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

MS. Bodl. 596

Summary Catalogue no.: 2376

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-85 || fols. 86-174 || fols. 175-214

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (13 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

MS. Bodl. 596 - Part 1

Contents

1.
Life of Adam
Language(s): English
2.
Religious texts
Language(s): English and Latin
3.
Petition of Westminster Abbey
Language(s): Latin
4.
Historical lists and notes
Language(s): Latin
5.
Coronation order
Language(s): Latin
6.
Deposition of Richard II
Language(s): Latin and French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good initials. (P&A iii. 863)

History

Origin: 15th century, beginning (after 1415) ; English

MS. Bodl. 596 - Part 2

Contents

John Lydgate , The Life of Our Lady
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good miniatures (sketches). Good borders, initials. (P&A iii. 1084, pl. CI)

History

Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; English

MS. Bodl. 596 - Part 3

Contents

1.
Bede , Vita S. Cuthberti
Language(s): Latin
2.
Bede , Vita S. Cuthberti metrica (fragment)
Language(s): Latin
3.
Historia de sancto Cuthberto
Language(s): Latin
5.
Office of St. Julian (with neums)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good initials. (P&A i. 451, pl. XXXVII)

History

Origin: 11th century, end - 12th century, beginning ; English, Durham ; (and French, Normandy or West (?)