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'Actus Apostolorum', Written in the 8th century in English uncials in Kent

MS. Selden Supra 30

  • Request

'Actus Apostolorum', a 13th cent. title: the Acts of the Apostles in Jerome's Latin version, wanting one leaf containing xiv. 28-xv. 32 (from after hostium fidei to before cum essent profetae:

  1. Page 70 was originally blank (between xvi. 32 and 33), and is covered with two rather later prayers by an aged 'indigna famula', which begg. 'Domine Deus omnipotens ... libera me de multitudine iniquitatum mearum' and 'Lux uera mundi lumen meum'
  2. Pages 71-end are in a different and less careful, but perhaps contemporary hand
  3. Facsimiles of pp. 30, 90, with description, in New Palaeographical Society, series II, pl. 56 (1915) and of p. 102 in Nicholson's Early Bodleian Music, pl. v, cp. p. xx.


  • Creation: Written in the 8th century in English uncials in Kent


116 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Selden Supra 30


Old Selden mark = 30

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 3418

Custodial History

'Di. I. G. III', 14th cent., showing (with the words 'secundo folio Viri fratres') that this volume belonged to St. Augustine's abbey at Canterbury: in the published catalogue (p. 210) is a note that in the original it is an added entry, implying that it was given its shelf-mark not earlier than about A.D. 1500.

Manuscript 3432 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On parchment


9 3/8 × 7 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom