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Shelfmark MS. Eng. poet. a. 1
Summary Catalogue no. 3938, 3939, 3940, 3941, 3942
Summary of contents Poems and prose treatises in Middle English and Anglo-Norman ('The Vernon Manuscript').
Language Middle English, Anglo-Norman
Origin English
Date c. 1390-1400
Material parchment

Decoration
Good miniatures, by two hands, the first, fols. 105 ff., 265, an English parallel to the 'Ci nous dit' group of Flemish MSS., the second, fols. 124 ff. Good diagram, borders, initials in different styles (five or six different hands (?)). Mention of earthquake in 1382 and of incident in 1384. (P&A iii. 676, pl. LXX-LXXI)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 789
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 790
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 791
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 792
Manuscript image fol. 105r Meeting of Mary and Elizabeth: "Then per was a swete metynge, swete clyppinge and swete cussynge".
Bibliography
2001
Middle English poetry: texts and traditions. Essays in honour of Derek Pearsall, ed. A. J. Minnis (York Manuscripts Conferences: Proceedings Series, 5), York & Woodbridge, etc.: York Medieval Press, 2001, pp. 27-8, 29
2000
Kathleen Scott, 'The illustration and decoration of the Register of the Fraternity of the Holy Trinity at Luton Church, 1475-1546', in The English medieval book: studies in memory of Jeremy Griffiths, eds. A. S. G. Edwards, Vincent Gillespie & Ralph Hanna, London: The British Library, 2000, pp. 155-183, at pp. 164, 165, 166 pl. 6 (fol. 265r detail)
Daniel Huws, Medieval Welsh manuscripts [collected articles], [Cardiff]: University of Wales Press & The National Library of Wales, 2000, pp. 82, 247
Cited in more than one article in New directions in later medieval manuscript studies: essays from the 1998 Harvard Conference, ed. Derek Pearsall, Woodbridge, etc.: York Medieval Press, 2000, pp. 24 n. 42, 116
Cited in more than one article in Studies in the Harley manuscript: the scribes, contents and social contexts of British Library MS Harley 2253, ed. Susannna Fein, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2000, pp. 5 n., 141 n., 161, 227 n.
1999
Kathryn Kerby-Fulton & Denise L. Despres, Iconography and the professional reader: the politics of book production in the Douce Piers Plowman (Medieval Cultures, 15), London & Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999, pp. 126, 148
Julia Boffey & A. S. G. Edwards, 'Literary texts', in The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, vol. III, 1400-1557, eds. Lotte Hellinga & J. B. Trapp, Cambridge 1999, pp. 555-75, at p. 557
Susanna Fein, 'Roll or codex? The diptych layout of Thomas of Hales's Love Rune', in Sources, exemplars, and copy-texts: influence and transmission. Essays from the Lampeter Conference of the Early Book Society 1997, ed. William Marx (Trivium, 31), Lampeter 1999, pp. 13-23, at p. 16
Ruth J. Dean (with Maureen B. M. Boulton), Anglo-Norman literature: a guide to texts and manuscripts (Anglo-Norman Text Society, Occasional Publications Series, No. 3), London 1999, nos. 252, 255

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R.
1998
Susanna Greer Fein, ed., Moral Love songs and laments (TEAMS Middle English Texts Series), Kalamazoo, MI, 1998, pp. ix, 87-160 (fols. 315v-316v)
Celia Millward, ed., La Estorie del Evangelie: a parallel-text edition (Middle English Texts, 30), Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 1998, as siglum 'V', at pp. 7, 9, 12, 39-42, 78-80, etc. (fols. 105r-v)
Fiona Somerset, Clerical discourse and lay audience in late medieval England (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature, 37), Cambridge, etc.: Cambridge University Press, 1998, p. 39 n. 47
The Arthurian Bibliography, III, 1978-1992, Author Listing and Subject Index, compiled by Caroline Palmer (Arthurian Studies, 31), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1998, no. 5197 = Ursula Schmid, ed., Codex Vindobonensis 2885: Deutsche Sammelhandschriften des späten Mittelalters (Bibliotheca Germanica 26), Bern 1985
Sigrid Krämer, Bibliographie Bernhard Bischoff und Verzeichnis aller von ihm herangezogenen Handschriften (Fuldaer Hochschulschriften, 27), Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Josef Knecht, 1998, No. 227, 48*
A guide to editing Middle English, eds. Vincent P. McCarren & Douglas Moffat, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1998, p. 96 and n. 6; p. 330
1997
The Index of Middle English Prose, Handlist XII, Smaller Bodleian collections: English miscellaneous, English poetry, English theology, Finch, Latin theology, Lyell, Radcliffe Trust, ed. Ralph Hanna III, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1997, pp. xi, xii-xviii, xxi, xxiv, xxv, 4-8, 10

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
Vincent Gillespie, 'Medieval hypertext: image and text from York Minster', in Of the making of books: medieval manuscripts, their scribes and readers. Essays presented to M. B. Parkes, ed. P. R. Robinson & Rivkah Zim, Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1997, pp. 206-229, at p. 221

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
Phillipa Hardman, 'Windows into the text: unfilled spaces in some fifteenth-century English manuscripts', in Texts and their contexts: papers from the early book society, eds. John Scattergood & Julia Boffey, Dublin 1997, pp. 44-70, at pp. 46-8
1996
Lynne S. Blanchfield, 'Rate revisited: the compilation of the narrative works in MS Ashmole 61', in Romance reading on the book: essays on medieval narrative presented to Maldwyn Mills, eds. Jennifer Fellows et al., Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1996, pp. 208-220, at p. 220 n. 39
Ralph Hanna III, Pursuing history: Middle English manuscripts and their texts, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1996, pp. 38f., 44, 76, 199, 231, 235
Kathleen L. Scott, Later Gothic Manuscripts 1390-1490 (A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles, 6), 2 vols., London: Harvey Miller Publishers, 1996, no. 1; I, pp. 24, 27, 33, 40, 45-7, 65n. 5, 73 n. 37, 74 nn. 3-5, 76 n. 13, 78 n. 64; II, pp. 31, 34, 35, 53, 66, 82, 122, 268; ills. 2-5, col. pl. 3

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Pal.
L. Carruthers, 'In pursuit of holiness outside the cloister: religion of the heart in The Abbey of the Holy Ghost', in Models of holiness in medieval sermons: Proceedings of the International Symposium (Kalamazoo, 4-7 May 1995), ed. Beverly Mayne Kienzle et al. (Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Etudes Médiévales, Textes et Etudes du Moyen Age, 5), Louvain-la-Neuve 1996, pp. 211-227, at p. 212ff.
1995
John B. Friedman, 'Harry the Haywarde and Talbat his Dog: an illustrated girdlebook from Worcestershire', in Art into Life: Collected Papers from the Kresge Art Museum Medieval Symposia, eds. C. G. Fisher & K. L. Scott, East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1995, pp. 115-153, at pp. 119, 145 n. 19
William Langland, Piers Plowman: a parallel-text version of the A, B, C and Z versions, vol. I, Text, ed. A. V. C. Schmidt, London & New York: Longman, 1995, p. x (List of Manuscripts)
Stephen H. A. Shepherd, ed., Middle English Romances (A Norton Critical Edition), New York & London, 1995, pp. 369 n. ff. (fols. 231r-232v); 500, 502, 503
Kathleen L. Scott, 'Limning and book-producing terms and signs in situ in late-medieval English manuscripts: a first listing', in New science out of old books: studies in manuscripts and early printed books in honour of A. I. Doyle (eds. Richard Beadle & A. J. Piper), Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1995, pp. 142-188, at pp. 145, 147, 154, 158, 161
SCWMSS archive: = REFS. CI.30
Derek Pearsall, 'The Ellesmere Chaucer and contemporary English literary manuscripts', in The Ellesmere Chaucer: essays in interpretation, eds. Martin Stevens & Daniel Woodward, San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, and Tokyo: Yushodo Co., Ltd., 1995, pp. 263-280, at pp. 264, 278-79 n. 53
John B. Friedman, Northern English books, owners and makers in the late Middle Ages, Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1995, p. 116

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
Sarah M. Horrall, '"Man Yhernes Rime for to Here": a biblical history from the Middle Ages', in Art into life: Collected Papers from the Kresge Art Museum Medieval Symposia (eds. C. G. Fisher & K. L. Scott), East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1995, pp. 73-93, at pp. 81, 91 n. 23
Michael P. Kuczynski, Prophetic song: the Psalms as moral discourse in late medieval England (University of Pennsylvania Press, Middle Ages Series), Philadelphia 1995, pp. 266 n. 45, 274
F. J. Steele, Towards a spirituality for lay-folk: the active life in Middle English religious literature from the thirteenth century to the fifteenth (Salzburg University Studies: Salzburg Studies in English Literature, Elizabethan & Renaissance Studies, vol. 92:23), Lewiston, NY, & Salzburg: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1995, p. 202 (listing in the bibliography)
1994
Bella Millett, 'Mouvance and the medieval author: re-editing Ancrene Wisse', in Late-medieval religious texts and their transmission: essays in honour of A. I. Doyle, edited by A. J. Minnis (York Manuscripts Conferences: Proceedings Series, vol. III), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1994, pp. 9-20, at p. 9n.
O. S. Pickering, 'The outspoken South English Legendary poet', in Late-medieval religious texts and their transmission: essays in honour of A. I. Doyle, edited by A. J. Minnis (York Manuscripts Conferences: Proceedings Series, vol. III), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1994, pp. 21-37, at pp. 34, 35
Vincent Gillespie, 'Thy will be done: Piers Plowman and the Paternoster', in Late-medieval religious texts and their transmission: essays in honour of A. I. Doyle, edited by A. J. Minnis (York Manuscripts Conferences: Proceedings Series, vol. III), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1994, pp. 95-119, at p. 97
John J. Thompson, 'Another look at the religious texts in Lincoln, Cathedral Library, MS 91', in Late-medieval religious texts and their transmission: essays in honour of A. I. Doyle, edited by A. J. Minnis (York Manuscripts Conferences: Proceedings Series, vol. III), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1994, pp. 169-87, at pp. 179, 184, 185, 186n.
Charlotte Brewer & A. G. Rigg, eds., Piers Plowman: a facsimile of the Z-Text in Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Bodley 851, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1994, p. 45 (Bibliography of 'Manuscripts cited', siglum 'V')

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1993
Nigel Morgan, 'Texts and images of Marian devotion in fourteenth-century England', in England in the fourteenth century: Proceedings of the 1991 Harlaxton Symposium, ed. Nicholas Rogers (Harlaxton Medieval Studies, III), Stamford: Paul Watkins, 1993, pp. 34-57, figs. 46-9, at p. 37 and n. 8; p. 40 n. 18; p. 41 and nn. 24, 26; p. 43 nn. 35-6; p. 52 n. 81
1992
Cameron Louis, 'Some alternative sources of Tudor poetry texts', English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700 (eds. P. Beal & J. Griffiths), 3 ( 1992), pp. 246-57, at p. 253
Josephine Koster Tarvers, '"Thys ys my mystrys boke": English women as readers and writers in late medieval England', in The uses of manuscripts in literary studies: essays in memory of Judson Boyce Allen, eds. Charlotte Cook Morse, Penelope Reed Doob & Marjorie Curry Woods (Studies in medieval culture, 31), Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 1992, pp. 305-27, at pp. 316-7
Catalogue of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College Cambridge (general ed. R. Latham), vol. V, Manuscripts, Part i: Medieval (compiled by Rosamond McKitterick & R. Beadle), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1992, pp. 21, 56, 57, 86
1991
Jeremy J. Smith, 'Tradition and innovation in South-West-Midland Middle English', in Regionalism in late medieval manuscripts and texts: Essays celebrating the publication of A Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English, ed. Felicity Riddy (= York Manuscripts Conferences: Proceedings Series, 2 [Proceedings of the 1989 Conference]), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1991, pp. 53-65, at p. 62
David Rogers, The Bodleian Library and its treasures 1320-1700, Henley-on-Thames: Aidan Ellis, 1991

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1990
Valerie Edden, ed., Richard Maidstone's Penitential Psalms ed. from Bodl. MS. Rawlinson A 389 (Middle English Texts 22), Heidelberg 1990, pp. 7 (= 'V'), 17, etc.
M. Glasscoe in Langland, the mystics and the medieval English religious tradition: essays in honour of S. S. Hussey (ed. Helen Phillips), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1990, at p. 152 n. 42
H. Phillips in Langland, the mystics and the medieval English religious tradition: essays in honour of S. S. Hussey (ed. Helen Phillips), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1990, at p. 257
A. Henry in Langland, the mystics and the medieval English religious tradition: essays in honour of S. S. Hussey (ed. Helen Phillips), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1990, at p. 47 n. 33 [fol. 260v]
Derek Pearsall, ed., Studies in the Vernon Manuscript, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1990, passim; see esp. index, p. 237
Kathleen L. Scott, 'The illustrations of Piers Plowman in Bodleian Library MS Douce 104', The Yearbook of Langland Studies, 4 ( 1990), 1-86 at p. 3

Bodleian shelfmark: = REFS. LXXXVII.17
Matthew Sullivan, The original and subsequent audiences of the Manuel des Péchés and its Middle English descendants, D. Phil. thesis, Oxford University, 1990

Bodleian shelfmark: = MS. D. Phil. c. 8349
Peter Whiteford, ed., The Myracles of Oure Lady ... from Wynkyn de Worde's edition (Middle English Texts, 23), Heidelberg 1990, pp. 18, 75-6, 82-3, 101, 103, 106-7 (Cat. 8), 109
Norman F. Blake, 'Vernon Manuscript: contents and organisation', in Studies in the Vernon Manuscript, ed. Derek Pearsall, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1990, pp. 45-59
Stanley S. Hussey, 'Implications of choice and arrangement of texts in Part 4', in Studies in the Vernon Manuscript, ed. Derek Pearsall, Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1990, pp. 61-74
P. R. Robinson, 'The Vernon Manuscript as a "coucher book" ', Studies in the Vernon Manuscript, ed. Derek Pearsall, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1990, pp. 15-28
Thorlac Turville-Petre, 'The relationship of the Vernon and Clopton Manuscripts', Studies in the Vernon Manuscript, ed. Derek Pearsall, Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1990, pp. 29-44
1986
Bernhard Bischoff, Paläographie des römischen Altertums und des abendländischen Mittelalters (Grundlagen der Germanistik, 24), 2nd edn., Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 1986 (1st edn. publ. 1979), p. 48n.
1978
Siegfried Wenzel, Verses in Sermons: Fasciculus Morum and its Middle English poems (The Mediaeval Academy of America, Publication 87), Cambridge (Mass.), 1978, p. 159

Bodleian shelfmark: = Soc. 3974 d 332/87
1964
Cited in Studi Medievali, 3rd Series, vol. V, 1 ( 1964), p. 392 [Reference taken from Studi Medievali, 3rd Ser., Indici, Anni I-XX: 1960-1979 (ed. G. Zanella), Spoleto: Centro italiano di studi sull'alto medioevo, 1981, pp. 272-6]

Bodleian shelfmark: = Per. 3962 d. 224

Shelfmark MS. Eng. poet. c. 3
Summary Catalogue no. 30516
Summary of contents Parts of five Middle English poems, all fragments from bindings.
Language English
Origin English
Date 14th century - 16th century
Material parchment, paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 823
Bibliography
1990
Derek Pearsall, ed., Studies in the Vernon Manuscript, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1990, p. 81

Shelfmark MS. Eng. poet. c. 4
Summary Catalogue no. 31791
Summary of contents Three fragments of a leaf of a Life of St. Oswald.
Language English
Origin English
Date c. 1400
Material parchment

Provenance

Quaritch Rough List 149, part of item 10 (with cutting)
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 98
Bibliography
1990
Derek Pearsall, ed., Studies in the Vernon Manuscript, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1990, p. 81

Shelfmark MS. Eng. poet. d. 4
Summary Catalogue no. 30126
Summary of contents Thomas Hoccleve, Emperor Jereslaus’s Wife; Jonathas (fragments).
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 736
Bibliography
1997
The Index of Middle English Prose, Handlist XII, Smaller Bodleian collections: English miscellaneous, English poetry, English theology, Finch, Latin theology, Lyell, Radcliffe Trust, ed. Ralph Hanna III, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1997, p. 33

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Eng. poet. d. 5
Summary Catalogue no. 31040
Summary of contents William of Nassington, Speculum vitae.
Language English
Origin English, North
Date 14th century, last quarter
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 8

Shelfmark MS. Eng. poet. d. 45
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Peter Idley, Instructions to his Son.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century
Material parchment

Provenance

Inscr. John Clifford, Mary Clifford, Hanna Clifford, Richard [...], Giles Kendall, 16th cent.; Clifford family of Frampton Court, Glos.; Maggs Cat. 687, no. 176.
Images
Manuscript image fol. 6v-7r Text pages.
Bibliography
1990
Matthew Sullivan, The original and subsequent audiences of the Manuel des Péchés and its Middle English descendants, D. Phil. thesis, Oxford University, 1990

Bodleian shelfmark: = MS. D. Phil. c. 8349
1940
Bodleian Library Record, 1, no. 10, June 1940, 174

Shelfmark MS. Eng. poet. d. 200
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Fragments of 12 leaves of the South English Legendary.
Language English
Origin English
Date 14th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Red initials and paragraph marks.


Shelfmark MS. Eng. poet. d. 208
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Summary of contents Fragments of Romances concerning Sir Gawain?, Sir Triamour, and Sir Bevis?
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century
Material paper

Provenance

Recovered from a binding by Garret Godfrey of Cambridge (1503-39); mounted by Lt. Col. W. E. Moss in a guardbook entitled 'A Poetry Pasty by Garret Godfrey' (cf. related papers: MS. Eng. poet. d. 209)
Bibliography
Bodleian Library Record, 5, no. 3, July 1955, 164 ('A Poetry Pasty')

Shelfmark MS. Eng. poet. e. 1
Summary Catalogue no. 29734
Summary of contents Religious and other songs and carols, a few with music.
Language English, Latin
Origin Engish
Date c. 1460-1480
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 679
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 680
Manuscript image fol. 41v Musical notation in a minstrel's manuscript; the text begins "Nowell, nowell, nowell, pis is pe salutacyon of pe angel gabryell" with "Bryng us in good ale" in lower margin, c. 1460-90; anglicana script.
Bibliography
1991
Richard Beadle, 'Prolegomena to a literary geography of later medieval Norfolk', in Regionalism in late medieval manuscripts and texts: Essays celebrating the publication of A Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English, ed. Felicity Riddy (= York Manuscripts Conferences: Proceedings Series, 2 [Proceedings of the 1989 Conference]), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1991, pp. 89-108, at p. 106
Andrew Taylor, 'The myth of the minstrel manuscript', Speculum, 66 ( 1991), 43-73, at pp. 60-5
1990
Derek Pearsall, ed., Studies in the Vernon Manuscript, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1990, p. 218

Shelfmark MS. Eng. poet. e. 15
Summary Catalogue no. 32401
Summary of contents Cato, Disticha.
Language English, Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials. (P&A iii. 1001)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 151
Bibliography
1997
A. I. Doyle, 'Stephen Dodesham of Witham and Sheen', in Of the making of books: medieval manuscripts, their scribes and readers. Essays presented to M. B. Parkes, ed. P. R. Robinson & Rivkah Zim, Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1997, pp. 94-115, at p. 115

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Eng. poet. e. 94
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents South English Legendary, two leaves (fols. 1-2) + two further strips (fols. 3-4).
Language English
Origin English
Date 14th century - 15th century
Material parchment

Provenance

Fols. 1-2, bought 1955; fols. 3-4, removed 1967 from the binding of 8o G 40 Med. (Thomas Bricot, Paris 1523).
Images
Manuscript image fol. 1v-2r Text pages.
Bibliography
Bodleian Library Record, 6, no. 6, Sept. 1961, 663

Shelfmark MS. Eng. poet. f. 2 (R)
Summary Catalogue no. 30519
Summary of contents Secular and religious songs, including Dux Moraud.
Language English
Origin English
Date 14th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 823
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 824
Bibliography
1998
A guide to editing Middle English, eds. Vincent P. McCarren & Douglas Moffat, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1998, pp. 330, [331]
1996
Thomas Forrest Kelly, The Exultet in Southern Italy, Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1996, p. 17 n. 28
1991
Richard Beadle, 'Prolegomena to a literary geography of later medieval Norfolk', in Regionalism in late medieval manuscripts and texts: Essays celebrating the publication of A Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English, ed. Felicity Riddy (= York Manuscripts Conferences: Proceedings Series, 2 [Proceedings of the 1989 Conference]), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1991, pp. 89-108, at p. 107
Mary A. Rouse & Richard H. Rouse, 'Roll and codex: the transmission of the works of Reinmar von Zweter' [first published 1982], reprinted in their collected articles, Authentic Witnesses: approaches to medieval texts and manuscripts (Publications in medieval studies [The Medieval Institute, The University of Notre Dame], 17), Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1991, pp. 13-29, at p. 28

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