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

MS. Holkham misc. 23

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


(fols. 1r–75v)
Decrees and Acts of the Council of Basel (1431),

sessions I-XXIV (1431–1437) (pr. Mansi, XXIX, cols. 1–133); omitting the following sections of the pr. text: sessio I, 10, sessio IV, 1, 2, 7; sessio XIII, 1; sessio XXI, 5.

Incipit: In nomine sancte et indiuidue Trinitatis feliciter amen. Censetur vtique dignum et congruum prout id
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper; watermarks hand, cf. Briquet no. 10662, steer's head, cf. Briquet, no. 14313.
Extent: iii (modern paper) + 77 + iii (modern paper) leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 290 × 210 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 210–5 × 130 mm.
Foliation: Foliated in modern pencil: i-iii, 1–80.


Too tightly bound for collation.
Secundo Folio: non ficta


35–40 lines, written within frame-ruling; in 1 column




Plain black penwork initial, fol. 1r.


Typical Holkham binding, 19th century; the spine lettered in gilt 'S.S.R. | ECCLESIA[] | DECRETA | &c. || MS. | 1420 &c.'


Origin: German ; 15th century, after 1431

Provenance and Acquisition

Signed 'T. Coke' in the lower fore-edge corner of fol. 1r.

Bookplate of 'THOMAS WILLIAM COKE'; formerly Norfolk, Holkham Hall, MS. 174.

Record Sources

Draft description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s; with minor revisions by Andrew Dunning (October 2023).

Last Substantive Revision

2023-10-05: Andrew Dunning Revised with consultation of original.