MS. Bodl. 396
Summary Catalogue no.: 2227
Other titles are 'Grammatica ars' (fol. 28) and (later) 'Ethymologie'. There are the usual letters between Isidorus and Braulio at fol. 27, and lists of chapters before each book, as well as two other similar lists (foll. 20v, 24) ,and an index of subjects (fol. 1), added, slightly later, in two hands.
There are also notes, partly written with a metal stilus.
Poor red leather on older boards, early 16th century Reading work.
Provenance and Acquisition
Reading, Berkshire, Benedictine abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin (?) : The Reading provenance of MS. Auct. F.3.3, MS. Bodl. 396, MS. Bodl. 631, MS. Bodl. 639 is inferred from the character of the binding s. xvi (?) which resembles that of MS. Auct. D.1.19, MS. Auct. D.2.12, MS. Auct. D.3.12, MS. Auct. D.3.15, MS. Auct. D.4.18, MS. Bodl. 200, MS. Bodl. 413 (MLGB3)
Presented by William Burdet of Sonning, 1608
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