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1. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 26 A 13
Description: - ff. ii + iv + 127 + i + i - Bound, ca. 1840, in purple morocco, gold tooled with the Bridgewater crest stamped on front and back covers; marbled endpapers; gilt edges. - Partially (ff. ii verso-iii) copied by, and belonged to, John Shirley (ca. 1366-1456); his "bookplate" on f. v verso, "iesu mercy/ margarete & beautrice/ ma ioye M [or A? surmounted by a crown] Shirley." See A. I. Doyle, "More Light on John Shirley," Medium Aevum 30 (1961) 93-101, and, for a brief mention of manuscripts connected with Shirley, E. P. Hammond, English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey (Duke University Press 1927) 191-94. See also Troilus and Criseyde: Geoffrey Chaucer, a facsimile of Corpus Christi College Cambridge MS 6 with introductions by M. B. Parkes and E. Salter (Cambridge 1978) 10-11 with a plate reproducing Lydgate's couplet on the King, Queen and People from 3 Shirley manuscripts (including EL 26 A 13, art. 1); A. I. Doyle, "English Books In and Out of Court from Edward III to Henry VII," in English Court Culture in the Later Middle Ages, ed. V. J. Scattergood and J. W. Sherborne (London 1983) 175 n. 34 points out that the queen in Lydgate's poem is Henry VI's mother, Catherine, and so could be 1422-37. Another plate of Shirley's hand in P. J. Croft, Autograph Poetry in the English Language (New York 1973) vol. 1, n. 2 from London, Brit. Lib., Add. 16165. Shirley probably filled in "Aluredo Corneburgh de Camera Regis" on f. 115; this leaf reproduced in Doyle, "English Books. . .," pl. 17. Avery Cornburgh, whose name occurs in varying forms on f. iv ("aure kornbrou" or "awrese") was a Yeoman of the Chamber to Edward IV; see A. R. Myers, The Household of Edward IV (Manchester 1959) 243, n. 60. He married Beatrice Lynne between 1459 and 1467; her sister, Margaret Lynne, had become Shirley's second wife between 1421 and 1441. The names of Margaret and Beatrice are incorporated into Shirley's "bookplate" on f. v verso; a sketch on f. iv of a griffin passant may refer to Lynne, another on the same page of a boar may refer to Cornburgh; see Doyle, "English Books. . .," p. 177. Other fifteenth century notes include on ff. iii verso and iv verso, "Elyzabeth Gaynesford," and on ff. iii verso and iv, "necolas gaynsford" (also spelled "gaynford"); this Nicholas Gaynsford may have been the Usher to the Chamber of Edward IV and his Queen; see J. C. Wedgwood and A. Holt, History of Parliament (London 1936-38) 1:368-69. On f. iii verso, "Ryght truste and welbeloued Suster J.P." On back flyleaf verso, s. XVI, a note in an italic script listing the chapters of Hoccleve's De Regimine Principum and a recipe in a secretary script. On f. v, pressmark "Z:/2./2." in the hand of John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, with the last number corrected to "10" at a later date, possibly by John Egerton (1646-1701), 3rd Earl of Bridgewater. Printed on a square yellow slip of paper glued to f. ii verso, "MSS. No. 4." Acquired by Henry E. Huntington in 1917 with the Bridgewater Library (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, 131-32.
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 15th
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2. 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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3. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 26 C 09
Description: - ff. ii + iv + 232 + iv + ii - Present binding; description by Maria Fredericks, 24 Aug. 2003: Removed from previous modern green goatskin binding in 1994, re-bound in 1995 in the Huntington Library's Conservation Department by guest conservator Anthony G. Cains (Trinity College, Dublin), with the assistance of Maria Fredericks, Rare Book Conservator at the Huntington. Sewn on seven double flax cords using original 15th-century stations. Boards of quarter-sawn English oak laced on and pegged, covered with alum-tawed calfskin. Lacing-in pattern derived from evidence found on original pastedowns. Pastedowns bound in but not adhered to boards. See also Anthony G. Cains, "The Bindings of the Ellesmere Chaucer," Huntington Library Quarterly 58 (1996) 127-157. Note: The two modern parchment flyleaves that were part of the collation in 1989 are no longer bound in the codex, but are boxed with the old binding. Previous binding: Bound probably in 1911 by Riviere and Son in dark green morocco, with the Egerton arms stamped in gold on the front cover; vellum doublures; gilt edges. Manly and Rickert, 1:149, have repeated A. Egerton's statement in the introduction to the facsimile, that the manuscript was brought from Ashridge to London in 1802 for rebinding. This date, however, must refer to the earlier binding, since the designation "Riviere and Son" came into use only in 1881, and since the style of the binding places it in the early twentieth century. The manuscript was removed from its previous binding in or before 1911, to permit photography page by page in flat condition for the facsimile; the rebinding after photography was evidently the occasion for the work of Riviere and Son. Gilt but uneven edges demonstrate that the book was trimmed prior to 1911; stains on the recto of the first contemporary front flyleaf and on the verso of the last contemporary flyleaf (former pastedowns) from leather turn-ins of a previous binding. - 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 Canterbury Tales: the new Ellesmere Chaucer facsimile (of Huntington Library MS EL 26 C 9) / by Geoffrey Chaucer; edited by Daniel Woodward and Martin Stevens. (San Marino, Calif.: Huntington Library; Tokyo: Yushodo Co, 1995). The English Novel, n. 2. De Ricci , 132-33. Aspects of Medieval England, n. 33. For selected bibliography on the text, see full description; for selected bibliography on the illumination, see full description and Scott, Later Gothic Manuscripts (forthcoming). See also the following general Chaucer bibliographies: E. P. Hammond, Chaucer: a bibliographical manual (New York 1908). D. D. Griffith, Bibliography of Chaucer 1908-1953 (Seattle 1955). W. R. Crawford, Bibliography of Chaucer 1954-63 (Seattle 1967). L. Y. Baird, A Bibliography of Chaucer 1964-1973 (Boston 1977).
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 15th
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4. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 34 B 07
Description: - ff. 86 (1-6 and 86 = foliated flyleaves) - Bound, ca. 1840, in dark blue morocco with the Bridgewater crest stamped in gold on both covers; gilt edges. - Written in England at the beginning of the sixteenth century presumably for Dame Margery Byrkenhed of the Benedictine nunnery of St. Mary at Chester; her ownership note on f. 85v appears to be in the same hand as the text. The saints whose altars are named for the washing ceremony of Maundy Thursday are not those of Salisbury and thus could be those of Chester; assigned to Chester by Ker, MLGB, 50. Early Bridgewater pressmarks on f. 1, "X/3/" in the hand of John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, now cancelled, and "S,8./4." in the hand of the third Earl (1646-1701). The current Bridgewater pressmark and that Library's bookplate on the front pastedown. 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, 134. Aspects of Medieval England, n. 40 open at f. 42.
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 16th
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5. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 34 B 60
Description: - ff. i + i + 132 + i - Bound, ca. 1840, in tan calf, blind tooled, with the Bridgewater crest on both covers; lettering in gold on the front cover; the number "58" in gold at the foot of the spine. - Miscellaneous pen trials mention the following names: of the sixteenth century: f. 6, "Robart Furth"; f. 11, "Ihesus amen In the yere of ouer lord god amen I Rychard brokysby"; f. 12, "Thys Indentur made the xxiiti day of marche in the xxii yere of the Reygn of our Souereygn lord kyng henry the viiithe betwyxt Antony Furthe of the one partie And ser Thomas ball parson of the parische churche of furthoo in the Countie of North.. . ." (on f. 6, "Robart Furthe") and "To whom thys present wrytyng shall com to hyer or onderstand that thyer ys a chapyll of sente Iohn babtyst In stony stretfford In the Conte of northmton. . ."; f. 25v, "Gerge Flower"; f. 65v, "Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Thomas Chapman de Broughtoun in Comitatu Northmton. . ."; f. 81, "Robert brokesby" (on f. 11, "Rychard brokysby"); f. 101v, "Thomas longeuyle knyght dominus Iohannes longeuyle miles Thomas longevyle miles Thomas saunders [twice] William Johnson Myles camyn Peter Dekynson Willam [sic] blunt Thomas Chapman [twice] (on f. 65v, "Thomas Chapman"); f. 118v, "Omnibus christi fidelibus ad quos hoc presentem scriptum pervenerit Thomas Hamond de Chyvalton in comitatu Westm."; f. 130v, "Rychard Wyllyatt" and "derb. one ferme in duffeld Frith parcell of thonour of Tutbury called the kinges ferme nowe in the tenure of Thomas Bradshawe nuper Robert Bradshaw v markes, ibidem firma vocatur Bradlee lande per annum [?] iiii li., ibidem hopking mylles intra [?] fernes Bonsall myll"; f. 132v, "Thomas hamond de villa Northmpton in comitatu North." (on f. 118v, "Thomas Hamond"); of the end of the sixteenth century: f. 1, "bullocke est nebulo"; f. 9v, "Bullock"; f. 132, "Io. Bullock"; f. 131v, "Ioannes Bullocke de Interiori Templo London me furatus est sicut ipse palam confessus est. . ."; f. 117v, "Mystres Anne Bulleyn"; ca. 1600: f. 2, "vyncent lowe John Gillot Arthur Gillot olyuer draycot William Robenson & Jerman Southe"; f. 94, "Iohannem yonge in comitatu derby gent."; f. 131v, "of egerten x s. of Bampford x s. and of hym xv s. and a pistolet which pistolet I delivered hym ageyn and also xii s. besydes iiii s. for opton his matter and x s. from Mr ["Babington" cancelled] Cokey his matter"; f. 132v, "liber Iohannis Stephynson" and "Anthony Fitzherbert knyght. . ."; of the seventeenth century: f. 1, "M. to take Mr Grendon ii exegentes ageynst William Fletcher and [these last 2 words overscored] gentlman and Robert Dukley received [cancellation] iii s. ii d. M. to spek to Mr Lary [?] to send the book to my cosen Sney__?___ byrday." Of these persons, John Bullocke appears frequently in the Calendar of Inner Temple Records (London 1896) from 1568 to 1602; Anthony Furthe was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1526. Early Bridgewater pressmark on f. 1, "I:3/8," of which "I:3" is in the hand of the first Earl, and the "8" in the hand of the second Earl. On a label on the pastedown the current Bridgewater pressmark "34 B 60"; also numbered "1160" in another Bridgewater system. - 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, 140, where the call number is mistakenly given as 34 B 90.
Language: English, French   Country: England   Century: 15th
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6. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 34 C 18
Description: - ff. x + 86 - Bound, s. XVII, in limp parchment, with traces remaining of 2 green silk fore edge ties. - At the foot of the spine, written upside down in a seventeenth century hand, "Fortescue." On f. i: a cancelled pressmark, "G.6" and a later pressmark, "K.5/6," both in the hand of John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, and, in modern pencil, the Bridgewater pressmark "522" corrected to "1131." The current Bridgewater pressmark, "34 C 18," on a paper label 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). De Ricci, 138.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 17th
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7. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 35 B 61
Description: - ff. i + i + i + 32 + i + i - Bound, ca. 1840, in red morocco, gold tooled with the Bridgewater crest stamped in gold on both covers. - On f. ii, the pressmark "A:5." in the hand of John Egerton (1579-1649), 1st Earl of Bridgewater, corrected to "A:5./7." by the second Earl (1622-86). The current Bridgewater pressmark and the bookplate of that Library 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). De Ricci, 135.
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 15th
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8. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 35 B 63
Description: - ff. vi + ii + 44 + ii + vi - Bound, s. XVII#^in# , in polished calf over pasteboards, gold tooled; remains of 2 blue silk fore edge ties; rebacked. - Bridgewater Library pressmark label, "35/B/63," inside front cover; on f. i, the number "1123" from another Bridgewater system and the bookplate from that 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). De Ricci, 138.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 15th
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9. San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 35 C 39
Description: - ff. ii + 120 - Bound, s. XVII, in limp parchment. - Inscribed on f. i, s. XVII, the name "Henry Platt" and, in the same hand, "Foelix quem faciunt aliena pericula cautum" [Walther, Initia 6345]. Also on f. i, the pressmark "P:2." in the hand of John Egerton (1579-1649), 1st Earl of Bridgewater, corrected to "P:2./7." by the second Earl (1622-86); and, in modern pencil, "6711" corrected to "11637." The current Bridgewater pressmark, "35 C 39," on a paper label 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). Beal, SiP 78.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 17th
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10. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00001
Description: - ff. 132 - Bound, ca. 1815, by Charles Lewis according to the 27 June 1883 Sotheby catalogue entry, but without binder's ticket or signature, in dark olive straight grain morocco, gold tooled, with the arms of Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) on both covers; the arms later covered by leather patches, partially removed ca. 1928; gilt edges. Evidence suggests at least 2 previous bindings: one, s. XVI?, which had a center clasp on the front cover that left a rust stain and hole on the present ff. 1 and 2, showing that the presumed first quire had already been lost, but that the 4 leaves now missing after f. 2 were still in place, since there is virtually no rust mark on the present f. 3. A second binding, s. XVII?, may have been done for Christopher Towneley, since his pressmark appears twice on f. 1, as if the book had been returned to him from the binder with his first mark partially trimmed away, and he had thus been obliged to inscribe it a second time farther from the edge. Narrow stain along the fore edge on f. 1 also due to a previous binding. - Among the pentrials: s. XVI: f. 13, "Iohn"; f. 73, "Spigart [?]"; f. 90, "James blake bowrn by"; ff. 101, 107v, "Iohn"; s. XVII: f. 35v, "Samuel" and "S. humer__?___"; f. 73v, "Thomas Hargraues"; f. 90, "Thomas Hargraues of Burnleye"; f. 97v, "William __?___"; f. 121v, "P. Haw [?]." Belonged to Christopher Towneley (1604-74) whose pressmark occurs twice on f. 1, "13½:35" above "F:35." In the sale of John Towneley (1731-1813) of Towneley Hall, Lancashire, by Evans, pt. I, 8 June 1814, lot 894 to John Louis Goldsmid (second cousin to Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid); his sale, Evans, 11 December 1815, lot 287 to John North; his sale, Evans, pt. III, 25 May 1819, lot 457 to Peregrine Edward Towneley (son of the aforementioned John Towneley; d. 1846), whose name appears in pencil on f. ii verso. Sale of Col. John Towneley (nephew of Peregrine Edward Towneley; d. 1878), Sotheby's, 27 June 1883, lot 202 to Quaritch. Quaritch Cat. 355 (1884) n. 21885; Cat. 369 (1886) n. 35673; Cat. 124 (1892) n. 343; Cat. 138 (1893) n. 77; Cat. 176 (1898) n. 43; Cat. 193 (1899) n. 86. Sold in August 1900 to Sir Edward F. Coates (d. 1921); letter dated 16 August [1900] from A. W. Pollard to Mr. E. Almack tipped into the volume, regretting that the British Museum had not been able to acquire the manuscript. Coates sale, Sotheby's, 8 February 1922, lot 1 with plate of f. 111v to A. S. W. Rosenbach for Henry E. Huntington; letter dated 10 January 1922 from Rosenbach to Huntington tipped into the Library copy of the Sotheby catalogue. - 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, 37 (including many previous references). Aspects of Medieval England, n. 28 open at f. 15.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 15th
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11. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00002
Description: - ff. 145 (foliated 6-150) - Bound, ca. 1832, in English light brown calf, gold tooled; marbled endpapers; edges tinted green; rebacked, with original green morocco labels laid down, the upper with the volume number "10" of the Devonshire plays, folio series, and the lower label with the Devonshire crest. A series of former stabbing holes shows an irregular pattern of overcast stitching, out as far as 12 mm. from the gutter, and done in a careless manner, running through all 13 quires in one operation. - Written in England, the earliest known complete manuscript of this text, in 1591 according to the explicit on f. 150v. Art. 1, with the date "4 June 1600" on f. I and the name "Georgium Bellin" on f. IV verso, was copied from Harley 2013 in the nineteenth century. Below the explicit on f. 150v, in a more formal script, possibly by a different person, but difficult to see clearly due to discoloration from a reagent, another note with the same date of 1591 and the name of the copyist (?), "By me Edward Gregorie scholler at Bunburye the yeare of our lord god 1591." But see also Lumiansky and Mills, xi, xvi n. 18. Also on f. 150v, ca. 1600, the name "Richarde Gregorie" twice; on f. 41, s. XVII, "John Egerton esq.," probably not one of the first three Earls of Bridgewater, all of whom bore that name, but rather another member of the Egerton family, who possessed properties in Cheshire. J. Payne Collier in the 1831 edition of his History of English Dramatic Poetry, 2:227 states that the manuscript had been "only very recently" discovered and that it had come into the possession of J. B. Nichols, esq., F.S.A. (presumably John Bowyer Nichols, 1779-1863, of The Gentleman's Magazine) from an unnamed gentleman of Cheshire; Nichols' name is omitted in the 1879 edition. It was first suggested by W. W. Greg, "Bibliographical and Textual Problems of the English Miracle Cycles," The Library 5 (1914) 170 that the modern transcription from Harley 2013 on ff. I-XII (paper watermarked 1829) was supplied by J. Payne Collier, presumably meaning that Collier obtained the transcription or had it done, rather than copying it himself, as the script does not resemble other examples of Collier's handwriting in the Huntington Library. By 1836, when Collier printed the Antichrist pageant (art. 23) in his Five Miracle Plays, the manuscript had passed into the collection of the Duke of Devonshire; it was temporarily mislaid and not available to H. Deimling for his 1892 edition. Listed in the typescript "Alphabetical Handlist of the Titles of the Kemble-Devonshire Collection of English Plays," compiled 1906-07, vol. 1, p. 92. - 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, 37-38. Aspects of Medieval England, n. 29 open at f. 24.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 16th
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12. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00003
Description: - ff. 35 - Unbound, leaves mounted on strips of paper watermarked 1825; top and fore edges of all leaves except ff. 21-22 tinted green; formerly bound in English light brown calf, ca. 1830, in volume 9, folio series, of the Devonshire plays. - Discovered sometime between 1831-38 from among some old papers, probably once belonging to the Corporation of Ipswich (Collier, ed., p. vi) and transferred to the collection of the Duke of Devonshire, through the agency of Collier himself. Two leaves, ff. 21-22, were missing from the manuscript at that time and were only reunited with the rest in 1847; they had been found stitched in the copy of Collier's 1838 edition owned by a Mr. William Stevenson Fitch of Ipswich; through a friend of Mr. Fitch, one Mr. Pulman, they were acquired by Collier for the Duke of Devonshire; listed in the typescript Alphabetical Handlist of the Titles of the Kemble-Devonshire Collection of English Plays, compiled 1906-07, vol. 1, p. 292. The Duke of Devonshire collection of plays acquired by Henry E. Huntington in January 1914, through Sotheby's and 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, 38.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 16th
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13. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00055
Description: - ff. 59 - Bound, s. XV, in leather over oak boards; evidence of 2 fore edge clasps closing to pins on the back cover; joints repaired; evidently resewn. - Written in England, possibly in the Augustinian house at Lynn, Norfolk in 1440, as the presentation copy made by John Capgrave for John Wygenhale, alias Saresson, abbot of the Premonstratensian house of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in West Dereham, Norfolk from 1429 to 1455; see P. J. Lucas, "On the Date of John Capgrave's Life of St. Norbert," The Library ser. 6, vol. 3 (1981) 328-30. Possession notes throughout the manuscript are: s. XVII#^in#: f. 28v, "frances Barnad" who also did the reckonings mentioned above; s. XVII: f. 13, "Richard Clarke est verus possessor huius libri"; s. XVII#^2#: f. 49, "Ferdinand Newington his Booke 1670"; s. XVIII: on the front pastedown and on ff. 1 and 49, "Newington, ladbrooke" to which he added on the pastedown "Ye men of Orde" and on f. 49 (where his name was erased) "His Book 1729"; on ff. 3, 27 and 45, the signature of the Rev. Ar. Hubbard, lecturer in the parish of Watford, Hertfordshire, 1846-56; on f. 45 his name is followed by "Epping Essex." On the back flyleaf, the initials "R.P." of the late sixteenth or early seventeenth century. Savile sale, Sotheby's, 6 February 1861, lot 80 (this number on a round label on the front cover) to "Powis," a pseudonym for Sir Thomas Phillipps; his MS 24309. 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). F. J. Furnivall in C. Horstmann, ed., The Life of St. Katharine of Alexandria by John Capgrave. EETS os 100 (London 1893) xliv-xlv. H. N. MacCracken in J. J. Munro, ed., John Capgrave's Lives of St. Augustine and St. Gilbert of Sempringham and a Sermon. EETS os 140 (London 1910) xi-xiv. H. M. Bannister in C. A. Mills, ed., Ye Solace of Pilgrimes (London 1911) xiii. De Ricci, 46. P. J. Croft, Autograph Poetry in the English Language (London 1973) 1:5.
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 15th
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14. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00058
Description: - ff. 95 - Bound, s. XV, in untawed skin over wooden boards with cushion bevel; quires sewn onto 4 bands of leather drawn straight into the boards; the front board reused from an earlier binding, reversed, with traces of earlier bands still visible; the rear board split and repaired with cord; evidence of a fore edge strap closing to a pin in the center back cover. - Among the pentrials: s. XVI: f. 24, "…noverint universi per presentes nos Iohannes ashington in Comitatu Devon. yeoman teneri et firmeter obligari Iohan__cancelled___ de __cancelled___ ne in Comitatu predicto"; f. 28v, possibly in the same hand, "Iohannes de G.R.A."; s. XVII: f. 68v, "John Penrose"; on the leather turn-ins of the front cover, "George Pyne" and "Frances Pyne"; f. 41v, the note on "Master Whettons electuarie" by an owner presumably living in London to judge from the reference to Cheapside and to the Great Conduit. Sold by Rodd, ca. 1842, possibly n. 295 in one of his catalogues (that number, Rodd's name and the Phillipps shelfmark in pencil on the inside of the front cover) to Sir Thomas Phillipps; Phillipps MS 11077. - 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: English   Country: England   Century: 15th
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15. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00064
Description: - ff. 196 - Bound in 1971 in polished calf; previous binding, s. XVIII, in English calf. - Written in England towards the end of the fifteenth century; computistic cycles in the calendar are dated 1480 and 1520; some of the feasts in the liturgical calendar were instituted in 1480 (Visitation, Frideswide, Etheldreda); the feast of the Transfiguration was instituted in England in 1487; on f. 72 is a mention of Henry VII, showing that part of the text to be written in 1485 or later. Names of early owners are: s. XVex or XVIin: ff. 82v, 106, 109, 120, 140, 149, "Iste liber est [or "constat"] Iohannis eccam [or "ekam"]"; f. 41, possibly in the same hand as "Iohannis eccam," "Caucio Iohannis p'ener alias halpyn pro vi s."; f. 11, "Iohn Han[?]"; s. XVIin: f. 155, "Iohn wallton"; s. XVIin or med: f. 196v, "Hughe drapere merchaunt"; s. XVI: ff. 74, 76v, 81, 160v, "Iohn Bosgrove" (on f. 81, "Iohn Bosgrove ys a mytte man and man of the lerneing wythall"). Said in the Rosenbach description in Library files to have belonged to Dr. John Dee (1527-1608), but there is no evidence of this in the manuscript; the book does not appear in the Dee's catalogue, nor is it accepted by R. J. Roberts and A. G. Watson, eds., John Dee's Library Catalogue (London, The Bibliographical Society, forthcoming). Bought ca. 1833 by Sir Thomas Phillipps; his MS 6883. Acquired privately through A. S. W. Rosenbach by Henry E. Huntington 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, 48. W. J. Wilson, "Catalogue of Latin and Vernacular Alchemical Manuscripts in the United States and Canada," Osiris 6 (1939) 408-18 with plate of f. 17. L. MacKinney, Medical Illustrations in Medieval Manuscripts (Berkeley 1965) 148.1. Aspects of Medieval England, n. 46 open at f. 14.
Language: English, French, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 15th
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16. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00078
Description: - ff. 16 - Bound by Riviere and Son in brown morocco. - On f. 1, following an erased note, the date 1608; at the bottom of the page, upside down and partially cropped, the name of Mr. Newdigate of Arbury Hall, Warwickshire; Newdigate library catalogued for sale, Sotheby's, 22 January 1920, this item as lot 53; the collection was sold privately to G. D. Smith, from whom certain lots passed 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, 49.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 16th
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17. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00100
Description: - ff. 164 - Bound, s. XVIII, in red morocco, gold tooled; marbled endpapers; gilt edges. - On f. ii, a note, s. XIX, quoting from the "Guardian vol. 1 p. 81" and presumably referring to this manuscript. Belonged to William Augustus White (1843-1927) of Brooklyn, New York; his name and the date 10 April 1922 in pencil on f. iii; not identified in his catalogues. - 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). Index of English Literary Manuscripts, vol. 1 in two volumes, 1450-1625, compiled by Peter Beal, s. v. Sidney; this manuscript as SiP 79.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 17th
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18. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00111
Description: - ff. i + 47 + i - Bound, s. XVII#^in#, in brown calf with the arms of Henry, Prince of Wales, as, for example, in H. M. Nixon, Five Centuries of English Bookbinding (London 1978) n. 28, the arms of James I, differenced here by the label of 3 points; evidence of blue or green cloth fore edge ties; rebacked; stabbing from a previous binding in the gutters. - Written in England by the author (d. March/April 1426). The present binding shows the book to have been in the library of Prince Henry (1594-1612); see S. Jayne and F. R. Johnson, The Lumley Library: the Catalogue of 1609 (London 1956), this manuscript recorded on p. 303. It had evidently already been alienated by 1661 when the printed books and manuscripts of the Royal Library were catalogued by Thomas Ross (this catalogue now HM 180). Belonged to Anthony Askew (1722-72); his sale, Sotheby's, 7 March 1785, lot 327 to George Mason (1735-1806). While in Mason's possession, Thomas Tyrwhitt made some notes on the disorder of the first leaves in a letter dated 4 April 1785, now affixed to the front pastedown. Mason added to these notes, and eventually published 6 of the poems (arts. 3, 9, 13, 16-18) in this manuscript in his Poems by Thomas Hoccleve (London 1796); his sale, Sotheby's, 25 April 1799, pt. IV, lot 279. Acquired by Richard Heber (1773-1833) with his purchase note in a small, careful script in the upper right corner of the front pastedown; his sale, Evans, 10 February 1836, pt. XI, lot 583 (round label with that number on the spine) to Payne. Belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps; his MS 8151 and shelf mark (B.36.550) on f. i; notes by Furnivall dated 22 September 1882 added to Tyrwhitt's comments. 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, 50. Aspects of Medieval England, n. 26 open at f. 16v.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 15th
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19. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00112
Description: - ff. ii + vi (watermarked 1824) + 78 + ii - Bound, s. XIX, by Charles Herig; his stamp on f. i verso, in English brown morocco, gold tooled; gilt edges. - The 3 manuscripts, Add. 10052, HM 112 and Add. 10053 were still a single volume when seen and noted by Bernard, vol. 2, n. 6593 in the collection of Charles Theyer (b. 1651), who had inherited from his grandfather, the antiquary John Theyer (1597-1673) a collection of manuscripts originating in the library of Llanthony priory bequeathed to John Theyer by his uncle Richard Hart, last prior of that house (catalogue, s. XIV, in London, Brit. Lib., Harley 460). After Charles Theyer's unsuccessful efforts to offer the books to Oxford University, they passed to the London bookseller Robert Scott. A catalogue compiled in 1678 (London, Brit. Lib., Royal Appendix 70) does not list Add. 10052-HM 112-Add. 10053; this collection was purchased by Charles II and passed with the Royal Library to the British Museum. The manuscript which is now Add. 10052, HM 112 and Add. 10053 may have been split up and bound separately by 1807, date of Richard Heber's purchase of Add. 10053 (since he purchased Add. 10052 only in 1819). HM 112 may have received its present binding while in the possession of George Offor (1787-1864), since the date of 1824 is on the paper flyleaves that contain an account of the text signed by Offor. It survived the fire at Sotheby's, 28 June 1865, although it is not one of the manuscripts listed for the first day's sale: 27 June 1865, lot 2666; the only signs of damage to HM 112 are dark stains on the edges of the front and back flyleaves, corresponding to the shape of the turn-ins. Belonged to Sir Thomas Brooke (1830-1908); see A Catalogue of the Manuscripts and Printed Books Collected by Thomas Brooke F.S.A. (London 1891) 1:253. A number of other manuscripts which belonged to him were bequeathed by his brother, Canon C. E. Brooke to Keble College in 1911; see M. B. Parkes, The Medieval Manuscripts of Keble College Oxford# (London 1979) mss 27-65 and roll 1. Sir John Brooke sale, Sotheby's, 30 May 1921, lot 776; Maggs Cat. 416 (1921) n. 171; a pencilled note on f. i verso "Page 31 Cat. vol I MSS." 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, 51.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 15th
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20. 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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21. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00115
Description: - ff. 112 - Bound, s. XVIII#^ex#, by Christian Kalthoeber with his ticket, in straight grain blue morocco; gilt edges; endpapers watermarked "98." - The Harvard manuscript (Cambridge MA, Harvard, Houghton Library, Richardson 44: Life of St. Catherine), the 2 St. John's manuscripts (Cambridge, St. John's College, N. 16 and N. 17: Lives of John the Baptist, John the Evangelist, Jerome) and HM 115 may have been bound together in one volume: they share the same scribe and same dimensions, and were sold together as lot 3597 in the sale of William Fletewode of Missenden Abbey, auction by Paterson, 5 December 1774, to the bibliographer, William Herbert (1718-95). Notes in Herbert's hand throughout the manuscript, collating it with the Caxton edition; his sale, by Arrowsmith and Bowley, 21 November 1798, lot 909. All 4 texts belonged to John Towneley (1731-1813) and may have been rebound at this time, all in blue morocco by Kalthoeber; his sale, by Evans, 8 June 1814, pt. I, where they were lots 879 (Life of Jerome), 880 (HM 115), 882 (Life of St. Catherine), 883 (Lives of John the Baptist and John the Evangelist). Belonged to William Bragge (1823-84); his sale, Sotheby's, 7 June 1876, lot 287 to Ellis and White. In the collection of Robert Hoe: Cat. (1909) p. 126; his sale, Anderson, New York, pt. I, 1911, lot 2148 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, 52.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 15th
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22. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00117
Description: - pp. 322 - Bound by F. Bedford in brown morocco, gold tooled; gilt edges. - Belonged in 1789 to the poet William Hayley (1745-1820); his signature on f. iii verso, but not traced in his 1821 or 1844 sales. Owned by Benjamin Heywood Bright, although, due to rebinding (?), no ownership marks present; his sale, Sotheby's, 18 June 1844, pt. II, n. 242 to Wilson. Later owned by the Rev. Thomas Corser (1793-1876), although, again, no ownership marks survive; his sale, Sotheby's, 11 July 1870, pt. V, lot 556 to Ellis. Sold by W. C. Hazlitt to Henry Huth (1815-78); in The Huth Library (London 1880) 4:1196 . Sale of Alfred H. Huth (1850-1910), Sotheby's, 11 July 1917, pt. VI, lot 6023 to Quaritch. - 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, 52. Index of English Literary Manuscripts, vol. 1 in two volumes, 1450-1625, compiled by Peter Beal, s. v. Sidney; this manuscript as SiP 80.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 17th
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23. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00121
Description: - ff. iii + 26 + iii - Bound by F. Bedford in brown russia, gold tooled; gilt edges. - The text is intended as a New Year's gift to Queen Mary (f. 2v, "As a token that the new yeare doth begyn/ I presente to your grace…"); HM 121 could possibly be the presentation copy; no other copy, printed or manuscript, is known to exist. De Ricci, referring to the initials R. T. on the frontispiece, has suggested that HM 121 might be a transcript of an edition printed by Richard Tottell; however, there seems to be no evidence to support this. The manuscript is dated 1557, possibly Old Style; in that case, it may not be the book listed among the "New Year's Gifts presented to Queen Mary in 1556" [which is certainly Old Style, as the subtitle refers to 3 and 4 Philip and Mary] in Illustrations of the Manners and Expences of Antient Times in England . . . (printed by and for John Nichols, London 1797) p. 13: "By Myles Huggard, a book written. With the Quene her Maiestie"; her return gift, op. cit., p. 24: "To Myles Huggard, oone guilte salte, Raynes per oz., 5 oz. di." In the dedication, Hogarde admits to a yearly tradition, "To presente youre grace, then thus baselie/ With suche a rude booke every yeare. . ." On f. 26, an inscription, s. XVI: "Thi mother naturall and loueynge to her little power [?] Elyzabethe Rychers wissethe to the my dowghter Ceselia all helthe and perfitt felisite." Belonged to Major Thomas Pearson (1740?-81); his sale, 14 April 1788, lot 2162 to Lord Charlemont. The Charlemont sale was to have taken place 10 July 1865 (this manuscript as lot 1073), but a large portion of the collection burned in the fire at Sotheby's on 28 June; some of the surviving books were sold on 11 August 1865, including this one, as lot 221 to Toovey. Belonged to the Rev. Thomas Corser (1793-1876); his sale, Sotheby's, 6 August 1869, pt. III, lot 542 to Ellis. Sold in 1869 by Hazlitt to Henry Huth (1815-78); see The Huth Library 2:745; Alfred H. Huth (1850-1910) sale, Sotheby's, 2 June 1913, pt. III, lot 3894 to Quaritch. - 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). DNB, s.v. Huggarde p. 158. De Ricci, 52.
Language: English   Country: England   Century: 16th
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24. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00124
Description: - f. iii + 78 + iii - Bound, s. XV, in leather dyed pink over bevelled oak boards; sewn on 4 bands; remains of a fore edge clasp closing to pin on back cover; top edge in red; rebacked. - Written in England in the middle of the fifteenth century by a scribe who produced 2 other known copies of this text. Ownership notes in the volume: ff. 33 and 68, s. XVI, "Willelmus"; ff. ii and 1, s. XVII-XVIII, "Sa. Rooper"; f. i, s. XVIII, "JGL." Erasure of possession note on f. iii verso. Sotheby's, 11 June 1923, lot 89A to Barnard. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington, ca. 1924, evidently from Maggs, as a typed description impressed with their seal accompanies the 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). De Ricci, 53.
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 15th
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25. 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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26. 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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27. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00127
Description: - ff. 62 - Bound, s. XIX, in English polished brown calf, ruled in blind; same binding on HM 1342 and HM 1343. - Three sixteenth century owner's notes: f. i, "Ihon wyllyamson" and "This is Iohn Whyttes Boke/ whoo so euer on yt dothe louke/ he that fydyth yt and brynges yt agayne/ I wyll geyfe him xl d. for his payene" (R. Hanna, "The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: a Checklist of Addenda," Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 74 (1980) 235-58, here nn. 66-69); f. 62, "Thomas wilbram I commende me unto you and woll and require you that you comm and be biffore me." The inscription "Thomas Wilbraham his Booke" occurs in London, Brit. Lib., Harley 266, a chronicle in English, on f. 151v; see C. E. Wright, Fontes Harleiani (London 1972) 354. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, pt. 1, lists both a Thomas Wilbraham (1530/1-1573; of Peterhouse; Recorder of the City of London) and a Thomas Wilbram (b. 1555; of St. John's). Belonged to Edward, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury (1583-1648), whose calligraphic monogram, "E" superimposed on "H," appears on f. 1 (without annotation of price); see C. J. Fordyce and T. M. Knox, "The library of Jesus College, Oxford," Proceedings of the Oxford Bibliographical Society 5.2 (1937) 53-115; the plate following p. 72 shows Herbert's monogram. Passed by inheritance to George Charles Herbert, 4th Earl of Powis (1862-1952); his sale, Sotheby's, 20 March 1923, lot 327 to A. S. W. Rosenbach. - 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, 53.
Language: English, LATIN   Country: England   Century: 15th
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28. 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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29. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 00129
Description: - ff. 231 - Bound, s. XV, in whittawed leather over oak boards, the back board restored; remains of 2 fore edge clasps closing to pins on center back; pastedowns removed. - Written in Ireland, given the spelling forms of the scribe; see M. Benskin and A. McIntosh, "A Mediaeval English Manuscript of Irish Provenance," Medium Aevum 41 (1972) 128-31, and A. McIntosh, "Some Words in the Northern Homily Collection," Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 73 (1972) 196-208. On f. 231v, a series of cancelled notes in a fifteenth century hand, of which the last appears to read: "This es Jhon red boke." Sold by the book dealer James Toovey to Sir Thomas Phillipps about 1868; Phillipps number 20420 on ff. i and 1. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington through 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, 54. 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. 24, open at f. 207.
Language: English   Country: Ireland   Century: 15th
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30. 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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