MS. Bodl. 953
Summary Catalogue no.: 3089
Good border, historiated initials (partly defaced). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 701, pl. LXX-LXXI)
Stamped brown leather on boards, with gilt ornaments and edges, gilt clasp-fittings (one missing) bearing the arms of the University of Oxford, and gilt clasp inscribed 'liber bibliothe . ACADEMIAE OXŌN.', early 17th cent. London work by John Norton. one clasp lost.
Provenance and Acquisition
Bristol, Gloucestershire, Hospital of St Mary Magdalen: The manuscript is illuminated with the arms and inscription of Thomas, Lord Berkeley, who bequeathed it to the hospital (Register Chichele I, fol. 306v); N. L. Ramsay and J. M. W. Willoughby, Hospitals, Towns, and the Professions, CBMLC 14 (2009), SH7. (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription of ownership by an individual member of a religious house (which may not, however, be evidence for institutional ownership)).
Digital Bodleian (23 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.