MS. Bodl. 125
Summary Catalogue no.: 1988
Here with no title: prefixed is 'Prologus beati Oddonis abbatis ad Terpium pontificem': the subject is the depravity of man.
On fol. 98v written with a metal stilus in a hand of the 2nd half of the 13th cent. is 'Notandum quod frater W. de Wicumbe precibus domini J. de Abbendonia tunc precentoris hortatu etiam & precepto domini R. de Wygornia tunc supprioris collectarium cotidianum secundum usum Radingie correxit & de duobus unum fecit', and a list of the works transcribed by him follows, partly rubbed off: and on fol. 99r is 'Hec sunt opera fratris W. de Wycumbe per quadriennium apud Leom [i.e. Leoministriam] commorantis', but nothing follows.
Good initial, cf. other contemporary Reading manuscripts such as Bodley 257. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 149)
Plain white sheepskin on boards, clasp lost, perhaps late 12th cent. work
Provenance and Acquisition
'J.P.': 'Augustij 10, 1622. Liber Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ ex dono Jo. Pickering S. Th. Baccalaurej et Coll. Aenean. Socij.'
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04-07: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.