Hertford College MS. 1
In the usual order of books and with the common set of 64 prologues. Three leaves missing, one after f. 209 with Jeremiah 7: 12-9: 18 and two after f.371 with Ephesians 1: 8 Philemon 2: 7. The text of Genesis 21: 33-41: 42 is hardly legible on ff. 12rb/9-19v, 407-410ra/28: the ink seems not to have taken. Six quires containing Genesis 34: 25-2 Kings 15:2 are misbound after the Apocalypse. Proverbs begins on a new page (f.150) but not a new quire. Psalms are numbered in red. The heading of the first prologue to Maccabees (Stegmuller, no. 547), 'Incipit epistola Rabani que non debet prologus sed epistola pronunciari' is over erasure from the second word and has a note against it in the margin in red, 'Nota quod Rabanus non transtulit librum machabeorum set commentauit.'
The common dictionary of Hebrew names ending imperfectly in the letter T.
Two leaves at the end, apparently flyleaves, contain: (a) f. 550rv, theological notes, s. xiii; (b) f.551, in current anglicana, s. xiv, med., a now much-damaged record of money payments in French, ending 'le dit M ad mys son seal. Escript [...] lan de regne le Roi Edd tierce [...]'
2 cols., 49 lines
Initials: (i, ii) red and blue with ornament of both colours; (iii) 2 line, blue or red with ornament of the other colour; (iv) 1 line, blue or red.
Provenance and Acquisition
In England by the 14th century (fol. 551). Oxford, Magdalen Hall (MS. 2); former shelfmark H. 4. 17; CMA II. nos. 2512-2513.
Last Substantive Revision
2022-04: First online publication.