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'Modius Salium', Oxford Jests, collected and written by Anthony Wood, Written by A. Wood, 1674-1688

MS. Wood E. 32
Held at the Weston Library

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'Modius Salium', Oxford Jests, collected and written by Anthony Wood: the latest date in the volume is 1688 (fol. 26v). All but a few of the jests, which are often coarse, were printed from this MS. in 1751, the editor being perhaps Thomas Warton.

Two leaves are torn out after fol. 48, but no writing occurs on fol. 31-end.


  • Creation: Written by A. Wood, 1674-1688


63 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Wood E. 32

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 25209

Custodial History

'Antonij à Wood. Oxon̄. 1674', with Wood's armorial bookplate (a capital C, as reproduced in p. 428 of Clark's Life of Wood, vol. iii). This MS. was probably given to the Ashmolean with the next volume between 1748 and 1769: 'G. P. Bisse' (about 1735) is on fol. 1: the volume probably belonged to his father, see next art.

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, mottled parchment, about 1674


6 1/2 × 4 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom