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

MS. Lat. th. c. 26

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

Patristic works; England, mid-12th century


(fol. iii)

Contemporary list of contents

Jerome, Commentarii in IV Epistulas Paulinas (Titus)
Rubric: Incipit expositio beati Jeronimi presbiteri super epistolam Pauli apostoli ad Titum

pr. P.L.26 col.555–600

Language(s): Latin
Jerome, Commentarii in IV Epistulas Paulinas (Philemon)
Rubric: Incipit expositio beati Iheronimi presbiteri super epistolam Pauli apostoli ad Philemonem

pr. P.L.26col.599–618, ends incomplete ten lines before the end: cui specialiter epistola dicatur, as does MS.Royal 3.B.I

Language(s): Latin
Isidore of Seville, De fide catholica
Rubric: Incipiunt kapitula libri primi Ysidori ad sororem suam Florentinam de divinitate

pr. P. L.83 col.449–538. Bk.II begins on fol.46

Language(s): Latin
Augustinus Hibernicus, De mirabilibus sacrae scripturae

An Irish work of the seventh cent. (see CPL 1123), pr. P.L.35 col.2151–2200. Bk.II begins on fol.66v, bk.III on fol.72

Rubric: Incipiunt libri sancti Augustini de mirabilibus divine scripture
Incipit: Omnium mirabilium velut principale fundamentum
Language(s): Latin
Julianus Pomerius, De uita contemplatiua
Rubric: Incipiunt Prosperi libri tres de vita contemplativa et activa

CPL 998, pr. P.L.59 col.415–520. Bk.II begins on fol.85v, and bk.III on fol.98v.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: titulo
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 121 leaves, the columns numbered on fol.1–31
Dimensions (leaf): 320 × 210 mm.
Dimensions (written): 220 × 135 mm.
Dimensions (written): 250 × 160 mm.


1(8)–3(8), 4(8) (6 canc.), 5(8)–14(8) catchwords


2 cols., 36 and (fol.32–118v) 38 lines


Plain red initials.


Origin: 12th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Liber iste est ecclesie sancti Edmundi regis et martiris . Quem qui defraudaverit sit anathema Ihesu. Amen' 13th century, and pressmark 'J. 16', no. cviiii in the Bury catalogue, ed. M. R. James, The Abbey of St. Edmund at Bury (Cambridge Antiq. Soc., publ.28), 1895, p.28

J. Anstis sale, 12 Dec. 1768, lot 120; R. Blyke sale, 11 May 1776, lot 23, bought by Scott for 2s 6d

Andrew Gifford (1700–84) bequeathed with other manuscripts (including lot 10 from the Blyke sale), to the Bristol Baptist College, 1784 (their MS. Z.c. 5).

Bought, 1962.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.