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

MS. Arch. Selden. B. 14

Summary Catalogue no.: 3360

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–311 || fols. i, 312

Binding

Stamped brown leather, much worm-eaten, on new boards and re-backed, English 15th cent. work (London ?).

History

Provenance and Acquisition

John Selden, 1584–1654

Acquired by the Bodleian in 1659

MS. Arch. Selden. B. 14 – Part 1

Contents

Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine borders (partly damaged), initials. In two styles. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1063)

History

Origin: c. 1450–1470 ; English

MS. Arch. Selden. B. 14 – Part 2

Contents

(endleaves)
Polyphonic fragments
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century ; English

Bibliography

    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 6: Fragments - Office Books, Rituals, Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 347

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (11 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 6: Fragments - Office Books, Rituals, Directories (typescript, 1957), p. 347

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.