MS. Bodl. 356
Summary Catalogue no.: 2716
Missing the first six leaves
Begins (in Book 2, Chapter 4) 'hominis deuotis amplexibus amplexaris'
Title from fol 52v. The author's name is on the back. Books 2-6 begin on fols 52v, 84, 122v, 168, 211v
Pächt and Alexander iii. 414, pl. XXXV
White parchment on boards, clasp etc. lost. English 14th century work, worn, one board broken. An offset on the last cover shows that two leaves of an 11th century (?) Latin missal have been removed.
Provenance and Acquisition
The Bury pressmark, 'A.162' (with a title) on the back of the manuscript, shows that it was was at Bury St Edmund's in the 14th century. It appears to be no. 13 in Leland's list of manuscripts seen there and no. 152 in Thomas James's list of manuscripts seen at Pembroke College, Cambridge, as part of the gift of William Smart in 1599
Apparently acquired between 1613 and 1620
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2023-01-01: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)