MS. Auct. E. inf. 6
Summary Catalogue no.: 2051
Edited by Herbert of Bosham.
Companion volume to Trinity College, Cambridge, MSS. B. 5. 4, 6-7 (150, 152-3).
2 cols., 52 lines, column space 310 × 78 mm.
Other initials (partly mutilated). (P&A iii 201, pl. XX)
Illuminated initials (some historiated), coloured initials and headings.
Provenance and Acquisition
The Christ Church, Canterbury inscription '.BOS.', fol. ii, indicates that the book came to Christ Church from Herbert of Bosham. C. F. R. de Hamel (in Manuscripts at Oxford, viii.1), suggested that he was also scribe and illumintator. Herbert was in France from 1170 to 1184 and in Paris for part of the period 1173-1176; since the style of decoration is Parisian it is likely the book was written there.
Christ Church, Canterbury: inscription, fol. ii., and shelfmark 'D'.ij.Ga.xi.': no. 855 in Eastry's catalogue, no. 46 in Ingram's catalogue.
Richard Colfe, prebendary of Canterbury, d. 1613 (de Hamel, 'Dispersal of the library of Christ Church', in Books and Collectors 1200-1700, ed. Carley and Tite, 273).
Digital Bodleian (29 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2018-07-30: Description updated to include all information from Watson, P&A, and SC.