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

MS. Bodl. 868

Summary Catalogue no.: 2749

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 178)

Binding

Plain white leather on boards, with clasp, English work, perhaps of the 14th cent., injured and repaired, with parchment title.

History

Origin: 12th century, third quarter ; English, Worcester

Provenance and Acquisition

Worcester, Worcestershire, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Mary the Virgin: "Liber ecclesie cathedralis beate Marie Wygorniensis". (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Medieval binding. Parchment title on the outside of the end board. Turner, Lat. 4. Binding leaves now MS. lat. bib. b. 1 fols. 40--41. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

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

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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