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

MS. Tanner 19

Summary Catalogue no.: 9839


Language(s): Latin

Ranulf Higden, Polychronicon

With index.

With continuation to 1387, incorporating:

(fols. 213r–237v)
'Monk of Evesham', Vita Ricardi secundi (to 1387) Trevor Russell Smith, 'Authorship and Further Manuscripts of the Gesta regis Ricardi secundi and Vita Ricardi secundi', Notes and Queries n.s. 67 (2020), 475-480

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 239 leaves, large folio


Good borders.

Good initials (partly damaged). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 854)


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Hugh James, -1740, rector of Upwell.

Given by him in 1728 to Thomas Tanner, 1674–1735

Bequeathed by Tanner to the Bodleian in 1735.

Record Sources

Description adapted (Nov. 2022) from the Quarto Catalogue (A. Hackman, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars quarta codices viri admodum reverendi Thomæ Tanneri, S.T.P., episcopi Asaphensis, complectens, Quarto Catalogues IV, repr. 1966, with corrections, from the ed. of 1860), with reference to published literature as cited. Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2022-11: Revise contents and provenance from Quarto catalogue and Russell Smith article.