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

MS. Lyell 70


Petrus Comestor , Historia scholastica (extensively glossed, with addition on Acts probably by Peter of Poitiers )
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Marginal pen drawings. Blue and red initials with pen flourishes, sometimes partly formed of birds. (P&A ii. 67)


Origin: 13th century, early ; Italian or ; French, South

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 (10 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2018-06-15: Mitch Fraas/Mapping Manuscript Migrations Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.'