MS. Bodl. 240
Summary Catalogue no.: 2469
Added, fifteenth century.
Part II, books 14–21. Index, pp. vii-xxxix.
‘A miscellany of lives of Saints, local documents and even poetry’, including:
Verses on the events of 1369.
2 cols., c. 50–65 lines, column space 245–60 × 80 mm.
Initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 670)
Coloured initials, rubrics.
Stamped brown leather on boards, Oxford work by G. K. about 1610.
pp. i-vi, 899–902, and the inner cover at each end are seven leaves of a 14th-century Latin treatise on canon law.
Provenance and Acquisition
p. xli: ‘Liber monachorum sancti edmundi in quo continetur: Secunda pars historie auree quam scribi fecit dompnus Rogerus de huntedon’ sumptibus graciarum suarum Anno domini Mº.CCCº.lxxvijº’.
Bury St Edmunds pressmark, p. xli, ‘H. 55’.
Sir John Prise (1502?-1555): annotated by him.
His son, Richard Prise (Ker, ‘Sir John Prise’, p. 22, citing a note in Cambridge, Corpus Christ College, MS. 5).
Thomas Prise (probably grandson of Sir John, son of his son Gregory: Ker, ‘Sir John Prise’, p. 22): ‘Thomas Price possidet’, p. xli (16th century, second half).
Acquired between 1605 and 1611, probably in 1607.
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.