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

MS. Bodl. 373

Summary Catalogue no.: 2751

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 422)

Binding

White leather on boards, with clasps and cover of white leather, English 15th cent. work.

History

Origin: 13th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Chester, Cheshire, Benedictine abbey of St Werburg: Identification based on form of pressmark: "Verbum abbreviatum. vii o loco" (fol. i verso, flyleaf), s. xv. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Windsor, collegiate chapel. Medieval binding. Clasps remain, usual chain mark. Pressmark "K[?] Q" in usual position on fol. i verso. Beside it in different coloured ink "Verbum abbreviatum vij o loco" (s. xv in. ?). (MLGB3: inferred evidence)

Dean and canons of Windsor. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

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

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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