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

MS. Bodl. 556

Summary Catalogue no.: 2340


Euangelium Nicodemi
Language(s): Latin
Legend of the Holy Rood
Language(s): Latin
Sermon 'de miraculis Christi'
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 337)


Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

An erased inscription is on fol. 24v.

Dr. T. James's Ecloga (1600) shows that the label on the inner back 'vol. 75', altered to 24, indicates (sir) Walter Cope's library, but this volume seems not to have come with his other gifts in 1602, but in 1603 or 1604.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.