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

MS. Add. A. 8

Summary Catalogue no.: 24757


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine border.

Fine historiated initial.

fol. 1r

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

Fine initials. (P├Ącht and Alexander ii. 471) 6-line initials on gold background, decorated with floral and geometric designs.

3-line red and blue initials with contrasting penwork.


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.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.