MS. Bodl. 209
Summary Catalogue no.: 2035
Preceded at fol. ii by the first words of the sections of the Gospels, of which Matth. has 355, Mark 235, Luke 338, John 232, each marked with the number of the ten Eusebian canons.
At fol. 183 follow:
A few contemporary grammatical notes are on fol. 185.
At fol. 185v is entered in three handwritings an account of the election of Gervasius as abbot of Pershore (Persora) A.D. 1204, and his many purchases and improvements of the abbey lands. The first hand extends to 1215, and is only slightly later than that of the text of the book, the second and third successively to about 1234 when Gervase died. On fol. 186v is a half-erased note of an incident in the 13th year of a reign, perhaps of a fire at Pershore about A.D. 1400.
Fine initial. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 327)
In 1655 this MS. had a black velvet binding, see SC 2054, but it was rebound about 1840–50.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04-22: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.