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

MS. Bodl. 749

Summary Catalogue no.: 2771


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good penwork initial. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 672)


Origin: before c. 1390 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

On fol. 291 is a Latin note that fifteen persons (among them Henry Brum, John Port, Will. Attevill) deposited this book with three others 'in antiqua cista' no doubt at Oxford, on Oct. 31, 1390 (?).

On fol. 6v is 'Precium istius libri xlvj. s. viijd.', about the same time.

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter: 'Liber ex dono Magistri Roberti Ryggh Cancellarii et Canonici huius ecclesie ad cathenandum imperpetuum in libraria communi eiusdem ecclesie' (fol. i v) (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

Record Sources

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


Last Substantive Revision

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