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

MS. Holkham misc. 44

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


Robert de Gretham, Miroir

The text breaks off in the homily for Ascension day. This manuscript is not mentioned in the partial edition of M. Y. H. Aitken, Etude sur le Miroir ... de Robert de Gretham (Paris, 1922).

Language(s): French

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: E cest adres
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii (paper) + 61 + iii (paper).
Dimensions (leaf): 305 × 190 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 215–20 × 135–40 mm.
Foliation: Modern pencil: i-iii, 1–64.


1(8)-7(8), 8(8) (wants 6–8), catchwords


40 written lines per page; in 2 columns.




Blue and red initials with penwork.

Spaces left for rubrics are not filled after fol. 37v.


Holkham binding with blind and gilt tooling; the spine lettered 'VIE DE | JESUS CHRIST | EN VERS. || MS.'


Origin: French ; 13th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Bookplate of 'THOMAS WILLIAM COKE', and signed by him on fol. 1r, formerly Norfolk, Holkham Hall, MS. 663.

Record Sources

Draft description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.