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

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Summary Catalogue no.: 18947

Summary Catalogue no.: 18948

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Summarium biblie

Stegmüller 1175-1182

Incipit: Sex prohibent pecant Abel Enoch archa fit intrat
(fols. 362v-363v)
Epistle and Gospel list, Use of Rome

Temporale, sanctorale, common. Incipits and explicits.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment and paper, mixed

Hand(s)

Vol. II fol. 268v: 'Scriptum per Nicolaum scriptorem in Grecz. Et finitum in vigilia purificacionis Marie Anno vicesimo secundo.' This scribe wrote the whole of vol. I except fols. 322-363v, perhaps written later, and to fol. 268v of vol. II

Vol. II fol. 403v, in another hand (covering fols. 275-403v): 'Explicit Apokalipsis beati Iohannis apostoli in Vigilia Michaelis anno dominj millesimo quadringentesimo Vicesimoquinto'.

Decoration

Initials. (P&A ii. 456)

Coloured initials, rubrics.

Binding

Parchment bindings over boards, 15th cent., rebacked.

History

Origin: 1422, 1425 ; Italy (?), Austria (?) or Dalmatia (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Tenatively localized to Venice or Dalmatia by Pächt and Alexander; Watson suggests that the 'Grecz' of vol II, fol. 268v may be Graz.

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727-1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper
Extent: Vol. I: xii + 356 fols. (wrongly numbered to 363)
Dimensions (leaf): 308 × 215 mm.

Layout

Fols. i-ix verso: 1 col., c. 35-40 lines, 225 × c. 140 mm.

Fols. x-xii verso: blank

Fols. 1v-'321'v: 2 cols. c. 45-50 lines, column space 215-20 × 65 mm.

Fols. '322'-'363v': 2 cols. c. 55-60 lines, column space 257 × 80-5 mm.

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper
Extent: Vol. II: iv + 404 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 308 × 215 mm.

Layout

2 cols., c. 45-50 lines, column space 215-25 × 65 mm.

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (Oct. 2019) from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 146
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, II (1970), no. 456
S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957) [fols. 28-34]
H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854) [contents]