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

MS. Lyell 19


Regula S. Benedicti
Language(s): Latin
Regula S. Augustini
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fol. 1 initial in blue and red on gold ground, infilled with interlacing foliage, and joined to border framing the text formed of panels in the same colours, decorated in white, and divided by foliage or interlace on gold grounds and with sprays of leaves extending into outer margins; fols. 57r, 67r, 92r, similar initals with bar borders, similarly decorated, framing the text; smaller initials gold on decorated red and blue grounds with small sprays of leaves. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 856, pl. LXXXI)


Origin: 15th 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 (3 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2018-06-15: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.