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

MS. Lat. th. e. 47

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

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper (fol. 1-119); paper, with parchment as the outer bifolium of each quire (fol. 120-181)
Extent: i (paper) + 181 + i (paper)
Dimensions (leaf): 210-5 × 140-5 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 150-5 × 100-5 mm.

Collation

I-III12 (fol. 1-36) | IV-X12 (fol. 37-119) | XI-XIV12 (fol. 120-167), XV14 (fol. 168-181)

Layout

31-3 lines (frame-ruled, written above top line); in 2 columns

Hand(s)

Cursive

Decoration

Plain red initials.

Binding

Sewn on four split(?) straps, entering the wood boards through their outer face, and passing along channels in the inner face, and pegged; the boards with cushioned edges; covered with polished brown leather, blind-tooled with a simple lattice and panel design, and a small circular punch; traces of two original clasps at the fore-edge, and remains of a later (18th/19th-century) single clasp at the centre of the fore-edge; restored and re-backed

History

Origin: 15th century (1453, 1457) ; Flemish (?), Ghent (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Original (?) pressmark, 'K 1' (fol. 1r)

Augustus Frederick (1773-1843), Duke of Sussex , 6th son of George III, with his bookplate inscribed with the shelfmark 'VI | H. i. y', perhaps the MS. described in Thomas Joseph Pettigrew Bibliotheca Sussexiana. A Descriptive Catalogue, accompanied by Historical and Biographical Notices, of the Manuscripts and Printed Books contained in the Library of His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, K.G., D.C.L., &c. &c. &c. &c. in Kensington Palace, London, 1827, vol. I, pt. I, no. 87, pp. cli-clii [Bod. 259 d. 40], his sale, part II, by Evans, 31 July 1844 and three following days, perhaps lot 32 [Bod. Mus. bibl. III 8o 483a]

Various 19th- and 20th-century booksellers' cuttings, including one Maggs, c.1940

Henderson (bookplate with motto 'Sola virtus nobilitat')

Given by N. R. Ker , 1975. Formerly Dep. e. 93.

Record Sources

Draft description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.