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

MS. Bodl. 738

Summary Catalogue no.: 2731

Nicholas Trevet on the Psalms; England, 1320s

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good miniatures. Fine and good historiated and other borders and initials. Partly damaged by damp. By one of the hands of Oxford, Christ Church MS. 92, Walter de Milmete. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 580, pl. LX)

Binding

Stamped white sheepskin (about 1602) on older sewing and boards, rebacked.

History

Origin: 1320s ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

John Grandison, bishop of Exeter: inscribed (fol. 1r), ‘Liber J. de G. Exon’. episco)i. quem damus ipsi ecclesie’.

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter. Inscribed, fol. iv verso: ‘

Hunc librum. cum alio⹎ super psalterium. Scilicet. Nicholai Tryueth: et alium. Nicholai de Lyra⹎ damus capitulo nostro Exoniensi; Manu mea .I. de .G. Exon’; Anno domini mºcccºlxºvº. et officii mei. xxxºixº. et etatis⹎ lºxxiiiiº \(septuagesimo. iiiiº)/.

Et attende. quod secundum interpretacionem lxx⹎ exponitur⸝ non iuxta textum nostrum.

Ego Iohannes de .G. Exon’ nou(er)i(m) utrumque⹎ — \Nota./ Nicholaum { de Lira⹎ minorem / et Tryueth predicatorem } fratres.

Pres. by Dean and Chapter of Exeter, 1602. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2022-07-25: Andrew Dunning Update inscription with consultation of original, with thanks to Jakub Kujawiński.