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Mapheus Vegius, De significatione verborum (4 fols.) — Oxford, Oxfordshire. Balliol College.

Provenance: Oxford, Oxfordshire. Balliol College.
Location: Bodleian Library , Oxford
Shelfmark: Savile 106 fols. 5–8
Author/Title: Mapheus Vegius, De significatione verborum (4 fols.)
Type of evidence: s: evidence from the style of script or illumination
Date: s. xv
Medieval Catalogue Notes: Leland

Two bifolia removed from Savile N. 12 (Petrus Nonius, etc., 1573), where they were in use as binding leaves (Oxford binding, s. xvi ex.). Ker, Pastedowns, no. 1454.

Presumably the copy seen at Balliol by Leland (Collectanea 4, 61).

The combination of roman hand and English ornament suggests a close relation with Balliol MSS. 287 (part) and 310 – both given to the College by Richard Bole, archdeacon of Ely – which stand next to the Mapheus Vegius in Leland's list.