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MS. Lat. th. d. 24

Summary Catalogue no.: 30591 (in part)


Aldhelm, De virginitate

Two leaves, with 10th-century Kentish (?) glosses. Pp.270 l.4 ‘ludificare’ - 271 l.5 ‘lampadibus ecclesiae’, and pp.280 l.14 'ecclesiae' - 281 l.18 ‘in utroque’ of the ed. of Ehwald, M. G. H. Auct. Antiq. XV. For the whereabouts of other leaves of this MS. see E. A. Lowe, Rev. Bén. 39 (1927), 191–2 and N. R. Ker, Catalogue of MSS. containing Anglo-Saxon, Oxford, 1957, p.10, no.12. Additional notes on these by N. R. Ker form fol.i and ii of this MS.

Language(s): Latin, with glosses in Old English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: two leaves, cropped severely by the binder
Dimensions (ruled): 140 × 110 mm.


22 long lines.


Initial. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 9)


Origin: 9th century, beginning and 10th century, second half ; English, Mercia (?) and Kent (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol. 2 given to the Bodleian by H. W. Garrod, 1942. Fol. 1 was formerly MS. Lat. th. f. 2 (P)

A part of another bifolium is the wrapper of the printed book Arch A f.131, which formerly had the shelfmark Don. f. 458.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff, revised by Peter Kidd and Elizabeth Solopova.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.