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

MS. Bodl. 689

Summary Catalogue no.: 2530


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good and other initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 454, pl. XXXVII)


White leather on boards, clasps lost, 13th cent. (?) work.


Origin: 11th century, end ; French, West

Provenance and Acquisition

Oxford, Oxfordshire, Merton College: 'Liber domus scolarium de Mertone ex dono magistri Henrici Sever ... a. d. 1468' (fol. i verso). 'B. li 14' (fol. i verso). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Powicke, Merton Books, no. 954. Medieval binding. Ruling with hard point. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).


Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.