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

MS. Bodl. 248

Summary Catalogue no.: 2247


William Lyndwood, Provinciale

In five books: preceded at fol. 1 by the elaborate 'tabula compendiosa ... compilata per Willelmum de Tilia Nemore [i.e. Lyndewood], completa in festo Conuersionis sancti Pauli anno Domini millesimo. ccccmo . tricesimo tercio'

Lyndewood's preface is at fol. 33

'Liber qui intitulatur Prouincialis, editus a Willelmo Lyndewode vtriusque iuris doctore' (fol. 343)

Fol. 343 has a list of the constitutions of each archbishop from Langton to Chicheley

(Completed in 1434)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 347 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 15 × 11.25 in.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 896

Fine initials (unusual style)


Elaborately stamped leather on bevelled oak boards, clasps lost, Oxford work of about 1605 or so by 'G. K.'.


Origin: 15th century (after 1434) ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Thomas Paget 'armiger' in 1601

MS. Bodl. 248, flyleaves


Theological treatise

On the binding are packed four leaves (two imperfect) of a folio theological treatise.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment


Origin: 14th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (January 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-01-24: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)