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

MS. Bodl. 724

Summary Catalogue no.: 2652


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 205, pl. XXI)


Origin: 12th century, end ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Battle, Sussex, Benedictine abbey of St Martin (?) : Pressmark like others from Battle. (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Given by Charles Howard, 2nd Baron Howard of Effingham and 1st earl of Nottingham (1536--1624), in 1604. 'Liber Guilielmi Deuenyshe' (top of fol. 1r, s/. xvi); he was a fellow of Merton College, Oxford, d. 1558. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

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


    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 6: Fragments - Office Books, Rituals, Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 228

Last Substantive Revision

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