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

MS. Lyell 13


Jacobus de Voragine , Legenda aurea
Language(s): Latin
Lives of St. Edmund (extracts)
Language(s): Latin
De conceptione beate virginis (the story of abbot Elsinus)
Language(s): Latin
Lawrence of Aquileia , Vsus dictaminis
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Penwork borders, initials. Larger initials (fols. 1r, 13av, 43r, 69v, 148v, 173v, 215v) in blue and red with fine flourishing in red and blue; the initial on fol. 1r includes a bird and two monsters, smaller initials red flourished in blue or blue in red. (P&A iii. 606)


Origin: 14th century, first half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

James P. R. Lyell, 1871-1948

Chosen as one of the hundred manuscripts bequeathed to the Bodleian by Lyell in 1948.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from A. de la Mare, Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts Bequeathed to the Bodleian Library Oxford by James P. R. Lyell (1971)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)