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

MS. Auct. D. 3. 1

Summary Catalogue no.: 2665

Contents

Bible.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good borders, initials. Fleuronnée initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 443)

Binding

Sheepskin on boards, with leather clasp, metal fittings and parchment tags, also parchment title under talc on side, English 15th cent. work, injured.

History

Origin: 13th century, third quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Syon, Middlesex, Bridgettine abbey of St Saviour, St Mary the Virgin, and St Bridget: A late-medieval binding, with fore-edge tags on which are written the names of the books of the bible (cf. Harley 42, Bodley 630, Rawl. C. 941, etc.). Syon book-label on outer lower board, under talc, with name 'Billyngham'. The binding also has the large library mark of 'r i', not seen on other Syon books. Visible in Betson's catalogue. (MLGB3: evidence of dicta probatoria and binding).

John Maynard (s. xvi). Thomas Randal 1602. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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