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

MS. Bodl. 413

Summary Catalogue no.: 2309


Adalbert of Metz , Speculum Gregorii
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Initials. Good marginal sketches added, 15th century. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 145, pl. XCIII)


Poor red leather (early 16th cent.) on older boards, probably Reading work.


Origin: 12th century, middle; added decoration, 15th century ; English, Reading

Provenance and Acquisition

Reading, Berkshire, Benedictine abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin: 'Hic est Liber sancte Marie de Radingia Qui eum celaverit vel fraudem de eo fecerit anathema sit'. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

William Burdett of Sonning, 1608. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


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    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 5: Fragments - Mass Books (typescript, 1957), p. 203

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.