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

MS. Barlow 4

Summary Catalogue no.: 6416


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good miniatures (marginal sketches with a pen and with a hard point, pp. 123, 450) added in the early 11th century. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 40)


Stamped brown leather, English work, rebacked.


Origin: 9th century; decoration added, 11th century, early ; Continental European

Provenance and Acquisition

Worcester, Worcestershire, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Mary the Virgin: (MLGB3: evidence from the style of script or illumination).

Format similar to Worcester Cathedral MSS. F.91-94; cf. script on p. 6 (heading) with F.92 fol. 231v. (MLGB3)

Thomas Barlow, 1607–1691

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1691

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1937), with reference to published literature as cited. Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


Last Substantive Revision

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