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

MS. Bodl. 917

Summary Catalogue no.: 2933


Livre d'Agenais
Rubric: Liber seu registrum acaptamentorum debitorum domino regi Angliae ratione terrae Agennensis, domino mutando, necnon exercituum homagiorum et aliorum deueriorum debitorum ipsi domino Regi […] continens nichilominus tenores litterarum instrumentorum et quorundam scriptorum

Documents relating to Agen, 1238–83, mostly 1279–83.

ed. G. Cuttino (Toulouse, 1965)

Language(s): Latin and Old Provençal

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 74 + ii fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 245 × 190 mm.


1 col., 20 lines, written space 165–70 × 110 mm.


Rough historiated initials, fols. 1, 12, 53. (Pächt and Alexander i. 540)

Other initials.



Origin: 1283 × 1294 ; French, South

Provenance and Acquisition

Written before 1294, when the manuscript was probably among Gascon documents captured by the French at Bordeaux.

Probably acquired in 1605. " This volume probably reached the Library in 1605, and bears a note by sir Thomas Bodley, 'Put this booke on the grande shelves'." (S.C.)

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 2019) from the following sources, with additional reference to published literature cited in the description:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 121 [physical description, origin]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, I (1966), no. 540 [decoration]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2019-05-13: Revised to incorporate all information in Watson, SC and Pächt and Alexander.