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.