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

MS. Lyell 49

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-57 || fols. 58-80 || fols. 81-100 || fols. 101-128

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Admont, Benedictine monastery

James P. R. Lyell, 1871-1948

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

MS. Lyell 49 - Part 1

Contents

Boethius , Opuscula sacra (with glosses from the shorter version of the commentary attributed to Remigius of Auxerre )
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

(P&A i. 92, pl. VIII, not distinguishing the parts): (flyleaf, fol. i verso) Drawing in hard point of an archway.

History

Origin: 12th century, second half ; Austrian or German

MS. Lyell 49 - Part 2

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Elaborate vinescroll type initials drawn in red and brown ink on fols. 11v (with monster) and 30r.

History

Origin: 12th century, second half ; Austrian or German

MS. Lyell 49 - Part 3

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Vinescroll initial (with monster) in brown and red ink on fol. 59r; decorated initials in brown ink on fols. 67r, 68r and 70v. Drawings on fol. 80r in hard point of a soldier, and on fol. 80v in ink of a figure in a short tunic, but booted and spurred, offering a flower to a veiled woman with hands raised in front of her.

History

Origin: 12th century, second half ; Austrian or German

MS. Lyell 49 - Part 4

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Decorated red initials on fols. 81r, 99v.

History

Origin: 12th century, second half ; Austrian or German

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)