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

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1

Summary Catalogue no.: 30550 + later additions

Guardbook of biblical fragments

Physical Description

Extent: 75 leaves

History

Provenance and Acquisition

From printed books and manuscripts unless otherwise specified: the source is not recorded in many cases.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Psalms

Psalterium Hebraicum, 102.26-103.11, 104.10-24, 105.13-26, 106.4-16

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: one leaf

Layout

2 cols.

History

Origin: 9th century

Provenance

From MS. Add. C. 146, which belonged to the Cistercian abbey of Aulne.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 2

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Psalterium duplex, Ps. 78.13, 79.1-3, 80.15

Pr. Bodleian Quarterly Review 4 (1924) 119-20

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

3-4 line coloured initials

History

Origin: 12th century, first half ; English

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 3

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a column

History

Origin: 12th century, first half

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 4-5

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: parts of two leaves

History

Origin: 12th century

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 6-7

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Psalter

Fol. 6: Ps. 104.6-10, 17-21

Fol. 7: Ps. 67.33-6; 68.1, 4-8

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: portions of two leaves

Layout

Written in long lines.

Decoration

Including part of a zoomorphic initial.

Smaller plain initials in green, red, and blue.

History

Origin: 12th century, second half ; English

Provenance

From 8o M. 57 Th. A bifolium from the same manuscript is Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS. 485, nos. 51, 52: N. Ker, Pastedowns in Oxford Bindings, nos. 1559, 1605.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 8-9

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Psalter

Ps. 101.9-16, 18-25; 101.26 - 102.4; 102.6-12

N. Ker, Pastedowns in Oxford Bindings, no. 1555

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: inner bifolium of a quire

Decoration

2-line blue initial flourished in red.

Alternating 1-line initials in blue and red.

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 10-11

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a bifolium

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 12

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

Layout

Long lines

History

Origin: 14th century

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 13

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

Layout

24 long lines

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 14

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: one leaf

Layout

25 long lines

Decoration

1-line flourished initials.

History

Origin: 13th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Removed from Auct. T. V. 19 in 1883.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 15

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

History

Origin: 12th century

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 16-17

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: parts of two leaves

History

Origin: 12th century, late

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 18

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Psalter

Ps. 67.16 - 70.13

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: one leaf

Layout

2 cols., 38 lines; ruled space 265 × 180 mm.

Decoration

Initial in blue, rose, gold, and white.

Border in blue, rose, gold, and white.

2-line blue initial with red penwork.

History

Origin: 14th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

‘Sent anonymously by post to the Bodleian from London, 2 Nov. 1891’

Bibliography

    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1974) no. 641

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 19

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: part of a leaf

Layout

2 cols., 39 lines

Decoration

Initial with red penwork, mutilated.

History

Origin: 15th century ; German

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 20

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: one leaf

Layout

2 cols., 30 lines

History

Origin: 14th century ; German

Provenance

Formerly the wrapper of MS. Laud Misc. 66 (rebound in 1919), from the Jesuit College, Würzburg

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 21

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

Layout

2 cols.

History

Origin: 13th century

Provenance and Acquisition

From Antiq. c. 63 1539/2

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 22-34

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Bible
(fols. 22-5)
Deut. 31.26 - end, Joshua 1.1 - 14.9
(fols. 26-7)
Judges 9.38 - 18.4
(fols. 28-30)
Ecclesiasticus 50.2 - end, Job 1.1 - 19.3
(fols. 31-2)
Job 39.17 - end, Tobit 1.1 - 8.9
(fol. 33)
II Esdras 6.10 - 9.35
(fol. 34)
I Esdras 6.9-11, 5.9-11

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 12 leaves and a fragment; fols. 22-5, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32 are consecutive leaves

Layout

2 cols., 53 lines; ruled space 175 × 125 mm.

Decoration

9-line arabesque initial in green and red (fol. 23r) and red (fol. 31v)

History

Origin: 13th century

Provenance and Acquisition

From the binding of Auct. III Q inf II 20-21.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 35-8

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Bible

Fols. 35-6: I John 2.14 - Jude 1.7

Fols. 37-8: Apoc. 4.3 - 9.19

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: two leaves

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

2-line initials in alternating red and blue with penwork in the contrasting colour.

History

Origin: 13th century, late or 14th century, early ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Erased names/text, fol. 35r-v, 38r.

‘per me Andream Gerthe(?) the ’, 16th century, partly erased, fol. 38r.

‘Ex libris R. Wilson 1670’, fol. 38v.

Jac. Moore 1785’, fol. 38v.

Walter Moore(?) 1789’, fol. 38v.

Given by G. Watson, 1921.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 39

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: strip of one leaf

Decoration

3-line arabesque / silhouette initial in red.

History

Origin: 12th century

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 40-1

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: two leaves

Layout

53 long lines, ruled space 300 × 200 mm.

History

Origin: 12th century, late or 13th century, early

Provenance

From MS. Bodl. 868, a manuscript from Worcester cathedral priory.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 42-3

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: two leaves

Layout

Text 27 lines

Gloss 53-4 lines

Decoration

1-line penwork initials.

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 44-5

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: two leaves

Layout

4 cols., 84 lines

History

Origin: 13th century

Provenance and Acquisition

From the binding of EE 2 Art Seld.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 46

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: one leaf

Layout

2 cols., probably 41 lines

History

Origin: 12th century ; Italian

Provenance

Formerly the cover of Statuta Pistoriensia, Bowyer 16

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 47

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

Layout

2 cols.

History

Origin: 14th century

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 48-9

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: two leaves

Layout

19-20 long lines

History

Origin: 13th century, early

Provenance and Acquisition

From B. 1. 9. Med.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 50-1

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: bifolium

Layout

20 long lines

History

Origin: 13th century, early

Provenance and Acquisition

From B. 1. 9. Med.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 52

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: one leaf

Layout

Text 25 long lines

Hand(s)

Textus praescissus

Decoration

1-line penwork initials.

History

Origin: 13th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly the cover of 8o R 56 Mrf.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 53

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

Layout

Long lines

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 54

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

Layout

Long lines

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 55-7

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 2 leaves and one fragment

Layout

2 cols., 51 lines, ruled space 115 × 70 mm.

Decoration

2-line penwork initials.

History

Origin: 13th century ; English

Provenance

From 8o A 11 Th.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 58

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: strip of one leaf

Layout

2 cols.

History

Origin: 12th century, first half

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 59

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: one leaf

Layout

Text 24 lines.

Decoration

Initial in blue, red and green.

History

Origin: 12th century, late or 13th century, early ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

From MS. Bodl. 436.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 60-1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: strips of two leaves

Layout

2 cols., 62 lines

Decoration

Penwork initials.

History

Origin: 14th century

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 62

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

Puzzle initial in blue and red with flourishing in both colours.

History

Origin: 14th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Removed from MS. Auct. E. 1. 9 in 1881.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 63

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 64-5

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: two strips

Layout

Long lines

History

Origin: 12th century ; Italian

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 66-7

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a bifolium

Layout

2 cols., probably 41 lines, ruled space 345-50 × 250 mm.

History

Origin: 12th century, second half ; French

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 68

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

History

Origin: 13th century

Provenance

Given by A. Maltby, 1950.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 69

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Copy of initial from British Library Harley MS. 2799 fol. 173v.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 19th century

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 70

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

Layout

Long lines

History

Origin: 12th century, second half

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 71-2

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: two leaves

Layout

2 cols., at least 66 (probably 72) lines

Decoration

6-line blue initials with red penwork.

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Given by N. R. Ker, 1963

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fols. 73-4

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Gospels, Matthew 4.9-16, 4.24-56

See T. A. M. Bishop in Nordisk Tidskrift 54 (1971), 39-40, no. 5

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: two fragments

History

Origin: 11th century, early ; English

Provenance

From the binding of Th.8o.H.76.

MS. Lat. bib. b. 1 - fol. 75a-b

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Bible

Two fragments forming the upper part of a leaf from a large Bible, Joshua 24.3 - Judges 2.17

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: two fragments

Layout

2 columns; a complete column probably had c. 65-66 lines.

Decoration

Large initial in red and blue with pen flourishing.

History

Origin: 13th century, second half ; English (?)

Provenance

From the binding of Erasmus, Paraphrasim (1534) [Antiq.f.GS.1534.1-2]; given by F. Weatherhead & Son of Aylesbury, 1970.

Additional Information

Record Sources

Adapted (Nov. 2021) from a typescript description (n.d.; mid-20th century) compiled by Bodleian Library staff

Last Substantive Revision

2021-11-16: Converted typescript description