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

MS. Bodl. 296

Summary Catalogue no.: 2467


Old Testament (later Wycliffite version)

Containing Genesis-Psalms cxlviii.8 ('alle depyis of watris. Fyr, ha[il... ......] tempestis ...'), without prologues. The copyist apparently ceased at this point (fol. 197r) or at the end of the Psalms, but the greater part of the leaf is cut off

Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: vi + 199 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 16.75 × 7.875 in.


Most of fol. 197r is cut off


2 cols


Illuminated border



Origin: 15th century, first quarter ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

'Fulford' (15th cent.) is on fol. 198. 'T. Herbert' is on fol. 1 and is perhaps his signature

Given by Sir Thomas Herbert, Baronet of York on June 15, 1666

MS. Bodl. 296, fol. vi


Language(s): Latin

(fol. vi)

A fragment from a 15th century noted Breviary of English origin

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Musical Notation:

Musical notation.


Origin: 15th century ; England


Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (January 2022) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922)


    Printed descriptions:

    Elizabeth Solopova, Manuscripts of the Wycliffite Bible in the Bodleian and Oxford College Libraries (Liverpool, 2016), cat. 4
    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 6: Fragments - Office Books, Rituals, Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 229

Last Substantive Revision

2023-01-20: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)