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MS. Lat. hist. a. 1 (P)

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


Magna Carta in the version of 1215

Part pr. from this MS. by J. E. Hodgkin, Rariora, Lond., 1902, I.26.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: sheet
Support: parchment
Extent: Single membrane
Dimensions (leaf): 630 × 125 mm.


Book hand


Origin: 13th century, first half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Pressmark 'XXVII', top right corner of verso

'Privilegia Regni Angliae', '1298 [sic for 1198] papa Inno[...]', titles added in 17th cent. hand and copied in Italian in an 18th cent. hand

Acquired by J. E. Hodgkin (d. 1912), shortly before the publication of J. C. Jeaffreson, The Manuscripts of J. Eliot Hodgkin, Esq., F.S.A. (Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fifteenth Report, Appendix, Part II), London 1897, and thus not fully described therein (mentioned on p. 1)

Not included in his sale at Sotheby's, 12 May 1914 and three following days, nor 18 May 1914 and following day

Given to the Bodleian by his family, 1926.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.


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Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.