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

MS. Bodl. 419

Summary Catalogue no.: 2318

Physical Description

Composite: two parts

Binding

The binding in 1655 was velvet, see no. 2054, and the title-label, metal bosses, clasps, clasp fittings, and corner-pieces were re-imposed on a leather binding of the 2nd half of the 17th cent.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Tattershall, Lincolnshire, Collegiate church of the Holy Trinity and St Mary the Virgin: 'liber [M. Iohannis] Gigur emptus de Iohanne Smyth de Conygsby', 'precium dimidium marce' (fol. 208r). John Gygour (d. 1504) was master of the college and the donor of several other surviving books. Visible in the list of the Lincolnshire visitor to Tattershall. (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription of ownership by an individual member of a religious house (which may not, however, be evidence for institutional ownership)).

John Gygour (d. 1504), master, by whom given to the college. King Henry VIII Charles Howard, earl of Nottingham, by whom presented to Bodley in 1604. (MLGB3)

MS. Bodl. 419 – Part 1

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century ; English

MS. Bodl. 419 – Part 2

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Illuminated capitals.

History

Origin: 14th century, first half ; English

Additional Information

Last Substantive Revision

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