MS. Lyell 10
Up to fol. 287 (Ezekiel) beginnings of Books and Prefaces have painted floriated initials (sometimes with borders) in blue, pink, orange-brown, and yellow, generally on pink grounds, sometimes incorporating monsters (fols. 1r, 107v), birds (fol. 84r, 95v, 183r), monsters' heads (fols. 22v, 47v, 93v, 162v, 170v, 174r, 192v); there is another painted initial on fol. 440r; other initials are red and blue with fine pen flourishes in the same colours, or red flourished in blue or blue in red, often with elaborate bicoloured trails of penwork in the margins. (P&A iii. 455)
Provenance and Acquisition
Chosen as one of the hundred manuscripts bequeathed to the Bodleian by Lyell in 1948.