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

MS. Rawl. B. 179

Summary Catalogue no.: 11546

Contents

Ranulf Higden, Polychronicon (end lost)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good border, initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1281, pl. CXVII)

fol. 1r

  • Type full border
  • Subject Border made of gold, blue and pink bars, decorated with foliage, flowers and gold disks; peacock; arms of Ireland and Dublin.

History

Origin: 15th century, first half ; Irish (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Richard Rawlinson, 1690–1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ...viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, J.C.D., codicum...complectens, Quarto Catalogues V, 5 fascicles, 1862–1900). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973). Additional description of decoration by Elizabeth Solopova, c. 2000.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2019-10-31: Toby Burrows/Mapping Manuscript MigrationsProvenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/mapping-manuscript-migrations/oxford-tei-updates/blob/master/update_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.