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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 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


Good drawings (sketches) added to a MS. of 12th century, beginning. (P&A iii. 381)

Initials in red, purple or blue. On fol.1, originally blank, 13th-cent, pen sketch including a man holding a stick upraised.


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