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

MS. Lat. th. b. 9

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

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii (paper, the first now a pastedown) + 220 + ii (paper, the second now a pastedown)
Dimensions (leaf): 350 × 250 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 255 × 175 mm.
Foliation: Modern pencil, i-ii, 1-222

Layout

36 lines; in 2 columns

Hand(s)

Fine 12th-cent. caroline, using punctus flexus punctuation, capitals touched with pale yellow; corrections by other early hands over erasures

Decoration

Coloured initials with penwork.

Binding

Sewn on six cords, and bound in (?)18th-cent. brown leather over wood boards; the spine with a trace of a title inscription 'Mag herveus | [...]'; alphanumerical leaf signatures perhaps date fom the time of this binding

History

Origin: 12th century ; French (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

'Liber sce maria de Colomba', 12th cent. (fol. 220v)

Inscribed with a (?)collection number by an 18th-cent. Italian hand '266' (fol. iv)

Christie's 1 June 1977, lot 173, bought by Quaritch on behalf of the Bodleian.

Record Sources

Preliminary description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s