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

MS. Lat. misc. c. 16

Summary Catalogue no.: 32708


John of Salisbury, Polycraticus
Language(s): Latin
John of Salisbury, Metalogicon
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine and other initials (partly mutilated). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 356, pl. XXIX)


Origin: 13th century, first quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Battle, Sussex, Benedictine abbey of St Martin: 'Liber Sancti Martini de Bello ex dono domini Ricardi Abbatis' (Abbot Richard, d. 1235). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Bibliotheca Swaniana 1792. Bookplate of John Towneley Esq. of Chiswick (d. 1813). Heber sale, 19 February 1836 (lot 1502) Sir Thomas Phillipps, baronet (1792–1872), no. 8347. Sold Sothebys, 9 June 1899 (lot 1052). (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1924). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.