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Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 2
Summary Catalogue no. 3882
Summary of contents Bible (later Wycliffe version with earlier version prologues for the Old Testament).
Language English
Origin English
Date 1408
Material parchment

Decoration
Good borders, initials. (P&A iii. 798)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 772
Bibliography
1997
Conrad Lindberg, ed., The earlier version of the Wycliffite Bible, vol. 8: The Epistles etc. edited from MS Christ Church 145 (Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Stockholm Studies in English, 87), Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1997, p. 10
Conrad Lindberg, ed., The earlier version of the Wycliffite Bible, vol. 8: The Epistles etc. edited from MS Christ Church 145 (Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Stockholm Studies in English, 87), Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1997, pp. 374 (sigla 'I' and 'K')
1995
Michael P. Kuczynski, Prophetic song: the Psalms as moral discourse in late medieval England (University of Pennsylvania Press, Middle Ages Series), Philadelphia 1995, p. 264 n. 17

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 3
Summary Catalogue no. 3883
Summary of contents John Gower, Confessio amantis (third version), etc.
Language English, Latin, and French
Origin English
Date 14th century, end
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine miniatures, borders, initials. (P&A iii. 710, pl. LXXI)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 772
Manuscript image fol. 8r The poet and his confessor, from Confessio Amantis by John Gower.
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. 60, 61, 62, 64, 70, 75n., 174
2000
A. S. G. Edwards, 'Fifteenth-century Middle English verse author collections', 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. 101-112, at p. 102
1999
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, no. 708

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R.
1997
Andrew G. Watson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of All Souls College Oxford, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997, 98(9)

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1996
T. Garbáty, 'A description of the confession miniatures for Gower's Confessio amantis with special reference to the illustrator's role as reader and critic', Mediaevalia 19 ( 1996, for 1993), pp. 319-343, at pp. 320, 331-2, 332 fig. (fol. 8r), 334, 335, 337, 338, 341 n. 8, 343
SCWMSS archive: = REFS. CIII.13
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, II, pp. 23, 109, 110

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Pal.
1995
M.B. Parkes, 'Patterns of scribal activity and revisions of the text in early copies of works by John Gower', 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. 81-121, as siglum 'F' at pp. 81-3, 86-7, 89-91, 95-8, 112-113 (pl.)
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 p. 276 n. 32
1992
Larry Benson, 'Chaucer's spelling reconsidered', English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700 (eds. P. Beal & J. Griffiths), 3 ( 1992), pp. 1-28, at pp. 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 20, 25
1991
George S. Keiser, 'Ordinatio in the manuscripts of John Lydgate's Lyf of Our Lady: its value for the reader, its challenge for the modern editor', in Medieval literature: texts and interpretation, ed. Tim William Machan (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, vol. 79), Binghamton (New York) 1991, pp. 139-157, at p. 142
M. B. Parkes, Scribes, scripts and readers: studies in the communication, presentation and dissemination of medieval texts [collected essays], London & Rio Grande: The Hambledon Press, 1991, pp. 205 n. 13, 243
1967
N. F. Blake, 'Caxton's copytext of Gower's Confessio Amantis' [first published 1967], reprinted in his William Caxton and English literary culture [collected essays], London & Rio Grande, 1991, pp. 187-198, at p. 193

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 4
Summary Catalogue no. 3884
Summary of contents Roger of Waltham, Compendium morale. Tables of contents compiled by Mr. Thomas Graunt, d. 1474.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initial. (P&A iii. 1098, pl. CIV)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 772
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 773
Manuscript image fol. 1r Initial 'S' with multicoloured decoration and flourishes extending into left and upper margins.
Bibliography
1995
Linda Ehrsam Voigts, 'A doctor and his books: the manuscripts of Roger Marchall (d. 1477)', 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. 249-314, at p.299 n. 67

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 5
Summary Catalogue no. 3885
Summary of contents Jerome, Treatises.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 12th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Good initials. (P&A iii. 262)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 773
Manuscript image fol. 1r Green decorated 6-line initial Q(ui).
Bibliography
1998
John Higgitt, 'Manuscripts and libraries in the diocese of Glasgow before the Reformation', in Medieval art and architecture in the diocese of Glasgow, ed. Richard Fawcett (British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions XXIII), 1998, pp. 102-110, at pp. 103-6, 108 n. 7, 109 n. 13, 110 n. 30; pls. XXIA-B
1993
Th. Falmagne, 'Les instruments de travail d'un prédicateur cistercien. A propos de Jean de Villers (mort en 1336 ou 1346)', in De l'homélie au sermon: histoire de la prédication médiévale. Actes du Colloque international de Louvain-la-Neuve (9-11 juillet 1992), eds. Jacqueline Hamesse & Xavier Hermand (Université Catholique de Louvain. Publications de l'Institut d'Etudes Médiévales, Textes, Etudes, Congrés, 14), Louvain-la-Neuve 1993, pp. 183-237, at p. 206

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 6
Summary Catalogue no. 3886
Summary of contents Chronicles and Lives of Saints relating to, and for the most part compiled at, Durham priory. Lives of other saints, of the abbots of Wearmouth, and of Bede. Historical collections relating to Durham.
Language Latin
Origin English, Durham
Date 14th century, second half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 773
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 774
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 775
Bibliography
1998
Cited in more than one article in: Symeon of Durham: historian of Durham and the North, ed. David Rollason (Studies in North-Eastern History, 1), Stamford: Shaun Tyas, 1998, pp. 2, 121 n. 5, 126 n. 19, 151, 152, 214, 301 n. 1, 313, 322 n. 114, 325, 329 nn. 150 & 153-4, 330 n. 160, pl. 56
1997
A. I. Doyle, 'William Claxton and the Durham Chronicles', in Books and Collectors 1200-1700: essays presented to Andrew Watson, eds. James P. Carley & Colin G. C. Tite, London: The British Library, 1997, pp. 335-355, at pp. 341-53
H. S. Offler, ed., 'De iniusta vexacione Willelmi episcopi primi per Willelmum regem filium Willelmi magni regis', in Chronology, conquest and conflict in medieval England: Camden Miscellany XXXIV, ed. E. M. C. Van Houts (Camden Fifth Series, vol. 10), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press for the Royal Historical Society, 1997, pt. II, pp. 49-104, at pp. 68-9 (siglum 'F'), 73, etc.
SCWMSS archive: = REFS. CVIII.5
1995
John B. Friedman, Northern English books, owners and makers in the late Middle Ages, Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1995, p. 69

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1994
Emil J. Polak, Medieval and Renaissance letter treatises and form letters: a census of manuscripts found in part of Western Europe, Japan, and the United States of America (Davis Medieval Texts and Studies, 9), Leiden, etc.: E. J. Brill, 1994, p. 372

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
1991
Fred C. Robinson & E. G. Stanley, Old English verse texts from many sources: a comprehensive collection (= Early English Manuscripts in Facsimile, 23), Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger, 1991

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 7
Summary Catalogue no. 3887
Summary of contents Cartulary of the Augustinian priory of Kirkham, Yorkshire.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, late
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 775
Manuscript image fol. viii v-xi Text pages.
Bibliography
2000
English Episcopal Acta, 20. York 1154-1181, ed. Marie Lovatt, Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 2000, no. 49
1999
Janet Burton, The monastic order in Yorkshire, 1069-1215 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, Fourth Series, 40), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, p. 311 (listing in bibliography only)
1991
English Episcopal Acta, II, Canterbury 1162-1190, eds. C. R. Cheney & B. E. A. Jones, and III, Canterbury 1193-1205, eds. C. R. Cheney & E. John, corrected paperback edition, Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press, 1991, vol. III, no. 499A

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 8
Summary Catalogue no. 3888
Summary of contents Liber Pluscardensis (Chronicle of Scotland to 1435).
Language Latin and Gaelic
Origin Scottish, Dunfermline
Date 1489
Material paper quires, outer leaves parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 775
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 776
Manuscript image fol. 190r Rather crude drawing of a Celtic harp.
Bibliography
1996
Exh. Cat., Scots and their books in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: an exhibition in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, by Sally Mapstone, Oxford: Bodleian Library, 1996, p. 5 no. 4 and fig. (fols. 189v-190r)

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 9
Summary Catalogue no. 3889
Summary of contents Cartulary of the Augustinian priory of Wartre, Yorkshire.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 14th century, early
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 776
Bibliography
2000
English Episcopal Acta, 20. York 1154-1181, ed. Marie Lovatt, Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 2000, nos. 101, 102
1999
Janet Burton, The monastic order in Yorkshire, 1069-1215 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, Fourth Series, 40), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, p. 311 (listing in bibliography only)
1991
Michael Benskin, 'The 'fit'-technique explained', 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. 9-26, at p. 26

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 10
Summary Catalogue no. 3890
Summary of contents Nicholas Trivet, Chronicle to 1315.
Language French
Origin English
Date 14th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Good border, initial (with royal arms) in French style, added (?). Good penwork borders, initials. (P&A iii. 661)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 776
Manuscript image fol. 107r Anonymous history in Anglo-Norman, of the Crusade of Richard I (King of England 1189-99).
Bibliography
1999
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. 56, 70

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R.

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 11
Summary Catalogue no. 3891
Summary of contents New Testament (later Wycliffe version).
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine borders, initials. (P&A iii. 839, pl. LXXXI)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 776
Manuscript image fol. 19r Prologue to St. Matthew. Text in two columns divided by bar border and with surround border.Small blue initial with red pen work flourishes and 8-line rose and white decorated initial 'T'.
Bibliography
1996
Exh. Cat., Scots and their books in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: an exhibition in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, by Sally Mapstone, Oxford: Bodleian Library, 1996, p. 3 no. 2 and fig. (fol. 19r)

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
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, II, p. 29

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Pal.

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 12
Summary Catalogue no. 3892
Summary of contents Bede, Historia ecclesiastica.
Language Latin
Origin English, North (?)
Date 12th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials in two styles. Good initials. (P&A iii. 73, pl. VIII)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 777
Manuscript image fol. 46v Bede's account in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, of the conversion by Paulinus of King Edwin (King of Northumbria 616-632).
Bibliography
1999
Richard Gameson, The manuscripts of Early Norman England (c. 1066-1130), Oxford, etc.: OUP for The British Academy, 1999, p. 137 no. 723
1998
Richard Gameson, 'English book collections in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries: Symeon's Durham and its context', in Symeon of Durham: historian of Durham and the North, ed. David Rollason (Studies in North-Eastern History, 1), Stamford: Shaun Tyas, 1998, pp. 230-253, at p. 242 n. 46

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 13
Summary Catalogue no. 3893
Summary of contents Peter of Poitiers, Compendium historiae in genealogia Christi.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, middle
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 777
Bibliography
2001
Stella Panayotova, 'Peter of Poitiers's Compendium in Genealogia Christi: the early English copies', in Belief and culture in the Middle Ages: studies presented to Henry Mayr-Harting, eds. Richard Gameson & Henrietta Leyser, Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press, 2001, pp. 327-341, at pp. 330-1, 333, 340, 341

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 14
Summary Catalogue no. 3894
Summary of contents Cursor mundi.
Language Middle English
Origin English, Lancashire
Date 14th century, late
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 777
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 778
Manuscript image fol. 59v Cursor Mundi.
Bibliography
1995
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 p. 93 (siglum 'F')

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 15
Summary Catalogue no. 3895
Summary of contents Presently kept as MS. Auct. D. inf. 2. 7.
Language Latin
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 778
Bibliography
1998
T. Webber & A. G. Watson, eds., The Libraries of the Augustinian Canons (Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues 6), London: The British Library in association with The British Academy, 1998, A4.68

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 16
Summary Catalogue no. 3896
Summary of contents Geoffrey Chaucer, minor poems. Thomas Hoccleve, poems. John Lydgate, poems.
Language English
Origin English
Date 1450 (?)
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine miniature, border, initial. By William Abell. Fine drawing (retouched) of 16th century, end, fol. 9. (P&A iii. 974, pl. XCI)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 778
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 779
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 780
Manuscript image fol. 83r Prologue to Chaucer's Legend of Good Women.
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. 28, 29, 170, 280
2000
A. S. G. Edwards, 'Fifteenth-century Middle English verse author collections', 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. 101-112, at p. 108
Cited in more than one article in Charles d'Orléans in England (1415-1440), ed. Mary-Jo Arn, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2000, pp. 66 n. 13, 152, 155, 188-9
John J. Thompson, 'After Chaucer: resituating Middle English poetry in the late medieval and early modern period', in New directions in later medieval manuscript studies: essays from the 1998 Harvard Conference, Woodbridge, etc.: York Medieval Press, 2000, pp. 183-199, at pp. 191 n. 23, 195
John J. Thompson, 'A poet's contacts with the Great and the Good: further consideration of Thomas Hoccleve's texts and manuscripts', in Prestige, authority and power in late medieval manuscripts and texts, ed. Felicity Riddy (York Manuscripts Conferences: Proceedings Series, IV), Woodbridge, etc.: York Medieval Press, 2000, pp. 77-101, at p. 92 n.
1999
Thomas A. Prendergast & Barbara Kline, Rewriting Chaucer: culture, authority, and the idea of the authentic text, 1400-1602, Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1999, pp. 112, 167, 171, 173, 177-81, 183-4
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. 558
Julia Boffey, ' 'Withdrawe your hande': the lyrics of The Garland of Laurel from manuscript to print', 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. 73-85, at p. 75 n. 6
1998
Margaret Connolly, John Shirley: book production and the noble household in fifteenth-century England, Aldershot, etc.: Ashgate, 1998, p. 214 (listing in Bibliography)
Exh. Cat., Bibliotheca Bodleiana: a selection from Oxford University's Historic Library [Exhibition, Toyota City Library, 3 November--13 December 1998], Toyota City 1998, no. 5

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
Cited in more than one article in A guide to editing Middle English, eds. Vincent P. McCarren & Douglas Moffat, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1998, pp. 91, 163, 167-8, 330
1997
Helen Phillips, 'Frames and narrators in Chaucerian poetry', in The Long Fifteenth Century: essays for Douglas Gray, eds. Helen Cooper & Sally Mapstone, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997, pp. 71-97, at pp. 72, 74 n. 4
Julia Boffey & A. S. G. Edwards, with B. C. Barker-Benfield, The works of Geoffrey Chaucer and The Kingis Quair: a facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Arch. Selden. B. 24, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1997, at p. 19

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Pal.
Cited in more than one article in Books and Collectors 1200-1700: essays presented to Andrew Watson, eds. James P. Carley & Colin G. C. Tite, London: The British Library, 1997, pp. 48, 139
1996
Ralph Hanna III, Pursuing history: Middle English manuscripts and their texts, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1996, pp. 65, 172f., 184f., 189, 309 n.20, 313 n.6
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, II, pp. 116, 281

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Pal.
A. S. G. Edwards, 'Bodleian Library MS Arch. Selden B.24: a "transitional" collection', in The whole book: cultural perspectives on the medieval miscellany, eds. Stephen G. Nichols & Siegfried Wenzel (Recentiores: Later Latin Texts and Contexts), Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996, pp. 53-67, at pp. 56, 59
1995
M. C. Seymour, A Catalogue of Chaucer Manuscripts. Vol. 1, Works before the Canterbury Tales, Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1995, pp. 4, 13-14, 29, 37, 85-7
1994
Edward Wilson, 'The Testament of the Buck and the sociology of the text', Review of English Studies, N.S. 45, No. 178 ( 1994), pp. 157-184, at p. 160
SCWMSS archive: = REFS. XCVII. 25
Helen Phillips, 'The Complaint of Venus: Chaucer and de Graunson', in The Medieval Translator, 4, eds. Roger Ellis & Ruth Evans (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 123), Binghamton (New York) 1994, pp. 86-103, at pp. 97, 103
1993
M. C. Seymour, 'The manuscripts of Chaucer's Legend of Good Women', Scriptorium, 47 no. 1 ( 1993), pp. 73-90
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. 39, 43
1991
Ralph Hanna III, 'Presenting Chaucer as Author', in Medieval literature: texts and interpretation, ed. Tim William Machan (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, vol. 79), Binghamton (New York) 1991, pp. 17-39, at pp. 27-28, 29-34
Julia Boffey, 'Middle English lyrics: texts and interpretation', in Medieval literature: texts and interpretation, ed. Tim William Machan (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, vol. 79), Binghamton (New York) 1991, pp. 122-138, at pp. 128n., 129, 132, 133n.
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 pp. 290, 300
1983
J. Norton-Smith, 'Bodleian MS Fairfax 16 and Sir John Stanley's ownership of MS B.N. français 2', Notes and Queries, n.s.30, 228:3 ( 1983), pp. 202-203

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 17
Summary Catalogue no. 3897
Summary of contents Theological and devotional treatises.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 12th century, late
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 780
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 781
Bibliography
1998
William M. Aird, St Cuthbert and the Normans: the Church of Durham, 1071-1153 (Studies in the History of Medieval Religion, 14), Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1998, p. 277 (listing in Bibliography only)
1997
Michael Gullick, 'Twelfth-century manuscripts from Louth Park', Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 11 part 2 ( 1997), pp. 235-7, at p. 236
SCWMSS archive: = REFS. CVI.37
1995
Gary D. Schmidt, The iconography of the mouth of hell: eighth-century Britain to the fifteenth century, Selinsgrove & London: Susquehanna University Press & Associated University Presses, 1995, p. 95
1993
Z. Izydorczyk, Manuscripts of the Evangelium Nicodemi: a census (Subsidia Mediaevalia 21), Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1993, pp. 120-1 no. 232
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, p. 46
1990
Frederick M. Biggs, Thomas D. Hill & Paul E. Szarmach, Sources of Anglo-Saxon literary culture: a trial version (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 74), Binghamton NY 1990, p. 47

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 18
Summary Catalogue no. 3898
Summary of contents Interpretations of obscure words in the Bible.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, second half
Material paper

Decoration
Miniature (coloured drawing) on the inner cover on woven material. Later scribbles. (P&A iii. 1149)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 781

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 19
Summary Catalogue no. 3899
Summary of contents Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 781
Bibliography
1972
Neil R. Ker, 'The English manuscripts of the Moralia of Gregory the Great', in Kunsthistorische Forschungen Otto Pächt zu seinem 70. Geburtstag (eds. A. Rosenauer & G. Weber), Salzburg: Residenz Verlag, 1972, pp. 77-89, at p. 79 no. 60, p. 80 note, p. 85, p. 88 pl. 8 [fol. 84]
SCWMSS archive: = REFS. XCIV. 24

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 20
Summary Catalogue no. 3900
Summary of contents Flores historiarum, formerly attributed to 'Matthew of Westminster' (fragment).
Language Latin
Origin English, Norwich
Date 14th century, second quarter (before 1352)
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 781
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 782
Bibliography
1996
R. Sharpe, J. P. Carley, R. M. Thomson & A. G. Watson, eds., English Benedictine libraries: the shorter catalogues (Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 4), London: The British Library in association with The British Academy, 1996, B58.27

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
J. H. Baker, A catalogue of English legal manuscripts in Cambridge University Library, Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1996, p. 62

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat.
Antonia Gransden, Historical writing in England: [I] c.550 - c.1307, London & New York: Routledge, 1996, p. 379 n. 177

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 21
Summary Catalogue no. 3901
Summary of contents Epistles of St. Paul, Acts, Catholic Epistles, and Apocalypse, in the later Wycliffite version.
Language Middle English
Origin English
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 782

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 22
Summary Catalogue no. 3902
Summary of contents Alchemical treatises, recipes and excerpts, including Johannes Viennensis, Speculum elementorum.
Language English and Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 782
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 783

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 23
Summary Catalogue no. 3903
Summary of contents John Mandeville, Travels. History of the kings of France to 1293. Letter of king Edward I to pope Benedict XI and other materials relating to Scotland. Narrative genealogy of the kings of Scotland. Theological texts and prayers. Glosses on the five books of Decretals.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, middle
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 783
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 784
Manuscript image fol. 137* Initial G. Line drawing of figure standing behind table.

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 24
Summary Catalogue no. 3904
Composite two parts
Summary of contents Peter of Langtoft, Chronicle of Edward I (imperfect). || Biblical history.
Language Anglo-Norman
Origin English
Date c. 1300 || c. 1350
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 784
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. 32
1999
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. 66, 143, 392, 634, 686

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R.
1998
Lister M. Matheson, The Prose Brut: the development of a Middle English Chronicle (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 180), Tempe, AZ, 1998, p. 32
1996
John Scattergood, Reading the past: essays on medieval and renaissance literature [reprinted articles], Black Rock, Co. Dublin, & Portland, OR: Four Courts Press, 1996, pp. 38-9
1992
C. M. Woolgar, ed., Household accounts from medieval England, Part 1 (Records of Social and Economic History, New Series XVII), Oxford, etc.: for The British Academy, 1992, pp. 29 n. 86; 35 n. 134

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 25
Summary Catalogue no. 3905
Summary of contents Minor works of John Chrysostom, Jerome and Origen.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 784
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 785

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 26
Summary Catalogue no. 3906
Summary of contents Theological treatises and excerpts. Honorius Augustodunensis, Elucidarium. Augustine, Enchiridion. Homilies. Gregory the Great, Expositio in Cantica Canticorum.
Language Latin
Origin English or French, North
Date c. 1200
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 785
Bibliography
2000
Monika Türk, "Lucidaire de grant sapientie". Untersuchung und Edition der altfranzšsischen Übersetzung 1 des "Elucidarium" von Honorius Augustodunensis (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für Romanische Philologie, 307), Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 2000, p. 437 (listing in Bibliography only)

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Summary Catalogue no. 3907
Composite three parts
Summary of contents Forms for ecclesiastical and lay letters. || Treatise on the accentuation of words in the Bible. Fols 20-25v are palimpsest, the undertext (12th century) including part of the Catholic Epistle of St. James. || Alexander de Villa Dei, Carmen de algorismo; Massa compoti. Johannes de Sacro Bosco, Tractatus de sphaera. Start of the Sphere of Pythagoras, in Anglo-Norman. Gerardus Cremonensis, Theorica planetarum. Quadrans uetus. Scientific treatises, calendarial and astronomical tables.
Language Latin || Latin || Anglo-Norman and Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, second quarter || 14th century, middle and 12th century || 14th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 785
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 786
Bibliography
1999
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, no. 438

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R.
1998
Ernest H. Sanders, 'Cantilena and discant in 14th-century English polyphony', first published 1965, reprinted in his collected articles, French and English polyphony of the 13th and 14th centuries: style and notation [reprinted articles] (Variorum Collected Studies Series CS637), Aldershot, etc.: Ashgate, 1998, Article II, pp. 17, 38
1994
Emil J. Polak, Medieval and Renaissance letter treatises and form letters: a census of manuscripts found in part of Western Europe, Japan, and the United States of America (Davis Medieval Texts and Studies, 9), Leiden, etc.: E. J. Brill, 1994, p. 373

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1992
Hilary M. Carey, Courting disaster: astrology at the English court and university in the later Middle Ages, Basingstoke & London, 1992, pp. 67, 68, 182

Shelfmark MS. Fairfax 28
Summary Catalogue no. 3908
Summary of contents Geoffrey of Monmouth, Historia regum Britanniae.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 12th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 2 Part 2, p. 787


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