MS. Barlow 6
Summary Catalogue no.: 6418
2 cols., 39–40 lines, column space 243–50 × 65 mm.
Fine historiated and other initials, added in the second quarter of the 13th century. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 368, pl. XXXII)
Illuminated initials (some historiated), coloured initials, rubrics.
Provenance and Acquisition
Written at Malmesbury Abbey by Salomon under Abbot Robert of Meldon (1187–1205); inscription, fol. 209: ‘Explicit Policraticus per Salomonem sub Abbate Roberto .iiº’.
Fol. 142r-v: ‘Thomas Lonwell’ or ‘Lonewell’. 16th century (?).
Fol. 209 : ‘Richardus Ramsaeus possidet’, mid-16th century.
Fol. 209v: ‘Wyllyam Fyttz’, mid-16th century.
Thomas Barlow, 1607–1691: acquired 1633, inscription fol. 1.
Bequeathed by him in 1691.
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2018-10-24: Fully revised to incorporate all information in Watson, Pächt and Alexander, and SC.