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. (P&A 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)