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.

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

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)