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.