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

MS. Lyell 26


New Testament (later Wycliffite version) (with table of lessons)
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Main initials in gold on grounds in segments of purplish red and blue, decorated in white, the first (fol. 15v) with a small spray of penwork and gold leaves. Other initials blue flourished in red. (P&A iii. 958)


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)


    Published descriptions:

    Elizabeth Solopova, Manuscripts of the Wycliffite Bible in the Bodleian and Oxford College Libraries (Liverpool, 2016), cat. 36