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

MS. Bodl. 243

Summary Catalogue no.: 1933


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 176 leaves, in double columns
Dimensions (binding): 14.75 × 10.126 in.


2 cols.


Fine borders.

Historiated initials (damaged). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 698)


Origin: 14th century, end ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

On fol. 175r is 'Leonard Jefferry ys my name and with my hand', 16th cent.

Acquired between 1613 and 1620.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 698 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-01: Description revised to include all information in SC.