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The Rev. Henry Jones (d. 1707) matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, in 1668 and was Rector of Sunningwell in Berkshire. He was a nephew of Bishop John Fell and inherited many of his manuscripts. Jones's collection was received by the Bodleian in about January 1708.


Shelfmark MS. Jones 9
Summary Catalogue no. 8916
Summary of contents Martyrology written for the Cluniac abbey of Faversham in Kent.
Language Latin
Origin English, Kent
Date c. 1400
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 31

Shelfmark MS. Jones 18
Summary Catalogue no. 8925
Summary of contents Lives of Saints.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 12th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials. (P&A iii. 198)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 34

Shelfmark MS. Jones 19
Summary Catalogue no. 8926
Summary of contents Commentaries on Ecclesiastes and Apocalypse.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date c. 1300
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 34
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 35

Shelfmark MS. Jones 21
Summary Catalogue no. 8928
Summary of contents Transcript of 17 deeds and inquisitions relating to Hereford Cathedral and its property.
Language Latin
Origin English, Hereford
Date 1344
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 35

Shelfmark MS. Jones 23
Summary Catalogue no. 8930
Summary of contents Copies of deeds of donation to Hereford Cathedral.
Language Latin
Origin English, Hereford
Date 13th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 35

Shelfmark MS. Jones 26
Summary Catalogue no. 8933
Summary of contents Cassian, Collationes.
Language Latin
Origin Flemish (?)
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment (partly covered with transparent paper for conservation)

Decoration
Good border, initials. Damaged. (P&A i. 350)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 36
Bibliography
1997
David G. Selwyn, 'Thomas Cranmer and the dispersal of medieval libraries: the provenance of some of his medieval manuscripts and printed books', 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. 281-294, at p. 294

Shelfmark MS. Jones 41
Summary Catalogue no. 8949
Summary of contents Augustine, short treatises.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 39
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 40

Shelfmark MS. Jones 43
Summary Catalogue no. 8951
Composite fols. 1-30 || fols. 31-111
Summary of contents Psalms and prayers. || Book of Hours. Use of Sarum.
Language Latin
Origin English || Flemish
Date 15th century, middle || 15th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Good drawing (catchword). Good border, initials. (P&A iii. 1006, pl. XCIII) || Fine border, initials. Probably written for England. (P&A i. 304)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 40
Manuscript image fol. 23v Continental influence on English illumination. 4-line pink initial D(eus) with pineapple flower, border of multicoloured acanthus leaf scrolls.
Bibliography
1995
Dominique Deneffe, 'Marginal decorations in pre-Eyckian manuscripts', in Flanders in a European perspective: manuscript illumination around 1400 in Flanders and abroad: Proceedings of the International Colloquium Leuven, 7-10 September 1993, eds. Maurits Smeyers & Bert Cardon (Corpus of Illuminated Manuscripts, Vol. 8, Low Countries Series 5), Louvain: Uitgeverij Peeters, 1995, pp. 297-308, at p. 301
1993
Exh. Cat., Vlaamse Miniaturen voor van Eyck (ca. 1380 - ca. 1420) (Cultureel Centrum Romaanse Poort, Leuven, 7 september - 7 november 1993) (= Corpus van verluchte Handschriften, Vol. 6, Low Countries Series 4, ed. Maurits Smeyers), Louvain: Uitgeverij Peeters, 1993, see under nos. 29, 32

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat. Exh.

Shelfmark MS. Jones 46
Summary Catalogue no. 8954
Summary of contents Book of Hours. Use of Sarum.
Language Latin
Origin English, East Anglia (?)
Date 15th century, second quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initials. Written by or for John Wycham, monk of St. Leonard's priory, Norwich. (P&A iii. 970, pl. XCII)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 41
Manuscript image fol. 8r Text-page with blue and rose 7-line initial D(omine) and surroundborder.
Bibliography
1996
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. 254

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Pal.

Shelfmark MS. Jones 47
Summary Catalogue no. 8955
Summary of contents Missal. Use of Sarum.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, second quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine borders, initials (partly mutilated). (P&A iii. 947, pl. XC)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 41
Bibliography
1990
Owain Tudor Edwards, Matins, Lauds and Vespers for St David's Day: the medieval office of the Welsh patron saint in National Library of Wales MS 20541 E, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1990, p. 117 n.

Shelfmark MS. Jones 48
Summary Catalogue no. 8956
Summary of contents Geoffrey of Monmouth, Gesta regum Britanniae.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 14th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Coloured capitals.

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 41
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 42

Shelfmark MS. Jones 50
Summary Catalogue no. 8958
Summary of contents John of Hanvill, Architrenius.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date c. 1220-30
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials (partly mutilated). (P&A iii. 364)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 42

Shelfmark MS. Jones 58
Summary Catalogue no. 8966
Summary of contents Life of Francesco Petrarca (with English additions).
Language Latin and English
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 44

Shelfmark MS. Jones 59
Summary Catalogue no. 8967
Summary of contents Ceremonial (customary). Use of Sarum.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 44


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