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

MS. Lyell empt. 3


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Painted initials of books (pp. 1, 145, 255, 512) in blue or pink decorated with gold, infilled with monsters or branchwork in the same colours, on blue and pink grounds; other initials blue flourished in red or red in blue; running headings and paragraphing in red and blue. (P&A i. 497)


Origin: 13th century, late ; French

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)