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

MS. Bodl. 559

Summary Catalogue no.: 2343


Statutes of England
Language(s): Latin and Anglo-Norman
Legal treatises
Language(s): Latin and Anglo-Norman
Register of writs
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Marginal drawings. Initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 556)


Origin: 14th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Iste liber constat Guillelmo Emping⟨h⟩am nacionis Anglie', early 15th cent.

'Iste liber constat Roberto Hilton gentilman qui Aliundiit [?] in patria Anglie et magnus gurbernator[sic] de Cancelria Regis de eodem[sic] regione', late 15th cent.

'Hasele of Wynchylse', 16th cent.

Bought with money presented by Owen Wood, dean of Armagh, in 1610.

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.