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1. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 09 H 11
Description: - ff. ii + 197 + ii - Bound, ca. 1840, in dark red morocco with the Bridgewater crest on both covers; gilt edges. - On f. 1, the price "3 s. 4 d." On f. ii, the cancelled pressmark "N.5" in the hand of John Egerton (1579-1649), 1st Earl of Bridgewater; also on f. ii, "W:4./5." in the hand of the second Earl (1622-86), and on f. 1, his signature as J[ohn Egerton, Viscount] Brackley, presumably inscribed before his father's death in 1649. - 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, "Handlist," 106. De Ricci, 130.
Language: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 12th
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2. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00056
Description: - ff. 155 - Bound, s. XIX, in faded green morocco over wooden boards with 2 fore edge clasps closing from bottom to top. - On f. iv verso, erased inscription, s. XV: iste liber est conventus lucce __?___; below that, s. XVI: Emi ego frater M__?___ aliis libris venderent. On ff. 1 and 70, the stamp "Di casa Minutoli-Tegrimi." Reproductions of the stamp as it occurs in J.A. 3216 on pl. XXII and p. 53 of Alexander and de la Mare, Italian Manuscripts…of Major J. R. Abbey ; a list of other Minutoli-Tegrimi manuscripts in England on p. 55, n. 2. The collection of Conte Eugenio Minutoli-Tegrimi of Lucca was sold in 1871; this manuscript in the catalogue, p. 31, n. 164. On the front pastedown, ff. 1 and 155v, the stamped armorial ex libris of the Swiss-born artist Friedrich De Schennis (1852-1918); it may have been De Schennis who added copious notes in German on f. i recto and verso regarding historical aspects of Paul's life and his theology; sold to the Leipzig bookdealer, Karl Wilhelm Hiersemann; alien sequestrated property sale by Anderson, New York, 17 February 1919, n. 35 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). De Ricci, 47.
Language: LATIN   Country: Italy   Century: 11th, 12th
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3. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00114
Description: - ff. 325 - Bound, January-June 2002 by Selley Smith in brown dyed tawed calf with blue and white stitched headband. Previous binding, s. XVIII, in English tan calf, rebacked, original label laid down; corners repaired. - Notes, s. XVI, include "Richard," whose name appears in the initials of the back flyleaves, and "Thomas Browne," who signed his name on f. 299v and on the back flyleaf ii verso. Owned by Sir Henry Spelman (1564?-1641); his name is written at the beginning of each article; see A. G. Watson, The Library of Sir Simonds D'Ewes (London 1966) 9, 10, 39, 71. Later belonged to Dr. John Taylor (1704-66) who bequeathed his books to Anthony Askew (1722-72); his sale, Sotheby's, 7 March 1785, lot 319 to Richard Gough (1735-1809); his sale, Sotheby's, 5 April 1810, lot 4283 to Richard Heber (1773-1833). Heber's price annotations of the Gough and Askew sale are on the front pastedown and flyleaf; a sheet of his notes on the contents of the manuscript (partially printed in his sale catalogue) is now removed from the front pastedown and shelved separately; his sale, pt. XI by Evans, 10 February 1836, lot 1088 to Thorpe possibly for Sir Thomas Phillipps; Phillipps MS 8252. In modern pencil on the front flyleaf, the Phillipps shelfmark "B3b.550" corrected to "a.25.550." 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). De Ricci, 51.
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 12th, 15th
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4. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00627
Description: - ff. 155 - Bound, ca. 1830, in brown morocco by Charles Lewis; rebacked. - Written in the Netherlands, or possibly in England, towards the middle of the twelfth century; ff. 121v-155 may be somewhat later. Belonged to the Cistercian abbey of Aulne in the diocese of Liège. For the 1632 Aulne catalogue, see A. Sanderus, Bibliotheca Belgica Manuscripta (Lille 1641-43/44; repr. London 1967 and in Archives et Bibliothèques de Belgique, n. special 7, Brussels 1972) 2:234-62, this manuscript on pp. 250-51. E. van Balberghe and G. Zelis, "Medieval Libraries of Belgium: A List of Surviving Manuscripts," Scriptorium 28 (1974) 103-09, HM 627 on p. 109. Acquired by Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1831; his MS 4621. Phillipps sale, Sotheby's, 10 June 1896, lot 846 to Quaritch. Quaritch Cat. 164 (1896) n. 109, Cat. 193 (1899) n. 27. Sotheby's, 17 December 1919, lot 705 to G. D. Smith. Precise source and date of acquisition by Henry E. Huntington unknown. - 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, 72. J. Leclercq, "Textes et manuscrits cisterciens dans diverses bibliothèques," Analecta Sacri Ordinis Cisterciensis 20 (1964) 217-31, HM 627 on p. 218.
Language: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 12th
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5. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 01043
Description: - ff. ii + 178 + ii - Bound in modern purple velvet; gilt edges; on f. 178v, signs of a previous binding with metal guards at the 4 corners, 2 fore edge clasps and center boss. - Written in the middle of the twelfth century in Germany for use in the diocese of Cologne, to judge from saints in the sanctorale. On f. 178, note in an eighteenth century (?) hand: "Ss. nullus in hoc continetur post S. Lambertum 708 beatorum. Ergo videtur hic Codex scriptus exeunte seculo VIII vel ineunte seculo nono." Belonged to J. N. Rosenberg; sale by Anderson, New York, 18 January 1917, n. 269A to G. D. Smith. Smith Cat. [n. 14, 1917] n. 105 to Henry E. Huntington. - 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, 84.
Language: LATIN   Country: Germany   Century: 12th
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6. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 01045
Description: - ff. 2 - Bound, s. XIX#^ex#, in German black morocco with "Neumen 1000" stamped in gold on the front cover. - Written in Germany, perhaps Bavaria, in the beginning of the twelfth century. Used as wrappers for a small book. On a label on the front pastedown, "2" stamped in red, corrected to "72" in pencil. Date and source of acquisition by Henry E. Huntington unknown. - 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, 84.
Language: LATIN   Country: Germany   Century: 12th
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7. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 01048
Description: - ff. i + 234 + i - Bound, s. XVI or XVII, recovered in black leather with small concentric stipple tooled pattern over original boards, rebacked; evidence of 2 fore edge clasps on boards; a pearshaped recess (65 × 35 mm., at its widest point) on the inside of the front cover probably intended to hold a religious object (an ampulla of holy water?); fore edge tabs; paper label on the spine. - Written in the northeastern Netherlands, to judge from the Ripuarian linguistic elements in the text. Colophon on f. 177v gives completion date of that text on All Souls Day, 1439; other texts were written at approximately the same time. Ex libris notes, s. XV, on f. 234v, "dijt boeck hort tw inden mergaerd ende voert gemeijn susteren" and, in the same hand, "Mechtel pijls" (crossed out and rewritten); s. XVIII, "L. Lambertus Sillekens"; f. 234, s. XIX, "Gerardus Simons [?] hoort dit boek toe. Die het vint geeft het weederom ende sie't niet en Doet hie zal __?___ Bidden Nun 1831." Belonged to Henry William Poor (1844-1915), with his red morocco ex libris on f. i; his sale, Anderson, New York, 12 January 1909, pt. III, n. 766. Apparently acquired by Henry E. Huntington at that time. - 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, 85.
Language: Dutch, LATIN   Country: Germany, Netherlands   Century: 12th, 15th
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8. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 01079
Description: - ff. i + 141 (with f. 108 bis) + i - Bound in dark red morocco by Zaehnsdorf. - Written for a Cistercian abbey in Bohemia, as indicated by the Alleluia verses of the Sundays after Pentecost and by the saints of the sanctorale; Margaret, placed at 13 July (on f. 84v, between the Seven Brothers and the Divisio Apostolorum) rather than at 20 July, also suggests an origin in the Germanic area of Europe. The date of the copying may lie between 1252 (when Adalbert of Prague was inscribed in the Cistercian calendar) and 1255 (when the feast of Stanislas was introduced in the Cistercian calendar; here it has been added in the lower margin of f. 65). The book may have belonged at a later time to a monastery of Benedictine nuns: on f. 55v is an added line, "Salvam fac ancillam tuam," with a tie mark to the office of Benedict. On the front pastedown, the bookplate of the Piedmontese Counts Cays di Giletta e Caselette, engraved by Teresa Ramis Ronzini of Turin (ca. 1810?). Belonged to Henry White; his sale, Sotheby's, 21 April 1902, lot 1510 to Quaritch; alien sequestrated property sale, Anderson, New York, 17 February 1919, n. 29 to G. D. Smith; precise source and date of acquisition by Henry E. Huntington unknown. - 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, 89. Aspects of Medieval England, n. 38 open at f. 51.
Language: LATIN   Country: Bohemia   Century: 12th
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9. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 01735
Description: - ff. 2 - Not bound. - Written in the first half of the twelfth century in Italy, perhaps Lucca, given the form of the neumes; the presence of 12 responses shows monastic origin. Formerly as endleaves in RB 89742, a copy of Johannes Annius, Auctores vetustissimi (Rome: Eucharius Silber, 1498) GW 2015, and Mead, n. 2164, acquired by Henry E. Huntington from A. S. W. Rosenbach in September 1924. The leaves were removed from the printed book and catalogued separately in February 1927. - 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). Aspects of Medieval England, n. 37.
Language: LATIN   Country: Italy   Century: 12th
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10. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 19915
Description: - ff. 170 - Bound in contemporary white calf (?) over boards (back board gone), sewn onto 4 bands; semi-circular tabs at head and foot of spine, lined with pink deerskin and embroidered around the edges in blue and white; the whole covered, s. XV (?), by a heavy parchment or deerskin wrapper with a fore edge flap (now partially cut off) from the front cover to the back; remains of a pink strap closing to a central pin (now missing) on the back cover; 3 (of 4) bosses on front cover in the characteristic fluted, truncated cone shape of St. Mary's at Holme Cultram (also on Oxford, Bod. Lib., Lyell 2; see de la Mare, Lyell Cat., entry and pl. 37); holes from former label at bottom center of back cover; bookmark of white skin, now loose, but once tied to a loop at the foot of the spine. Modern red morocco label on spine. - Written, ca. 1200, in England. Belonged from an early date to the Cistercian abbey of St. Mary at Holme Cultram, Cumberland: on f. i verso, s. XIIex, "Liber Sancte Marie De Homcoltran. Hec Continentur in hoc volumine Enchiridion Augustini, Prosper De vita contemplativa"; on f. 1, in the lower margin, s. XIII, "Liber sancte Marie de holmo" (see de la Mare, Lyell Cat., pl. 1c); on the same leaf, in the upper margin, the pressmark, s. XV, "liber lxxvi." Ker, MLGB, 102. Belonged to the Welsh antiquary Robert Davies of Llannerch and Gwysaney (ca. 1658-1710). The earliest known catalogue of the Llannerch manuscripts, dated 1740, lists this manuscript as n. 17 (that number in ink on f. i); the manuscript also appears in the 1778 catalogue as n. 42 (on a paper label on the spine). Later, when the collection had passed through inheritance to Philip Bryan Davies Cooke, a list of its contents was printed by the HMC, 6th Report, pt. I (1887-88); this manuscript on p. 418. When owned by Lt.-Col. Philip Ralph Davies-Cooke (b. 1896), the collection was placed on deposit in the National Library of Wales, 1947-59, where this book bore the number "Gwysaney 2" (in pencil on the front pastedown). For the history of the collection, see H. D. Emanuel, "The Gwysaney Manuscripts," National Library of Wales Journal 7 (1952) 326-43. Davies-Cooke sale, Sotheby's, 15 June 1959, lot 197 with a plate of f. 3v to Maggs for 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). Schenkl 4796. Römer, i, 340. Chronica, 2.
Language: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 12th
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11. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 26052
Description: - ff. 287 - Bound, between the second half of the twelfth century and the early thirteenth, in leather over wooden boards with square edges flush to the book block; sewn on 3 wide bands; spine flat. Lunette-shaped tabs at the head and foot (partially cut away) of the spine, lined with a fabric woven in pink and green and embroidered around the edge. This binding covered in thin parchment, possibly in the eighteenth century. Remains of a paper label on the spine. - Written in eastern England in the second half of the twelfth century. In the upper margin of f. 1, the pressmark "B.B." Listed by Ker, MLGB, 170 as possibly from the Augustinian abbeyof St. Osyth in Essex. Belonged to the Tollemache family of Helmingham Hall, Suffolk, who began collecting at the turn of the seventeenth century. For a brief history of this collection, see Sotheby catalogue, 14 June 1965, iii-viii. N. 63 in the old Helmingham catalogue; small paper label on inside front cover "L.J.V.9" corrected to "L.J.III." with pressmark of Sir Lionel Tollemache. Tollemache sale, Sotheby's, 6 June 1961 with plate of f. 1, to 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). Schenkl 4695. Römer, i, 339. Chronica, 4.
Language: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 12th
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12. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 31151
Description: - ff. 174 - Bound, s. XII/XIII, at Bury St. Edmunds in parchment over oak boards, square edges flush with the book block, semi-circular tubs at head and foot of spine. Fore edge clasp on later medieval pink leather strap fastening to pin on center back. Brass chain staple and one iron link at the center lower edge of the front cover. Remains of a whittawed leather chemise under rear pastedown. Plate of the binding in the 1968 Sotheby catalogue (see below). Regarding Bury bindings, see G. Pollard, "The Construction of English Twelfth Century Bindings," The Library. Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, ser. 5, 17 (1962) 1-22, pls. I-II. In a red box made by J. S. Wilson and Sons, Cambridge. - Written at Bury St. Edmunds in the second quarter of the twelfth century. Regarding the Bury scriptorium, see E. Parker [McLachlan], "The Scriptorium of Bury St. Edmunds in the Twelfth Century," unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of London 1965. Identifiable with no. xlii in the twelfth century catalogue of the abbey, ed. M. R. James, On the Abbey of S. Edmund at Bury. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Octavo Publ. 28 (Cambridge 1895) 23-32. Regarding the library see Ker, MLGB, 16-22 and R. Thomson, "The Library of Bury St. Edmunds in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries," Speculum 47 (1972) 617-45. The table of contents on the pastedown, the Bury pressmark "A.10" on the pastedown and on f. 5, and the note on the pastedown "In custodia.s. laugham [?]" are in the hand of the fourteenth century Bury armarius Henry of Kirkestede; see R. H. Rouse, "Bostonus Buriensis and the Author of the Catalogus scriptorum ecclesiae," Speculum 41 (1966) 471-99. The contents of the manuscript are itemized in the thirteenth century Franciscan Registrum Anglie de libris doctorum et auctorum veterum, and in Kirkestede's "Catalogus scriptorum ecclesiae," items I.3, 22, 165, 186, 226, 366, 373. Upon the Dissolution the manuscript appears to have been acquired from the Bury library by Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper, who owned lands at Redgrave, Suffolk, that had belonged to the abbey. The property was acquired towards the end of the seventeenth century by Sir John Holt (1642-1709), whose niece married, ca. 1750, Thomas Wilson, ancestor of George Holt Wilson of Redgrave Hall, Suffolk. This manuscript and 2 others from Bury (another volume of Augustine, the companion to HM 31151, now Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University, Houghton Library, Richardson MS 26, and one of Jerome, now London, Brit. Lib., Egerton MS 3776) were in the G. H. Wilson sale, Sotheby's, 21 July 1910, lot 159 (both Augustines) to Quaritch. Quaritch Catalogue 321 (1912) n. 249 (both Augustines) with a plate of the Harvard volume, and Quaritch Catalogue 357 (1920) n. 380 (both Augustines) to A. Chester Beatty (1875-1968). See E. G. Millar, The Library of A. Chester Beatty (Oxford 1927-30) 1:94-95 with plate 73 of Western MS 25 (the Harvard volume) and 1:96-97 with plate 74 of Western MS 26 (HM 31151), f. 139. The 2 Augustines were divided at the Chester Beatty sale, Sotheby's, 7 June 1932, when the volume now at Harvard was sold as lot 6, with a plate; the present Augustine, HM 31151, was acquired by the Huntington Library in the Chester Beatty sale, Sotheby's, 3 December 1968, lot 6 with plates of f. 139, the binding, and the drawing of the dragon on f. 58v. - Römer, i, 330. Chronica, 7.
Language: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 12th
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13. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 36337
Description: - ff. 169 - Bound in contemporary (?) calf (varnished later) over oak boards; evidence of a fore edge strap closing to pin on back cover; tabs to mark texts on lower edge of ff. 81, 97, 112; pastedowns removed; spine crudely strengthened with a piece of brown leather (the same repair on the binding of HM 28174, also a Tollemache book). - Written in England in the first third of the thirteenth century. Cloth label on spine: "MS 8." Belonged to the Tollemache Library, Helmingham Hall: n. 24 in the old Helmingham catalogue; label on inside of front cover: "L.J.II.6" altered to "L.H.II.28" and "24" in pencil. For a brief history of this library, see the Sotheby catalogue, 14 June 1965, iii-viii. Acquired by the Huntington Library from Alan G. Thomas, Catalogue 28 (1972) n. 4. - Schenkl 4705. Chronica, 7-8.
Language: French, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 12th, 13th
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14. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 45717
Description: - ff. 118 - Bound, s. XVIII, in English speckled calf; chain marks on the inner lower margin of f. 1 and successive leaves. - Written at Bury St. Edmunds at the end of the twelfth century; thus not manuscript no. xxvii in the mid-twelfth century catalogue of the abbey: "Epistole senece et sidonius, suetonius [erased]," ed. M. R. James, On the Abbey of St. Edmund at Bury. Cambridge Antiquarian Society Octavo Pub. 28 (Cambridge 1895) 24. Probably to be identified with the entry for Suetonius in the "Catalogus scriptorum ecclesiae" of Henry of Kirkestede. See Ker, MLGB, 21, and R. M. Thomson, "The Library of Bury St. Edmunds Abbey in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries," Speculum 47 (1972) 617-45, this manuscript discussed p. 639, n. 141. Bury pressmark, s. XIV second half, crossed out, in the upper right margin of f. 1: "S. 18." Received in the library of Sion College after the Great Fire of 1666 and before the publication in 1697 of Bernard, Catalogi where it is cited, 2:107, no. 4087. Sion College stamped ex libris on ff. 1, 40v, 117v, and its shelf mark, Arc. L.40.2/L. 9, on the front pastedown and on the round label on the spine; "anc. 2=3" in red ink on the front pastedown and on f. i. Sion College sale, Sotheby's, 13 June 1977, lot 71 with plate of f. 94; acquired by the Huntington Library, in part with funds given in memory of William D. Truesdell. - Schenkl 4485. Ker, MMBL 1:270.
Language: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 12th
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15. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 52435
Description: - ff. 129 - Bound, s. XV, in calf over wooden boards, tooled and stamped in somewhat different patterns for the front and back covers by the "Fishtail" binder in Oxford; see Oldham, p. 22, stamps 160 and 162; remains of 2 clasps, closing from bottom to top, and evidence of a label formerly on the back cover. - HMC, 3rd Report, Appendix (1872) 242, n. IV. Schenkl 4747. [Carey S. Bliss and Amelia B. Bliss], Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts in the Estelle Doheny Collection, Part Three (Los Angeles 1955) p. 3 and pl. VI of f. 54. Bond and Faye, p. 13 n. 50.
Language: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 12th
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16. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 55670
Description: - ff. 88 + ii - Medieval binding, extensively restored: sewn on three slit thongs, which enter the slightly beveled oak boards through their thickness and emerge in their inner faces, and pegged into horizontal channels; traces of a strap-and-pin fastening; the boards covered with uncolored skin; only the boards and the outer cover of the upper board are original: the sewing, head- and tail-bands, thongs, strap-and-pin, and the covering of the spine and back board are all modern. - Written doubtless at and for a monastic library, as suggested by the texts and the mediocre parchment. On f. 4, s. XVI, "Sum hoptouni[?] & amicorum suorum." "The Property of a Gentleman", sold at Sotheby's, 29 March 1944, lot 666; bought by Maggs. "The Property of a Gentleman", sold at Sotheby's, 14 March 1949, lot 144, bought by Bond. Foster William Bond (1901-81), philatelist; sold by order of his executors at Sotheby's, 8 December 1981, lot 76. Bookplate, printed "Ex libris" and inscribed "Charles Hartley." (inner face of front board); sold at Sotheby's, 20 June 1995, lot 62 (with plate); bought by Maggs for the Huntington Library. - 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: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 12th
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17. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 58202
Description: - ff. iii + 220 + i - Bound s. XIV or XV re-using the original boards; the slightly beveled oak boards project slightly beyond the leaves (the cropping of some marginalia, e.g. ff. 187v, 198, 200, suggests that the leaves were trimmed when re-bound); sewn on four slit thongs, which enter the thickness of the boards through tunnels and converge in "V"-shaped channels in the inner faces of the boards; the white-and-green head- and tail-bands originally pegged into the outer face of the boards; the outer faces of the boards also have horizontal channels still containing the double thongs from the earlier binding; the inner faces of the boards show the outlines of the former turn-ins of which a fragment is preserved in the upper left corner of the back board; the fore-edge of the front board with a recess containing the remains of a strap (a piece of folded white leather, stitched with green thread), with two corresponding pin-holes near the center of the back board; the spine covered with (s. XIX?) brown leather (cf. HM 28174, HM 36337, and Sotheby's, 14 June 1965, lots 3, 4, 12, etc.), the second compartment with a cloth label inscribed in purple pencil "M.S.S." (cf. HM 28174, HM 36337) and in pencil "5", the base of the spine with a small brown self-adhesive label inscribed "257" (cf. Schøyen book-label, f. i). - Written in England, perhaps East Anglia, possibly at or for the Augustinian Priory of St. Osyth, about 5 miles southeast of Colchester, Essex, as suggested by Sotheby's (1989) and accepted by Jeremy Griffiths, "Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection Copied or Owned in the British Isles before 1700," English Manuscript Studies, 5 (London, 1995), 42, although there is no firm evidence for this origin, and it is not accepted by Ker and Watson, Medieval Libraries of Great Britain, and Supplement; other Helmingham manuscripts came from as far afield as Worcester. Inscribed, s. XVI, with a title, "St Aust Sermons"; price "1l 7s" (f. i verso; possibly by the same hand that wrote "1l 8s" in HM 28174, f. i verso); and with a name(?) "Batho" (f. 1v, cf. iii verso; the "Johannes Bathon'" whose name appears in Hereford Cathedral, MS P.v.5, from Dore (MLGB, 251), was apparently its s. XIII scribe). The Tollemache family, of Helmingham Hall, Suffolk (about 25 miles north of St. Osyth), certainly by 1762, when included in an inventory (A. S. G. Edwards and Jeremy Griffiths, "The Tollemache Collection of Medieval Manuscripts", The Book Collector, 49 (2000), 349-64, at 364), probably collected by Sir Lionel Tollemache (d. 1612), 1st baronet (see Nicolas Barker, Two East Anglian Picture Books (Roxburghe Club, London, 1988), 54), along with numerous other manuscripts from nearby religious foundations, including some from St. Osyth; not described in First Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts (London, 1870), 61, which mentions in passing that "six or seven volumes of the Fathers are of the 11th and 12th centuries"); with the usual Helmingham Hall oblong octagonal paper book-label inscribed "L.J.I.5." the last two characters effaced and "VI" added in pencil (cf. HM 28174; the two volumes were probably re-shelved next to one another); the inner face of the front board inscribed in pencil "5" encircled (cf. spine label); sold at the Tollemache sale at Sotheby's, 14 June 1965, lot 1; bought by Maggs for £1,300 for Abbey. Major John Roland Abbey (1894-1969), brewer and book-collector (on whom see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography), with his printed book-label "J R Abbey" and accession-note in blue ink "J.A. 7341 / 14.6.1965" (f. 221); sold at Sotheby's, 19 June 1989, lot 3008; bought by Quaritch for £22,000 (including buyer's premium), for Schøyen (kindly confirmed by Richard Linenthal). Martin Schøyen (b. 1940), businessman and manuscript-collector, with the printed book-label (f. i) of "THE SCHØYEN COLLECTION", Oslo and London, inscribed "MS 257" (cf. spine label); sold at Sotheby's, 1 December, 1998, lot 82; bought by Maggs for £38,000 (hammer price), on behalf of the Huntington. - 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: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 12th
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18. San Marino, Huntington Library, RB 086299
Description: - ff. 44 - Bound, s. XV, in brown calf over wooden boards with blind stamps (one of which is an eagle displayed?) in a grid pattern; remains of 2 brass fore edge catches on the front cover and straps on the back cover; rebacked; original spine laid down; alternating leather and parchment fore edge tabs marking homilies and the beginning of the Opus pacis. Parchment label on spine, "Omelie Iohannis Crisostomi"; in ink on the front cover, top center, "C 16." - Written by the author Oswald according to the colophon, "Scriptum manu propria, sicut etiam ipsum librum manu propria scripsi," probably at the Grande Chartreuse, where Oswald was prior, to judge from the paper. Completed on Friday, 5 March 1428. Both the printed book and the manuscript belonged to Weidenbach, the house of the Brethren of the Common Life in Cologne. The printed book bears the following notes: f. i, "C 24 16 [second number cancelled] C 24 Liber domus presbiterorum et clericorum in Wydenbach [last 2 words cancelled]"; f. iii, "Omelie beati Iohannis crisostomi sexterni xx [last 2 words cancelled] I 7. Liber domus presbiterorum et Clericorum in Wydenbach Colonie iuxta sanctum panthaleonem." On f. 1 of the manuscript, "Liber domus presbiterorum zo Wydenbach apud sanctum panthaleonem in colonia et habent eum pro alio libro [qui?] ex isto scriptus fuerit," indicating that it was given in return for the manuscript copied from it. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington in March 1925 from Otto Vollbehr. - Mead, n. 5027. Bond and Faye, 23.
Language: LATIN   Country: France, Germany   Century: 12th, 15th
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