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

MS. Lyell 55


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Titles in red capitals. Fifty-one fine initials, mostly of vinescroll type akin in style to those of the 12th-century Salzburg school, some with figures. Early marginal scribbles done with a hard point. (P&A i. 73, pl. VI)


Origin: 12th century, middle ; Austrian (?)

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)