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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 343 (2406)

Present Location: 
343 (2406)
Medieval Provenance: 
Decoration Description: 

Initials: Initials are mainly red, green, or black. The ornament consists often of red or black circles surrounded by dots. Titles are red or black in the script and hand of the text (Ker 1957, p. 375). Numerous decorated run over words on fols 1-170.


Latin annotation: 'Gaude stirpe regia ... vere dei preciose' and 'lib' Gullelmo rotori pro trauayl ii s', both written in a s. xiii. They appear on fol. iii, which was originally on the back of the manuscript. The drawing of a bishop on fol. 173 is accompanied by the unexplained inscription ' thn biscopen than wolstane god' in an early thirteenth-century hand. On fol. 173 there is a drawing of a bishop, perhaps representing Wulfstan with a mitre, probably datable to s. xiii (Madan 1895-1953, p. 354).

Binding Description: 

Bound, s. xviii.

Accompanying Material: 

An old Bodleian shelfmark 'NE.F.4.12.' with the leather of the spine, which was cut from the former binding is pasted onto the backcover.