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

MS. Bodl. 656

Summary Catalogue no.: 27644


Petrus Riga, Aurora (parts)
Language(s): Latin
Matthieu de Vendôme, In Tobiam
Language(s): Latin
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Initials, fols. 1–136. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 386)


Origin: 13th century, first half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Lessness Or Westwood, Kent, Augustinian abbey of St Thomas the Martyr: 'Hic est liber ecclesie beati Thome martiris de Lyesnes, de dono fratris Thome de Sandwyco quem qui ei abstulerit aut super eo fraudem fecerit, nisi eodem ecclesie pleno satisfecerit Anathema sit Maranatha' (s. xiv in; at foot of fol. 1r). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

William Brewster gave it to the Bodleian 7 May 1715. CMA 9071. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1905). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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