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

MS. Lyell 31


John Gower , Confessio amantis (third version)
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Main initials in gold on grounds of red and blue, decorated with foliage and with small borders consisting of sprays of foliage; other large initials in blue flourished in red; small initials in blue or red flourished in red or violet. (P&A iii. 1019)


Origin: 15th century, middle ; 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)