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

MS. Lat. hist. e. 2

Summary Catalogue no.: 47832

Physical Description

Musical Notation:

Notation (see van Dijk 1957).


Provenance and Acquisition

'158' and '745 [changed to 753]' on spine labels

No. 359 in the library of Leander van Ess (1772–1847) (on whom see Hermann Knaus, 'Die Handschriften des Leander van Eß', Archiv für Geschichte des Buchwesens, vol. 1 (pts. 3/4, 1956), 1958, 331–6, and Milton McC. Gatch, ed., 'so precious a foundation': The Library of Leander van Ess at the Burke Library of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (New York, 1996)), '59' on spine label

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792–1872), MS. 743

Sotheby's, 6 June 1910, lot 158

Rev. C. H. Bickerton Hudson

Received through his bequest, 1938

MS. Lat. hist. e. 2 – Part 1


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Origin: 1570 ; Flemish, Bruges

MS. Lat. hist. e. 2 – Part 2


Missal (noted)

Bifolium, used as binding wrapper for Part 1

11 lines with interlinear neumes

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: Bifolium
Dimensions (leaf): 250 × 170 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 190 × 125 mm.


Origin: 12th century ; German, South

Additional Information

Record Sources

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


    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 5: Fragments - Mass Books (typescript, 1957), p. 139

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.