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

MS. Bodl. 551

Summary Catalogue no.: 2303


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Illuminated capitals.


Origin: 13th century ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Windsor, Berkshire, Royal collegiate chapel of St George: French MS. as are the binding leaves. Usual chain mark. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Appears to have been in France in 1448: 'Cheste legende est frere ... ... la vegille sancte Luce lan [mcccc] xlviij.'. (MLGB3)

Presented by the dean and canons of Windsor in 1612.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922).


Last Substantive Revision

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