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

MS. Bodl. 665

Summary Catalogue no.: 2998

Contents

New Testament (later Wycliffite version)

Preceded by a table of Sarum lessons, epistles, and gospels, and followed (fol. 226v) by the lessons and epistles from the Old Testament

Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 269 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 7.125 × 5.25 in.

Layout

2 cols

Decoration

Pächt and Alexander iii. 824, Pl. LXXX

Fine borders

Fine initials

Binding

Black silk on boards, much worn (16th century English work ?). The silver clasps with 'I H S' and 'MR', mentioned in 1850, are lost

History

Origin: 15th century, beginning ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented with MS. Bodl. 959 by -- [Richard (?)] Springham in 1602

Record Sources

Description adapted (August 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (6 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Published descriptions:

    Elizabeth Solopova, Manuscripts of the Wycliffite Bible in the Bodleian and Oxford College Libraries (Liverpool, 2016), cat. 7

Last Substantive Revision

2023-08-07: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)