MS. Auct. F. inf. 1. 1
Summary Catalogue no.: 2439
2 cols., 51 lines, column space 263 × 70 mm.
Fine borders, initials. Fine penwork borders, initials. (P&A iii. 920, pl. LXXXVI)
Arms of St Albans, Tynemouth priory, England, and Humfrey duke of Gloucester, fol. 1.
Stamped leather on boards, re-backed but with the old back inserted, clasps lost; Oxford, early 17th century.
Fly leaves: two leaves from a Latin missal, English, 15th century.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made for John Whethamstede, abbot of St Albans: lambs and eagles in the borders representing his namesakes, St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist. The second volume of a set of two (‘Valerii Glossati in duobus voluminibus’) commissioned by him in the period of his first abbacy (1420–40): Annales Monasterii S. Albani a Johanne Amundesham...conscripti, ed. H. T. Riley (1871), II, p. 268.
Presented by him to the library of St Albans Abbey (inscription, fol. 168v).
Later given by him to Gloucester College, Oxford (inscription, fol. 168v).
Fol. 3v: ‘Magister J(?) Wart(er)’, perhaps John Warder of St Albans Abbey and Gloucester College (Emden, BRUO).
fol. 149: ‘Robert Foster’, 16th century.
Acquired by 1602.
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2018-10-24: Fully revised to incorporate all information in Watson, P&A, and SC.