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

MS. Lat. th. d. 45

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


Commentary on St. Luke's Gospel (Stegmüller, Repertorium, no. 9851 (?))
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (paper) + 58 (the last pasted to a paper leaf) + i (paper) + i (a paper slip, found loose between fols. 7 & 8, how hinged to the pastedown)
Dimensions (leaf): 245 × 165 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 200-5 × 135 mm.
Foliation: Modern pencil, i, 1-60


I-II8 (fols. 1-16), III8+1 (a parchment slip is sewn into the centre of the quire, fol. 21) (fols. 17-25), IV10 (fols. 26-35), V-VI8 (fols. 36-51), VII8 (fols. 52-57), a final parchment leaf is pasted to a paper endleaf


49-54 lines, in 2 columns


Small neat gothic, heavily abbreviated


Sewn on five cords, and tightly bound in reddish-brown leather over pasteboards, the covers blind tooled with simple framing fillets and a saltire cross, the second compartment of the spine inscribed 'Explan | in Luc', probably by the same hand as other Bodleian MSS. from S. Maria de Colomba, the fourth compartment with a rectangular paper label inscribed '25', the last compartment with a square paper label inscribed '94'; rust-stained holes in the first and last leaves are evidence of the metal fittings and lasps of a previous binding


Origin: 13th century, early ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Ex-libris of Morimondo : 'Liber sancte marie de Marimundo mediolanensis dyocesis Cisterciensis ordinis NoxL' (fol. 57v); the top margin of fol. 1r inscribed ?18th-cent., 'In lucan Euangelium'

Christie's 1 June 1977, lot 159, bought by Quaritch for the Bodleian.

Record Sources

Preliminary description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.