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

MS. Bodl. 401

Summary Catalogue no.: 2232

Contents

Apocalypse with commentary (French prose apocalypse)
Incipit: (prologue) (fol. 1r) Seint poul le apostel dist
Incipit: (text) (fol. 3r) Ie iohan uostre frere et parcener en tribulacion
Explicit: et en alme sanz fin regnet. Amen.
Final rubric: Ici finist le liure qe home appelle lapocalipse

As pr. (except for the prologue) L'apocalypse en français au XIIIe siècle (Bibl. nat., fr. 403), ed. L. Delisle et P. Meyer (1901)

Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Miniatures, borders, initials. (P&A iii. 649, pl. LXV)

Binding

Stamped leather on bevelled boards, London work with initials ‘E.B.’, c. 1600; rebacked, but the old back is preserved, and one of the two metal clasps.

History

Origin: 14th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Arms, fol. 72r, in trick: argent (?), two bars ermine, with two mottos: ‘Quo fata vocant’ and ‘Fato prudentia maior’, 16th cent.: unidentified.

‘THE . GYFT . OF THE . LA . Brokett’ (binding, stamped on upper board): unidentified.

Acquired between 1605 and 1611.

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (23 images from 35mm slides)

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