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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
(fol. 88v)

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

Language(s): 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

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Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)