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

MS. Lat. th. f. 24

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

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (paper) + 275 + i (paper)
Dimensions (leaf): 160 × 110 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 105 × 62 mm.
Foliation: Modern pencil, i-iii, 1-274

Collation

I2 (original flyleaves) (fol. i-ii) | II10-1 (3rd leaf missing, after fol. 2) (fol. 1-9), III-XXVIII10 (fol. 10-269), XXIX2 (fol. 270-271) | XXX2 (original flyleaves) (fol. 272-273)

Layout

25 lines, in 1 column

Hand(s)

Fine rounded gothic

Decoration

Plain red initials. Illuminated initial cut out on fol. 1r leaving part of the border, with a butterfly.

Binding

Sewn on three thongs and bound in plain parchment over thin boards; with traces of two pairs of green or yellow silk ties at the fore-edge; the spine inscribed '1430' at the top, and '[Au?]g serm[...] Evangeliorum', from top to bottom, in large letters

History

Origin: 15th century ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Swann Gallery, New York, 11 Oct. 1979, lot 255, bought by Quaritch for the Bodleian.

Record Sources

Draft description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s