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

MS. Douce 218

Summary Catalogue no.: 21792

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–38 || fols. 39–47
Musical Notation:

Notation (see van Dijk 1957).

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

MS. Douce 218 – Part 1

Contents

Gratian, Decretum (fragment)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Numerous fine historiated and other initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 343, pl. XXVIII)

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning ; English, London (?)

Provenance

Alnwick, Northumberland, Premonstratensian abbey of St Mary the Virgin (?) : ex libris in ornamental script in same hand as Southampton King Edw. 6 School Bible, ‘Liber iste est de almario ecclesie(?)’ [rest missing in both MSS] (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

MS. Douce 218 – Part 2

Contents

Missal, Use of Sarum (fragment)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good initial. Penwork initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 875)

History

Origin: 15th century, first quarter ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 5: Fragments - Mass Books (typescript, 1957), p. 223

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.