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

University College MS. 177 A-B


Higden, Ranulf, -1364, Polychronicon (with prologue)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: vellum


Puzzle initials with grotesques in the margins. "Fine penwork borders, initials." (Alexander and Temple)


Contemporary white leather chemise over straight-edge wooden boards. Bookmarker in Vol. I


Origin: 14th century, end ; England.

Provenance and Acquisition

"olim Thomæ Sparchi ex dono Matthæi Piggotti." (Coxe) "Evidence for Barnwell priory, Cambridgeshire, from obits in the margin." (Alexander and Temple)

Record Sources


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Last Substantive Revision

2022-01-13: Record created.