MS. Bodley Or. 804
Oriental Manuscripts Bodley Oriental
Jeremiah, Ezekiel and part of Chronicles are missing.
Text mostly in four columns.
Ashkenazi square script.
Micrography (e.g., fols. 43r, 50r, 55r, 101r)
Carmina figurata (e.g., fols. 46v, 50v, 97r-100v, 150v)
Ink and pencil drawings of body parts of various animals and floral and geometric decoration (fols. 48v, 51r, 80r, 90r, 108v, 121r) (outlines of unfinished illustration or later additions?)
Brown leather binding, blind-tooled, traces of four clasps, now lost, produced in the first half of the 16th century in Spain or Portugal, injured and re-backed (see Summary Catalogue)
Provenance and Acquisition
On fol. 1v: "this booke was taken at Ormus in the East India and brought home [about 160?] by Captaine Richard Blythe, who gave it to his cosen Josua Downyng, and he gave it to his loving freind [Mr. Thomas] Gataker Parson of Rotherhithe."
Thomas Gataker, parson of Rotherhithe gave the volume to the Bodleian Library in 1620 or 1621 (see Summary Catalogue).
MSS R.R. Film No. F 33014