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

MS. Bodl. 809

Summary Catalogue no.: 2668

Physical Description

Composite: two parts

Binding

White leather on bevelled oak boards, with clasps injured, 15th cent. English work.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Oxford, Oxfordshire, New College (Collegium beate Marie Winton' in Oxonia): (fol. 1r, at top, s. xv) '[Istum librum] ego Ricardus Andrew decanus Ebor. et quondam socius Collegii beate marie Wynton [in Oxon. dedi] eidem collegio beate Marie quem qui abstulerit anathema maranatha', erased, but partly legible by u.v. lamp. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Given by Thomas James in 1601. (MLGB3)

No. 177 of the New Coll. MSS. listed by T. James in Ecloga (a. d. 1600). Cf. the form of the inscr. by Richard Andrew in New College MSS. 128, 158, etc. (MLGB3)

MS. Bodl. 809 – Part 1

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Illuminated capitals.

History

Origin: 14th century, first half ; English

MS. Bodl. 809 – Part 2

Contents

Gregory the Great, Epistolae (extracts)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, late ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.