MS. Lat. bib. e. 7
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession): no detailed description available
2 columns, 48 lines
Numberous historiated and foliate initials.
Sewn on four split alum-tawed straps, laced into wood boards with bevelled inner edges, covered with polished brown leather, each cover tooled in gilt with a panel enclosing a gilt stamp depicting the Virgin and Child, a serpent underfoot, surrounded by the legend '.SODAL. IMMAC. CONCEPT. D.V.M. ANTVERP.'; the spine lettered in gilt 'BIBLIA | M.S.S.'; two brass clasps (fastening bottom to top); in a Dyson Perrins green box.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in Oxford, for a Dominican(?), probably shortly after Dominic's canonization in 1234; annotated for reading in refectorio, 14th cent.
Alfred Pfeiffer, with his bookplate
Olschki, 1915, sold to C. W. Dyson Perrins, his sale 1/21/59, lot 59
Bought at Sotheby's 5 July 1976, lot 81.
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Digital Bodleian (72 images from 35mm slides)