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

MS. Lat. th. b. 8

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


John of Freiburg, Summa confessorum (beginning and ending imperfect)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 282 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 370 × 245 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 280 × 165–70 mm.
Foliation: Modern pencil, 1–282


58 lines, in 2 columns


Rounded gothic bookhand


Coloured initials with penwork.


Medieval binding. Sewn on eight thick split straps, entering the outer face of the wood board, and converging in pairs along V-shaped channels on the inner face of the board, to be secured by four wood pegs; the edges of rthe boards slightly bevelled; the upper board with traces of a white leather covering, a pair of clasps at the fore-edge, and a rust-stained chain-staple(?) hole at the lower edge, towards the spine; the lower board split in two vertically; the inner faces of the boards with slight offsets of writing, presumably from pastedowns no longer extant


Origin: 13th century - 14th century ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Annotated by early readers

Given by N. R. Ker, 1975. Formerly Dep. b. 8.

Record Sources

Preliminary description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.