MS. Bodl. 752
Summary Catalogue no.: 2522
Fine historiated and other initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 99, pl. IX)
White leather on boards, clasp lost, perhaps contemporary English work.
Provenance and Acquisition
St Albans, Hertfordshire, Benedictine abbey of St Alban: 'Hic est liber sancti Albani quem qui eum abstulerit aut titulum anathema sit, amen' (fol. 1r in red; erased, but can be made out by comparison with Bodl, MS. Auct. F. 2. 13, which is in the same hand). Script and decoration resemble BL MS Royal 13 D.vi, vii. Table of contents with red and green letters in the St Albans style (e.g. Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 71). (fol. 166v). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).
Oxford, Oxfordshire, Merton College: 'Liber domus de Mertone in Oxonia ex dono et legato magistri Willelmi de Harington ...' (fol. 166v). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).
Ex-libris of Wm de Harington (fol. 166v), who died in 1344. = No. 258 in James 1600. = No. 181 in Powicke. (MLGB3)
Last Substantive Revision
2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.