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MS. Lat. th. d. 34

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


Tertullian, Apologeticum

(Clavis 3). The text belongs to the vulgate or common tradition. Ours is MS. λ (Luganensis) of the editions. Fol.28v–9v are blank.

Language(s): Latin
Ps.-Ambrose, Libellus de dignitate sacerdotali (Clavis 171a)
Rubric: Liber iste aut(?) est Cassiodori de instr⟨uctione sacerdotis⟩(?)](written in crayon in upper margin, 13th cent.(?))
Incipit: Si quis frater[sic] oraculum
Language(s): Latin
Ambrose, Expositio de Psalmo CXVIII

(Clavis 141). Extracts, not in sequence.

Incipit: Non satis est.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: quod oderant
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 58 leaves (fol.i–ii, 57–8 are modern flyleaves)
Dimensions (leaf): 282 × 220 mm.
Dimensions (written): 197–205 × 137–43 mm.
(fols. 1v-28)
Dimensions (written): 204–6 × 136–9 mm.
(fols. 30–56v)


1(8)–3(8), 4(6), 5(8)–7(8), 8(2)(?) quires 2–7 numbered a-f at end in crayon


30–2 lines fols. 1v-28, 31 lines fols.30–56v, ruled with a hard point; fol.26–29 were originally pricked and ruled for two leaves of a larger book in two columns


Two hands, (a) fol.1v–28; (b) fol.30–56v


Pächt and Alexander iii. 381:

Good drawings (sketches) added to a MS. of 12th century, beginning. On fol.1, originally blank, 13th-cent, pen sketch including a man holding a stick upraised.

Initials in red, purple or blue.


Eighteenth-cent. English binding in calf, gilt.


Origin: 12th century, beginning; added decoration, 13th century, second quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Milburga/Mildburg' 12th century

Joseph Martini, Lugano bookseller, c. 1920–1929

William G. Kelso, NY (de Ricci, Census, p. 1202)

Stefan Mendl, NY

Bought at Sotheby's, 11 July 1966, lot 262.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.