MS. Auct. D. 5. 17
Summary Catalogue no.: 1848
With st. Jerome's Prefaces: the New Testament begins on 438v. At fol. 549 follow (1) Interpretationes nominum Hebraicorum, (2) short notes on every book in the Bible, with index, fol. 604, (3) 'Incipiunt Canones ...', a metrical digest of each Gospel, adapted to form a harmony by the use of the ten Eusebian canons: text beg. 'A generat. B. magos vocat. Egiptum petit. exit.': fol. 633.
Added on five blank pages in the 14th century. The obits etc. show a connection with the Benedictine monastery of St. Denis near Paris.
Other initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 544, pl. XLI)
Gold ornament on black leather, Italian style, 16th cent., with arms inserted on the sides
Provenance and Acquisition
Paris, abbey of St Denis: evidence in the calendar, see above.
Owned by 'Petrus de Armanhaco' (?: = Armagnac?) in the 15th cent. (fol. 548v)
Cardinal Reginald Pole: his arms (coloured, but injured) are on circular pieces of parchment let into the sides of the book.
This MS. (or possibly no. 1849) was presented by John Hawley, principal of Gloucester hall, in 1601.
Digital Bodleian (6 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-03-19: Description revised to include all information in SC.