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MSS. Don.



(For MSS. Don. acquired before 1916 see the Summary Catalogue.)




Shelfmark:

MS. Don. a. 11

 

(until 1999 this item was Dep. a. 52) 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

12 Leaves of several finely illuminated Franciscan(?) Antiphoners

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy Pisa

Date:

Mid- and late 14th cent.

Provenance:

Illuminated by the 'maestro dei cartigli', who painted Pisa, Bibl. Capitolare Cor. ABCD; the master of Pisa, Bibl. Capitolare Cor.E.8; and a painter who worked on Pisa, Bibl. Capitolare Cor.B.4 and C.6

 

 

Typescript description available?:

No

 

 

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A. C. de la Mare, 'Further Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library', in La miniatura italiana tra gotico e Rinascimento, E. Sesti (ed.), I, 1985, Deposits I, p. 140, figs. 7-9 (fols. 23v, 19r, 5v)

   

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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. b. 5

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Noted Missal, Use of Sarum ('The Buckland Missal')

Language:

Latin

Origin:

England

Date:

14th cent., c. 1370-80(?)

Provenance:

Dedication of church of Adderbury, Oxon., 14th cent.; obits of Richard Holcot [of Buckland] and John Pyrle; dedication of St. Mary's, Buckland, Berks., 15th cent.; Sir Robert Throckmorton, bt., of Buckland House (bookplate, c.1725); John Meade Falkner (1858-1932), Durham, sale at Sotheby's 13 Dec. 1932, lot 293; presented by Sir John Noble, bt.

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

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S. J. P. van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, 7 vols. in 8, 1957-60 (unpublished typescript), I, 130

O. Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 3, Oxford, 1973, no. 668, pl. LXV; Sotheby's 13 Dec. 1932, lot 293

 

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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. b. 6

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Missal, Use of Sarum ('The Closworth Missal')

Language:

Latin

Origin:

England

Date:

15th cent., third quarter

Provenance:

The original penwork decoration including the motto 'Disce pati. Patitur qui vivit' and others; the dedication of parish church of Closworth, Somerset, added to the calendar; J. & J. Leighton, Catalogue of Manuscripts (1912), item 217, with pl; John Meade Falkner (1858-1932), sold at Sotheby's 13 Dec. 1932, lot 295; presented to the Bodleian by Sir John Noble, Bt.

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

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S. J. P. van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, 7 vols. in 8, 1957-60 (unpublished typescript), I, 164b

O. Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 3, Oxford, 1973, no. 1095, pl. CII

 

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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. b. 31

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Fragment of a choirbook containing polyphonic music (Agnus dei)

Language:

Latin

Origin:

England

Date:

15th cent., c. 1420-30

Provenance:

Sotheby's 22 June 1982, lot 5

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

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Margaret Bent, 'A lost English Choirbook of the fifteenth century', a paper read at the International Musicological Society Congress at Copenhagen in 1972, and published in their Report in 1974, pp. 257-262

Bodleian Library Record, 11, no. 2, May 1983, 110-14, with pls. of both sides

 

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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. b. 32

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Fragment of the same choirbook as MS. Don. b. 31 (motets)

Language:

Latin

Origin:

England

Date:

15th cent., c. 1420-30

Provenance:

William Niven, F.S.A., J.P., A.R.E. (d. 1921); Sotheby's 25 April 1983, lot 117

 

 

Typescript description available?:

No

 

 

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Bodleian Library Record, 11, no. 3, Nov. 1983, 187

Sotheby's 25 April 1983, lot 117, with pl.


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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. c. 13

 

 

 

 

Author:

John Wyclif, with lyrics by Richard Rolle(?)

Title:

Sermons on the Sunday Epistles and Gospels, etc.

Language:

English, Northern dialect

Origin:

England

Date:

14th cent.

Provenance:

Upper cover with paper label printed 'M | 148' in lower left corner; Sir F. A. T. C. Constable, bart., his sale, Sotheby's 6 Nov. 1899 and the following day, lot 268 (with cutting), bought by Quaritch for £40 10s.; Quaritch letter dated 13 Nov. 1899; Herbert Watney (booklabel in the fitted box); 'Presented to the Bodleian by Herbert Watney ... February 1931'

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

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Sotheby's, 6 Nov. 1899, lot 268.

Friends of the Bodleian, 6th Annual Report, 1930-31, 15-16, pls. I, IV.

B. D. Brown, 'Religious Lyrics in MS. Don. c. 13', Bodleian Quarterly Record, 7, 1935, 1-7 and frontispiece.

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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. c. 93

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Contemporary copy by James Gresham of the inquisition post mortem of John Paston

Language:

 

Origin:

England

Date:

c. 1466

Provenance:

Given by Theodore Hofmann, 1968

 

 

Typescript description available?:

No

 

 

Select Bibliography:

N. Davis (ed.), Paston Letters and Papers, II, 1976, pp. 554 ff.

Summary catalogue of post-medieval western manuscripts, no. 38960


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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. c. 168

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Charters of Windrush, Gloucestershire

Language:

Mostly Latin

Origin:

England

Date:

c. 1270-1495, 1683

Provenance:

 

 

 

Typescript description available?:

No

 

 

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Sotheby's 2 June 1985 lot 42; Bodleian Library Record, 12, no. 2, April 1986, 142


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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. d. 85

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Psalter and Missal excerpts ('The Whetenal Psalter')

Language:

Latin

Origin:

England

Date:

Early 15th cent.

Provenance:

A member of the Whetenal family of Norfolk (added arms: vert, a cross engrailed argent, with a crescent for difference; an Oliver Whetenall was vicar of Besthorpe, Norfolk, from 1445-69); Francis Blomefield, 1728; 'Honest' Tom Martin; Michael Wodhull, 1781; Howel Wills, Florence; Charles Fairfax Murray; Sir R. Leicester Harsmsworth, his sale at Sotheby's 16 Oct. 1945, lot 2076

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes; full draft catalogue description available from Peter Kidd

 

 

Select Bibliography:

Notable Accessions: Guide to an Exhibition Held in 1958, Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1958, no. 17 (mistakenly cited as MS. Don. d. 95)

S. J. P. van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, 7 vols. in 8, 1957-60 (unpublished typescript), II, 115

O. Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 3, Oxford, 1973, no. 803, pls. LXXVI-VII

Manuscripts at Oxford: an exhibition in memory of Richard William Hunt (1908-1979), Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1980, no. XVII. 3, figs. 44, 49

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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. d. 176

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Catasto of Cistercian nunnery of Sta. Giuliana, Perugia

Language:

 

Origin:

Italy Perugia

Date:

1498 & later

Provenance:

Swann Gallery, New York, sale 11 Oct. 1979, lot 242, bought by Quaritch and presented to the Library through the Friends of the Bodleian

 

 

Typescript description available?:

No

 

 

Select Bibliography:

A. C. de la Mare, 'Further Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library', in La miniatura italiana tra gotico e Rinascimento, E. Sesti (ed.), I, 1985, no. 9, p. 132, fig. 3 (fol. 3v)


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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. d. 186

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Valuation of benefices and monastic property in the Archdeaconry of Oxford, as estimated in the Taxatio Nicholai of 1291

Language:

Latin

Origin:

England Oxford(?)

Date:

15th cent., second half

Provenance:

'Gylbertus Bylby', prior of the Cistercian abbey of Rewley, Oxford, before 1480; with notes by Thomas Barlow (Bodley's Librarian 1652-60); Thomas Cole, Steward of Merton College; inscribed by Anthony Wood, 1670, who transcribed the MS. in that year (the transcription is now MS. Rawl. C. 910); 'from the effects of T Roper Esq.'; R. G. Routh Esq. (headmaster of Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire); bought from the School by the Bodleian, 1985

 

 

Typescript description available?:

No

 

 

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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. e. 120

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Book of Hours, Use of Sarum, mutilated ('The Pudsay Hours')

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Flanders

Date:

15th cent., after 1450

Provenance:

Pudsay family (numerous inscriptions), from the early 16th cent. to at least 1749; J. Rawling Wilson, 1835; purchased from a Newcastle bookseller by Captain Francis du Cane; presented to H. A. Littledale, a descendant of the Pudsays, in 1858; given to the Bodleian by Miss O. Littledale, 1973

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

Select Bibliography:

J. Raine, 'The Pudsays of Barford', Archaeologia Aeliana, n.s. 2, 1858, 175-176; [other related material is in MS. Don c. 145, and Don. e. 818]

Bodleian Library Record, 9, no. 3, Dec. 1974,135

B. C. Barker-Benfield, Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford: Concordance of Bodleian Shelfmarks for vols. 1-3 and Addenda, Oxford, 1974, 56


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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. e. 128

 

 

 

 

Author:

Jerome

Title:

Letters, Pt. I

Language:

Latin

Origin:

England

Date:

15th cent., c. 1450-60(?)

Provenance:

Copied in humanistic script by Robert Flemmyng; perhaps given by him to Lincoln College after 1474, and later alienated; Thomas Weld of Lulworth castle (bookplate); bought, 1980

 

 

Typescript description available?:

Yes

 

 

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Bodleian Library Record, 10, no. 4, Feb. 1981, 254-6

Manuscripts at Oxford: an exhibition in memory of Richard William Hunt (1908-1979), Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1980, no. XXI. 6, fig. 65


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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. f. 30

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Old Testament Books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Ecclesiasticus

Language:

Latin

Origin:

Italy Venice(?)

Date:

15th cent., c.1470-80

Provenance:

Bought from Lawrence Witten Rare Books by Bodley's American Friends, 1978

 

 

Typescript description available?:

No

 

 

Select Bibliography:

Lawrence Witten Rare Books, cat. 8, no. 17, with pl. (fol. 45r)

A. C. de la Mare, 'Further Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library', in La miniatura italiana tra gotico e Rinascimento, E. Sesti (ed.), I, 1985, no. 16, p. 136

 

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Shelfmark:

MS. Don. f. 33

 

 

 

 

Author:

 

Title:

Book of Hours, Use of Angers

Language:

Latin

Origin:

France

Date:

15th cent.

Provenance:

 

 

 

Typescript description available?:

No; a full draft description will be published on the web shortly.

 

 

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