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

MS. Lat. th. c. 36

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


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (paper) + 146 + i (paper)
Dimensions (leaf): 300 × 200 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 225 × 150 mm.
Foliation: Modern pencil, i, 1–147



35 lines, in 2 columns


Fine rounded early gothic


Coloured initials with penwork.


Sewn on three wide split/double straps, nailed to the outside of the wood boards, covered with reddish-brown leather; the spine inscribed in grey-blue ink 'Haymon. | In Apocal.', and with a trace of a paper label


Origin: 12th century - early 13th century ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Chiaravalle della Colomba, near Piacenza, on the evidence of the binding.

Paolo Giovio (1483–1552) (?)

Bought at Christie's, 17 Nov. 1976, lot 375.

Record Sources

Preliminary description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.