MS. Bodl. 730
Summary Catalogue no.: 2709
Penwork and other initials.
White sheepskin on boards, clasp and bosses lost, contemporary English binding.
Provenance and Acquisition
Buildwas, Shropshire, Savigniac and (1147) Cistercian abbey of St Mary the Virgin and St Chad (?) : Medieval binding, with nailmarks for bosses at each corner and in centre of front cover (cf. Bodley 371, 395); style of initials (cf. Bodley 395) suggests provenance; inscription in alternate green and black words 'Liber sancte marie [. . . .]' at foot of verso of flyleaf facing first leaf of text. (MLGB3: evidence from binding or pastedowns and from the style of script or illumination).
Later belonged to the London Carmelites: "Conventus Carmelitorum Londonie ex assignacione fratris Thome Walden." (fol. 1r, at top). ‘I 66 m’ (fol. 1r, at top, above right side of 1st col.). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution)
"This MS. must have come to the Library in 1603 or 1604." (S.C.)
Digital Bodleian (14 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.