MS. Add. D. 104
Summary Catalogue no.: 28719
2 cols., 365-75 × 100 mm. , c. 45-7 lines.
Fine miniature, border, initials, many with zoomorphic and antorpomorphic designs. (P&A ii. 9, pl. I)
Coloured miniature and border, coloured initials, rubrics, parts of text in red.
Initials formed by white interlaced stems, bodies of beasts, birds, fish and grotesques, animal masks and biting animal heads on green, red and yellow ground on fols. 1r, 20r, 24r, 26v 31v, 39r, 40v, 43r, 43v, 50r, 52v, 59r, 65v, 66r, 68v, 70v, 73r, 74r, 77v, 79r, 82r, 84v, 85v, 87r, 87v, 89r, 90v, 93v, 96v, 102r, 104r, 104v, 110r, 111v, 115r, 115v, 116v, 119r, 119v, 123v, 125r, 125v, 127v, 128v, 130r, 130v, 135r, 137r, 138v, 141r, 142r, 143v, 144r (nude human figure), 145v, 149r, 149v, 150r, 151r, 152v, 153r, 155r, 155v, 171r, 173v, 174v, 179v, 184v, 190v. Unfinished initial on fol. 139v. Initials vary in size from three lines to half a page.
Fol. 2r, miniature and full border, Christ in Glory in mandorla, flanked by three angels and St. Paul. Mandorla is is mounted on decorative design with nude figure, interlaced white stems and biting animal heads on green, red and yellow ground. Full border, made of white bars, interlaced stems and acanthus leaves on green, red and yellow ground.
Provenance and Acquisition
Contemporary ex libris, fol. 1v: 'Quicumque situm librum rapuerit ... ab aecclesia sancte Caeciliae sit perpetua damnatione damnatus'.
Still at St Cecilia's in 1677 (Maxima bibliotheca veterum patrum viii (1677), 883-1124).
Libri sale, Sotheby's 5 April 1859, lot 1188, 'a consignment from abroard'.
Purchased by the Bodleian.
Digital Bodleian (7 images from 35mm slides)