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

MS. Selden Supra 41

Summary Catalogue no.: 3429


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Stamped brown leather re-backed, clasps lost, Cambridge 16th cent. work (worn and repaired) by Nicholas Spierinck in 1540 (?).


Origin: c. 1540–1550 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Norwich, Norfolk, Carmelite convent: (MLGB3: inferred evidence).

Written between 1524 and 1530, see fol. 190r–v: on fol. 190v the date 1530 has been added. Throughout in the hand of John Bale. Binding with Nicholas Spierink's rolls I and II: these are not found on any binding later than 1529, so far as is known. (MLGB3)

John Selden, 1584–1654

Acquired by the Bodleian in 1659

Record Sources

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


Last Substantive Revision

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