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Shelfmark MS. Eng. th. c. 57
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Treatise for the instruction of priests.
Language English, Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Blue initials with red flourishes.

Provenance

'W. Browne 1555'; Sir R. Leicester Harmsworth, Sotheby's 15 Oct. 1945, and following day, lot. 2114, bought by Maggs for £68; bought by the Bodleian from Maggs Bros., 1945
Images
Manuscript image fol. 123r Text page with blue initial C(onfession) with red ink penwork flourishes.
Bibliography
2000
Ralph Hanna, 'Augustinian Canons and Middle English literature', 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. 27-42, at p. 42
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, xxvi, xx, xxi, 6, 9

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1995
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
Ann Eljenholm Nichols, Seeable signs: the iconography of the seven sacraments 1350-1544, Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1994, pp. 138 n.; 150 n.; 355 (bibliography only)
1991
Miri Rubin, Corpus Christi: the Eucharist in late medieval culture, Cambridge, etc.: Cambridge University Press, 1991, cited in Bibliography (pp. 366-7)
1946
Bodleian Library Record, 2, no. 24, July 1946, 147-8
1945
Sotheby's 15 Oct. 1945, lot. 2114.

Shelfmark MS. Eng. th. c. 58
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Ps.-Bonaventure, Mirror of the Life of Christ. The revelation of purgatory to a woman, begining 'Almaner thyng that is begon'. History of the three kings of Cologne.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Plain blue initials.

Provenance

William Squyer; 'Honest' Tom Martin of Palgrave; John Ives (stamp on fol. 1r), his sale, Baker & Leigh, 3 March 1777; John Borthwick of Crookston, Catalogue No. IX; Major J. H. S. Borthwick, of Borthwick, Crookston, Heriot, Midlothian (bookplate), his sale at Sotheby's 3-4 June 1946, lot 196, with plate
Images
Manuscript image fol. 10r Text page written in brown and red ink with blue initial 'T'.
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, pp. xi, xxvi, 9-10, 11, 14

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
Michael G. Sargent, 'The textual affiliations of the Waseda manuscript of Nicholas Love's Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ', in Nicholas Love at Waseda: Proceedings of the International Conference 20-22 July 1995 (eds. Shoichi Oguro, Richard Beadle & Michael G. Sargent), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1997, pp. 175-274, at p. 193
1947
Bodleian Library Record, 2, no. 25, June 1947, 169-70

Shelfmark MS. Eng. th. c. 70
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Ancren Riwle, one leaf.
Language English
Origin English
Date 14th century, first half
Material parchment

Provenance

Formerly used as a wrapper of a book in the Library at Lanhydrock; no. 145 in the Lanhydrock guardbook which is now MS. Lat. misc. b. 17; given by Viscount Clifden, 1959
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, pp. xii, xxvi, 7, 10

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1993
Margaret Laing, Catalogue of sources for a linguistic atlas of early medieval English, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1993, p. 132
1960
Bodleian Library Record, 6, no. 5, Aug. 1960, 625

Shelfmark MS. Eng. th. c. 74
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Aelfric, Fragment of an Anglo-Saxon Homilies; bound with photocopies of other fragments from the same MS.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 11th century, first half
Material parchment

Provenance

From the binding of a copy of Sugustine Sermons, Paris, 1520 (now Bodleian, Vet.E.1b.10, the binding stored separately as Vet.E.1b.10*) fom the presbytery library at Winchester; bought by the Bodleian at Hodgson's, 19-20 Jan. 1967, lot 630.
Bibliography
2001
Helmut Gneuss, Handlist of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts: a list of manuscripts and manuscript fragments written or owned in England up to 1100 (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 241), Tempe AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2001, no. 146 (part)

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat.
1997
Peter Clemoes, ed., Aelfric's Catholic Homilies, the First Series: Text (Early English Text Society, S.S. 17), Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press for The Early English Text Society, 1997, p. xviii (siglum 'fc'), 54-5, 105-9, 162, etc.
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
1974
R. L. Collins, P. Clemoes, 'The common origin of Aelfric fragments at New Haven, Oxford, Cambridge and Bloomington', Old English Studies in Honour of John C. Pope, ed. R. B. Burlin, E. B. Irving Jr., Toronto, 1974, 285-301; the recto of the present leaf ill. in pl. 2; cf. strips in Queen's College, Cambridge, described in N. R. Ker, Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon, Oxford, 1957, no. 81, pp. 127-8

Shelfmark MS. Eng. th. d. 36
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Dives et Pauper.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Red and blue initials with penwork. Smaller plain blue initials.

Provenance

Inscribed 'Miles Barne' (fol. 148r); Inscribed 'William C' in a flourished 18th(?)-cent. hand on fol. 219v; with a cutting from a Sotheby's sale catalogue pasted to the upper pastedown, describing the MS. as of the 14th cent.; Bertram, 4th Earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878); Henry Yates Thompson, aquired as part of the Ashburnham Appendix in May 1797, and with his bookplate inscribed 'From the Library | of the | Earl of Ashburnham | Appendix N o...... | May 1897.', the gap inscribed in purple crayon with the Appendix number 'CXLII', and in the lower right corner '80'; resold at Sotheby's 1 May 1899, lot 90; Quaritch (?) inscribed in pencil '55' within a box in the lower left corner of fol. ir; Sir Robert Leicester Harmsworth; sold by the Harmsworth Trust at Sotheby's, 16 Oct. 1945, lot 2055, with a cutting from the sale catalogue pasted to the upper pastedown, bought by Maggs, for £92; inscribed in pencil '5 [or S[otheby's]?]/10/45' on the lower pastedown; inscribed in pencil '19/5/53' ?? on the lower pastedown; Maggs Bros., 1950; inscribed in pencil by the Bodleian 'P.[urchased] 10.vi.50' in the lower left corner of fol. ir; various other pencil inscription on the pastedowns and flyleaves
Images
Manuscript image fol. 11r Rubric in red "Of holy poverte". Red and blue initial with penwork flourishes in upper, left and lower margins.
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, pp. xi, xii, xix n. 26, xxvi, 10-11

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1989
N. F. Blake, 'Manuscript to Print' [first published 1989], reprinted in his William Caxton and English literary culture [collected essays], London & Rio Grande, 1991, pp. 275-303, at p. 302
1976
P. H. Barnum (ed.), Dives and Pauper (E.E.T.S., 275 (o.s.) I, pt. 1), 1976, p. xi & passim
1951
Bodleian Library Record, 3, no. 33, Dec. 1951, 281-2

Shelfmark MS. Eng. th. e. 1
Summary Catalogue no. 30521
Summary of contents Fragments from bindings, including fragments from a treatise on usury, Dives and Pauper, a sermon, and the Poor caitiff.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, 17th century, 19th century
Material parchment, paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 824
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, pp. xi, xii, xix n. 26, xxi, xxvi, 11

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Eng. th. e. 16
Summary Catalogue no. 32216
Summary of contents Thomas Garton (attrib.), Speculum Christiani.
Language Latin, English
Origin English
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 133
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, pp. xi, xxvi, xxi, 11, 29

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Eng. th. e. 17, MS. Eng. th. e. 18
Summary Catalogue no. 32217, 32218
Summary of contents Two fragments (Lives of St. Dorothy and St. Margaret) from a collection of Lives of Saints in prose.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 133
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, pp. xi, xii, xxvi, 11-12

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
2000
Richard Hamer and Vida Russell, Supplementary lives in some manuscripts of the Gilte legende, EETS 315 (Oxford: OUP, 2000) (includes The Life of Dorothy edited from MS Trinity College Dublin 319 ('St Dorothy 3'); variants from MS Eng. th. e. 17 (sigil B) recorded; short description of MS Eng. th. e. 17 on pp. xxv-xxvi).

Shelfmark MS. Eng. th. e. 181
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Summary of contents Lay Folks' Catechism, a fragment of MSS. Douce 273 and Douce 274.
Language English
Origin English
Date 14th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Decorated initials.

Images
Manuscript image fol. 7v-8r Text pages with gold initials and red and blue decoration.
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, pp. xi, xii, xx and n. 29, xxi, xxii, xxvi, 6, 12-14

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1994
Sue Powell, 'The transmission and circulation of The Lay Folks' Catechism', 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. 67-84, at pp. 73n., 79n., 81n.
1988
Bodleian Library Record, 12, no. 6, April 1988, 489-90
1985
Anne Hudson, 'A New Look at the Lay Folks' Catechism', Viator, 16, 1985, 243-58, and 'The Lay Folks' Catechism: a Postscript', Viator, 19, 1988, 307-9

Shelfmark MS. Eng. th. f. 10
Summary Catalogue no. 31801
Summary of contents Two leaves from a collection of sermons.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 100
Manuscript image fol. 1r Text page.
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, pp. xi, xxvi, 14

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
Michael G. Sargent, 'The textual affiliations of the Waseda manuscript of Nicholas Love's Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ', in Nicholas Love at Waseda: Proceedings of the International Conference 20-22 July 1995 (eds. Shoichi Oguro, Richard Beadle & Michael G. Sargent), Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1997, pp. 175-274, at p. 193

Shelfmark MS. Eng. th. f. 39
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): description unpublished, only available in Library
Summary of contents Devotional tracts and sermons.
Language English
Origin English
Date c. 1400
Material parchment

Provenance

Harward, 17th cent.; 3rd Earl of Dysart (1648-1726) (but see also Edward Wilson, 'The Book-Stamps of the Tollemache Family of Hemlingham and Ham', The Book Collector, 16, 1967, 178-85), on whom see E. D. H. Tollemache, The Tollemaches of Helmingham and Ham, Ipswich, 1949, 94-9, with a confused account of the library at p. 176; Tollemach library, Helmingham Hall, Sotheby's 6 June 1961, lot 9; Quaritch, 1961
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, pp. xi, xii, xxii-iii, xxvi, 14-16

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1992
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. xiii, 55
1961
Sotheby's 6 June 1961, lot 9


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