MS. Bodl. 862
Summary Catalogue no.: 2730
The text, differing in some respect from the usual gloss, is catalogued in Stegmüller 4839 as by John of Pagham (but see below, Provenance).
Former endleaves containing music now kept as MS. Lat. liturg. d. 20, fols. 23-25.
3 cols., column space c. 150 × 190 mm.
Gloss and text in different hands: the former regarded by Thomson as French, the latter as English (R. Thomson, Manuscripts from St Albans Abbey 1066-1235 (1982), I.96).
Fine initials. (P&A iii. 228, pl. XXIII) Attributed to the Simon Master (Thomson, op. cit.).
Boards, period 3 (c. 1230-1500), covered with black velvet (16th century) with brass clasp and corner pieces.
Provenance and Acquisition
‘psalterium Johannis de pagah(am)’, fol. v, 12th century (Watson) or c. 1300 (Pächt and Alexander): identified by Watson and others as John de Pagham, bishop of Worcester 1151-7, although some scholars have rejected the identification and argued for a later date for the manuscript (Carley, ‘Sir Thomas Bodley's library and its acquisitions’, 371; cf. Ker, MLGB).
Worcester Cathedral Priory: 14th-century Worcester litany, fols. 201v-202v.
Worcester Cathedral Priory: ‘Liber monasterij Wygnorie’, fol. 1, fifteenth century (Watson) or sixteenth century (Ker, MLGB).
Henry VIII: evidence of the binding.
Presented by him in 1604.
Digital Bodleian (5 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2019-05-10: Revised to incorporate all information in Watson, SC and P&A.