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

MS. Bodl. 287

Summary Catalogue no.: 2435

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine penwork initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 636)

History

Origin: 14th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter: "... ex legato Roberti Hereward quondam canonici Exoniensis" (d. 1362). One Robert Hereward was recorded as canon of Exeter Cathedral between 3 December 1316 and March 1363, see J. M. Horn (ed.), John le Neve. Fasti ecclesiae anglicane 1300--1541 (London 1964), p. 25. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Dean and Chapter of Exeter, 1602. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.