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A Latin Vulgate Bible, written in the 2nd half of the 13th century, in England

MS. Auct. D. 4. 11
Held at the Weston Library

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A Latin Vulgate Bible, the order of the books being Pent., Joshua--2 Paral., 1 Esdras (i.e. Ezra), Nehemiah, '2 Esdras' (i.e. 3 Esdr.), Tobit, Judith, Esther, Job, Psalms, Prov., Eccles., Song of Songs, Wisdom, Ecclus., major and minor Prophets, 1 & 2 Macc.: Gospels (fol. 246), Pauline Epp., Hebr., Acts, James, 1 & 2 Petr., 1, 2 & 3 John, Apoc.

There are prologues, and marginal notes. A space on fol. 221v (after Daniel) is filled in the original scribe's hand with 'Versus Canonis super Johannem euuangelistam' (beg. 'A de principio testis Baptista probatur'), which is continued on fol. 304v, after a short 'Exposicio lapidum preciosorum' (beg. 'Iaspis uiridis uirorem fidei'), which follows the Apocalypse: on fol. 305 follows an 'exposicio litteralis super Ruth' and the first part of 1 Sam., imperfect, some leaves being lost at the end.

(fol. 121) is mutilated.


  • Creation: written in the 2nd half of the 13th century, in England


310 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Auct. D. 4. 11

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. V, no. 27690.

Custodial History

'Ista Biblia pertinet conuentui fratrum minorum Northamtone' (about A.D. 1400): the 15th century list of contents on fol. 2v has at end 'Explicit quod Eyton.' In the 16th century the volume was owned by 'Wyllyam Manbye.'

Physical Facet

on parchment, in double columns, with illuminated capitals, etc.


8 7/8 × 7 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom