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

MS. Bodl. 264

Summary Catalogue no.: 2464

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 3-208 || fols. 1, 209-215 and fols. 2, 218-274

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

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Bibliography

MS. Bodl. 264 - Part 1

Contents

Romance of Alexander
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Important miniatures, borders, initials. Finished by the scribe in 1338 and by the illuminator, Jehan de Grise , in 1344. (P&A i. 297, pl. XXIII)

History

Origin: 1338-1344 ; Flemish

MS. Bodl. 264 - Part 2

Contents

1.
Alexander and Dindimus
Language(s): English
2.
Marco Polo , Li livres du Graunt Caam
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fols. 1, 209-15: one fine (fol. 1, no text), other good miniatures. By the same scribe as fols. 218-74. Added to an earlier Flemish MS. (P&A iii. 793, pl. LXXV) Fols. 2, 218-74: some important, many fine miniatures, borders, initials. By Johannes (signs fol. 220) and his school. Written by the same scribe as fols. 209-15. Additions to an earlier Flemish MS. (P&A iii. 792, pl. LXXV)

History

Origin: c. 1400 ; English