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

MS. Bodl. 971

Summary Catalogue no.: 2772


Guyart Desmoulins , Bible historiale
Language(s): Old French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Musical Notation:

Notation on staves (see van Dijk 1957).


Good grisaille miniatures, borders, initials. Written with calligraphic flourishes. (Pächt and Alexander i. 615)


Stamped brown leather on boards, with clasp fittings (clasps lost), late 15th cent. continental work.


Origin: 14th century, end ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented to the Library by sir Christopher Heydon in 1604.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (5 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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