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

MS. Bodl. 842

Summary Catalogue no.: 2575


Breuiarium regulare musicae (musical treatise)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Initials, diagrams. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1118)


Red leather (worn to brown) on oak boards, one clasp lost, English 15th cent. work.


Origin: before 1477 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

York, Yorkshire, Convent of Austin friars (?): cf. cat. 645 but rather too late for the cat. (MLGB3: inferred evidence)

Byland, Yorkshire, Cistercian abbey of St Mary the Virgin: 'Liber fratris Iohannis Gillyng monachi Bellalande, emptus a quodam carpentario nomine Sproxton. Anno domini 1477 o . septimo kalendas Iunii'. 'Liber sancte Marie de Bellalanda'. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

'John Prior' (s. xvi). 'Donum Rich. Roberts'. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (6 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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