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

MS. Bodl. 91

Summary Catalogue no.: 1891

Physical Description

Composite: six manuscripts

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Probably all six volumes belonged to Hyde abbey (cf. MLGB).

Presented to the Library by Thomas James in 1601.

MS. Bodl. 91 - Part 1 (fols. 1-78)

Contents

(fol. 1)
Hugh of St.-Victor, De sacramentis christianae fidei

Bk. 1 only.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Initial. (P&A iii. 258)

History

Origin: 12th century, second half ; English

MS. Bodl. 91 - Part 2 (fols. 79-94)

Contents

(fol. 79)
Bestiary (imperfect)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, middle ; English

MS. Bodl. 91 - Part 3 (fols. 95-102)

Contents

(fol. 95)
Prophetia Merlini (based on book vii of Geoffrey of Monmouth, Historia regum Brittaniae)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, early ; English

MS. Bodl. 91 - Part 4 (fols. 103-32)

Contents

(fol. 103)
Chronicle A.D. 1 - A.D. 1280

Close to annals of the priory of Worcester with variations relating to Hyde abbey near Winchester (see Denholm-Young in English Historical Review 49 (1934), 85-93). Written in one hand to 1264 (fol. 117v), then by various hands.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 140 mm.

Layout

2 cols., c. 37 lines, column space 140-5 × 80-5 mm.

History

Origin: 1264 - 13th century, second half ; English, Hyde abbey

MS. Bodl. 91 - Part 5 (fols. 133-135)

Contents

(fol. 133)
Statutes of Westminster, 1259/1262
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, second half ; English (?)

MS. Bodl. 91 - Part 6 (fols. 136-)

Contents

(fol. 136)
Documents relating to English history, 1263-71

Including (fol. 138) Urban IV's ‘relaxatio’ of Henry III's oath, 23 Aug. 1263; (fol. 138v) note on the capture of Northampton, 5 Apr. 1264; (fol. 140v, cf. 140r) letters patent of Henry III against the Jews; (fol. 141) letter of Charles, king of Sicily, to prince Edward, 13 March 1271.

Fol. 142: copy of the presentation of Walter Fyfyde to the king as abbot of Hyde, 1319, added 14th century.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, second half ; English, Hyde abbey (?)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 67 [part 4]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 368 [part 1: decoration and origin]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [parts 2-3, 5-6]

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