MSS. Bodl. 969-70
Summary Catalogue no.: 27975
Summary Catalogue no.: 27976
Bible (Die Oxforder Bibelhandschrift) in two volumes; Germany (Nuremberg), 1441–1442
Cursive by one hand, Heinrich Kunn of 'Slewecz' at Nuremberg (vol. I, fol. 377v, and vol. II, fol. 322v).
Fleuronnée initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 156)
Dark red leather, with five heavy ornamental bosses of brass on each side and double leather clasps with brass attachments, German work of about A.D. 1700. Two outer cases of leather on millboard (measuring 18 3/8 × 14 in., with gold ornament, 18th cent. English work) bear the arms: quarterly, 1st and 4th az. three mullets, 2nd and 3rd gules a lion rampant crowned holding in his fore-paws a banner with the cross of St. George, over all an escutcheon crowned bearing or three martlets. The whole is surmounted by a marquis's coronet, the supporters are eagles, and below is the collar of some order from which is pendent an elephant carrying a castle and driver.
Provenance and Acquisition
Colophons, Vol. I, fol. 377v, and vol. II, fol. 322v (see below).
Stoltzer family of Steudentiz, 16th and 17th centuries. A long note on vol. I, fol. 3v 'Georgius Stolcerus' of Steudenitz in A.D. 1623 relates that the two volumes had been for more than eighty years in the Stolzer family
‘Musis Pauli Gryphii sacer anno MDcliix’ (vol. I, fol. 6) and ‘Musis Pauli Gryphii consecr: in Herrendorff anno MDCliix’ (vol. II, fol. 6)
Dr. Godofredus Bose of Leipzig, according to a note by Franciscus Julius Lütkaus in vol. I, fol. 4.
His brother, Gaspar Bose, according to a note by Franciscus Julius Lütkaus in vol. I, fol. 4.
Given by Bose to Franciscus Julius Lütkaus in 1699, according to a note by Lütkaus in vol. I, fol. 4.
Purchased in 1797 for £21 10s.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-12-10: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include unpublished description of content by Stephen Mossman.