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San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 34 C 09 (EL 1121)
Description: ff. 54 - Bound, ca. 1840, in tan calf. - A note, s. XV, on f. 37v "Dominus Nicholaus" may refer to an owner or to the Trevet text completed on f. 37 recto. The 2 parts were probably brought together by the time John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater wrote the early Bridgewater pressmark on f. 2, "M:1/3." Additional Bridgewater pressmarks "34 C 9" and "1121" (corrected from 512) were given at a later date and are still in use. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington with the Bridgewater Library in 1917. - 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, 137-38.
Number of Parts: 2 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin French Country: England Century: 15th
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Part 1: ff. 1-37v
Description: - Paper - 4 watermarks: 1 unidentified, the others Monts, similar to Briquet 11894 (Genoa 1430), 11696 (Florence 1424), 11662 (Florence 1432). - 223 x 294 mm - Written space: 235 × 165 mm. The book begins and ends defectively; quire structure is lost, due to remounting of the leaves on stubs. Evidence of cropped catchwords on ff. 5v, 13v, 14v, 17v, 29v; 2 columns of 45-46 lines.
Country: EnglandCardinal point:
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Assigned Date: s. XVmedSearchable Date Range: 1440 - 1460
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Script: Anglicana with some secretary forms
Notes: ff. 27-28, a bifolium added by a second anglicana hand with stronger secretary features. An offset on f. 38, "__?___our de __?___," suggests that at least one leaf may have been lost between ff. 37-38. Latin
Number of Texts: 5

Text 1: ff. 1-25v
Author: Geoffrey of Monmouth
Title: Historia regum Britanniae
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: //deinde hortabatur Britones ad insequendum festinatum triumphum promittens
Explicit: cum non habeant illum librum Britannici sermonis quem Walterus Oxonfordensis archidiaconus ex Britannia advexit quem de historia eorum veraciter editum in honore predictorum principum hoc modo in latinum sermonem transferre curavi.
Notes: A. Griscom, ed., The Historia Regum Britanniae of Geoffrey of Monmouth (London 1929) 321-536, Bk. 4, 13-Bk. 11; present manuscript noted on pp. 571, 584. 

Text 2: f. 25v
Title: Hec sunt nomina Regum Anglie et tempora regni illorum Kings of Britain
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Primus rex Anglie hyne vocabatur, hic regnavit xxxviii annis
Explicit: henricus vi#^tus# filius eius.
Notes: List of the kings of Britain from Ine to Henry VI (1421-71) with the lengths of their reigns; the last seven, Edward I-Henry VI, added to the original list in a different colored ink. 

Text 3: f. 26r-v
Title: D[e Re]gibus Anglie post conquestum Kings of Britain
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Sanctus Edwardus confessor Rex Anglorum quia filium nec filiam fratrem vel sororem habuit
Explicit: duxit in uxorem Isabellam filiam Regis francie//
Notes: To Edward II and Edward III; lower edge of sheet destroyed. 

Text 4: ff. 27-28v
Title: Prophetia de Rege Edwardo iii#^o# et de sequela sua Prophecy
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Tunc suscitabit dominus in Britannia aprum in foresta ventosa et erit iuvenis in tempore suo coronam saxonum portabit in vita patris sui
Explicit: usque ad tempus portabit et post illud tempus cessabunt Reges esse quasi ubique et erit novum seculum.
Notes: Political prophecy on Edward III as the boar; other figures are "foresta ventosa" (Windsor), "in mari mortuo" (Roger Mortimer), "retrogradus cancer" (King Philip of France), "lilium" (France), "Aquila" (?), "porcellus" (the Black Prince), "flores deliciarum" (England?), "gens sine capite" (?); notes in the margins in the hand of the scribe are "Bellum de hog[? cropped]" (? Sluys, 1340), "Bellum de Cressy" (1346), "Obsidio calesie" (1348), "Pestilencia magna" (1348-50), "Captatio Regis Francorum" (1356). 

Text 5: ff. 29-37; f. 37v, blank
Title: Incipit prologus fratris Nicholai Trevet de ordine predicatorum in Annales Regum Anglie qui a Comitibus Andegavensibus suam traxerunt originem secundum lineam masculinam
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Ut autem comodius iuxta nostram intencionem
Explicit: concessum est eis ut si vacantes ecclesie eos vocarent earum fierent presules. Mortuo Ricardo episcopo Londoniensi//
Notes: Kaeppeli, SOPMA 3149. T. Hog, ed., Fratris Nicholai Triveti Annales. English Historical Society 9 (London 1845) 1-54, ending unfinished at the year 1163. 

Part 2: ff. 38-54v
Description: - Paper - Hache, similar to Briquet 7514 (Genoa 1383) - 223 x 294 mm - The book begins and ends defectively; quire structure is lost, due to remounting of the leaves on stubs. Text 1 of this part, leaves signed a-h in the gutter on the recto; its written space 218 × 125 mm, in up to 42 lines of verse and prose. Text 2 of this part, written space 218 × 145 mm, in 48-52 long lines in a different anglicana hand.
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Assigned Date: s. XVmedSearchable Date Range: 1440 - 1460
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Script: Secretary with anglicana forms
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 2

Text 1: ff. 38-45v; f. 46 blank
Title: Treatise on Chess
Language(s): French
Incipit: Seignurs une poy entendez/ vous qi les gius d'eches amez/ Et ieo une partis vous dirray/ Selonc ce j'apris ay
Explicit: et plus pres de son Roc et issi la suyera d'eques ac mat.
Notes: Treatise on the game of chess, in verse alternating with 10 prose sections, and 12 diagrams in red and black of model moves. See description by Warner and Gilson of London, Brit. Lib., Roy. 13.A.XVIII. A. Långfors, Les Incipit des poèmes français antérieurs au XVIe siècle (Paris [1917]) p. 383. 

Text 2: ff. 46v-54v
Author: Petrus Alphonsi
Title: De disciplina clericali
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Ennok philosophus qui lingua arabica cognominatur edric filio suo dixit
Explicit: laminam vidit mar//
Notes: PL 157:671-705, here with all 32 tales complete and in the order described by Ward, Cat. of Romances 2:235-47; the lower margin of the last leaf badly deteriorated with loss of text, leaving only enough to show that this copy originally ended with the Epitaph in the Cemetery.