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

MS. Laud Misc. 609

Summary Catalogue no.: 754


John Gower, Confessio amantis (first version, unrevised)
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures (badly rubbed), borders, initials. School of Herman Scherre. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 814, pl. LXXIX)


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; English

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 (6 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.