MS. Bodl. 40
Summary Catalogue no.: 1841
A festial in two books, known to be by Alexander Essebiensis (prior of Canons' Ashby), see MS. Bodl. 527, art. 4: but after the Life of st. Guthlac in book 2 the two MSS. differ, MS. Bodl. 527 going on (fol. 125) to st. Marina, and then st. Edward king and confessor, whereas the present MS. (fol. 33) omits Marina.
D. Townsend, 'The Vita Sancti Birini of Henri of Avranches', Analecta Bollandiana 112 (1994) 309–338.
Latin verses on the thirty-six Causae of the second part of the Decretum of Gratian, Walther 5639
D. Townsend, 'Henri of Avranches: Vita Sancti Oswaldi', Mediaeval Studies 56 (1994) 1–65.
A form of admission to novitiate in a Benedictine monastery, 14th century.
A list of the books of the Bible, in five verses
Provenance and Acquisition
Ramsey, Benedictine abbey: evidence of marginalia (MLGB).
fol. 51v 'Disce mori. Dodisthorp', 14th cent.
Apparently acquired in 1603 or 1604.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-03-18: Description revised to include all information in SC updated in the light of published literature as cited.