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

MS. Tanner 4

Summary Catalogue no.: 9824


Language(s): Latin
Theological treatises
Language(s): Latin
Commentaries on the Bible
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 13th century, end, and 14th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Durham, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Cuthbert: 'Iste liber constat [ . . . ] Ricardo byllyngham ex dono domini W. Seton' (fol. 4r). On fol. 177v in the top margin is 'Domino Ricardo Byllyngham monacho ecclesie cathedralis Dunelm' Oxon' studenti'. Both inscriptions erased and read under ultra-violet light. Richard Bellingham was at Durham College, Oxford, 1446/7–1456/7 (BRUO 189). (Medieval stamped binding, late 15th cent.; no chain-mark.) (MLGB3: evidence from an inscription of ownership by an individual member of a religious house (which may not, however, be evidence for institutional ownership)).

Sancroft. Tanner. (MLGB3)

Thomas Tanner, 1674–1735

Bequeathed by him to the Bodleian in 1735.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated 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).


    Online resources:

    Printed descriptions:

    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 5: Fragments - Mass Books (typescript, 1957), p. 185

Last Substantive Revision

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