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1. San Marino, Huntington Library, BA 29
Description: - ff. ii+ 247 + iii - Bound, s. XIX, in brown calf while it belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps. - Written at Battle Abbey in Sussex in the late thirteenth century and early fourteenth century (most recent charter in pt. 1, 1286), with additions entered over the next 2 centuries. Acquired by Sir Anthony Browne who purchased Battle Abbey in 1538-39. Passed to his son, created Viscount Montague in 1554; ex libris on f. 4, "Iste liber attinet Anthonio Browne vic. mountague." Remained in the family until 1721 when it was sold with the abbey to Sir Thomas Webster . The Battle Abbey muniments were sold in 1835 by Sir Godfrey Webster, 5th Bart., to Thomas Thorpe, Descriptive Catalogue, London 1835, pp. 1-2. Purchased by Sir Thomas Phillipps: Phillipps no. 9928 on spine and on f. 1. Acquired with the Battle Abbey papers from the Phillipps estate by Henry E. Huntington through A. S. W. Rosenbach in 1923. - G. R. C. Davis, Medieval Cartularies of Great Britain (London 1958) 5 n. 29. Regarding the Battle Abbey muniments, see [M. L. Robertson], Guide to British Historical Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino: Huntington Library, 1982), 1-20, esp. p. 5 for this manuscript. 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).
Language: French, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 13th, 14th
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2. San Marino, Huntington Library, BA 33
Description: - ff. 43 - Bound, s. XIX, in brown calf while it belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps. - Compiled at Battle Abbey in response to the quo warranto proceedings during the administration of Henry of Rye, steward 1307-ca. 1327. Regarding the history of the Battle Abbey muniments through the Browne and Webster families, see the description of BA 29. Owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps; his MS 9931 (label on spine, number on f. i verso and bottom of f. 1). Formerly bound as ff. 1-46 of BA 29. - 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. Thorpe, Descriptive Catalogue of the…Muniments of Battle Abbey… (London 1835) 2. Not included in G. R. C. Davis, Medieval Cartularies of Great Britain (London 1958) 5-6. [M. L. Robertson], Guide to British Historical Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino 1982), 5.
Language: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
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3. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 07 H 08
Description: - ff. i + i + 296 + i - Bound, ca. 1840, in red morocco with the Bridgewater crest stamped in gold on both covers; gilt edges. - A note in English on f. 294v, counting the blank leaves at the end of the volume, is dated 22 September 1591 and signed R. Combe and E. Combe. "R. Combe" may be the Richard Combes (nephew of Thomas Waterhouse, rector of Ashridge at the time of the Dissolution), to whom Queen Elizabeth (then princess) granted the land and buildings of Ashridge in 1557; the property was purchased by Sir Thomas Egerton in 1604. On f. 1, the inscription "ex dono Richardi Combe Armigeri" in the hand of John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, as well as the Bridgewater pressmark "L:CC:B:2/15" on the same folio. - 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, 129. Aspects of Medieval England, n. 19, open at f. 32. E. Searle, "The Calendar, Martyrology and Customal of the Boni Homines at Ashridge," Mediaeval Studies 23 (1961) 260-93, which refers principally to EL 9 H 15, but gives a brief history of Ashridge.
Language: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
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4. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 07 H 09
Description: - ff. 67 - Bound, ca. 1840, in dark red morocco with the Bridgewater crest on front and back covers. - Composite manuscript made up of fragments of 3 or 4 legal books of Italian and English origin, brought together at an unknown date. The first and largest of these was in England before the end of the fourteenth century, when foliation, running headlines and marginalia were added. On f. 1, pressmark S. 1./2. in the hand of John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington with the Bridgewater Library in 1917 (see pp. 5-7). - 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, 129. G. Dolezalek, Verzeichnis der Handschriften zum römischen Recht bis 1600 (Frankfurt 1972) vol. 2, s.v. San Marino.
Language: LATIN   Country: England, France, Italy   Century: 14th
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5. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 09 H 03
Description: - ff. ii + 404 + ii - Bound, ca. 1840, in red morocco with the Bridgewater crest stamped in gold on both covers; gilt edges. - Dry point notes on f. 274v include the name of Thomas Waterhouse, rector at Ashridge when it was dissolved in 1539. See Ker, MLGB, 5 (tentatively ascribing this manuscript to Ashridge); H. C. Schulz, "The Monastic Library and Scriptorium at Ashridge," HLQ 1 (1938) 305-11, and provenance of EL 7 H 8. On f. 1, the inscription "ex dono Richardi Combe Armigeri" (nephew of Thomas Waterhouse) in the hand of John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, as well as the Bridgewater pressmark, L:CC:B:2/16. - 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, 129. E. Searle, "The Calendar, Martyrology and Customal of the Boni Homines at Ashridge," Mediaeval Studies 23 (1961) 260-93, which refers primarily to EL 9 H 15, but includes a brief history of the house of Ashridge.
Language: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
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6. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 09 H 09
Description: - ff. ii + 198 + i + ii - Bound, ca. 1840, in faded red morocco with the Bridgewater crest stamped in gold on both covers; marbled endpapers; gilt edges. - Apparently belonged to the house of the Boni Homines ("Bonshommes") at Ashridge. See Ker, MLGB , 4-5 , H. C. Schulz, "The Monastic Library and Scriptorium at Ashridge," HLQ 1 (1938) 305-11 , E. Searle, "The Calendar, Martyrology and Customal of the Boni Homines of Ashridge," Mediaeval Studies 23 (1961) 260-93 (which refers principally to EL 9 H 15, but gives a brief history of Ashridge), and provenance of EL 7 H 8. The last rector of Ashridge, Thomas Waterhouse, surrendered the house to the Crown at the Dissolution in 1539; the land and buildings of Ashridge were subsequently leased by Waterhouse's nephew, Richard Combes. Barely visible under ultra-violet light on f. 1 is the inscription: "liber Fra. Combe ex cenobio Ash __?___ ex dono Avunculi ibidem Abbatis Domini Thomas Waterhouse," presumably written by Francis Combes (1583-1641), grandson of Richard Combes (d. 1595). The same inscription continues: "1. Egidii de regimine principum; 2. et fratris Nicholai Triveti commentarium in Boetium de consolatione et cetera." Also on f. 1 the note "ex dono Richardi Combe Armigeri," written by John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater; in Egerton's hand are the note on f. 198 "desunt caetera," the numbers 1 and 2 in the upper margins of ff. 1 and 105 designating the 2 main texts, and the Bridgewater pressmark, "L:CC:B:2/13." - 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, 130. Aspects of Medieval England, n. 22 open at f. 161.
Language: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
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7. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 09 H 15
Description: - ff. ii + 121 (recte 111) + ii - Bound, ca. 1840, in red morocco with the Bridgewater crest stamped in gold on both covers; marbled endpapers; gilt edges. - Written during the second half of the fourteenth century with additions through the mid-sixteenth century, in the house of the Boni Homines ("Bonshommes") at Ashridge. See Ker, MLGB, 5, H.C. Schulz, "The Monastic Library and Scriptorium at Ashridge," HLQ 1 (1938) 305-11, and provenance of EL 7 H 8. On f. 3, Bridgewater pressmark "L,CC,R,4/8" in the hand of John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater. The Bridgewater Library acquired by Henry E. Huntington 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, 130.
Language: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
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8. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 09 H 17
Description: - ff. ii + 200 + ii - Bound, ca. 1840, in dark green morocco, blind tooled, with the Bridgewater crest stamped in gold on both covers; gilt edges. - The woman in the historiated initial on f. 175v may be intended to represent the first owner of the book. Of the 15 coats of arms in the borders, 2 may be associated with a Vernon family of Harlaston, Staffordshire and Haddon, Derbyshire; on f. 61, argent, a fret sable, a quarter gules; and, also on f. 61, the same but on the quarter a martlet argent. For a description of all the coats of arms, see The New Palaeographical Society ser. 2 pt. 3 (1915) text and plate 69, with reproductions of ff. 15 and 61. On f. 36, the first leaf of the calendar, s. XIVmed: "Domina Issabella de vernun dedit istud psalterium conventui de hanpul qui alienaverit excomunicatus est" referring to the Priory of the Virgin Mary of Cistercian nuns in Hampole, Yorkshire; see Ker, MLGB, 95 . On f. 1, "N:1" in the hand of John Egerton (1579-1649), 1st Earl of Bridgewater, corrected to "N:1./6" by the second Earl (1622-86). The current Bridgewater pressmark and ex libris on the front pastedown. - 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). E. G. Millar, English Illuminated Manuscripts (Paris and Brussels 1926-28) 2:85 n. 251. De Ricci, 130. Aspects of Medieval England, n. 35 open at f. 16. L. F. Sandler, "An early fourteenth-century English Psalter in the Escorial," JWCI 42 (1979) 72 and n. 32. L. F. Sandler, Gothic Manuscripts 1285-1385 (London 1986) n. 53.
Language: French, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
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9. 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
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10. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 34 A 08
Description: - ff. ii + 169 + ii - Bound, ca. 1840, in red morocco with the Bridgewater crest stamped in blind on both covers; marbled endpapers; gilt edges. - The material on f. 2v suggests early ownership in Staffordshire. On f. 149, three armorial shields: the first, of England: gules, 3 lions passant gardant or; the second, of Spencer: quarterly argent and gules, 2 and 3 fret or, overall a bend sable; the third, of Garland of Lincolnshire (?): gules, 2 bars or, in chief 3 bezants. On f. 1v, ca. 1500, "Robert Bulkeley." On f. 3, pressmarks in the hand of John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater: "T/4," "L:CC:G.8," and "L:CC:H:15./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, 133. Legal Manuscripts, n. 7 open at f. 34.
Language: French, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
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11. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 34 B 23
Description: - ff. ii + i + 195 + i - Bound, ca. 1840, in red morocco, gold tooled with the Bridgewater crest stamped in gold on both covers; gilt edges. - Note on f. 195v, s. XV/ XVI, "liber iste Restat Ricardo Bunney" with what appears to be a monogram of initials "M" (or "W"?) and "L"(?). On f. iii: "Liber Tho. Egerton ex dono Thomae hyggons" inscribed by Sir Thomas Egerton (1540-1617); the two signatures "J Bridgewater" by the first and second Earls (1579-1649 and 1622-86, respectively); "E:2." by the first Earl, corrected to "E:2./10." by the second Earl. On f. 1, in modern pencil, "513" corrected to "1122." - 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, 135.
Language: French, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
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12. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 35 B 54
Description: - ff. 96 - Unbound; formerly sewn on 5 bands of which part of 1 remains. - Pressmarks of the Bridgewater Library, "6107" and "35 B 54," on labels glued to the outer margin of 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, 146.
Language: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
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13. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00113
Description: - ff. 166 - Bound, s. XIX, in English russia; marbled endpapers. - Possession notes in the volume are: s. XVI: f. 1, partially cropped, "John Wynche [?]"; f. 15v, "John norton"; s. XVII, f. 1, "N. Blundeston"; s. XVIex, f. 1, cancelled, "Sam. Oliver pr. 1 s." Thorpe cat., 1836, n. 250 to Sir Thomas Phillipps; his MS 8857. - 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: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th, 15th
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14. 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
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15. 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
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16. 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
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17. 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
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18. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00132
Description: - ff. 309 - Bound, towards the middle or end of the 15th century, probably at St. Werburg, in doeskin stained pink over bevelled oak boards; sewn on 5 bands; remains of 2 fore edge straps closing to pins on the back cover; on the rear pastedown, a note on the cost of the binding: "In leddur hongre ii d; In whyte threde ii d; ii new bordes i d; ii skynys of parchement viii d; A skyn of redlather ii d; In blac sylke and greyne i d ob; In glw ob; ii claspys ii d; summa totalis xix d"; see G. Pollard, "Describing Medieval Bookbindings," in Medieval Learning and Literature: Essays presented to Richard William Hunt, ed. J. J. G. Alexander and M. T. Gibson (Oxford 1976) 51-52, n. 2. - Belonged to the Benedictine house of St. Werburg's in Chester; Ker, MLGB, p. 50; bottom of f. 294, which may have contained an ex libris, is cut away. On f. 294v an erased valuation, s. XIV/XV, "10 l, xix s, iiii d." On f. 183, s. XV or later, "Ricardus abbas monasterii Sancte Werburge," referring to Richard Seynesbury, abbot 1349-63. On f. i, heavily cancelled, "Liber E__?___ Richford [?]." On the rear pastedown, from the middle or end of the 16th century, "Iste liber pertinet beare it well in mynde/ Ad me Georgium Savagium Boothe curteyes and kynde/ A penis inferni Iehesu him bringe/ Ad gaudia celestia to everlastinge ioye. Amen" (Hanna, "Addenda," n. 25), and again, "By me George Savage." George Savage was appointed chancellor of the cathedral of Chester in 1541, a year after St. Werburg's was dissolved. Owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, his MS 20712 (slip with number on spine; stamp and number on f. i). Phillipps sale, 5 June 1899, lot 698. Acquired in July 1900 by George Dunn (1865-1912) of Woolley Hall with his bookplate and pencilled note on front pastedown; his sale, Sotheby's, 11 February 1913, lot 512 with plate of the map on f. 4v, to Edwards. A typewritten description of this manuscript attributed to William Morris retained in Library files, but there is no indication that the manuscript ever belonged to him. Acquired February 1918 from Herschel V. Jones (1861-1928) of Minneapolis by 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, 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. 17, open at f. 32.
Language: LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
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19. 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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20. 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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21. 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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22. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00902
Description: - ff. 135 - Bound, s. XIX, in green velvet over wooden boards; gilt edges. - Belonged to William Constable-Maxwell, 10th Lord Herries (1804-76), whose bookplate is on the front pastedown; in 1870 it was seen and noted by J. Stevenson in the 1st Report of the HMC, Appendix, p. 45. Subsequently it belonged to the 11th Lord Herries' daughter, the Duchess of Norfolk, who disposed of a portion of the manuscript collection, ca. 1912 (see De Ricci, "Bibliotheca Britannica Manuscripta: a survey of manuscript material existing in the British Isles; preliminary biliography," photocopy at Huntington Library from handwritten card index at University of London). Sold by W. H. Robinson, Cat. 12 (Newcastle 1925) n. 813. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington in June 1925. - 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, 77.
Language: French   Country: France   Century: 14th
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23. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00903
Description: - ff. 205 - Bound, ca. 1840, in English half russia. - On f. 139v between the end of the text and the prayer a contemporary erased inscription in the hand of the text reads: "A Johan __?___ li Romance." On f. 1, the early or mid-fifteenth century ownership note of the Benedictine abbey of St. Mary in York: "liber Monasterii beate Marie Eboracensis emptus per fratrem Clementem Warthwyk, qui Alienaverit Anathema" (Ker, MLGB, 217); also on f. 1, a seventeenth century pressmark, "M." By 1870 the manuscript belonged to William Constable-Maxwell, 10th Lord Herries (1804-76), in whose collection it was seen and noted by J. Stevenson in the 1st Report of the HMC, Appendix (1871), p. 45. It subsequently belonged to Lord Herries' daughter, the Duchess of Norfolk who disposed of a portion of the manuscript collection, ca. 1912 (see De Ricci, "Bibliotheca Britannica Manuscripta: a survey of manuscript material existing in the British Isles; preliminary bibliography," handwritten index cards at the University of London, photocopy at the Huntington Library). Sold by W. H. Robinson, Cat. 12 (Newcastle 1925), n. 384. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington in June 1925. - 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). P. Meyer, "Les manuscrits français de Cambridge," Romania 8 (1879) 333. De Ricci, 77.
Language: French   Country: England   Century: 14th
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24. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00906
Description: - ff. i + 164 + i - Bound in contemporary oak boards, rebacked in half-sheep, fore edge strap closing to pin in the center back; hole from a previous pin visible in the center of the leaves from f. 143 to the end. - On f. 164, s. XV, "Iste liber constat Iacobo Radcliffe __?___ Est de longley." W. H. Robinson, Cat. 12 (Newcastle 1925) n. 750. - 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, 78.
Language: French, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
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25. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00923
Description: - ff. ii + i + + 217 + ii - Bound, s. XVII, in English parchment over pasteboards, gold tooled; on spine "M.S.S." stamped in gold on blue leather label; "Statutes of Edward I" lettered in ink, s. XVIII, below the label; at the bottom of the spine, an animal (?) stamped in gold. - Numerous references in the text to Scarborough point to early ownership in that town. On f. iii, pentrials, s. XV, including "dymnok" and "kalwater." On f. 215v, s. XV, "Iohannes Vear miles de Comitatu Essex," "Iohannes Veer," and "Omnibus christi fidelibus ad quos hoc presens scriptum pervenerit Iohannes Vear Armiger salutem in domino sempiternam"; notes in Vear's hand also on ff. 81, 94, 108. On f. 207v, s. XVII/XVIII, "Will Shallcrosse Booke," "John Shallcrosses Book," and "Jhon Shallcross Book Jhon" in a different hand. On the front pastedown, armorial bookplate of Holland House with motto "Vitam impendere vero," and Huth bookplate with traces of Huth's original, larger bookplate on the endpaper behind it. Acquired by Henry Huth (1815-78) from Quaritch in 1875; The Huth Library (London 1880) 4:1397. - 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, 78. Legal Manuscripts, n. 6 open at f. 1.
Language: French, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 13th, 14th
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26. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00946
Description: - ff. 83 - Formerly bound in English calf, s. XVIII, with Henry Elsynge, Modus tenendi Parliamenti apud Anglos (manuscript, s. XVII, ff. 126), now shelved separately as HM 947; both parts presently disbound. - On the front pastedown of the previous binding, s. XVIII, "r r s N T." N. 77 in the collection of Nathaniel Dunbar (d. 1837) of Middle Temple; his signature on the front pastedown and on f. i verso. Belonged to George Dunn (1865-1912); his list of the contents of HM 946, dated January 1895, on the front pastedown and the last flyleaf; Dunn sale, Sotheby's, 2 February 1914, lot 1347 to Leighton. - 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, 79.
Language: French, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 14th
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27. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 01026
Description: - ff. 128 - Bound by Birdsall in stamped tan morocco. - Written in Italy, perhaps in the north-east, to judge from the orthography. Erased ex libris in the lower margin of f. 1. On f. 128v is an ownership note, s. XV: "Iste liber est mei bastiani pinelli __?___ quem emi a Iohanne bernegensi"; in a different hand, below that, is the note "di G.b." (Giovanni Bernegense?). Placed by G. D. Smith in a sale by Anderson, New York, 12 December 1917, n. 441 with plate of f. 1 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). S. De Ricci, "A Handlist of Latin Classical Manuscripts in American Libraries," Philological Quarterly 1 (1922) 100-08, this ms on p. 108. De Ricci, 80.
Language: LATIN   Country: Italy   Century: 14th
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28. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 01030
Description: - ff 107 - Bound by Birdsall in stamped niger morocco over wooden boards. - Written in Italy in the middle of the fourteenth century, where it remained until at least the seventeenth century. Belonged to David John Carnegie, 10th Earl of Northesk (1865-1921); his sale, London, 23 July 1914, n. 435 to G. D. Smith who placed it in a sale by Anderson, New York, 12 December 1917, n. 443 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, "Handlist" 108. De Ricci, 81.
Language: LATIN   Country: Italy   Century: 14th
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29. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 01032
Description: - ff 72 - Bound in brown morocco by Macdonald; gilt edges. - The name "Rocchigiani" on f. 17, s. XVII (?). Belonged to David John Carnegie, 10th Earl of Northesk (1865-1921); his sale, London, 23 July 1914, n. 418 to G. D. Smith, Cat. 13 (1915) n. 693, who placed it in a sale by Anderson, New York, 12 December 1917 n. 298 to G. D. Smith for 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, "Handlist" 105. De Ricci, 81.
Language: LATIN   Country: Italy   Century: 14th
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30. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 01034
Description: - ff. 178 - Bound, s. XIX (?), in dark red velvet; marbled endpapers. - Written in Spain, possibly in Toledo or Seville since past bishops are listed only for these 2 cities. Letter dated Rouen 1562 (?), in poor French in the lower margin of f. 116, "A mon seieur Le Legat cardinal de ferralle Le Legat de franse. Je vous me recommende. . . . " De Ricci states, presumably on the binding, that the book is from a nineteenth century French collection. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington from Herschel V. Jones (1861-1928) of Minneapolis in February 1918. - 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, 88. J. Ruysschaert, Bibliothecae Apostolicae Vaticanae . . . Codices 11414-11709 (Vatican 1959) p. vii in typographical error for HM 1035.
Language: LATIN   Country: Spain   Century: 14th
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