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

MS. Lyell 21

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1r-211v, 223r-231v || fols. 212r-222v

History

Provenance and Acquisition

James P. R. Lyell, 1871-1948

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

MS. Lyell 21 - Part 1

Contents

Ranulf Higden , Polychronicon (with continuation to 1381 and index)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Initial on fol. 1r in blue on brownish-red ground, framed in gold, infilled with leaves in the same colours on a gold ground, and joined to a bar border on three sides, ending in sprays of spiky foliage on the fourth side. The colours are decorated in white. Other initials are blue flourished in red. (P&A iii. 697)

History

Origin: 14th century, late ; English

MS. Lyell 21 - Part 2

Contents

Ranulf Higden , Polychronicon (fragment of a continuation from late 1380 to early 1400)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Plain red or blue initials.

History

Origin: 15th century, early ; English

Additional Information

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)

Bibliography