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

MS. Bodl. 716

Summary Catalogue no.: 2630


Language(s): Latin

(fol. 246v)
Colophon: Explicit etcetera Scriptus oxonie Anno domini mº ccccº 3º

Fols. 247–255v contain tables in a later hand.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 255 + i fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 345 × 245 mm.


2 cols., 53-c. 56 lines, column space 240–50 × 80 mm.


Two hands: (1) fols. 1–69v, 133v-246v; (2) fols. 73–133.


Penwork (Pächt and Alexander, addenda)

Coloured initials.


Origin: 1403 ; English, Oxford

Provenance and Acquisition

Benedictine abbey of Bury St Edmunds, purchased by fr. John Cranewys: ‘Secunda pars postillatoris super sacram scripturam de empcione fratris Johannis Cranewys precij iii marcarum’ (fol. iii verso).

Pembroke College, Cambridge, pressmark ‘A. 8. 1’

Perhaps purchased from John Edwards, bookseller, London, 1613.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2019) from the following sources, and with reference to published sources cited in the description:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 111 [contents, physical description, origin, provenance]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, addenda (by B. Barker-Benfield) (1974), p. 10 [decoration]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, provenance, acquisition]

Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

2019-03-25: Revised to incorporate all information in Watson and SC.