MS. Auct. E. inf. 7
Summary Catalogue no.: 2130
The first leaf of the preface and the first leaf of the text and gloss (before and after fol. 1) have been cut out. Exodus begins at fol. 60, Leviticus at fol. 116, Numbers at fol. 154, Deuteronomy at fol. 204, but the illumination at the latter reference has been cut out, mutilating the leaf.
1 col. of text and 1 or 2 of gloss; 33 and 69 lines.
Fine initials (mutilated). By the same illuminator as Cambridge, Trinity College, MS. B. 3. 11 written by Roger of Canterbury.(Pächt and Alexander iii. 200, pl. XX)
Illuminated initials, one historiated.
White whittawed leather over boards, 15th century (?), repaired.
Provenance and Acquisition
Given by Thomas Becket to Christ Church, Canterbury: 'ST' and 'Sancti Thome martiris', front pastedown, and '.TO.', fol. 1. Written for Becket during his exile in France, 1164–70.
Christ Church, Canterbury: no. 784 in Eastry'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).
Given to the Bodleian by Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob Colfe in 1616.
Digital Bodleian (6 images from 35mm slides)
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Last Substantive Revision
2018-07-30: Description updated to include all information from Watson, Pächt and Alexander, and SC.