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

MS. Lat. th. e. 49

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


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: x + 129
Dimensions (leaf): 180 × 120 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 135 × 85 mm.


31-3 lines, in 1 column


Plain red initials.


Sewn on three cords and bound in brown leather over pasteboard; the covers with blind-tooled fillets; the spine with a speckled paper title piece inscribed 'Thom. Cist. (?) | in Cantic.'.


Origin: 12th century, late - 13th century, early; 1310 (fols. 1-9) ; Italian, Morimondo

Provenance and Acquisition

The Cistercian monastery of Morimondo, Pavia

The added tabula has the inscription, 'Tabula anno domini MCCCX composita a dono [sic] Beltramo de Reoldis monacho et thessaurio Morimundi Mediolanensis ...' (this monk also copied California, Berkeley, MS. 49, at Morimondo in 1288)

Paolo Giovio (1483-1552) (?)

Christie's 26 Nov. 1976, lot 381.

Record Sources

Draft description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.