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Ambrosius, etc. — Chester, Cheshire. Benedictine abbey of St Werburg.


Provenance: Chester, Cheshire. Benedictine abbey of St Werburg.
Location: Bodleian Library , Oxford
Shelfmark: Bodley 843
Author/Title: Ambrosius, etc.
Type of evidence: e: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution
Notes on evidence:

'Fuit olim ex monasterii Cestriae' according to Langbaine (Bodl. MS Langbaine 6, p. 60), who catalogued the manuscript when it was Super A Art.81.

Now rebound, s. xix, the inscription no doubt lost in rebinding: it was perhaps 'Ex monasterio Cestrie' as in BL Royal 4 E.viii, etc. No old flyleaves.

Date: s. xii–xiii in
Ownership:

Possibly King Henry VIII, to judge from the description of the binding and the probable form of the lost inscription.

Queen's College, Oxford (cf. Thomas James in Queen's College 62 E 6 (Opera Anselmi), against beginning of De officiis, note written in 1612).

Notes:

Bodley 843 was rebound in s. xix and contains now no evidence of its provenance. Langbaine records that it was 'olim monasterii Cestriae' (Bodl. MS Langbaine 6, p. 60).