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

MS. Broxb. 85.6

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Former shelfmark: Broxbourne ledger no. R 1415


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 227 + i folios
Dimensions (leaf): 127 × 90 mm.


1 col., 17 lines, written space 87–90 × 60 mm.


Coloured initials.



Leather over boards, early 16th century.



Origin: 1501 ; German, Trier (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

‘Hoc opus egregiatus suscipe sancta maria […] anno domini 1501 sabato post dominicam iubilate videlicet octaua die mensis maij. Pro scriptore f.b.b. vnum aue maria in caritate christi’

Carthusian house of St. Alban, Trier (inscription, inside front cover)

J. P. R. Lyell

Albert Ehrman (1890–1969)

Presented to the Bodleian by his son, John Ehrman, in 1978 through the Friends of the National Libraries.

Record Sources

Description adapted (August 2019) from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 131 [contents, physical description, date, provenance]
Peter Kidd, Checklist of Medieval Western Manuscripts Acquired 1916- (typescript, c. 1996–2000) [provenance]

Last Substantive Revision

2019-08-08: Description revised with reference to Watson.