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Collection of Latin writings, Written in the second half of the 12th century in England

MS. Selden Supra 35
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. Fol. 3. 'Liber pastoralis' of Gregory the Great, with list of chapters and prologue.
  2. Fol. 83v. 'Liber pastoralis sancti Ambrosii episcopi', sive de dignitate sacerdotali: beg. 'Si quis fratres oraculum.'
  3. Fol. 89. 'Apologeticus sancti Gregorij Nazanzeni', 'in Latinum translatus ex Greco', preceded by a 'prefatio Rufini presbiteri de opusculis sancti Gregorii'.

Fols. 121-3 are a leaf from an early 14th cent. MS. of the Codex Justiniani. On fol. 120 is a Latin prophecy of rain: 'Si pluit in festo Processi & Martiniani', July 2, 13th cent., and on fol. 120v a list of the contents of the book, 13th cent.


  • Creation: Written in the second half of the 12th century in England


122 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Selden Supra 35


Old Selden mark = 35

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. 3423

Custodial History

'Iste est liber R P.', and on the back is 'R P', a 15th cent. monastic shelf-mark. A nearly erased inscription on fol. 120 reads 'D ... ... ... de s . . ber ... y . . de seynt Martyn deschaumps' (15th cent.), possibly 'Donum ... Seber presbyteri' of st. Martin in the Fields, London. 'Thys bok belongyth to Robert Blumston prest' (15th cent.). The name of 'Johannes de Depyng' occurs on fol. 119v in reversed writing, 14th (?) cent. 'Ex donacione magistri Johannis Cook de Tekhyll' 16th cent.

Manuscript 3437 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated capitals, etc.; binding, white parchment on reversed older boards, with clasp-fittings but clasp gone, 14th century English work


8 1/4 × 5 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom