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

MS. Lyell 5

Physical Description

Composite: fols. x recto-129v || fols. 129v-150v || fols. 151r-163r || fols. 163v-168v

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.

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on A. de la Mare, Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts Bequeathed to the Bodleian Library Oxford by James P. R. Lyell (1971)

MS. Lyell 5 - Part 1

Contents

Life of St. Thomas Becket (a version of the Quadrilogus, followed by other material relating to Becket)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Initials in green, red, or blue (some in two colours) decorated with traceries of leaf design in ink and the same colours. (P&A iii. 388)

History

Origin: 13th century, first half ; English

MS. Lyell 5 - Part 2

Contents

Augustine , De quantitate animae (end lost)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, second half ; English

MS. Lyell 5 - Part 3

Contents

Life of St. Katherine of Alexandria (start lost)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

As Part I

History

Origin: 13th century, first half ; English

MS. Lyell 5 - Part 4

Contents

Rubric: Tractatus de Correpcione
(end lost)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, second half ; English