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

MS. Lat. bib. d. 10

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

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii (paper) + 74 + ii (paper)
Dimensions (leaf): 240 × 165 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 145 × 73 (78 incl. left bounding lines; 92 incl. cross references) mm.

Layout

26 lines, writing above top line.

Hand(s)

Very fine caroline script

Decoration

Red, blue, green and purple initials.

Binding

Early 19th-cent. three-quarter polished brown leather and marbled pasteboards; the upper board detached, the spine missing

History

Origin: 11th century, late ; English, Exeter (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Probably written at Exeter by a Norman scribe who also wrote MS. Bodl. 691, fols. 75v-245r

Marginal chapter numbers were added in the 14th cent., probably by John Grandisson, bishop of Exeter 1327-69

Robert Stockman of Honiton , 16th cent. (signed, fols. 68v; with a note on fol. 65r that he owes £20 to John Blackmore)

Robert Stockman the younger, 16th cent. (see fol. 53v)

John Coleridge, Vicar & schoolmaster at Ottery St. Mary, Devon (see fol. 71v)

Given to William Coleridge, 19 Dec. 1773 (see fol. 71v)

Thomas Kerslake, Bristol bookseller

Purchased 1847 by Francis Coleridge, Ottery St. Mary

Given to Edward Coleridge, 27 Oct. 1854

George Dunn, of Wooley Hall, his sale (second portion), Sotheby's 2 Feb. 1914 and four following days, lot 837, bought by Quaritch (on behalf of Myles Radford's uncle) for £8 15s.

His library sent to Sotheby's in Nov. 1946, this MS. sold privately before the sale to A. N. L. Munby, with his purchase-note, booklabel, and ownership inscription on the upper pastedown

Sotheby's 22 June 1982, lot 41

Bought by the Bodleian in 1982.

Record Sources

Draft description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

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