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

MS. Fell 2

Summary Catalogue no.: 8690

Physical Description

Composite: pp. vii-xii, 465–472 || pp. 1–44 || pp. 45–50, 295–308, 460–464 || pp. 51–294, 309–459

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine abbey of St Augustine (originally of St Peter and St Paul) (?) : Additional lives of St Augustine and St Edmund of Canterbury, and of Peter, 1st abbot of St Augustine's. Cf. London, BL, Arundel 91. (MLGB3: evidence from locally specific contents, including obits, scribbles, etc.).

London, BL, Arundel 91 and Bodleian, Fell 2 are companion volumes. (MLGB3)

MS. Fell 2 – Part 1

Contents

Sermons.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century ; English, Canterbury, St. Augustine's

MS. Fell 2 – Part 2

Contents

Life of St. Edmund of Abingdon
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, second half ; English, Canterbury St. Augustine's

MS. Fell 2 – Part 3

Contents

Lives of Saints.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good historiated initial (Pächt and Alexander iii. 256, pl. XXV)

History

Origin: 12th century, second half ; English, Canterbury St. Augustine's

MS. Fell 2 – Part 4

Contents

Lives of Saints.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine initials (mutilated) (Pächt and Alexander iii. 68)

History

Origin: c. 1100–1130 ; English, Canterbury St. Augustine's

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (8 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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