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


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 579 (fols. 1-9)

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.