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

MS. Bodl. 602

Summary Catalogue no.: 2393

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–66 || fols. 67–171

MS. Bodl. 602 – Part 1

Contents

1.
Bestiary
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine miniatures (coloured drawings). By the school of Matthew Paris. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 371, pl. XXXII)

History

Origin: 13th century, second quarter ; English, St. Albans (?)

Provenance

Newark, Surrey, Augustinian priory of St Mary the Virgin and St Thomas the Martyr: "Iohannes Rosse chanonicus de Newerke et curatus de Weylde est possessor huius libri" (fol. 13v). "Iste liber pertinet domino Iohanni Rosse chanonico de Newerke iuxta Guldeford" (fol. 1v). "Memorandum quod dominus Iohannes Rosse habuit hunc librum ex deliberacione confratris nostri domini Willelmi Thecher canonici de newerke videlicet sexto die octobris anno domini Millesimo quinquecentesimo tricesimo octavo hiis testibus confratre nostro domino Richardo Woods Karolo balye ac benedicto barslayd." (fol. 13v). (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription of ownership by an individual member of a religious house (which may not, however, be evidence for institutional ownership)).

MS. Bodl. 602 – Part 2

Contents

1.
John Cassian, Collationes (i-x)
Language(s): Latin
2.
Palladius of Hellenopolis, Historia Lausiaca (Latin translation)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Illuminated capitals.

History

Origin: 13th century, early ; English

Provenance

Hatfield Regis, Essex, Benedictine alien priory of St Mary the Virgin; cell of St Melaine, Rennes (independent from ?1254) (?): Inscription at top of fol. 171v, partly cut away by binder: "liber prioratus de h[...]". The first letter of the name is almost certainly "h", the second probably "a", then one or two letters, then a descender, then two or three letters, followed by a space, then a descender, probably r, the two letters followed by a long downstroke, probably a mark of abbrevitation - ? read "hattfeld regis". (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (24 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.