MS. Rawl. A. 411
Summary Catalogue no.: 11293
Homiliary; English, 13th century, second quarter or middle
From Ash Wednesday, ending imperfect due to loss of leaves with Wednesday after the fourth Sunday in Lent. Authors named are Rabanus Maurus (fols. 2r, 9v, 43r, 45v, 56r, 57r), Bede (fol. 6v, 51r, 54r, 71v), Gregory (fol. 8r), Augustine (fol. 11v, 16v, 23v, 50r, 61r, 67r, 74r, 77r, 82v), Chrysostom (fol. 29v), 'Albinus' (fol. 47r). Fols. 74-6 are inserted leaves with an alternative sermon for Monday after the fourth Sunday.
lib. III., cap. VIII (PL 107.856D-860C)
lib. II, cap. VI (PL 107.829D-833A)
lib. VII, XXV (PL 107.1095D-1096D); ? (fols. 10r-11v)
lib. IV, cap. XII (PL 107.932D-938B)
lib. VII, cap. XXIII (PL 107.1065A-1068D)
lib. VI, cap. XX (PL 107.1030C-1032D)
lib. V, cap. XVIII (PL 107.1011A-1013A)
lib. V, cap. XV (PL 107.974A-978C)
Ruled in plummet for 2 columns of 35 lines, with double vertical bounding lines; written below top line. Ruled space 210 × 135 mm. with approx. 12 mm. between columns.
Early Gothic book script (textualis); fols. 74-6 by a different hand.
Decorated initial (?), damaged, fol. 1r.
Puzzle initial in red and blue, with penwork flourishing in red, fol. 23v; blue initials with red penwork, or vice versa, fols. 35v, 59v, 61r, 74r.
Plain coloured initials in red, green, and blue, typically of 2-4 lines.
19th-century stamped calf.
Provenance and Acquisition
Boxgrove, Benedictine alien priory: 'Liber iste est Sancte Marie de Boxgraua. Qui eum celauerit, alienauerit, uel hunc titulum deleuerit, anathema sit.' (foot of fol. 1r, 13th century).
Unidentified collection: ‘729’ (or 720?) on fol. 1r.
Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755
Last Substantive Revision
2022-06: Additional description of contents by Christoph Galle.