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

MS. Wood empt. 1

Summary Catalogue no.: 8589

Physical Description

Composite

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Glastonbury, Somerset, Benedictine Abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin: "Liber monasterii Glastonie de perquisito bone memorie Walteri de Mointon quondam abbatis ibidem ... et uocatur secretum abbatis, secundo folio Et cuius lotus." (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Lord Arundel. Ralph Sheldon 1677 (see Cat. in Wood D. 6, p. 223). (MLGB3)

MS. Wood empt. 1 – Part 1

Contents

1. (prefixed leaves)
Statutes of England (fragment)
Language(s): French
2. (prefixed leaves)
Treaty of Calais (incomplete)
Language(s): Latin
3.
Lists and notes
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: late 14th century and 15th century ; English

MS. Wood empt. 1 – Part 2

Contents

Cartulary of Glastonbury ('Secretum abbatis').
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine border.

Fine historiated initials.

Good penwork borders, initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 593, pl. LXI)

History

Origin: 1342–1348 ; English, Glastonbury

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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