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

MS. Eng. hist. c. 775

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession): no description available


Inventory of the treasure of Richard II, 13 May 1378
Rubric: Ceste endenture tesmoigne que John Bacoun clerc Gardein de certeins ioialx & veassell dor & dargent du Roi Richard ad receu de nostre dit seignour le Roi par la deliuerance de seignour William de Sleford dean de Westm. les vessellementz dor & dargent & autres choses quenuent poisez & prisez en manere qensuyt cestassauoir
Incipit: Un peir de bacyns dargent enorr & eymell en les founces de Roi Dauid
Explicit: Deux paeles de feer pur feu
Language(s): Anglo-Norman

Physical Description

Form: roll
Support: parchment
Extent: 12 leaves (roll, cut up and mounted in codex form), each leaf mounted on paper, with padding before and after, the leaves 240–50 × 280–315mm.
Foliation: Modern, in pencil: 1–12


Origin: 1378 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly bound with other 14th- and 15th-century documents (MSS. Ch. Suffolk 1579, Ch. England 19–53) in a collection owned and perhaps assembled by Thomas Martin. The former binding is now MS. Eng. hist. c. 774.

Craven Ord, lot 1014 in his sale, 25 Jan. 1830.

Sir Thomas Phillipps, MS. 4103.

Sotheby's, 26 June 1975; bought.

Record Sources

Preliminary description by Matthew Holford, Feb. 2016

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.