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

MS. Lat. th. b. 7

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


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 435 × 275 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 350–5 × 215 mm.
Foliation: Two series of medieval foliation, in arabic numerals, both starting on the first extant leaf: the slightly older, in smaller numerals, from from 1–46, then stopping, the slightly younger (used here), (?)14th-cent., in larger numerals, from 3–179


81–3 lines; in 2 columns


Rounded bookhand


Sewn on four double-ropes (all but one broken at the upper joint), entering channels in the inner face of the the wood boards through holes in their outer face, and fixed with wood pegs; the outer edges of the boards slighly chamfered except at the corners; recesses at the fore-edge are evidence of two clasps; scoring of the outer faces of the boards are evidence that they were once covered; the spine strengthened/repaired with fragments of a ?15th-cent. music manuscript


Origin: 13th century ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

A 14th-cent. table on contents is on a paper leaf pasted to the inside face of the lower board, with folio references starting with Genesis on fol. 3 (see under Foliation)

Annotated in 14th-cent. and later hands

Erased (?)ownership inscription at the foot on fol. 3r

'The property of a lady', sold at Sotheby's, 3 February 1943, lot 320, bought by Maggs for £35, with their pencilled acquisition note on the lower pastedown

Given by N. R. Ker, 1975. Formerly Dep. b. 154.

Record Sources

Preliminary description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.