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)
Last Substantive Revision
2019-03-05: Revised to incorporate all information in Watson and SC with some reference to supplementary bibliography.