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MS. Lat. th. c. 21

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


Pauline epistles, with commentary of Gilbert de la Porrée

Rom., 1 Cor. (pref. Stegmüller. Repertorium 687) 2 Cor., 1, 2 Thess., 1 Tim., 2 Tim.1–18, Titus, Philem., Hebr.1–6.5, 13.8–end; in the commentary the authors quoted are indicated in the margin. Running titles and vulgate chapter numbers were added later.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: (text) estis et vos
Secundo Folio: (comment.) inter quas gentes.
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i+87 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 325 × 225 mm.
Dimensions (written): 233 × 170 mm.


1(8)–8(8), 9(10) (10 canc.), 10(8), 11(4) separate leaves, several missing before 4


Text in narrow inner column, gloss in wider outer column

text 22–42 lines (26 normally)

gloss 52 lines


Initials to books left blank, but outlines of a few traced in plummet, other initials in red, first sentence of text in alternate lines of blue and red capitals, some lemmata scored through in red.


Binding white skin over boards, blind tooled, 15th.cent.(?) with mark of staple for chaining on a lectern in middle of top of back cover, and marks of clasps.

Accompanying Material

Inside the end cover is a fragment of a book written on parchment in a liturgical text hand of the 15th cent. containing prayers.


Origin: 12th century ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Henry Jeffreys Bushby (bookplate), c. 1893

J. Tregaskis, Caxton Head Cat. 822, 1920, item 40

Given by F. E. Norris, 1952.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.