The four Gospels in the later Wycliffite version. According to the elaborate nineteenth-century title page, the manuscript was presented to Queene Elizabethe by ffrauncis Newport, Mdlx + Restored by James Dix, Bristol, Mdccclx.
Contents: Later version Wycliffite Gospels of Luke (f. 7r), John (71v), Matthew (119v) and Mark (172v). The usual prologue precedes each Gospel. The scribe missed all between 'Be glad wiþ' (Luke 15:6) and 'me. for' (Luke 15:9) and made good his error on a slip, f. 47.
Script: A fairly large textura. Written space: 130 x 82 mm. 2 columns, 24 lines.
Secundo folio: in his natyuyte.
Decoration: At the beginning of each book is a 4- or 5-line initial in blue and red ink with red penwork infill and flourishes.
Other features: Folios 1-6 contain a nineteenth-century transcription of what purports to be a long address to the Queen by Francis Newport. Fawtier considered this to be a fabrication (see Bibliography).
Description derived from N.R. Ker, Medieval manuscripts in British libraries, vol. III, Lampeter-Oxford (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983), pp. 400-1. By permission of Oxford University Press.