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

MSS. Bodl. 261-2

Summary Catalogue no.: 2436

Summary Catalogue no.: 2437


Thomas Netter of Walden, Doctrinale antiquitatum fidei (Books V and VI)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initials.

Good penwork initials. Letter of Thomas to Pope Martin V, 1426, fol. 2 of MS. Bodl. 261. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 885, pl. LXXXIV)


Origin: 15th century, second quarter (after 1426) ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

The note on fol. 248v appears to be in the hand of archbp. Thomas Cranmer.

John lord Lumley wrote his name and a note (about a printed edition and the leaves here wanting) on fol. 2, and presented the volume to the Bodleian with no. 2437 in 1600.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (5 images from 35mm slides) [MS. Bodl. 261]
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides) [MS. Bodl. 262]

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.