MS. Bodl. 38
Summary Catalogue no.: 8849
Provenance and Acquisition
A Fleury provenance for the whole volume (as well as for part 2 only) has been suggested but is regarded as doubtful by M. Mostert (The library of Fleury (1989), BF913-BF916).
‘Petri Danielis Aurel.’ (d. 1603)
Paul Petau (d. 1614): his pressmark ‘G (?) 30’ on fol. 1 (G. Constable in Consuetudines Benedictinae Variae, Corpus Consuetudinum Monasticarum 6 (1975), ex inf. E. Pellegrin, p. 3).
His son, Alexandre Petau (d. 1672): listed in the catalogue of his manuscripts, Leiden, Voss. lat. Q. 76, and in B. Montfaucon, Bibliotheca (1739) (as ‘1441’: I.68 (Prudentius), 91 (Maximianus) (Constable, ex inf. E. Pellegrin, as above).
Nicolas Heinsius (d. 1681); no. 5 in the sale catalogue of his books.
Bought at the Heinsius sale (1683) by Edward Bernard (d. 1697)
Bought by the Bodleian from his widow in 1698.
Last Substantive Revision
2018-10-02: Description revised from published sources to include information from van Dijk and fuller account of textual content and provenance.