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

MS. Douce 330

Summary Catalogue no.: 21904


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initial. Related in style to MSS. from Christ Church, Canterbury. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 70, pl. VII)


Origin: 12th century, beginning ; English, Canterbury (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Lessness Or Westwood, Kent, Augustinian abbey of St Thomas the Martyr: 'Hic liber est ecclesie beati Thome martyris de Liesnes. Quem qui ei abstulerit, aut illi super eo fraudem fecerit, nisi eidem ecclesie plene satisfecerit, anathema sit marantha'. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Roger Twysden 27 Feb. 1635. (MLGB3)

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (4 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.