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

MS. Lat. th. c. 20

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


fols. 1r–2v
Bede, Commentary on Luke,

xxiv, 40–53, pr. PL 92 col. 630 D.5 ‘denuntiet’-634 A.14 ‘Dominum suum’. Verse 44 marked ‘cccxliii’ in the margin.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 2 leaves (fol. 1 is reversed)
Dimensions (leaf): 300 × 225 mm.
Dimensions (written): 218 × 165 mm.


33 long lines


Caroline minuscule


The Gospel passages sometimes rubricated.


Origin: 9th century, 3rd quarter ; Eastern France (?): Bernard Bischoff, Katalog der festländischen Handschriften des neunten Jahrhunderts (1998), no. 3811.

Provenance and Acquisition

Once used as covers of a binding

Second leaf foliated in modern pencil ‘63’.

J. Tregaskis, cat. 850 (Jan. 1922), item 23

Coella Lindsay Ricketts, Chicago

Tregaskis, cat. 990 (Jan. 1931), item 1; and cat. 1013 (1935), item 1

Given by Francis Edward Boshear Norris, 1952.

Record Sources

Typescript description (n.d.) by anonymous Bodleian Library staff, revised (Dec. 2020) by Andrew Dunning with reference to the manuscript and to secondary literature as cited.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)


Last Substantive Revision

2020-12-09: Andrew Dunning Revised description.