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]

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.