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

MS. Bodl. 693

Summary Catalogue no.: 2875

Contents

John Gower, Confessio Amantis (first version)
Language(s): English and Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Musical Notation:

Notation on staves (see van Dijk 1957).

Decoration

Fine miniatures, borders, initials. In the style of Herman Scheerre. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 825, pl. LXXX)

Binding

Reddish brown leather, stamped, with the arms of England in colour, and 'I.R.', showing that it was made for James I..

History

Origin: 15th century, beginning ; English

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (9 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 5: Fragments - Mass Books (typescript, 1957), p. 87

Last Substantive Revision

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