MS. Lat. liturg. f. 5
Summary Catalogue no.: 29744
Private collection of some liturgical pericopes from the four gospels (fols. 4, 14, 22, 31), including the passions (fols. 7, 15, 24, 32v).
Hexameter poem added fol. 2, late 11th cent.
The Genealogy of Christ according to St. Matthew (fol. 4) with musical notation.
Fine miniatures, borders, initials. (P&A iii. 44, pl. V)
Each set of gospels is preceded by a full-page miniature of the evangelist and an illuminated title.
Provenance and Acquisition
Margaret, queen of Scotland (d. 1093) (poem on fol. 2).
Possibly Durham Cathedral Priory. Reginald of Coldingham records the gift by Queen Margaret to Durham of a gospel-book, which is perhaps the same gospel-book described in an inventory of 1383 (see Bodleian Quarterly Record iv.202–3), but the identification of either with the present manuscript is uncertain.
'Liber Ihois this ys bouke', 16th cent., fol. 20v.
'Claytoun Sudlaw', 16th cent., fol. 38v.
'John Stowe', fol. 38v, probably the antiquary (?1525–1605).
William Howard, 1563–1640: 'William Howard', fol. 3
Fane Edge, vicar of Nedging, Suffolk: 'Fane Edge, 1716', fol. 3; inherited from his mother, Catherine Fane (see Rushforth, 2007, pp. 103–4).
Brent Ely parish library: 'Brentely Library', 'L. i. 30', 18th cent., fol. 3
Sold by the library as part of the William Brice sale, Sotheby's, 26 July 1887, lot 104, for £6.
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Digital Bodleian (18 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.