Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS 572 Codex Oxoniensis Posterior

  • Latin
  • s. x
  • Welsh manuscripts
  • vellum
Collection: Bodley manuscripts
Bodley 572
Codex Oxoniensis Posterior

Includes the Latin colloquy text De raris fabulis.

Provenance and related aspects
s. x
10th century.
Hands, scribes
De raris fabulis is accompanied by Neo-Brythonic and Old English glosses
Codicological information
Distinct units
f. 1r-1v
Oxford, Bodleian Library,…  I.A
ff. 2-25
Oxford, Bodleian Library,…  I.B
ff. 26-40
Oxford, Bodleian Library,…  I.C
ff. 41-50
Oxford, Bodleian Library,…  I.D
ff. 51-106
Oxford, Bodleian Library,…  II
Table of contents

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[dig. img.] Oxford Digital Library, Early manuscripts at Oxford University, Online: University of Oxford, 2001–present. URL: <>.

Secondary sources (select)

Huws, Daniel, Medieval Welsh manuscripts, Cardiff and Aberystwyth: University of Wales Press, 2000.
Madan, Falconer, H. H. E. Craster, and et al., Summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series, 7 vols, Oxford: Clarendon, 1895–1953.  
Seven volumes: 1. Hunt, R. W., historical introduction and conspectus of shelf-marks (1953, reprinted with corrections, 1980); 2, part 1. Madan, Falconer, and H. H. E. Craster, (collections received before 1660 and miscellaneous MSS. acquired during the first half of the 17th century), nos. 1-3490 (Oxford, 1922) [1–3490]; 2, part 2. Craster, H. H. E., and N. Denholm-Young, (collections and miscellaneous MSS. acquired during the second half of the 17th century) (Oxford, 1937) [3491-8716]; 3. Madan, Falconer, (collections received during the 18th century) (Oxford, 1895) [8717-16669]; 4. Madan, Falconer, (collections received during the first half of the 19th century) nos. 16670-24330 (Oxford, 1897) [16670-24330]; 5. Madan, Falconer, (collections received during the second half of the 19th century and miscellaneous MSS. acquired between 1695 and 1890) nos. 24331-31000 (Oxford, 1905) [24331-31000]; 6. Madan, Falconer, and H. H. E. Craster,(accessions, 1890-1915) nos. 31001-37299 (Oxford, 1924) [31001-37299]; 7. Record, P. D., Index (Oxford, 1953; reprinted with corrections: Munich, 1980).
Vol. 2,
Medieval manuscripts in Oxford Libraries: a catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges, Online: Bodleian Libraries, 2017–present. URL: <>.
Dennis Groenewegen
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