Composite: fols. 1r-211v, 223r-231v || fols. 212r-222v
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
Polychronicon (with continuation to 1381 and index)
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)
Origin: 14th century, late
MS. Lyell 21 - Part 2
Polychronicon (fragment of a continuation from late 1380 to early 1400)
Plain red or blue initials.
Origin: 15th century, early
abbreviated from A. de la Mare, Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts Bequeathed to the Bodleian Library Oxford by James P. R. Lyell