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

MS. Fairfax 5

Summary Catalogue no.: 3885


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initials. (P├Ącht and Alexander iii. 262)


Origin: 12th century, second half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Sweethart Or New Abbey, Kirkcudbrightshire, Cistercian abbey of St Mary the Virgin: 'Liber domine Devorgoyl de Bayll[iol]', s. xiii. 'Liber sancte Marie de dulci corde.' (s. xiii/xiv). Inscr. on fol. 9v below the table of contents, s. xiii. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

'Liber C. Fairfax Emptus apud Edinburgh 1652' (fol. 9v). (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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