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

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 (?)

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (13 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography