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

MS. Savile 36

Summary Catalogue no.: 6582


Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1ra-12ra)

Index to the following item, Abdias to Zelotipia. Part of Ca- out of sequence on fol. 12ra.

Fol. 12v blank.

(fols. 13r-144v)
Ranulf Higden, Polychronicon

Begins in I.5, ends imperfect in V.32 (Rolls Series, VI.330).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 144 + ii leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 270 × 195 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 210 × 130 mm.
Foliation: Contemporary foliation in arabic numbers, 1-144.
Foliation: Modern foliation i-ii, 1-146


Fols. 1r-12r: 2 cols., c. 50 lines.

Fols. 13r-144v: 1 col., 44 lines


Coloured red initials.


Brown leather on boards (rebacked), blind-tooled (roll) and stamped, 16th-cent. English work


Origin: 15th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Sir Henry Savile (d. 1622)

Given by him to the Library in 1620.

Record Sources

Adapted from the Summary Catalogue (1937), with limited additional description (content, dimensions, layout, foliation, decoration) by Matthew Holford (June 2019).