MS. Lyell 88
On the lower part of fol. 158v, originally blank, some further pieces were written (13th cent.?).
The first is damaged and illegible.
Contemporary corrections and marginal additions in later hands, including:
Computations of the years from the Creation to the birth of Christ, added in 13th century hand
25 long lines ruled with a hard point
Square notation on drypoint lines. The parts in the passions are indicated by c, s and +
Fol. 1r, interlacing ink-drawn initial framed in red with background in pale yellow and red inside and blue outside. First words of the text written in large capitals in alternating lines of red and blue. On fol. 13r, the heading is in large rustic capitals, with alternate words in red and brown, and the initial is in red and blue, with the first four words in large red and blue capitals. Smaller initials on fols. 1v-7v are in gold, outlined in red. Later initials are in red (mostly) or brown, occasionally with some decoration in ink (or blue), sometimes accompanied by yellow wash. (P&A i. 876, pl. LXV)
19th century German binding in stiff parchment.
Provenance and Acquisition
Bookplate of Wilfred Merton [1888–1957], 1921.
Bought by James Lyell in July 1942 from Davis and Orioli.
With the MS. is a note in Lyell’s hand: ‘This came at one time from Ludwig Rosenthal of Munich and was so identified to me by Dr. Ettinghausen in his employ at the time from marks in binding.’
Chosen as one of the hundred manuscripts bequeathed to the library by Lyell in 1948.
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.