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

MS. Laud Misc. 156

Summary Catalogue no.: 638


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Written by 'T.B.', fol. 60.


Pächt and Alexander iii. 811, pl. LXXVIII:

Fine miniatures (partly copying exempla of 14th century).

Fine drawings.

Fine diagrams.


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter, Devon, Hospital of St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist: "Liber hospitalis Sancti Iohannis Exoniensis" (fol. 5r), at top. "A. 27" in large writing at foot of fol. 5r. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858–1885). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (34 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

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