MS. Bodl. 478
Summary Catalogue no.: 2011
1. (fol. 1), De poenitentia
Rubric: Liber primus beati Ambrosij de Penitencia
2. (fol. 40), De uiduis
Rubric: Liber sancti Ambrosij de Viduis
Extent: i + 62 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 8.75 × 6.375 in.
Good decorative initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 216)
Stamped leather on boards with chamfered edges, clasp lost, 15th cent. Dutch work.
Origin: 15th century, middle ; Netherlands
Provenance and Acquisition
Doesburg, Holland, Brothers of the Common Life: 'Liber domus clericorum in Doesborch', 15th cent.
William James, -1617: 'Sent by John Gibson to doctear James the 30 of October, and gott at the wininge [?] of Dospero [i.e. Doesborch?] in Gylderland', about A.D. 1600.
Acquired not later than 1602.
Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1966), no. 216 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]
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Last Substantive Revision
2020-04-14: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.