)

Matt., beg. imperf. at 2.1, and wants 15.38–18.22 due to loss of a leaf after fol.42.

(fol. 69)

Mark (Prologue, Stegmüller Repertorium 607).

(fol. 109)

Luke (Prologue, Stegmüller 620).

(fol. 187)

John (Prologue, Stegmüller 624), ends imperf. at 12.20.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 218 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 310 × 200 mm.
Dimensions (written): 215 × 145 mm.


1 (last two leaves only), 2(8)–6(8), 7(8) (wants 1–5), 8(8), 9(8), 10(8) (8 canc.), 11(8)–24(8), 25(8) (7 and 8 canc.), 26(8)–28(8), 29(8) (wants 8), the quires numbered at the end I-[X] (Matthew), I–V (Mark), I–[X] (Luke), I–III (John)


49 lines, text and gloss. Text of the gloss sometimes above, sometimes below top line.


Fine initials. (P&A iii. 293)

Illuminated initials on fol.69, 69v, 109v, 110, 187, 188, in flat gold on rose, blue or purple grounds with scrollwork; other initials plain red and blue


modern binding.


Origin: c. 1200 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Thomas Cowper, 16th cent.: ‘Iste liber pertinet bere yt well in mind ad Thomam Cowper’ (fol.1)

John Cowper, 16th cent. ‘Joannes Cowper est verus possessor huius libri’ (fol.108, cf. fol.87v)

Richard Lumlay, 16th cent. ‘Richard Lumley oweth this boyke’ (fol.145v)

Earl of Hopetoun (bookplate)

Quaritch(?) no. '424'

Bought in 1931 from Thorpe.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.