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

MS. Bodl. 371

Summary Catalogue no.: 2717

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 326)

Binding

White leather on boards, clasps lost, English 15th cent. work, with an extra cover of white leather, and a leather book-marker.

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Buildwas, Shropshire, Savigniac and (1147) Cistercian abbey of St Mary the Virgin and St Chad: 'Liber monachorum sancte Marie de Bildewas' (fol. 1v, s. xiii). Medieval binding and vellum bookmark; nailmarks at each corner and in the centre of the front cover; as MS. Bodl. 395. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Windsor, collegiate chapel: "Expositio petri cantoris 2o fo uel falsum" above traces of Windsor pressmark (?) at top of back board. Pressmark "C J" on flyleaf (fol. i verso). Bosses formerly on each corner and in the centre of both covers (cf. MS. Bodl. 395). (MLGB3: inferred evidence)

Given by the dean and canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor, 1612. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (10 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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