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

MS. Bodl. 471

Summary Catalogue no.: 2491


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: iii + 209 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 280 × 195 mm.


2 cols., 42 lines, column space 175–80 × 60–5 mm.


Written by Angelus de Sancto Severo, OFM (see Provenance).


Coloured capitals.


Stamped leather on boards, Oxford, early 17th century.


Origin: 1467 ; Italian, Naples

Provenance and Acquisition

‘Hunc librum Ego frater ⟨Angelus⟩ de sancto seuero ordinis minorum prouincie sancti Angeli feci scribere In ciuitate neapolitana Anno domini Mºccccº lxvii’ (fol. 207; a similar but briefer colophon is on fol. 205v).

‘Iste liber fuit(?) Aulexander’, late 15th century.

Presented by Sir Richard Fermor of Somerton in 1603.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 93 [physical description, origin, provenance]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, provenance, acquisition, binding]

Last Substantive Revision

2018-11-23: Revised to incorporate all information in Watson and SC.