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

MS. Bodl. 758

Summary Catalogue no.: 2670


Michael de Massa, Tractatus de passione domini
Rubric: Incipiunt scripta super totam Passionem Christi a quatuor Euangelistis formatam edita a quodam fratre heremitarum ordinis sancti Augustini nomine (et) cognomine Michael de Massa
Incipit: Angeli pacis amare flebunt. Ysaie .33. capitulo. In sacra scriptura inuenitur
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 87)
Colophon: Hunc libellum fecit fieri dominus Milo de Stapiltoun Miles. quem Radulphus de Medyltoun scripsit apud Ingham. Anno domini Millesimo CCCC quinto
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 88v)

Added lines on the things which corrupt the world (in part = IMEV 1820)

Language(s): Middle English and Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 87 + iii fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 222 × 143 mm.


1 col., 23 lines, written space 140 × 90 mm.


Written by Ralph de Medylton (colophon).


Fine miniatures (drawings)





Red whittawed leather over boards, 15th century


Origin: 1405 ; English, Norfolk, Ingham

Provenance and Acquisition

Written on the order of Miles Stapleton of Ingham, -1419 (colophon); Stapleton arms, fol. 1.

The scribe (depicted robed, fol. 87) may have belonged to the Trinitarian house at Ingham, founded by Miles Stapleton (-1384), father of the patron.

Presented by William Cotton, bishop of Exeter, in 1605 (Summary catalogue I.91).

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2019) from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 113 [physical description, origin, provenance]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 794 and pl. LXXVI [decoration]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2019-03-25: Revised to incorporate all information in Watson, SC and Pächt and Alexander.