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

MS. Bodl. 301

Summary Catalogue no.: 2739


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated initial, many good initials. Style of the Bible of Bishop William of St. Carilef, d. 1096, Durham Cathedral Library, MS. A. II. 4, and related manuscripts from Jumièges, St. Ouen, Rouen, and Bayeux. (Pächt and Alexander i. 444, pl. XXXVI)


White sheepskin (about 1602) over older sewing and boards, injured and repaired.


Origin: 11th century, end ; French, Normandy

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter: (MLGB3: evidence of dicta probatoria, usually a secundo folio).

Pres. by 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 (1966).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (11 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.