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MS. Rawl. D. 893

Summary Catalogue no.: 13659


Fragments: collection of MS fragments

Language(s): Latin, English, Middle English, Anglo-Norman, Middle High German
(fol. 55r–v)
Tria sunt (end of chap. 7, chap. 8, and beginning of chap. 9)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniature on fol. 103, with a symbolical representation of alchemical processes; 15th century, third quarter, West German (Pächt and Alexander i. 173, pl. XII)


Origin: 8th century - 17th century (fols. 116-17 datable after 1297)

Provenance and Acquisition

Fols. 19-26, 105, 106, 113: Bardney, Lincolnshire, Benedictine abbey of St Peter, St Paul, and St Oswald: The manuscript contains an account of a visit of King Henry IV to Bardney in 1412. (MLGB3: evidence from locally specific contents, including obits, scribbles, etc.).

Thomas Rawlinson (1681–1725) Richard Rawlinson (1690–1755) (MLGB3)

Bodleian Library, MSS Rawlinson C.504, C.510, and D.893 fols. 19–26, 105–106, 113, formed one volume. (MLGB3)

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 (1966).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.