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

MS. Hatton 18

Summary Catalogue no.: 4109


William of Nassington, Speculum vitae
Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Miniatures (drawings), historiated initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1131)


Origin: 15th century, end ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Denny, Cambridgeshire, Abbey of St James and St Leonard, of Franciscan nuns: "Iste liber est venerabilis domine dompne Elesabeth Throgkmorton abbatisse de Denney teste Thoma gylberd in eodem monastio olim manenti" (fol. 210v), s. xvi in. (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription of ownership by an individual member of a religious house (which may not, however, be evidence for institutional ownership)).

"Iste liber pertinet ... ad me Bartholomew Swalow." (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1937). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


Last Substantive Revision

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