A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 211

Summary Catalogue no.: 2927


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures (tinted drawings). Script, parchment and initials, not Italian. (P&A ii. 251, pl. XXIII)

p. iii

  • Type drawing
  • Subject Ink sketch of a kneeling monk, holding a book (in the same position as Roger Bacon on fol. 1r).

p. 1

  • Type miniature
  • Subject Drawing in camaieu gris, tinged with brown and pale pink, showing Roger Bacon, kneeling, presenting a book to a noble patron, seated in a cloistered alcove, surrounded by attendants. Second kneeling figure behind Bacon.

p. 5

  • Type miniature
  • Subject Drawing in camaieu gris, tinged with brown, showing seated Roger Bacon and a standing figure in long robes, holding a tall vessel. Book, pen and ink on a table neadby. Interior view of an alter with triptych. Top left window has a figure, holding an instrument, perhaps astrolabe. On wall bracket, statuette of a seated figure. Garden outside.


Origin: 15th century, middle ; Italian, Central (decoration) (?)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow P├Ącht and Alexander (1970).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.