MS. Bodl. 155
Summary Catalogue no.: 1974
The four Gospels (fols. 1v, 58, 94, 147), each originally preceding by Jerome's prefaces and lists of tituli, imperfect before Matt. i. 3, Matt. i.10–17, and a leaf lost after fol. 55. The 'Ammonian' sections of Eusebius are in the margins.
Introduction (182v: Incipit argumentum); Christmas tide (182v); the months January-March (183) with 9 weeks after the Epiphany (184); Septuagesima-Easter (185); Easter tide (187), including April and May (187v); Whitsun tide (189) with the months June-December (189v); the 24 Sundays after Pentecost (192v) and the 5 weeks of Advent (194v). The Wednesdays and Fridays after Pentecost have titles and spacing for the texts, the latter have not been filled in.
In the passions (45v) only 2 parts are indicated, c and t.
List of lands held by ‘Gilbert’ in Stifford, Essex, added late eleventh/early twelfth century.
Fine miniatures (drawings). Partly mutilated. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 41, pl. IV)
Provenance and Acquisition
Capitulare list perhaps copied from MS. Auct D. 2. 16.
Barking Abbey, 12th century (added entries, fol. 196v)
Stephen Batman, d. 1584 (inscription 'Stephan Batman the true onor of thys booke, which coste xx [shillings?]'; added drawing by him, fol. iii)
Acquired by 1602 (Summary Catalogue I, p. 85)
Digital Bodleian (5 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2019-01-28: Description revised in light of van Dijk, Pächt and Alexander, and SC.