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

MS. Lyell 85

Physical Description

Composite: fol. 1-111 || fol. 112-138

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)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

MS. Lyell 85 - Part 1

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Miniature. Large initials in blue and red flourished in blue (or violet) and red, smaller ones red flourished in blue (or violet) or blue in red. (P&A i. 294, pl. XXIII)

History

Origin: 14th century, early ; German

MS. Lyell 85 - Part 2

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Red and blue initial on fol. 112r with blue and red pen flourishes and one small red initial with blue flourishes, others plain blue or red.

History

Origin: 13th century, second half ; French