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

MS. Bodl. 399

Summary Catalogue no.: 2230

Contents

1. (fol. 1)
Peter d'Abernon of Fetcham, La lumere as lais
Language(s): French
2. (fol. 95v)
Ralph de Lenham, Art de Kalender
Language(s): French
3. (fol. 104v)
Robert Grosseteste, Château d'Amour
Language(s): French
(fols. 116-117)
Theological notes
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 118)

Fragment of La lumere as lais, VI.3.vi-ix, early fourteenth century; sister fragment in MS. Fr. c. 4, fol. 2.

Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: vi + 118 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 247 × 170 mm.

Layout

2 cols., 37-38 lines, column space 195-205 × 60 mm.

Hand(s)

Two scribes: (1) fols. 1-31v, (2) fols. 32-116v.

Decoration

Coloured initials, rubrics.

History

Origin: 1300 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

‘Pus ke deu crea cest mond | Cinc mil anz ale sen sunt. | E douz cenz un sul a dire | Deske nasquit nostre Sire. | Aiostez iles anz iesu | Dunc ert li numbres tut seu. | Pus ke deu deuint homme | Mil. c.c.c. anz est la summe’ (fol. 104v, by the hand of fols. 32-116v).

‘Donum Francisci Cleeri Militis’ (fol. iii), between 1605 and 1611.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 83 [physical description, origin, provenance]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, provenance]

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