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

MS. Bodl. 939

Summary Catalogue no.: 27691

Contents

1.
Prayers, offices, etc. for private use
Language(s): English and Latin
2.
Calendar
Language(s): Latin
3.
Psalter
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good borders, historiated and other initials, Flemish (?), 15th century, end. Partly mutilated. Made in England. Woodcut of Image of Piety, English, 15th century. (Pächt and Alexander i. 377)

Binding

Brown leather with stamps (fleurs de lys, some crowned, with stars, some plain; and a monster; disposed in oblong panels) on bevelled oak boards, contemporary, apparently Flemish.

History

Origin: 15th century and 15th century, end ; English and Flemish (?)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1905). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 3: Rituals and Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 138

Last Substantive Revision

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