MS. Bodl. 398
Summary Catalogue no.: 2229
Notation on staves (see van Dijk 1957).
Leather stained red on boards, 15th cent. English work.
Provenance and Acquisition
Newark, Surrey, Augustinian priory of St Mary the Virgin and St Thomas the Martyr (?) : "the provenance of Bodl. 207 and 398 is inferred from the similarity of the medieval bindings to that of Auct. D. inf. 2. 10". (MLGB3: inferred evidence).
"Sir Geo. More gave it 1604". (MLGB3)
MS. Bodl. 398 – fols. 1-113
Followed by the other two books, each preceded by a list of chapters.
With a short preface:
With prologue omitting the author's name, and list of chapters; but the text ends abruptly in cap. xiii at the words 'legitur, preteritur'.
Followed by 'Epytaphium ipsius', sc. Alcuini
Initials, with additions of 13th century, beginning. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 246)
MS. Bodl. 398 – fols.114-175
Of doubtful authorship.
A few stories excerpted from the Lives of the Saints.
On fols. 176, 176v are Latin antiphons, a gradual and Alleluia, etc., with musical notes, of the first half of the 13th cent. On foll. iiv, 176v are a list of contents, partial index, etc.
Initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 515)
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Last Substantive Revision
2023-05: Revised to incorporate all information from Summary Catalogue