MS. Bodl. 17
Summary Catalogue no.: 1860
Here 130 chapters, followed by an alphabetical index of their titles.
Illuminated border, capitals.
Red leather on bevelled boards, clasp lost, contemporary.
Foll. i-iii, 162 are fly-leaves from a 13th cent. theological MS.
Provenance and Acquisition
Fol. 163v is a fragment of some English 14th cent. accounts in which the names of Bodney and Pencriche recur.
Bought with MS. Bodl 64 and many printed books with part of £100 promised by lord Charles Danvers in 1601, but (at any rate in part) only received through sir Edwin Sandys in 1607. This volume is accordingly entered in the Benefactors' Register under the latter year. It is possible that an earlier MS. (the 'Calendarium ...') was lost before 1607, and that this MS. was genuinely acquired in 1607 and put in the place of the other. This volume until after 1620 was called in the Bodleian handlists 'Calendarium cum diversis Chronicis', the index presenting the appearance of a calendar.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-03-19: Description revised to include all information in SC.