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

MS. Lyell 56


Honorius Augustodunensis , works (items 2-22 are also found, in the same order, in Munich clm 22225, copied between 1154-1159 for Gerhard, abbot of Windberg)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initials, mostly of vinescroll type, drawn mainly in red but with further details in lilac or light-brown ink, sometimes with parts washed in yellow or green. Some have zoomorphic features and figures, including (fol. 168r) a figure of a monk, possibly intended to be Honorius himself. (P&A i. 80, pl. VII)


Origin: 12th century, third quarter ; Austrian, Lambach (?)

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 (9 images from 35mm slides)