University College MS. 168
1.Collection of commentaries on Song of Songs;
2., Commentaries (Song of Songs, the Gospels of Mark and Luke)
"Good historiated initial. Fine borders in an unusual style, fine and other initials. Fine penwork initials. Marginal drawings (catchwords), later pencil sketches, saec. xvi." (Alexander and Temple, p. 42)
Contemporary binding of white leather over bevelled wooden boards flush to page edge, strap trimmed from upper board.
Origin: 15th century ; England.
Summary description based on the following sources.
H. O. Coxe, Catalogus codicum mss. qui in collegiis aulisque Oxoniensibus hodie adservantur (1852), p. 46
J. J. G. Alexander and Elzbieta Temple, Illuminated manuscripts in Oxford college libraries, the University Archives and the Taylor Institution (Oxford, 1985), Cat. No. 419 [information on decoration and origin]
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2022-01-13: Record created.