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

MS. Add. A. 8

Summary Catalogue no.: 24757

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine border, historiated and other initials. (P&A ii. 471)

6-line initials on gold background, decorated with floral and geometric designs. 3-line red and blue initials with contrasting penwork.

fol. 1r

  • Type initial M
  • Subject Portrait of the author in monastic habit, kneeling, hands joined in prayer.

History

Origin: 15th century, second quarter ; Italian, Venice (?)

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.