Summary Catalogue no.: 1925
Support: parchment; rather soiled
ii + 188 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 14.75 × 11 in.
Good initials. Cf. MS. Bodl. 257 etc.
Marginal sketches added, 15th century. Cf. MSS Bodl. 413, Digby 158. (P&A iii. 144)
On the margin of fol. 49v is a stilus-drawing of a monk asleep in a chair, cf. fol. 47v.
White leather on boards, with tabs at top and bottom, but clasps and bosses lost, contemporary English work, perhaps of Readin.g
Provenance and Acquisition
Reading Abbey: identifiable in the catalogue of 1192 (MLGB).
Reading Abbey: 'Hic est liber. S. Marie de Radynge. Quem qui celauerit uel fraudem de eo fecerit anathema sit,' 13th cent.
Presented by William Burdet of Sonning in 1608.
Description adapted (March 2020) from the following sources, with additional reference to published literature as cited:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 144 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]
Last Substantive Revision
2020-03-31: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.