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

MS. Bodl. 868

Summary Catalogue no.: 2749


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 178)


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


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).


Last Substantive Revision

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