Three stray leaves from MS. Lat. bib. d. 8 (q.v.).
1 Maccabees, the usual prologues (end of Stegmüller 547, Stegmüller 553, 551) and text 1.1-54.
Romans 15.19 - 16.17, I Corinithians prol. (Stegmüller 685) and 1.1 - 2.9.
Genesis 32.10 - 35.13
Extent: 3 leaves
2 cols., 53 lines, ruled space 176 × 97 mm.
Gothic bookhand (northern textualis)
Fol. 6r, 10-line historiated initial (1 Maccabees), execution of the idolatrous Jew, holding a pig's head; fol. 7v: 8-line historiated initial (1 Cor.), Paul
6- to 8-line decorated initials (fols. 6, 7)
2-line initials in red and blue with flourishing in red and blue.
Among the numerous leaves (most with historiated initials) cut out from MS. Lat. bib. d. 8; the dating and localization follow those of Peter Kidd for that manuscript.
Fols. 6-7: Bloomsbury Auctions, Western Manuscript and Miniatures, 8 July 2020, lot 108 and lot 109; purchased by the Bodleian.
Fol. 8 purchased by Bruce Barker-Benfield from Maggs, late 1960s for 5 guineas; given by him to the Bodleian on 15 Oct. 2021.