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

MS. Bodl. 398

Summary Catalogue no.: 2229

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–113 || fols. 114–175
Musical Notation:

Notation on staves (see van Dijk 1957).

Binding

Leather stained red on boards, 15th cent. English work.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Newark, Surrey, Augustinian priory of St Mary the Virgin and St Thomas the Martyr (?) : (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

"Sir Geo. More gave it 1604". (MLGB3)

The provenance of Bodl. 207 and 398 is inferred from the similarity of the medieval bindings to that of Auct. D.inf.2.10. Red leather over boards. (MLGB3)

MS. Bodl. 398 – Part 1

Contents

1.
Isidore, Sententiae
Language(s): Latin
4.
Alcuin, De uirtutibus et uitiis
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Initials, with additions of 13th century, beginning. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 246)

History

Origin: 12th century, end; additions, 13th century, beginning ; English

MS. Bodl. 398 – Part 2

Contents

1.
Odo of Cluny, Collationes
Language(s): Latin
2.
Theological treatises
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 515)

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning ; French (?)

Additional Information

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.