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

MS. Lat. th. c. 29

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


Lives of Saints,

part of January and February. Accented throughout in red (for reading aloud?)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf): 375 × 255 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 290 × 210 mm.
Foliation: Modern pencil, 1–76


42 lines; in 2 columns


Fine early gothic bookhand


Sewn on five double thongs, and bound in plain parchment, apparently re-used from a volume of a French work, with the remains of a title inscribed upside-down at the bottom of the spine in an 19th-cent. hand, the original volume apparently about twice as thick as the present contents, which do, however, start imperfect


Origin: 12th century, late - 13th century, early ; English

Record Sources

Preliminary description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.