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

MS. Bodl. 444

Summary Catalogue no.: 2385

Physical Description

Composite: two parts

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Fols. 1-27: Salisbury, Wiltshire, Cathedral church of St Mary the Virgin; see removed from Sherborne in 1078: 'Iste liber est ec[...]' s. xiii; cf. Salisbury Cath. 162: 'Iste liber est ecclesie Sarr'; other MSS. have 'Liber ecclesie Sarr'. (MLGB3: evidence from marginalia, sometimes distinctive of a particular house or known scribe).

The same scribe s. xii wrote the letters 'D.M.' as a 'nota bene' sign in the margins of Aberdeen UL 216, Bodl. 392, 444 (fols. 1--27), 756, 765, 768, 835; Fell 1, 4; Rawl. C.723; Salisbury Cath. 10, 24, 25, 37, 67, 78, 88, 106, 128, 129, 135, 140, 154, 159, 165. Cf. Bodley 835, which is in similar script. Bound up with a larger MS. in s. xvii. (MLGB3)

MS. Bodl. 444 – Part 1

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century, first half

MS. Bodl. 444 – Part 2

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

Additional Information

Bibliography

    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 6: Fragments - Office Books, Rituals, Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 133

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.