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MS. Auct. D. 4. 5

Summary Catalogue no.: 1878


Language(s): Latin

Rubric: Liber hymnorum uel soliloquiorum prophete de Christo

A Latin note about the Psalter follows on fol. 98v.

2. (fols. 99–104, and 107)
(1) an account by dr. Thomas Gascoigne of the execution of Richard Scrope, archbishop of York, on June 8, 1405 (wanting one leaf at beginning), corrected by Gascoigne himself, who has added (2) a lament over the election of John Stafford as archbishop of Canterbury in 1443, and (3) a note on the nobles killed at the battle of St. Albans in 1455, all in Latin: the whole of these nine leaves are printed in J. E. Thorold Rogers' Loci e libro Veritatum Thomae Gascoigne (Oxford, 1881). Gascoigne has also written notes on the Psalter.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 108 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 6 × 4.5 in.


Illuminated capitals.


Origin: 13th century, second half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Companion volume to MS. Bodl. Or. 621, Hebrew Psalter, which contains (fol. 1v) the inscription Hic 'incipit Psalterium hebraicum & debet legi modo retrogrado. quod magister T. Gascoygne anno Christi 1432' (last figure of date doubtful).

'Liber Ro: Talbot', ibid., 16th cent.

Both manuscripts presented by dr. John Lloyd in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-23: Description revised to include all information in SC.