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

MS. Bodl. 336

Summary Catalogue no.: 2336


Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda aurea
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine historiated and other borders, fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 584)


Origin: 14th century (before 1328) ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine cathedral priory of Holy Trinity or Christ Church: "Legenda sanctorum W. de Ledeberi" (s. xiv). "Ex prima demonstracione" (s. xv). "Frater Tho. Lee" (s. xvi). Christ Church marginal marking. (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription consisting of a title or, when a pressmark, a personal name in the genitive case).

"Sir Robert Cotton [1571–1631] gave it." (MLGB3)

ALCD no. 1793 (p. 141) which is wrongly identified by James with C. U. L. Ff.5.31. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

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


Last Substantive Revision

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