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Shelfmark MS. Lat. hist. a. 1 (P)
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession)
Summary of contents Magna Carta, in the version of 1215.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, first half
Material parchment

Provenance

Acquired by J. E. Hodgkin (d. 1912), shortly before the publication of J. C. Jeaffreson, The Manuscripts of J. Eliot Hodgkin, Esq., F.S.A. (Historical Manuscripts Commission, Fifteenth Report, Appendix, Part II), London 1897, and thus not fully described therein (mentioned on p. 1); not included in his sale at Sotheby's, 12 May 1914 and three following days, nor 18 May 1914 and following day; given to the Bodleian by his family, 1926.
Bibliography
J. E. Hodgkin, Rariora, being notes of some of the printed books, manuscripts, historical documents, medals, engravings, pottery, etc., etc., collected (1858-1900) by John Eliot Hodgkin, F.S.A., 3 vols., London 1902, mentioned at vol. 1, p. 26, and unpaginated plate opposite, with a partial transcription and translation on the verso of the plate

Shelfmark MS. Lat. hist. a. 2
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession)
Summary of contents 'Magna tabula Glastoniensis', extracts concerning the history and saints of Glastonbury: sheets of parchment mounted on a folding wooden frame, believed to have been displayed in the abbey church at Glastonbury.
Language Latin
Origin English, Glastonbury
Date 14th century, late
Material parchment

Decoration
Partial borders; that on the last leaf having an animal design. Large blue initials with red flourishes; small plain and flourished blue initials; plain red initials. (P&A iii. 716)

Bibliography
J. A. Bennett, 'A Glastonbury Relic', Somersetshire Archaeological & Natural History Society: Proceedings During the Year 1888, 34 (n.s. 14), 1889, 117-22, with frontispiece pl.
J. Armitage Robinson, Two Glastonbury Legends, Cambridge 1926, 41, pl. IV
Notable Accessions: Guide to an Exhibition Held in 1958, Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1958, no. 133

Shelfmark MS. Lat. hist. a. 3
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession)
Summary of contents Indenture for renewal of trade treaty between England and Burgundy.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 1419
Material parchment

Provenance

Archives of the Chambre des Comptes, Lille; Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 34763; bought, 1949.
Bibliography
P. Chaplais, Rev. du Nord, 38, 1956, 207

Shelfmark MS. Lat. hist. b. 1
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession)
Summary of contents Guardbook.
Language Latin
Origin English, French, Italian, German
Date 10th century/11th century - 17th century
Material parchment, paper

Decoration
Flourished initials.

Bibliography
Bodleian Library Record, 1, no. 11, Oct. 1940, 177 (fol. 20)

Shelfmark MS. Lat. hist. c. 1
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession)
Summary of contents Geoffrey of Viterbo, Pantheon.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Naples (?)
Date 14th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Good border (now largely cut out) on fol. 1r. Illuminated initials with floral designs, extending into margins, and gold discs (rubbed) on fols. 1r, 20v and 159v. Plain red and blue initials. (P&A ii. 174)
fol. 1r
Type full border, fragment
Subject Acanthus leaves, gold disks, bird. In the upper margin erased coat of arms.

Provenance

Erased arms, fol. 1r. Obit of Ferdinand I, king of Naples, 1494, entered fol. 176v. Shelfmark 'Col. 14 Scaf[fale] 6'; 'Agostino Nicosiensis', 18th century; J. P. Long; E. P. Goldschmidt, Cat. 13, no. 73, 1928.
Bibliography
Text partly pr. in G. Waitz, MGH Scriptores, 22 (1872), 107-307; the MS. belongs to his recension D.

Shelfmark MS. Lat. hist. c. 4 (R)
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession)
Summary of contents Roll of household accounts of Prince Edward of Carnarvon.
Language Latin
Origin English (?)
Date 1305-1306
Material parchment

Provenance

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 13645; bought at Sotheby's, 11 Nov. 1946, lot 109.
Bibliography
Bodleian Library Record, 2, no. 26, Dec. 1947, 195
Notable Accessions: Guide to an Exhibition Held in 1958, Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1958, no. 13

Shelfmark MS. Lat. hist. c. 5 (R)
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession)
Summary of contents Roll of household accounts of Edward II.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 1308-1309
Material parchment

Provenance

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 13646; bought at Sotheby's, 11 Nov. 1946, lot 108.
Bibliography
Bodleian Library Record, 2, no. 26, Dec. 1947, 195

Shelfmark MS. Lat. hist. c. 10
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession)
Summary of contents Three original documents concerning the diocese of Huesca, Spain, with other small scraps (all binding fragments, somewhat damaged).
Language Latin
Origin Spanish
Date 1421 || 1424 || 15th century
Material paper

Provenance

Found in the binding of "a religious book" in Saragossa; G. Vale, Head of Classics at Reading School; given to the Bodleian by E. L. Moor, 1980.

Shelfmark MS. Lat. hist. d. 1 (R)
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession)
Summary of contents Roll of household accounts of Richard de Swinfield, bishop of Hereford.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 1289-1290
Material parchment

Provenance

Sir Thomas Winnington; Hodgsons, 25 May 1932, lot 461.
Bibliography
Ed. J. Webb, Camden Society, 59 and 62 (1853, 1855).

Shelfmark MS. Lat. hist. d. 3
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession)
Summary of contents Book of precedents, consisting of extracts from the plea rolls arranged by topic, from cases largely relating to Lancashire and Cheshire.
Language Latin, French
Origin English
Date c. 1405-1415
Material parchment

Provenance

'J. Hales de ... pill', 15th century; 'Leonard Wight', 16th century; 'Si hic liber perdatur ...', followed by 'Johanni Man restituat[ur]' (fol. 333v); John Man, of Canterbury: 'This is Mr John Mans bocke dwellyng | in Caunterbury' (fol. 333v), 'Liber Johannis Man' Cantuar.' (fols. 1r, 333v); 'This volume belonged to Dr. Nasmith the editor of Tanner's Notitia Monastica' [1787] (fol. ir); bought by the Bodleian in 1950.
Bibliography
Bodleian Library Record, 3, no. 33, Dec. 1951, 281

Shelfmark MS. Lat. hist. d. 4
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession)
Composite fols. 1-48 || fols. 49-244
Summary of contents Martin (Polonus) of Troppau, Chronicon pontificum et imperatorum, with continuations for 1277-85. || 'Matthew of Westminster', Flores historiarum, with other historical and prophetic texts.
Language Latin
Origin Italian || English, Bury St. Edmunds (?)
Date 14th century, first half || 1313-1316, with later additions
Material parchment

Decoration
Historiated initials. Added marginal drawings. (P&A iii. 588)
Initial Q with a face of a bearded man, and sprays with acorns and oak leaves extending into margins.
Catchwords decorated with grotesques, human and animal heads, pointing hands, flowers and fish.
Added marginal drawings of crowns, shields, pointing hands, human profiles and figures, and heads of kings, queens, saints, etc.
Red initials with red and brown penwork.

Provenance

Pressmark 'C. 59' and 'Liber monachorum sancti Edmundi de empcione fratris Willelmi de Colcestr' in quo continentur subscripta. Videlicet ...' followed by a list of contents (fol. viv); 'C. 59' and 'Liber monachorum sancti Edmundi' (fol. 1r) written by Henry of Kirkestede, the 14th-century librarian of Bury St. Edmunds; Dr. Charles Taylor (d. 1836); bought from his executors by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 11257; Sotheby's 30 Nov. 1965, lot 16, with pl. of fol. 1.
Bibliography
Sotheby's 30 Nov. 1965, lot 16, with pl. of fol. 1
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries, Oxford, 1984, I, no. 542 (fols. 49-224), II, pl. 157 (fol. 120v)

Shelfmark MS. Lat. hist. e. 1
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession)
Summary of contents Burchard (or Brocardus) de Monte Sion, Descriptio terrae sanctae. Oliver of Paderborn, Historia Damiatina.
Language Latin
Origin Austrian
Date 13th century, late
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine miniature (drawing) on the flyleaf, fol. i recto, traced on the reverse. Red and blue flourished initials. (P&A i. 128, pl. IX)

Provenance

No. 401 in the Admont Stiftsbibliothek; bought from E. P. Goldschmidt, Cat. 100, no. 24, 1936.
Bibliography
The Oliver of Paderborn is MS. A in the edition by H. Hoogeweg, Bibliothek des litterarischen Vereins in Stuttgart, 202, Tübingen 1894, 159-280

Shelfmark MS. Lat. hist. e. 2
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession)
Summary of contents Maurice Chauncy, Passio sanctorum patrum Carthusianorum Angliae. || Bound in a bifolium of a noted Missal, 12th century.
Language Latin
Origin Flemish, Bruges || German, South
Date 1570 || 12th century
Material paper || parchment

Provenance

'158' and '745 [changed to 753]' on spine labels; No. 359 in the library of Leander van Ess (1772-1847) (on whom see Hermann Knaus, 'Die Handschriften des Leander van Eß', Archiv für Geschichte des Buchwesens, vol. 1 (pts. 3/4, 1956), 1958, 331-6; and Milton McC. Gatch, ed., 'so precious a foundation': The Library of Leander van Ess at the Burke Library of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, New York, 1996), '59' on spine label; Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 743; received through the bequest of Rev. C. H. Bickerton Hudson, 1938.
Bibliography
Sammlung und Verzeichniss handschriftlicher Bücher aus dem VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. etc. Jahrhundert ... welche besitzt Leander van Ess, Darmstadt 1823, 56, no. 359
Bodleian Library Record, 1, no. 1, Oct. 1938, 15
Summary catalogue of post-medieval western manuscripts, no. 47832
S. J. P. van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, 7 vols. in 8, 1957-60 (unpublished typescript), V, 139

Shelfmark MS. Lat. hist. e. 6
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession)
Summary of contents Letter book (small fragment from binding).
Language Latin and French
Origin English, London, Barking Abbey
Date 14th century
Material parchment

Provenance

Donated in 1967.

Shelfmark MS. Lat. hist. e. 7
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession)
Summary of contents Original brief of Pope Sixtus IV, in humanistic script, addressed to the abbess and nuns of S. Croce in Giudecca, Venice, authorizing the use of incense at their services.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Rome
Date 1475
Material parchment

Provenance

Sotheby's 5 July 1976, lot 46.


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