MS. Bodl. 277
Summary Catalogue no.: 2124
Wanting many of the prologues: see Madden and Forshall's edition (vol. i, p. xlvii) for a fuller account. This MS. was collated throughout for that edition, and is the sole authority for this version of the 3rd book of Esdras (fol. 142v). The New Testament begins on fol. 302. One leaf, containing 3 Kings xxii. 11–4 Kings ii. 16, is wanting after fol. 106. The books are in general divided into paragraphs by marginal letters, and rather later liturgical notes occur throughout, indicating lections: those to be read in the refectory are at fols. 116, 135v, 159, 229v, 239v, 265v, 332, 332v, 333v, 371.
Large woodcut of Henry VI, damaged, pasted in on fol. 376v. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 880, pl. LXXXIV)
Provenance and Acquisition
Henry VI (?)
Apparently given by him to the London Charterhouse. After an erased inscription on fol. 375 is written in a 16th cent. hand 'Hic liber erat quondam Henrici sexti, qui postea donabatur domui Cartusiensium quæ Londino contigua est', and this was clearly the substance of what has been erased above.
Presented by sir George More in 1604.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-06-16: Description revised to include all information in SC.