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1. Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library, BANC MS UCB 128
Description: - ff. i + 261 + i - English tan calf, 16th century; narrow band borders of black and white enamel pigment within gold rules; inner panel with central medallion, all in gilt with enamel pigment scrollwork; two clasps catching in back. - Tollemache library; given to the Bancroft Library UC Berkeley by Kenneth and Nancy Bechtel (1977). Previous call number f2MS BS135.4 W93.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 19
   
 
2. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Eng 0515
Description: - ff. 77 - Calf over oak boards, blind-tooled - Francis Blomefield (1705-1752); James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1820-1889); John Kyng; Thomas Martin (1697-1771); Thomas Scott
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 6
   
 
3. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Eng 0920
Description: - ff. 37 - 19th-century calf - Bond and Faye, 228; Linda Ehrsam Voigts, Harvard Library Bulletin, v. 33, no. 1 (1985): p.39; Derek J. de Solla Price, Report on Chaucer's Treatise on the astrolabe, Houghton Library MS Eng 920.1
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 8
   
 
4. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Richardson 036
Description: - ff. 204 - Modern brown pigskin - William Cecil Burghley, 1520-1598; Henry Grey Kent, 1664-1740; Thomas Philip De Grey, 1781-1859; Robert Leicester Harmsworth, 1870-1937 - W. Jackson, in Harvard Library Bulletin, v.V, 1955, 329; Bond and Faye, 247; David S. Berkowitz, In remembrance of creation, no. 79; Wieck, Late medieval and renaissance illuminated manuscripts, 116
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 6
   
 
5. Columbia, University of Missouri, Ellis Library, Special Collections, Fragmenta Manuscripta 174
Description: - f. 1r-v - Not bound - John Bagford (1650s-1716) to St. Martin-in-the-Fields; sale 1861 to Sir Thomas Phillipps, n.15758; his sale 22 May, 1913, lot 742; Sir Sydney Cockerell (1867-1962) sale Sotheby's 3 April, 1957; William Salloch (Ossining NY) Cat. 258 (1968) to U. Missouri. - M. McC. Gatch, "Fragmenta Manuscripta and Varia at Missouri and Cambridge," Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society9 (1990) 434-75.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 2
   
 
6. Columbia, University of Missouri, Ellis Library, Special Collections, Fragmenta Manuscripta 175
Description: - f. 1r-v - Not bound - John Bagford (1650s-1716) to St. Martin-in-the-Fields; sale 1861 to Sir Thomas Phillipps, n.15758; his sale 22 May, 1913, lot 742; Sir Sydney Cockerell (1867-1962) sale Sotheby's 3 April, 1957; William Salloch (Ossining NY) Cat. 258 (1968) to U. Missouri. - M. McC. Gatch, "Fragmenta Manuscripta and Varia at Missouri and Cambridge," Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society9 (1990) 434-75.
Language: English, LATIN, OldFrench   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 2
   
 
7. Columbia, University of Missouri, Ellis Library, Special Collections, Fragmenta Manuscripta 176
Description: - f. 1r-v - Not bound - John Bagford (1650s-1716) to St. Martin-in-the-Fields; sale 1861 to Sir Thomas Phillipps, n.15758; his sale 22 May, 1913, lot 742; Sir Sydney Cockerell (1867-1962) sale Sotheby's 3 April, 1957; William Salloch (Ossining NY) Cat. 258 (1968) to U. Missouri. - M. McC. Gatch, "Fragmenta Manuscripta and Varia at Missouri and Cambridge," Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society9 (1990) 434-75.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 2
   
 
8. Lawrence, University of Kansas, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, MS B61
Description: - ff. vi + 216 + iv
Language: English, French, LATIN, LawFrench   Country: England   Century: 14th, 15th
Number of Images Available: 5
   
 
9. New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Beinecke MS 804
Description:
Language: English, French, LATIN   Country:    Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 0
   
 
10. New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Osborn a11
Description: - 1 v. (39 ff.) - nineteenth-century brown morocco with gilt Derby crest. - Ex libris Edward Smith Stanley, Earl of Derby. Bequest of James M. Osborn, 1976.
Language: English   Country:    Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 0
   
 
11. New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Plimpton Add. MS 03
Description: - ff. 265 - Bound, s. XVIII, in England in vellum over pasteboards. - Belonged to Norwich cathedral priory; see article by N. R. Ker, where this manuscript was confused with Columbia's other Wycliffite manuscript, Plimpton MS 269. Edward Roger Murray Pratt (Sotheby's, 27 July 1925); George A. Plimpton (1855-1936). - Bond and Faye, p. 325. N. R. Ker, "Medieval Manuscripts from Norwich Cathedral Priory," Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographic Society 1 (1949) 1-28 at p. 18 no. 55; reprinted in his Books, Collectors and Libraries: Studies in the Medieval Heritageed. by Andrew G. Watson (London and Ronceverte: The Hambledon Press, 1985) pp. 243-272 at p. 261 no. 55. - We are grateful to Peter J. Kidd for bringing the provenance information about Norwich to our attention.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 14
   
 
12. New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, X510.P21
Description: - 2 membranes;;Roll - Not bound. - Found among some Essex charters. - De Ricci, p. 1261. David Eugene Smith, "An interesting fourteenth century table," American Mathematical Monthly29 (1922) 62-63 with plate.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 1
   
 
13. New York, New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division, NYPL MA 021
Description: - ff. ii + 126 + ii - Modern white vellum. - On f. 92v: "Henery Foxe his book." Collection of Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet; presented in 1896 by John S. Kennedy. - De Ricci, 1318. - Jonathan J. G. Alexander, James H. Marrow and Lucy Freeman Sandler, The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the New York Public Library(London / Turnhout: The New York Public Library / Harvey Miller Publishers, 2005) n. 49.
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 5
   
 
14. New York, New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division, NYPL MA 067
Description: - ff. viii + 141 + xi - Old English sheepskin. - On first leaf, a signature reading "a uous me ly/ Glouce(stre)"? Has been interpreted that it was owned by Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III. Owned 1850 by Thomas Banister of the Inner Temple. Given 1884 by J. J. Astor. - De Ricci, 1325. - Jonathan J. G. Alexander, James H. Marrow and Lucy Freeman Sandler, The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the New York Public Library(London / Turnhout: The New York Public Library / Harvey Miller Publishers, 2005) n. 14.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 6
   
 
15. New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection, NYPL Spencer 009
Description: - ff. iv + 51 + iii - Original oak boards (stripped), cased in brown morocco by the French Binders (Garden City), in 1921. - Arundell (ca. 1500); George Manners; Robert Vaughan of Hengwrt; William Maurice; John Owen; Thomas Johns escuier; Pargner de Wythley; Roos; Griffith Wynne; Lord Mostyn (sale, 1920); G. Wells; Sir Thomas Phillipps (Sotheby's, 30 Nov. 1965 pp. 45-8). - De Ricci, 1337. - Jonathan J. G. Alexander, James H. Marrow and Lucy Freeman Sandler, The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the New York Public Library(London / Turnhout: The New York Public Library / Harvey Miller Publishers, 2005) n. 90.
Language: English, French, LATIN, Welsh   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 14
   
 
16. New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection, NYPL Spencer 057
Description: - ff. iii + 103 + iii - Bound in tooled, alum tawed pigskin by Sally Lou Smith in 1967. - Acquired for Spencer from Erwin Rosenthal, Berkeley CA, and accessioned in 1950. - Dictionary Catalog, Spencer Collection, 901. Suzanne Lewis, "The Apocalypse of Isabella of France: Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS. Fr. 13096", The Art BulletinLXXII, No. 2 (June, 1990), 224-60; esp. 252-7. - Jonathan J. G. Alexander, James H. Marrow and Lucy Freeman Sandler, The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the New York Public Library(London / Turnhout: The New York Public Library / Harvey Miller Publishers, 2005) n. 18.
Language: Anglo.Norman, English, French   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 0
   
 
17. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Ms. Codex 0201
Description: - ff. ix + 239 + i - 16th-century calf binding - Gilbert, Bishop of Bath and Wells. Gift of T. Edward Ross, 1947 - Zacour and Hirsch, Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800, Philadelphia 1965, p. 50 (Ms. English 6); A Catalogue of the T. Edward Ross Collection of Bibles Presented to the University of Pennsylvania Library, Philadelphia 1947, pp. 27-28. Koster, Josephine A. An Edition of the Middle English Moral Verses in University of Pennsylvania Ms. English 6. Master's Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, [n.d.]. A photocopy of this thesis is shelved with the manuscript
Language: English   Country:    Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 0
   
 
18. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 26 A 17
Description: - ff. ii + 172 + ii - Bound, ca. 1800, in English diced russia; rebacked, original spine laid down; f. 172v, once a pastedown, with markings of 6 bands of previous binding. - On f. 172, erased possession note, s. XV. On f. 170, possession notes, s. XVI#^in#, of William Downes: "Iste liber pertinet And bear it wel in mynde/ Per me Gulielmum downes so gentelle and so kynde/ A vinculis doloris Iesue do hym brynge/ Ad vitam etername [sic] to lyfe everlastynge. Amen" ( Hanna, "Addenda," n. 25 ), and "William Downes mee tenet"; on f. 21, rough strapwork initials, "W[illiam] D[ownes]"; on f. 76, s. XVI#^ex#, possession note of Phillip Downes. Notes of an antipapist, s. XVI#^med#, across the upper margins of ff. 30, 60, 66, 77, 91 and 102: "Vacantur nomina paparum, Thomas Bekett & no seynt." Sixteenth century notes on f. 171 on the ownership of church lands: "The personage of Gwendrun & Stythians in ye county of Cornewall percell of ye possessions of ye late monastary of Rewley" and "The personage of Croppreadin in ye county of oxforde in the tenure of one mr chancye by leace for xxiti yeares grauntid unto hym by kinge Edward ye sixt in ye fyfte yeare of his raigne & paiethe by yeare lvili." The manuscript owes its appellation of "Stafford Gower" to the description of it by H. J. Todd, Illustration of the Lives and Writings of Gower and Chaucer (London 1810) 108-09, while in the possession of George Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Marquis of Stafford (aftw. 1st Duke of Sutherland), who had inherited the Bridgewater Library from his uncle, Francis Egerton, 3rd and last Duke of Bridgewater. The designation was used by Macaulay in his edition of the text (1900-01). Bridgewater bookplate on front pastedown and embossed Bridgewater library stamp on f. ii and f. 1. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). De Ricci, 132.
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 0
   
 
19. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00125
Description: - ff. ii + 100 - Bound, s. XVII, in English dark brown calf, blind tooled; rebacked. - Written in England near the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border at the turn of the fourteenth century. Miscellaneous sixteenth century pen trials, including the following names: f. 73v, "Thomas Jhone"; f. 95v, "In my begynynge god be my good spede In grace & vertue allways to prosed. Chrystefer Byrkheade" ( IMEV 430.5 ); f. 98v, "Rycharde mynstrelley." On f. 100v, an inscription, s. XIX (?), mostly torn away with only the last word remaining: "Male." Placed by G. D. Smith in a sale by Anderson, New York, 12 December 1917, lot 376 to G. D. Smith. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Allen, Writings, 373 n., 539-40. De Ricci, 53.
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 13th, 14th
Number of Images Available: 0
   
 
20. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00126
Description: - ff. 136 - Bound, s. XVII#^ex#, in English brown sprinkled calf, gold tooled with the Essex monogram and coronet on the front cover; red edges; rebacked in 1974. - Possession notes: f. 136, birth notices of members of the Wombwell family, 1550-1621; back flyleaf i, s. XVI, "Your Loueing Harlow of Rochester" and "Edward Harlowe"; the same person added on back flyleaf iii, "By your Loueing and assured Edward harlowe Anno domini 1576"; also on back flyleaf i, s. XVI, "Thomas Anderson" and "Thomas Bannester"; back flyleaf ii, s. XVI, "Allaxander Gatton Genttellman dede borro this bok of Mr. John Cellsonne alldermane of the Sette of Rochester 1573." Pasted to the front flyleaf i verso, a note on the text of HM 126, signed "H.P." and dated from Stockwell, 1 December 1816. Belonged to the Earls of Essex; Essex bookplate dated 1701, as reported by De Ricci, no longer present; sale of Algernon Capell (1884-1966), 8th Earl of Essex by Hodgson, 30 November 1922, lot 1; Frank Marcham Cat. 44 (1924) n. 56 with plates of ff. 1 and 12v. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). T. D. Hardy, Descriptive Catalogue of Materials relating to the History of Great Britain and Ireland. RS 26 (London 1871) 3:187. De Ricci, 53.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 0
   
 
21. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00128
Description: - ff. 219 - Bound, s. XVI, in English stamped calf over wooden boards; the roll is of Oldham's class HM.a (17-23); 2 fore edge clasps closing to catches on edge of back cover, one survives; rebacked. - On the front pastedown, s. XVI, "Robert or William langland made pers ploughman"; beneath this, in the hand of John Bale, "Robertus Langlande natus in comitatu Salopie in villa Mortymers Clybery in the claylande, within viii myles of Malborne hylles, scripsit, peers ploughman, li. 1. In somer season whan set was sunne"; see R. B. Haselden and H. C. Schulz, "Note on the Inscription in HM 128," Huntington Library Bulletin 8 (1935) 26-27, suggesting that the manuscript which John Bale refers to in his Index Britanniae Scriptorum (ed. R. L. Poole, Oxford 1902, p. 509) as being in the possession of William Sparke may be identified with HM 128; see O. Cargill, "The Langland Myth," PMLA 50 (1935) 45 on the possible identity of William Sparke, and G. Kane, Piers Plowman: The Evidence for Authorship (London 1965) 37-42 and pl. 3 of the front pastedown of HM 128. Names of other possible early owners are: f. i, s. XVI, "Richard Rychard"; f. 101, s. XV/XVI, "Alleksander London [or Loudon?]"; f. 144v, s. XV, "cysley"; f. 149, s. XV, "betoun brygges" and, in the same hand, f. 153, "Maude." On f. i verso, a list of the contents of the book, dated in imitative medieval arabic numerals 1751; the same hand has occasionally annotated the manuscript, e.g. regarding the order of ff. 95-96, and on f. 92, across from Prick of Conscience, line 9138, "The other MS ends here." "The other MS" is probably London, Brit. Lib., Egerton 657 which breaks defectively at line 9138. Both Egerton 657 and HM 128 belonged to Adam Clarke (1760?-1832); HM 128 in the Catalogue of the Collection of Dr. Adam Clarke, complied by J. B. B. Clarke (London 1835) pp. 69-70, n. CXXIX (this number on the spine); his sale, Sotheby's, 20 June 1836, lot 352 to Thorpe; Thorpe Catalogue (1836) Suppl. n. 509. Acquired by Clifton W. Loscombe before 1838 (when F. Madden used it for his edition of art. 6); his sale, Sotheby's, 19 June 1854, lot 1167 to Upham for the fourth Earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878); see the Catalogue of the Manuscripts at Ashburnham Place (London n.d.), Appendix, n. CXXX; Ashburnham sale, Sotheby's, 1 May 1899, lot 78 to Quaritch; Quaritch Catalogue 193 (1899) n. 54. In January 1918 Henry E. Huntington selected this and other books from the collection of Ross C. Winans, at the time in the hands of G. D. Smith. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). De Ricci, 54.
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th, 15th
Number of Images Available: 0
   
 
22. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00130
Description: - ff. 120 - Bound, s. XV, in leather over bevelled oak boards with the remains of a chemise of whittawed leather with flaps at top and fore edge; strap to missing pin on back cover. - On f. 120v, "Iste liber partinet [sic] Willelmo Smart. Smart groser," with merchant's mark; William Smart became a freeman of the Company of Grocers of London in 1495 and warden of the Company in 1509. The manuscript was, at least temporarily during the 1530s, in hands of the printer, Robert Wyer. Acquired in 1772 by William Herbert (1718-95), as shown by his signature and date on f. 1 (the original first leaf was already missing); on the inside front cover, possibly in Herbert's hand, "T.t.n." and "D. 723." On a label on the spine, the number "741/3." Belonged to Sir Gregory O. Page-Turner of Battlesden; his sale, 19 October 1824, part of lot 2717 to Sir Thomas Phillipps. Phillipps MS 3126, with the Middle Hill stamp and shelfmark "B.44.953" (in modern pencil) on the inside front cover. Also in modern pencil, "3244" on inside front cover and "240" on f. 120v. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington through A. S. W. Rosenbach in 1923. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). H. E. Allen, Writings ascribed to Richard Rolle, Hermit of Hampole (New York 1927), 373, n. and 539-40. De Ricci, 54-55. Aspects of Medieval England: Manuscripts for Research in the Huntington Library, an Exhibition prepared for the Medieval Academy of America, 14 April 1972 [San Marino 1972] n. 27 open at f. 34.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 14th
Number of Images Available: 0
   
 
23. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00137
Description: - ff. 89 - Bound, s. XVIII, in English tan calf. - "John Meade" owned the book in the early sixteenth century. By the middle of the eighteenth century, it belonged to Sir Robert Smyth, Baronet, of Isfield, Sussex whose armorial bookplate is on the front pastedown (Rietstap, vol. 5, pl. 319); his sale, Sotheby's, 10 April 1809, lot 893 to Richard Heber (1773-1833). Heber's price annotations are written on Smyth's bookplate; notes regarding the authorship of Piers Plowman on f. i may also be Heber's. Heber sale, pt. XI by Evans, 10 February 1836, lot 973 to Payne for Sir Thomas Phillipps; Phillipps MS 8231. In modern pencil on the front pastedown, the Phillipps shelfmark, "a47.297." Acquired privately by Henry E. Huntington through A. S. W. Rosenbach in 1923. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). De Ricci, 56.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 14th
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24. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00143
Description: - ff. 108 - Bound, s. XVIII, in tan calf by Thomas Elliott, blind tooled in a panel pattern with a carnation at each corner of the panel. See H. Nixon, "Harleian Bindings," Studies in the Book Trade in Honour of Graham Pollard. Oxford Bibliographical Society Publications n.s. 18 (1975), 153-94, and especially plate 15, no. 8; for variant forms of the carnation tool, see J. B. Oldham, Shrewsbury School Library Bindings (Oxford 1943) 115 n. 2. The same binding is on HM 00150 and Lawrence, University of Kansas, Spencer Library, MS B61, a mid-fourteenth century register of writs [NB: date of Kansas manuscript corrected in 2012 from date cited in the 1987 printed HEH catalogue]. Stains from the turn-ins of a previous binding are visible on ff. i and 108; rust holes from 2 former clasps extend through the front flyleaves and several text leaves. - Written at the end of the fourteenth century in England, and localizable by its dialect to southwestern Worcestershire (Malvern Wells or Upton area). A fifteenth-century owner recopied the first 4 lines of the poem on f. 108; another wrote on f. 107v: "Ihesu ihesu ihesu for thyn holy name to be me ihesus." "Dan John redbery," s. XV/XVI, signed his name on f. 108; another early owner, s. XVI or XVII, John Russell signs his name with a monogram flourish on f. i verso and f. 107v. Belonged to the Sotheby family by the late seventeenth century; signature of James Sotheby (d. 1720) on f. ii and on f. 1; on f. ii the numbers "Y666" (or D666?) and "80." Armorial bookplate of C. W. H. Sotheby on the front pastedown; Col. H. G. Sotheby sale, Sotheby's, 24 July 1924, lot 129 with plate of f. 1 to A. S. W. Rosenbach. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington in 1924. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). De Ricci, 58.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 14th, 15th
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25. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00147
Description: - ff. 116 - Bound, s. XVI, in English stamped calf with Oldham's roll HMc (5), recorded for 1539 and 1553, and with another unidentified roll; on both covers, the initials "T.M."; remains of 2 fore edge catches; rebacked. - Owners' notes in the book include: f. 113v, "Md. de i libr. rem. in cus. Egidie Tanner [?] de fabul. cantuar. in festo sancti Gregorii pape Anno domini M CCCC[?] lxii"; f. 116, now the pastedown, s. XV/XVI, "I. Tonk" (or "Touk"?); f. i verso, s. XVII, "Robertus Paynell de Grayes Inne Norfolciensis verus est dominus huius libri excellentissimi ultra omne pretium"; also on f. i verso, "Dec. 5th 1777. This curious MS was presented to Dr. Ducarel by Mr. Frank Smythies of Colchester." Armorial book plate of Andrew Coltee Ducarel (1713-85) on the front pastedown; his sale, Sotheby's, 3 April 1786, lot 1445 to Ingilby. Not identified in the descriptions of Ingilby manuscripts in HMC, Sixth Report, Appendix (1877) 352-95; sale of Lt. Col. Sir William Henry Ingilby, Bart. (1874-1950), Sotheby's, 21 October 1920, lot 23 to Maggs, Cat. 404 (1921) n. 23 with plate of f. 1. Acquired from Maggs by Henry E. Huntington in March 1924. The incorrect mention in De Ricci of a fifteenth century owner, Nicholas Leigh, is probably due to confusion with lot 105 of the Ingilby sale, a Livre des Vices et des Vertues, which had also belonged to Ducarel, and is now Oxford, Bod. Lib., Lyell 47. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). De Ricci, 59.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 14th
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26. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 01336
Description: - ff. 36 - Bound, s. XIX, in green parchment over pasteboards, gold tooled. - The main text copied for Robert Taylor of Boxford (Suffolk) by Symon Wysbech, a student of canon law at Cambridge (not identified in Emden, BRUC); Wysbech's name and English forms such as "xalle," "qwich" point to East Anglia. On the modern front flyleaf, a description of the manuscript, signed "T" (or "J"?), possibly copied from a bookdealer's catalogue, referring to "Bohn, a former possessor"; this may be Henry George Bohn (1796-1884), the bookdealer, publisher and bibliographer. HM 1336, however, does not appear in his famous "Guinea" catalogue (1841) nor in his sales by Sotheby's, 10 February 1868 or 9 May 1870. Erased inscription, ca. 1900, on the front pastedown, "J. M. Da Costa from B. Coxe." Acquired by Henry E. Huntington from A. S. W. Rosenbach in February 1926. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). De Ricci, 105.
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th, 15th
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27. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 19999
Description: - ff. 274 - Bound in 1903 by Douglas Cockerell, in wooden boards with red morocco spine decorated in gilt and blind with the initials of Michael Tomkinson, 2 3-part braided straps to catches on the front cover. Rust marks from chain hasps on top and bottom center of f. iii, once the pastedown. - Written during the last years of the thirteenth century possibly in Avignon or Montpellier, or by a southern scribe working in Paris, and painted in Paris by Maître Honoré. Concerning a similar group of legal manuscripts, see the review by C. Nordenfalk in Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 43 (1980) 318-37, especially pp. 336-37, of A. Melnikas, The Corpus of the Miniatures in the Manuscripts of the Decretum Gratiani (Rome 1975); another manuscript written by a southern scribe and illuminated by Maître Honoré is Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University, Houghton Library, fMS Typ 228, Augustine, De civitate dei. A terminus post quem for the copying of HM 19999 is the date of composition of the gloss on the Decretals, i.e. 1282, as noticed in the explicit on f. 262. Contemporary notes of an early owner in a French hand, but soon acquired by an Englishman, as shown by the numerous notes in early fourteenth century anglicana, and by the miniature added by an English artist on f. 121v. In the spandrels of the arches in this miniature are what may represent coats of arms: gules, a fess or (in the 2 outer spandrels); azure, a cross saltire or (in the center); this last may be intended for the arms of St. Albans abbey, although a St. Albans provenance seems doubtful and the volume was not listed by Ker, MLGB; the choice of Agnes in the miniature suggests particular devotion on the part of an individual or institutional owner. Owned before 1436 by William Meelys, rector of Tarporley, Cheshire: on f. iv verso, "Decretales apparate F. de dono Magistri Willelmi Meelys, rectoris de Tarpurley pro anima sua ex procuracione __?___ David Bromfelde anno domini Mo cccc xxxvi"; on the contemporary back flyleaf, "Constat Willelmo Meeles [cancelled: "1450"?]." A draft of a letter on f. iv recto includes a mention of Chester and the date 1470. In a fifteenth century hand on the back flyleaf, "Percy [?] de Burscho [?] desiderat emere istum librum cum bello troianorum et libro de passione christi," and, in the upper margin of f. 274, in possibly the same hand, "frater p., precio 1 x 1i." Belonged to Richard Bulkeley, archdeacon of Merioneth (1483-ca. 1500) and Anglesey (1504 until his death in 1524); see J. Le Neve, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541, pt. XI, The Welsh Dioceses, comp. by B. Jones (University of London 1965) 10-11, and Emden, BRUO, p. 303: on f. 274v, over an erasure (?), "Constat ricardo bulkeley archidiacono Meryoneth"; on f. iv recto, "Precario conceditur domino Iohanni Gwyn ad tempus per Ricardum bulkeley archidiaconum Anglesey," and "Constat fratri Ricardo Bulkeley Teste reddatur ad Signum ea quod servi." Belonged to John Ruskin (1819-1900) by 1857, when he discussed its decoration in his Elements of Drawing (London 1857) 301-02; Ruskin's bookplate on the inside front cover. His estate inherited by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Severn, who sold this manuscript ca. 1903 to Michael Tomkinson (1841-1922?), of Franche Hall, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, for whom the book was rebound; sold by Tomkinson in 1911 to C. W. Dyson Perrins (1864-1958). Dyson Perrins sale, Sotheby's, 29 November 1960, lot 109 with reproductions of the miniatures on ff. 1, 64, 122, 173v on pl. 15. Acquired at that time by the Huntington Library. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Burlington Fine Arts Club, An Exhibition of Illuminated Manuscripts (London 1908) n. 93 open at f. 122. G. F. Warner, Descriptive Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts in the Library of C. W. Dyson Perrins (Oxford 1920) 1:99-100 and pl. 40 of the miniature and text (not gloss) of f. 64. J. S. Dearden, "John Ruskin, the Collector, with a catalogue of the Illuminated and Other Manuscripts formerly in his Collection," The Library ser. 5 vol. 21 (1966) pp. 136-37 n. 22. Aspects of Medieval England, n. 21 open at f. 122. Chronica, 3.
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England, France   Century: 13th, 14th
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28. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 30986
Description: - ff. iii + 105 + iii - Bound, s. XIX, in purple morocco by Maltby, Oxford; gilt edges. - Written in England ca. 1350-80. Belonged to the Rev. Edward S. Dewick (1844-1917); his sale, Sotheby's, 17 October 1918, lot 89. Acquired by John Meade Falkner (1858-1932); a letter dated 1 January 1919 discussing text and re-binding from E. Gordon Duff affixed to f. ii, with his collation of the manuscript and a note in the hand of E. V. Stocks, Durham University Librarian, 1903-34; Meade Falkner sale, Sotheby's, 12 December 1932, lot 263 with pl. of ff. 89v-90 to Quaritch (another 12 manuscripts which once belonged to Meade Falkner are now Claremont, California, Claremont Colleges, Honnold Library, Crispin MSS 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23, 37). Acquired by James P. R. Lyell (1871-1949) from Quaritch, 7 April 1943, according to Lyell's notes on the front pastedown; of his collection of some 250 medieval manuscripts, 100 were bequeathed to the Bodleian Library and the remainder sold by his executors to Bernard Quaritch in 1951; see introduction by de la Mare, Lyell Catalogue, for further information and bibliography. Quaritch Cat. 699 (1952) n. 102 to James R. Page (1884-1962); his number JRP 351. Bequeathed to the Huntington Library with his collection on the Book of Common Prayer. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). The Book of Common Prayer, The James R. Page Collection. Loan Exhibition held at the Henry E. Huntington Library…commemorating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, June 2 1953, n. 1 with plate of f. 82v. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Book of Common Prayer and related materials in the Collection of James R. Page, compiled by D. Bowen (Los Angeles 1955) 1-2 with plate of f. 82v. Manuale, ix n. 13. Bond and Faye, 18. A. C. de la Mare, Lyell Cat., xxviii.
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
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29. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 58285
Description: - ff. i + 64 + i - Bound, s. XVIII, in speckled brown leather, the covers framed by a single gilt rope-work motif over pasteboards, sewn on hemp(?) cords; the spine with simple horizontal gilt fillets marking the five bands, the second compartment lettered in gilt "MS.[...] / MISSA[L...]"; the spine covering partly defective and the spine side of the lower covering shrunk, perhaps from exposure to fire (not mentioned in the 1930 description), revealing blue marbled paper over the pasteboards; stored in a light-faded green cloth-covered box with a red leather title-piece lettered in gilt "MS. NO. 13 / BOOK OF HOURS / FRAGMENT / ENGLISH / 15TH C." - Belonged probably to someone closely related to Simon de Felbrigg (d. 3 December 1442), and his first wife, Margaret of Teschen (d. 27 June 1413), daughter of Przemyslaw Noszak, kinswoman and Lady of Honour of Anne of Bohemia, Richard II's wife, who married Simon ca. 1386, as suggested by several of the obits added to the calendar, by the fact that the first miniature (now missing, see below) depicted St Margaret, and by the prayer written in Czech (f. 62); inscribed "Iste liber constat Felbrygg generoso [signed?:] R. ff." (f. 62v); "Felbrygg" scratched into the outer margin of f. 13v. The de la Pole and Cheyne obits in the calendar might be explained if the manuscript passed to Margaret's daughter Elizabeth, and after the latter's death to her husband Miles Stapleton's second wife, Katherine, daughter of Thomas de la Pole and Anne, née Cheyne. Owned, s. XV, by someone with a special veneration for Peter of Verona (feast added to calendar, and prayer added on f. 61v). Inscribed "tout ma fiance", perhaps a motto, written twice (f. 62v). Inscribed with a copy of "An indenture or porcion of devyded among systers" (sic), dated 12 July "... in ye thyrde & forth yeares off ye reynes of sir philipe & marye ..." [i.e. 1556/7], appears to be initialed by the scribe "P W" and signed "William Pa[x?]er of the towne of Congleton within the [county of Cheshire]" (f. 63r). This may perhaps relate to the fact that Simon Felbrigg had three daughters (Alana, Anne, and Elizabeth) by his marriage to Margaret, and no further offspring by his second marriage; Anne was the owner of the Felbrigge Psalter in the British Library (Sloane MS 2400), whose calendar includes the added obits of her parents Simon and Margaret. Inscribed "L EAMES FAVELL"(?) (f. 10, upper margin). Inscribed, s. XIX, in purple pencil with a price and reference number "[£]20/-/- 376(?)" (front pastedown, upper left); and with brown ink price-codes(?) (front pastedown, upper right corner, and f. 1, upper left corner, both very indistinct). George Folliott (d. 1851), of Vicars Cross, Chester; "sold by the joint direction of his daughter, Mrs. E. I. E. Folingsby Walker [d. 1931] ... and her son James Folingsby Walker" at Sotheby's, 12 May, 1930, lot 73, at which time it had 77 leaves and "four full-page miniatures between the calendar and the beginning of the text, seven large historiated initials with full bar and scroll borders", the miniatures representing Sts Margaret, Catherine, George, and the Crucifixion; "In addition to these miniatures are three contemporary pen-and-ink drawings on fly-leaves, one a remarkable full-page pen drawing of St. Christopher" (the latter is reproduced as a full-page plate in the catalog, but it represents John the Baptist with the Agnus dei, not Christopher); bought by "Harris, T." for £155, probably the dealer Tomás Harris (1908–64), of the Spanish Art Gallery, London, who was presumably responsible for removing the four full-page miniatures, historiated initials, and flyleaves with drawings (in addition to being an art dealer, Harris was an MI5 agent and was awarded the OBE in 1945; see ODNB). Inscribed in pencil, March 1946(?): "Sarum Missal / Export Mar. '46". Endowment for Biblical Research, Brookline, Mass., Zion MS 13; inscribed in pencil "Zion MS. 13" (f. 1, upper right corner; cf. box); fol. 65 inscribed "Zion 13 / fol. 66*" (upper right corner); deacessioned after 1985. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd, London, acquired by the Huntington through the Library Collectors' Council in January 1999. - Peter Kidd, "Supplement to the Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library," Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. 72, no. 4 (December 2009) pp. 1–101. Judith Oliver (ed.), Manuscripts Sacred and Secular from the Collections of the Endowment for Biblical Research and Boston University (Boston, 1985), no. 86 pp. 50-52.
Language: Czech, English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
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30. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 69443
Description: - ff. 329 - Bound in the remains of an alum-tawed chemise(?), over contemporary pink-stained alum-tawed leather, over beveled wood boards flush with the leaves; one clasp-fitting at the middle of the fore-edge of the front board, perhaps originally fastening to a pin in the center of the back board; sewn on four double bands; head- and tail-bands sewn with green and pink thread; two loose medieval(?) pink thread book-marks; the boards and covers are now largely obscured by a plain vellum covering, but the off-white chemise(?) is visible on the spine, and the turn-ins are bright pink. - Revd. Lewis Stephens, D.D. (1654-1725), vicar of Menheniot, Cornwall (on whom see Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, and Emden, Alumni Oxonienses). Francis Gregor (b. 1686?), translator of the De laudis legum Angliae (1737, 1741, etc.); inscribed "Donum Reverendissimi / Ludovici Stephens / Sanctae Theologiæ Professor / Francis Gregor" (f. iii); two other legal MSS given to Gregor by Stephens are now at Harvard and in the Library of Congress (see de Ricci, Census, p. 238 no. 135, and p. 1028 no. 32). Francis Gregor (b. 1728), lawyer, and later M. P. for Bodmin; doubtless by descent to his son, also named Francis (1760-1815), Sheriff of Cornwall (1788) and MP (1790-1806); thence to his younger brother, Revd. William Gregor (1761-1817), minerologist, discoverer of titanium, and vicar of Creed, Cornwall; after his death to his only child, Charlotte Anne, who died unmarried in 1825, bequeathing all her possessions to her cousin by marriage, Loveday Sarah Glanville (b. 1792), who in 1814 had married G. W. F. Booker; on inheriting the Gregor estates they assumed the Gregor surname and arms by Letters Patent in 1826. Gordon William Francis Gregor (né Booker) (1789-1865), of Trewarthenick House, Cornwall, Sheriff of Cornwall 1829-30; with his bookplate engraved with his assumed crest, motto, and name (f. i verso). Walter William Skeat (1835-1912), philologist, editor of Chaucer (on whom see ODNB); inscribed in pencil "W. W. Skeat / Apr. 1 1896" on the bookplate; according to the Bonham's catalogue the foliation is by him. Quaritch, Catalogue 168 (1897), no. 366, priced at £2 2s., with a clipping from the catalog stuck to f. i; (it was apparently intended to be offered in Catalogue 167 (February 1897) as it is referred to there in the description of no. 727, and is inscribed in pencil "167" (f. i verso, top left corner)); with his pencil note "MSS Statuta" on the bookplate, and price "2 - 2 - 0" (f. ii) and price-code "D/--" (i.e. 10s.?) (back pastedown, top right corner). Bonham's, 8 November 2005, lot 571; bought by Sam Fogg for £15,000 (hammer price), with his stock number in pencil "11251" (f. i, upper left corner); purchased from Fogg for the Huntington by the Library Collectors' Council in January 2006. - Peter Kidd, "Supplement to the Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library," Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. 72, no. 4 (December 2009) pp. 1–101.
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
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