MS. Bodl. 504
Summary Catalogue no.: 2168
1 col., 18 lines, written space 150 × 90 mm.
Humanistica textualis by Peter Meghen.
Decorated initials, rubrics.
Fine initials by Hans Holbein the Younger. (P&A i. 186, pl. XIII)
Green silk over millboards, sixteenth century.
Provenance and Acquisition
Dedication dated (fol. 2) ‘M.D.XXVIII I.KL.Ianua’ (i.e. 1 Jan. 1529 new style); presumably the manuscript was written the preceding year. It is unclear whether this manuscript, or another copy of the text, was intended for presentation to Henry VIII as a New Year's gift (cf. Starkey 1991, p. 71, V.14; Carley 2000, p. li; Carley 2004, p. 55 pl. 51).
Edward Gorge (see below)
‘Johanis Bayley liber ex dono magistri Edovardi Gorge’, front pastedown, late 16th century: John Bayly d. 1602, of New College (Summary Catalogue I, 123).
Presented by William Bayly, his kinsman (Summary Catalogue I, 123), in 1602.
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)