MS. Douce 140
Summary Catalogue no.: 21714
1 col., c. 170 × 130–140 mm. , 25–9 lines.
Produced by a group of insular scribes in an imitation of French half-uncial script
Penwork and coloured initials, some in minium.
Red leather with gold tooling (early 18th cent.?).
Provenance and Acquisition
Perhaps at Glastonbury Abbey in the 10th century when annotated by St Dunstan.
'Thys ys m. george mason ys bokke', early 16th cent., fol. 4, probably George Mason (d. by Oct. 1562), dean of Crediton, canon and prebendary of Exeter (etc.).
'Sum Johannis Blaxton liber', mid 16th cent., fol. 4, probably John Blaxton, fl. 1532–60, canon and prebendary of Exeter
Owned by Robert Burscough, rector of Totnes, Devon, in the late seventeenth century (Bernard, Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae (1697), no. 7626).
Walter Clavell, F.R.S., of the Inner Temple.
Clavell sale, March 1742, lot 27, sold for £27 17s. 6d. to Joseph Ames.
Ames sale, May 1760, lot 1350, sold to Mark Cephas Tutet for £10 10s.
Tutet sale, Feb. 1786, lot 511, sold to Samuel Tyssen for £8.
Tyssen sale, Dec. 1801, sold to Douce for £2 9s.
Bequeathed by Douce to the Bodleian in 1834.
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Last Substantive Revision
2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.