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Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 2
Summary Catalogue no. 24717
Summary of contents Bernard Gui, Arbor genealogiae regum Francorum.
Language Latin
Origin French
Date 14th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Diagrams. (P&A iii. 1325)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 51

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 5
Summary Catalogue no. 24776
Composite three parts
Summary of contents Eusebius of Cremona, De morte Hieronymi. || Paraphrase of the Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle. || Treatise on geography.
Language Italian
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 71

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 12
Summary Catalogue no. 24755
Summary of contents Albertano da Brescia, with other short theological pieces.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine borders, initials (Milanese illumination in French style). Italian script. (P&A i. 652, pl. LI).

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 62
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 63
Manuscript image fol. 73v Epistola Beati Bernardi. Initial G(ratioso). Bar borders with endpieces framing the text in two columns.
Bibliography
1995
Christian Rohr, ed., Der Theoderich-Panegyricus des Ennodius (Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Studien und Texte, Band 12), Hannover: Hahnsche Buchhandlung, 1995, p. 156

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 13
Summary Catalogue no. 24756
Summary of contents Medical treatises and recipes.
Language Italian
Origin Italian, Florence (?)
Date 1488
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 63

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 14
Summary Catalogue no. 24747
Summary of contents Petrarch, Vite degli Uomini illustri. Italian translation of Donato degli Albanzani da Pratovecchio.
Language Italian
Origin Italian, Florence
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment, paper

Decoration
Fine border, initial. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 285, pl. XXVI)
fol. 1r
Type initial R(omolo)
Subject Gold 8-line initial with white-stem interlace and floral designs.
Type border, upper, left and lower margins
Subject White-stem interlace, floral designs, gold disks, three birds, three butterflies and four putti. In the lower margin two putti support a laurel wreath, encircling a medallion, left blank to be filled with a coat of arms.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 59
Manuscript image fol. 1r Gold 8-line initial R(omolo) with white-stem interlace. Separate interlace border on three sides has three birds and three butterflies; in lower border four putti, two support a laurel wreath with a blank for arms.

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 15
Summary Catalogue no. 24713
Summary of contents 22 treatises by or relating to St. Cyprian of Carthage.
Language Latin
Date 10th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 49
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 50
Bibliography
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Konstanz, Dom; Murbach(?); Reichenau

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 16
Summary Catalogue no. 28717
Summary of contents Isidore of Seville, commentary on the Pentateuch, Judges and Ruth. Origen, homilies on Joshua transl. into Latin by Rufinus.
Language Latin
Origin Continental European
Date c. 900
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 495
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 496
Bibliography
1996
Medieval exegesis in translation: commentaries on the Book of Ruth, tr. Lesley Smith (Commentary Series), Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, for TEAMS, 1996, pp. 7-8 [fol. 98r-v]

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 21
Summary Catalogue no. 28598
Summary of contents New Testament, etc.
Language Latin
Origin German, Bohemia
Date 14th century, end
Material parchment

Decoration
Good border, historiated and penwork initials. (P&A i. 148, pl. XI)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 480
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 481
Manuscript image fol. 3r Large decorated initial P(lures) with, in the bowl of the letter, half figure of St. Jerome wearing doctor's gown and hat, and holding a blue book. Acanthus leaf extensions to the initial form the border in the left margin.
Bibliography
1993
Z. Izydorczyk, Manuscripts of the Evangelium Nicodemi: a census (Subsidia Mediaevalia 21), Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1993, p. 115 no. 221

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 22 (not found)
Summary Catalogue no. 28782
Summary of contents 'Matthew of Westminster', Flores historiarum (fragment). Purchased at Sotheby's, 21 Jan. 1861, lot 787.
Language Latin
Date 15th century (?)
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 506

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 23
Summary Catalogue no. 28783
Summary of contents Commissio from Doge Francesco Donato (1545-53) appointing Francesco Maripetro (Malipiero) 'potestas' of Noale near Treviso.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Venice
Date 1548
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine miniature (defaced), border. (P&A ii. 1011, pl. LXXXIII)
fol. 1r
Type miniature
Subject St. Francis, holding a cross and pointing above to a small figure of crucified Christ, is adored by Francesco Malipiero (defaced). Rectangular frame with floral designs and a defaced coat of arms.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 506
Manuscript image fol. 1r St. Francis shows a vision of crucifix to Francesco Malipiero.

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 25
Summary Catalogue no. 30227
Summary of contents Giovanni Boccaccio, La Fiammetta
Language Italian
Origin Italian, Urbino (?)
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 516, pl. XLIX)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 763
Manuscript image fol. 1r Gold initial 'S' with white-stem interlace extending into the surround border. Six putti play between the interlaced stems; in top right corner a hare running in a field; in lower border a small shield with scalloped edges inside an interlaced circle.
Bibliography
1999
Boccaccio visualizzato: Narrare per parole e per immagini fra Medioevo e Rinascimento, ed. Vittore Branca, 3 vols. (Biblioteca di storia dell'arte, N.S. 30), Turin: Giulio Einaudi editore, 1999, II, pp. 144-5 and fig. 163 (fol. 1r) [scheda II/47]

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1992
Vittore Branca et al., 'Boccaccio visualizzato VI: 1. Ancora manoscritti figurati; 2. Il codice Spencer 33 della Public Library di New York; 3. United States, Private Collection (ms. Kettaneh); Illustrated Boccaccio manuscripts in Oxford Libraries', Studi sul Boccaccio, 20 for 1991-2 ( 1992), pp. 1-72

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 29
Summary Catalogue no. 28535
Summary of contents Guillaume de Deguilleville, Le Pèlerinage de la vie humaine.
Language Latin and French
Origin French
Date c. 1400
Material parchment

Decoration
Good grisaille miniatures, borders, initials. (P&A i. 634)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 472
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 473

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 38
Summary Catalogue no. 30236
Summary of contents Part of an English Festial, containing Lives of Saints, etc.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Penwork.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 764
Bibliography
2000
Glyn S. Burgess & Clara Strijbosch, The Legend of St Brendan: a critical bibliography, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2000, p. 70 (fols. 109v-118r)
An index of images in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII c .1380 - c. 1509, general editor Kathleen L. Scott. The Bodleian Library, Oxford I. MSS Additional - Digby, by Ann Eljenholm Nichols, Michael T. Orr, Kathleen L. Scott & Lynda Dennison, Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2000, p. 31 no. 9
1998
Celia Millward, ed., La Estorie del Evangelie: a parallel-text edition (Middle English Texts, 30), Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 1998, as siglum 'B', at pp. 7, 9, 12, 15-20, 65-7, etc. (fols. 71v-82r)
1990
Derek Pearsall, ed., Studies in the Vernon Manuscript, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1990, p. 30

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 51
Summary Catalogue no. 30241
Summary of contents One quaterion (marked F) of a Cartulary of the Preceptory of the Knights Templars at North Ferriby in Yorkshire.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 14th century, second half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 766
Bibliography
1999
Janet Burton, The monastic order in Yorkshire, 1069-1215 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, Fourth Series, 40), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, p. 311 (listing in bibliography only)

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 72
Summary Catalogue no. 28969
Summary of contents Avicenna, Liber Canonis (extracts). Astronomical and calendrial tables and notes.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 14th century, first quarter
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 535

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 73
Summary Catalogue no. 28970
Summary of contents Aristotle, Metaphysics. Translation by Bessarion.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Pavia
Date 1493
Material paper

Decoration
Borders, initials. Written in humanistic script by Thomas Murchius of Genoa in 1493 at Pavia, fol. 155v. (P&A ii. 746)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 535
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 536

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 87
Summary Catalogue no. 30252
Summary of contents 'Ara Dei', an English treatise on the Mass.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 768
Bibliography
2000
An index of images in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII c .1380 - c. 1509, general editor Kathleen L. Scott. The Bodleian Library, Oxford I. MSS Additional - Digby, by Ann Eljenholm Nichols, Michael T. Orr, Kathleen L. Scott & Lynda Dennison, Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2000, p. 31 no. 10

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 93
Summary Catalogue no. 30254
Summary of contents Six leaves with extracts from mathematical texts.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 14th century, middle
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 769
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 770

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 95
Summary Catalogue no. 27809
Summary of contents Copies of writs of Summons to Parliament, extracted from the Close Rolls.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 16th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 359

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 96
Summary Catalogue no. 27810
Summary of contents Copies of writs of Summons to Parliament, extracted from the Close Rolls.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 16th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 359

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 105
Summary Catalogue no. 28931
Summary of contents Hieronymus de Vallibus, Jhesuida, with glosses.
Language Latin
Date 16th century, early
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 528

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 108, MS. Add. C. 109, MS. Add. C. 110
Summary Catalogue no. 28940, 28941, 28942
Summary of contents Testamenta duodecim patriarcharum, translated by Robert Grosseteste. History of Joseph and Asenath. Richard de Bury, Philobiblon. Jean Gerson, De laude scriptorum. Eusebius of Cremona, De morte beati Jeronimi. Johannes de Torquemada, Flores sententiarum Thome de Aquino. Commentary on the Stella clericorum.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 530
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 531
Manuscript image fol. 1r Plain text page with initials 'I' and 'T'. (From MS. Add. C. 108.)

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 133
Summary Catalogue no. 30261
Composite fol. 1 || fols. 2-5 (and MS. Canon. Ital. 288, fols. 92-105v) || fol. 6
Summary of contents St. Bridget, Revelations, in Italian prose (fragment including colophon). || Petrarch, Il Canzoniere (fragments). || Dante, Divina Commedia (seven fragments).
Language Italian
Origin Italian || Italian, Rome (?) || Italian
Date 15th century || 15th century, third quarter || c. 1380
Material paper || parchment || paper

Decoration
- || Good initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 350, pl. XXXIII) || -

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 771
Manuscript image fol. 10r

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 135
Summary Catalogue no. 24774
Summary of contents Virgil, Aeneid.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Venice
Date 14th century, end
Material parchment

Decoration
Historiated initials with half-figures and busts of men in hoods and hats at the beginnings of books on fols. 1r, 11r, 30r, 39r, 50r, 61v, 72r, 81v, 92r, 103v and 115r.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 70
Manuscript image fol. 21r Initial 'P' with man wearing a biretta and pointing with his fingers.

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 136
Summary Catalogue no. 28750
Summary of contents Virgil, Aeneid.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 504
Manuscript image fol. 26r
Bibliography
1997
A. Lunelli, 'Pomponius Sabinus alias Pomponius Laetus: perché Sabinus. Con osservazioni sul ms. Corsiniano 1839 (43 F 21) e su CIL VI/5, 3477*', in Filologia umanistica per Gianvito Resta, eds. Vincenzo Fera & Giacomo Ferrau, 3 vols. (Medioevo e umanesimo, 94-6), Padua: Editrice Antenore, 1997, vol. II, pp. 1207-1222, tav. XXV, at p. 1207
1994
A. C. de la Mare, 'A palaeographer's odyssey', in Sight and Insight: essays on art and culture in honour of E. H. Gombrich at 85, ed. John Onians, London: Phaidon Press, 1994, pp. 88-107 figs. 33-40, at p. 100
SCWMSS archive: = REFS. XCVII.32

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 137
Summary Catalogue no. 24743
Summary of contents Ovid, Metamorphoses.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 58

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 138
Summary Catalogue no. 24742
Summary of contents Ovid, Metamorphoses.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Padua
Date c. 1450-1460
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials. Written in humanistic script. Annotations in the early hand of Bartolomeo Sanvito of Padua. (P&A ii. 412, pl. XL)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 58
Manuscript image fol. 12v Gold 5-line initial R(egla solis) with white-stem interlace on rose, green and blue ground.

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 139
Summary Catalogue no. 24711
Summary of contents Cicero, Epistolae ad Atticum, etc.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Central (?)
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 258, pl. XXIII)
fol. 2r
Type initial C(icero)
Subject Gold 8-line initial with white-stem interlace.
Type full border
Subject White-stem interlace with two seated putti and two grotesques. In the lower margin two putti with halos and wings support an erased coat of arms.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 48
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 49
Manuscript image fol. 2r Gold 8-line initial C(icero) with white-stem interlace decoration which continues into a surround border. Two putti and two animal grotesques entwined in the border. In lower border two putti with halos and wings support arms (which have been rubbed).
Bibliography
2001
Peter Kidd, Medieval manuscripts from the collection of T. R. Buchanan in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2001, p. 11 (on MS. Buchanan d. 4)

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 140
Summary Catalogue no. 28471
Summary of contents Juvenal, Satires.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 11th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials, some with zoomorphic designs. (P&A ii. 7)
Initials formed by symmetrically arranged or twisted bodies of birds and beasts, or decorated with animal heads and acanthus leaves on fols. 3v, 6r, 10v, 13r and 15v (ink and red lead which darkened).

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 458

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 141
Summary Catalogue no. 28472
Summary of contents Lucan, Pharsalia.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 14th century, end
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials. Diagram, fol. 20, perhaps added. (P&A ii. 200)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 458
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 459

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 142
Summary Catalogue no. 28411
Summary of contents Priscian, Commentarii i- xvi.
Language Latin
Origin French, South (?)
Date 1260
Material parchment

Decoration
Some illuminated capitals.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 446
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 447
Bibliography
1999
The British Library, Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts, vol. 1, London: The British Library, 1999, p. 157

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Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 143
Summary Catalogue no. 28404
Summary of contents Priscian, Institutiones grammaticae.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North
Date 12th century, first half (?)
Material parchment

Decoration
Initial (retouched). Border, fol. 50v, and other initials, 13th century, first half. (P&A ii. 45)
Human profiles, scribbled in margins, accompany glosses on fols. 31r, 32r, 48r, 65r, 78v, 96r, 97v and 50v.
fol. 50v
Type border, left and lower margin
Subject Hybrid figure (animal body and human head).

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 445

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 144
Summary Catalogue no. 28188
Summary of contents Grammatical pieces.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 11th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Good diagrams. Initials. (P&A ii. 5, pl. I)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 419
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 420
Manuscript image fol. 64r Diagram.
Bibliography
1999
Cited in more than one article in Patrizia Lendinara, Anglo-Saxon Glosses and Glossaries [collected articles, some newly translated from Italian] (Variorum Collected Studies Series, CS622), Aldershot, etc.: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 1999, pp. 11, 72n, 335-6
1998
Sigrid Krämer, Bibliographie Bernhard Bischoff und Verzeichnis aller von ihm herangezogenen Handschriften (Fuldaer Hochschulschriften, 27), Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Josef Knecht, 1998, No. 142, 151; No. 242, XI
1997
Handschriftenarchiv Bernhard Bischoff (Bibliothek der Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Hs. C 1, C 2): Microfiche-Edition, ed. Arno Mentzel-Reuters [with list of MSS. by Zdenka Stoklaskova & Marcus Stumpf] (Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Hilfsmittel 16), Munich 1997, Fiche 47: XCVII.1.18-19

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S. Rizzo & M. De Nonno, 'In margine a una recente edizione di versi grammaticali del Valla', in Filologia umanistica per Gianvito Resta, eds. Vincenzo Fera & Giacomo Ferrau, 3 vols. (Medioevo e umanesimo, 94-6), Padua: Editrice Antenore, 1997, vol. III, pp. 1583-1630, at pp. 1596-7
1996
Helmut Gneuss, 'A grammarian's Greek-Latin glossary in Anglo-Saxon England', [first printed 1994], reprinted in his collected articles, Language and history in early England ( Variorum Collected Studies Series, CS559), Aldershot, etc.: Variorum, 1996, Article no. IV, p. 63
A. C. Dionisotti, 'On the nature and transmission of Latin glossaries', in Les manuscrits des lexiques et glossaires de l'antiquité tardive à la fin du moyen age: Actes du Colloque international organisé par le "Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture" (Erice, 23-30 septembre 1994), ed. Jacqueline Hamesse (Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Etudes Médiévales, Textes et Etudes du Moyen Age, 4), Louvain-la-Neuve 1996, pp. 205-252, at pp. 228-241, 250
1994
Vivien Law, 'The study of grammar', in Carolingian culture: emulation and innovation (ed. Rosamond McKitterick), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994, pp. 88-110, at p. 93 n. 8
1993
Bibliografia dei manoscritti in scrittura beneventana, 1. Dati relativi a pubblicazioni apparse a partire dal 1990, raccolti fino al 30 giugno 1993, eds. F. Bianci & A. Magi Spinetti, Rome: Viella, 1993, pp. 25 (siglum OXB 144), 53, 168

>Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1991
Louis Holtz, 'Les nouvelles tendances de la pédagogie grammaticale au Xe siècle', in Lateinische Kultur im X. Jahrhundert: Akten des I. Internationalen Mittellateinerkongresses Heidelberg, 12.--15.IX.1988 (= Mittelateinisches Jahrbuch, Band 24/25 for 1989/1990), Stuttgart 1991, pp. 163-173, at p. 166
1987
Montecassino: Dalla prima alla seconda distruzione: Momenti e aspetti di storia cassinese (Secc. VI-IX) (Atti del II Convegno di Studi sul Medioevo Meridionale, Cassino -- Montecassino, 27-31 maggio 1984), ed. Faustino Avagliano (= Miscellanea Cassinese, 55), Montecassino 1987, pp. 534, 535, 543
1975
Cited in Studi Medievali, 3rd Series, vol. XVI, 1 ( 1975), pp. 120, 135, 148 [Reference taken from Studi Medievali, 3rd Ser., Indici, Anni I-XX: 1960-1979 (ed. G. Zanella), Spoleto: Centro italiano di studi sull'alto medioevo, 1981, pp. 272-6]

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Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 145
Summary Catalogue no. 24744
Summary of contents Paulus de Venetiis, Logica.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Novara
Date 1425
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 58

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 146
Summary Catalogue no. 28492
Summary of contents St. Paul's Epistles with gloss. Bruno Carthusianus, Commentary on the Epistles of St. Paul.
Language Latin
Origin Flemish
Date c. 1100
Material parchment

Decoration
Good table of affinity. Initials. (P&A i. 271, pl. XIX)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 464
Manuscript image fol. 32v Large initial 'P' with white-stem animal interlace on multicoloured ground.

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 147
Summary Catalogue no. 24715
Summary of contents Epistolary.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Bologna
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials. Fine penwork borders, initials. (P&A ii. 662, pl. LXIV)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 50
Manuscript image fol. 1r Initial 'A' with acanthus leaves, gold discs and flowers (cornflower at top) extending along left margin; smaller initial 'H' with penwork decoration.
Bibliography
1996
Eef Overgaauw, Die mittelalterlichen Handschriften der Universitäts- und LandesBibliothek Münster, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 1996, p. 150 (on Hs 1065)

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 149
Summary Catalogue no. 24765
Summary of contents Servius, Commentary on Virgil.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence
Date c. 1450-60
Material paper

Decoration
Good border, initials. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 271)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 67

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 150
Summary Catalogue no. 24767
Summary of contents Servius, Commentary on Virgil.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Ferrara (?)
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material paper

Decoration
Fine borders, initials. (P&A ii. 404)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 68

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 151
Summary Catalogue no. 24716
Summary of contents Gospel Lectionary.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Piacenza
Date 15th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initial imitating French work. Penwork borders, initials. (P&A ii. 767)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 51
Manuscript image fol. 1r

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 152
Summary Catalogue no. 28718
Summary of contents Cassiodorus, Commentary on the Psalms.
Language Latin
Origin Italian (?)
Date 9th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials. (P&A ii. 3, pl. I)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 496
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 497
Manuscript image fol. 92v Text page with multicoloured initial 'D'.

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 153
Summary Catalogue no. 28493
Summary of contents Gospels.
Language Latin
Origin Flemish or French
Date 10th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials. (P&A i. 265, pl. XVIII)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 464
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 465
Manuscript image fol. 85r Text page. Luke. Large initial Q(uoniam) decorated with knotwork and animal interlace of two coiled serpents.

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 154
Summary Catalogue no. 28430
Composite three parts
Summary of contents Suetonius, Vitae xii caesarum with verses by Ausonius. || Arnold Geilhoven, Sompnium doctrinale. || L. Annaeus Florus, Epitoma de Tito Liuio.
Language Latin
Origin Netherlandish (?)
Date 15th century, first half
Material paper

Decoration
Some coloured capitals.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 451
Bibliography
1991
M. D. Reeve, 'The transmission of Florus and the Periochae again', in The Classical Quarterly, 85 (= N.S. vol. 41 no. 2) ( 1991), pp. 453-83, at p. 461

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 155
Summary Catalogue no. 29079
Summary of contents Cicero, Epistolae ad familiares.
Language Latin
Origin Netherlandish, Dordrecht
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 554

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 169
Summary Catalogue no. 29183
Summary of contents Quintilian, De Institutione oratoria.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Rome (?)
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine borders, initials. (P&A ii. 351, pl. XXXIII)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 579
Manuscript image fol. 4r Gold 10-line initial P(ost) with white-stem interlace decoration extending along left and top margins. In lower margin, laurel wreath with void for arms, flanked by interlace decoration (rubbed).

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 181
Summary Catalogue no. 29209
Summary of contents Augustine, De Nuptiis et concupiscentia.
Language Latin
Origin English, Bury St. Edmunds
Date 12th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials. (P&A iii. 134)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 586
Bibliography
1998
Richard Sharpe, 'Reconstructing the medieval library of Bury St Edmunds abbey: the lost catalogue of Henry of Kirkstead', in Bury St Edmunds: medieval art, architecture, archaeology and economy, ed. Antonia Gransden (The British Archaeological Association Transactions, 20), [n. pl.], 1998, pp. 204-18, at p. 208
1997
Colin G. C. Tite, ' 'Lost or stolen or strayed': a survey of manuscripts formerly in the Cotton library', in Sir Robert Cotton as collector: essays on an early Stuart courtier and his legacy, ed. C. J. Wright, London: British Library, 1997, pp. 262-306, at p. 282

>Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat.
1996
R. Sharpe, J. P. Carley, R. M. Thomson & A. G. Watson, eds., English Benedictine libraries: the shorter catalogues (Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 4), London: The British Library in association with The British Academy, 1996, B13.60

>Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1992
Teresa Webber, Scribes and scholars at Salisbury Cathedral c. 1075 - c. 1125, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992, p. 47
Colin G. C. Tite, ' 'Lost or stolen or strayed': a survey of manuscripts formerly in the Cotton Library', The British Library Journal, Vol. 18 No. 2 (Autumn 1992), pp. 107-47, p. 127

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 188
Summary Catalogue no. 29277
Summary of contents Statutes and legal documents.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date c. 1300
Material parchment

Decoration
Miniatures (marginal sketches). Good penwork initials. (P&A iii. 515)
fol. 220r
Type drawing, lower margin
Subject A bird and two half-figures of a man and a woman.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 599
Bibliography
1996
J. H. Baker, A catalogue of English legal manuscripts in Cambridge University Library, Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1996, pp. 62, 64, 67

>Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat.

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 192
Summary Catalogue no. 29278
Summary of contents Silius Italicus, Punica.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Cortona
Date 1455
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 599
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 600

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 214
Summary Catalogue no. 29425
Summary of contents Euangelium Nicodemi.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 15th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 619
Bibliography
1993
Z. Izydorczyk, Manuscripts of the Evangelium Nicodemi: a census (Subsidia Mediaevalia 21), Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1993, pp. 115-6 no. 222

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 220
Summary Catalogue no. 29430
Summary of contents Thirty-two leaves from an English Festial or Legenda Sanctorum in verse.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, early
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 620

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 249
Summary Catalogue no. 29436
Summary of contents Lucius Annaeus Seneca, works.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material paper

Decoration
Good penwork initial. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 869)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 622
Manuscript image fol. 1r Blue 5-line initial 'Q' with fine pattern of stylised leaf decoration.

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 252
Summary Catalogue no. 29437
Summary of contents John Mandeville, Travels.
Language Italian
Origin Italian
Date 1442
Material paper

Decoration
Penwork initials. (P&A ii. List p. 105)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 622
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 623

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 259
Summary Catalogue no. 28798
Summary of contents Letters and papers relating to the Beaumont family of Whitley in Yorkshire, from the 15th century to 1688.
Language English and Latin
Origin English
Date 15th - 17th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 509
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 510

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 260
Summary Catalogue no. 30279
Summary of contents Calendar.
Language Latin
Origin English, Canterbury, Christ Church
Date 12th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials. (P&A iii. 165)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 776
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 777
Bibliography
1997
Helmut Gneuss, 'Origin and provenance of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts: the case of Cotton Tiberius A.III', in Of the making of books: medieval manuscripts, their scribes and readers. Essays presented to M. B. Parkes, ed. P. R. Robinson & Rivkah Zim, Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1997, pp. 13-48, at p. 32 n. 70

>Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1995
Cited in more than one article in Canterbury and the Norman Conquest: Churches, Saints and Scholars 1066-1109, eds. Richard Eales & Richard Sharpe, London & Rio Grande: The Hambledon Press, 1995, pp. 53, 54, 69, 72-77, 78-82, 157
1992
Margaret Gibson, T. A. Heslop & Richard W. Pfaff, eds., The Eadwine Psalter: text, image and monastic culture in twelfth-century Canterbury [collected essays], London and University Park 1992, pp. 63, 65, 68, 70, 74-85 passim (siglum 'Oxford')

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 263
Summary Catalogue no. 27646
Summary of contents Theological works and sermons.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, second quarter (?)
Material parchment

Decoration
Some illuminated capitals.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 319
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 320
Bibliography
1993
H. Leith Spencer, English Preaching in the Late Middle Ages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993, p. 400 n. 84

>Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 264
Summary Catalogue no. 29438
Summary of contents M. Annaeus Seneca, Controversiae. L. Annaeus Seneca, De Beneficiis. Aristotle, Economica, translated by Leonardo Bruni.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence
Date 1425-26
Material paper

Decoration
Initial. Written by Paulus Johannes de Mannasseis de Interamna, fol. 58. (P&A ii. 215)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 623

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 265
Summary Catalogue no. 29439
Summary of contents Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologie, prima pars.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Bologna (?)
Date 14th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border and historiated initial. (P&A ii. 116, pl. XI)
fol. 1r
Type initial Q
Subject Pale blue 6-line initial in square blue frame with half-figure of Christ with cruciform halo.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 623
Manuscript image fol. 1r Pale blue 6-line initial 'Q' with Christ portrayed in a rather stiff 'Byzantine' style.

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 269
Summary Catalogue no. 29564
Summary of contents Odo Astensis, Commentary on the Psalms.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 12th century, end
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine and good initials. (P&A iii. 251, pl. XXIV)
fol. 4r
Type initial B
Subject Gold 14-line initial with acanthus-leaf and floral designs, and lion mask joining together two loops of B. Vertical stroke of the initial is decorated with a medallion with a bust of crowned King David holding sceptre.
fol. 39r
Type initial D
Subject Two mythological beasts, placed symmetrically inside the loop of D.
fol. 52r
Type initial Q
Subject Two birds, placed symmetrically inside the loop of the initial; dragon forming the tail of Q.
fol. 93r
Type initial C
Subject Acanthus-leaf and floral designs, two birds' heads.
fol. 52r
Type initial D
Subject Two birds, placed symmetrically inside the loop of the initial.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 643
Manuscript image fol. 4r Gold 14-line Beatus initial with lion mask and roundel with King David holding a sceptre. Fine stylized leaf decoration.

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 271
Summary Catalogue no. 29565
Summary of contents Nine theological pieces. Nine short pieces by Berengarius Scholasticus and by Abelard.
Language Latin
Date 14th century, late
Material parchment

Decoration
Illuminated capitals.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 644
Bibliography
1995
Constant J. Mews, Peter Abelard (Authors of the Middle Ages: Historical and Religious Writers of the Latin West, ed. Patrick J. Geary, vol. II, No. 5 [with No. 6]), Aldershot: Variorum, 1995, pp. 50, 57, 62, 85

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 273
Summary Catalogue no. 29567
Summary of contents John Hales (?), 'A Discourse of the comen weale of thys Realme of Englande', with a table of contents.
Language English
Origin English
Date 16th century, third quarter
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 644
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 645

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 274
Summary Catalogue no. 29568
Summary of contents Eberhard Bethuniensis, Graecismus, a grammatical treatise in verse.
Language Latin
Origin German, South
Date 14th century, third quarter
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 645

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 277
Summary Catalogue no. 30281
Composite
Summary of contents A 'Computus Manualis', or short treatise on the ecclesiastical calendar, without title, distinguishing the uses of Sarum and York.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 777
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 778

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 280
Summary Catalogue no. 29572
Summary of contents John Mandeville, Travels in French.
Language French
Origin English (?)
Date 14th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 646
Bibliography
2000
An index of images in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII c .1380 - c. 1509, general editor Kathleen L. Scott. The Bodleian Library, Oxford I. MSS Additional - Digby, by Ann Eljenholm Nichols, Michael T. Orr, Kathleen L. Scott & Lynda Dennison, Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2000, p. 31 no. 11
1999
Ruth J. Dean (with Maureen B. M. Boulton), Anglo-Norman literature: a guide to texts and manuscripts (Anglo-Norman Text Society, Occasional Publications Series, No. 3), London 1999, nos. 341, 506.1

>Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R.

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 283
Summary Catalogue no. 29637
Summary of contents Justin, Epitome of Pompeius Trogus.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Ferrara (?)
Date 14th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials in two styles, some unfinished. Border, arms, added, fol. 3. Humanistic script. (P&A ii. 383, pl. XXXVII)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 662
Manuscript image fol. 3v Rose 10-line initial 'P' with white-stem interlace decoration against a blue and green ground.

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 284
Summary Catalogue no. 29638
Summary of contents Tertullian, Apologeticum.
Language Latin
Origin French, Normandy
Date 11th century, end
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initial. Related to the Jumièges style. (P&A i. 443, pl. XXXVI)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 662
Manuscript image fol. 3r Initial 'S' in brown ink outline drawing with leaf-curl interlace.
Bibliography
1990
Michael Gullick, 'The scribe of the Carilef Bible a new look at some late-eleventh-century Durham Cathedral manuscripts', in Medieval Book Production: Assessing the Evidence, ed. L. L. Brownrigg (Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500, July 1988), Los Altos Hills (CA): Anderson-Lovelace, 1990, pp. 72 fig. 14 [fol. 12v], 73, 74 (table), 80 n. 51
SCWMSS archive: = REFS. LXXXVI.19
Michael Gullick, 'The scribe of the Carilef Bible: a new look at some late-eleventh-century Durham Cathedral manuscripts', in Medieval Book Production: Assessing the Evidence. Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500, Oxford, July 1988, ed. Linda L. Brownrigg, Los Altos Hills, Calif.: Anderson-Lovelace, 1990, pp. 61-83

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 285
Summary Catalogue no. 29639
Summary of contents John Mandeville, Travels.
Language English
Origin English
Date c. 1400
Material parchment

Decoration
Good borders, initials. (P&A iii. 760)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 662
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 663
Bibliography
2000
An index of images in English manuscripts from the time of Chaucer to Henry VIII c .1380 - c. 1509, general editor Kathleen L. Scott. The Bodleian Library, Oxford I. MSS Additional - Digby, by Ann Eljenholm Nichols, Michael T. Orr, Kathleen L. Scott & Lynda Dennison, Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2000, p. 31 no. 12
1997
The Index of Middle English Prose, Handlist XII, Smaller Bodleian collections: English miscellaneous, English poetry, English theology, Finch, Latin theology, Lyell, Radcliffe Trust, ed. Ralph Hanna III, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1997, p. 7

>Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 291
Summary Catalogue no. 29644
Summary of contents Meditations and prayers on the history of Christ and his saints.
Language Latin
Origin Italian (?)
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 664
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 665

Shelfmark MS. Add. C. 292
Summary Catalogue no. 29575
Summary of contents Gospel of St. Mark with gloss.
Language Latin
Origin French
Date c. 1200
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine historiated and other initials. (P&A i. 500, pl. XXXIX)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 647
Manuscript image fol. 3r Large initial I(nitium) running the full height of the folio. Elaborate decoration with leaves intertwined around two bars punctuated by three roundels, at top, the winged lion of St. Mark, a beast and a bird; in bottom panel a purple nude.


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