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Introduction

James P. R. Lyell (1871-1948) was a member of a London firm of solicitors. He bequeathed the residue of his estate to the University of Oxford for the foundation of a Lyell Readership in Bibliography. He left the choice of 100 manuscripts, of medieval or later date, to the Bodleian Library out of the total of some 250 medieval manuscripts and a small number of post-medieval manuscripts then in his possession. The hundred manuscripts chosen for the Bodleian are all medieval, except MS. 39 which is a sixteenth-century copy of a fifteenth-century text. Besides them, eleven medieval manuscripts in the Bodleian in the series 'MSS. Lyell empt.' were bought by the Library from Lyell's executors.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 1
Summary of contents Gospel of St. John, glossed.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 12th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials in green, red, and blue on fols. 2 and 4. (P&A iii. 127)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 2
Summary of contents Jerome, Letters.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 12th century, late
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials in red and green, with some yellow wash, blue is used in addition on fols. 2, 14v, 108v. (P&A iii. 223)

Bibliography
2001
R. M. Thomson (with Michael Gullick), A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts in Worcester Cathedral Library, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, on behalf of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester Cathedral, 2001, p. xliv
1993
R. A. B. Mynors & R. M. Thomson, Catalogue of the manuscripts of Hereford Cathedral Library, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer for The Dean and Chapter of Hereford Cathedral, 1993, p. xxxii n.132

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 3
Summary of contents Bartholomew of Exeter, Liber penitentialis.
Language Latin
Origin French (?)
Date 13th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Red headings, initials in blue and/or red, flourished in red and/or blue.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 4
Composite fols. 4-158 || fols. 159-197
Summary of contents Extracts from commentaries on books of the Old Testament. || Extracts from sermons of St. Augustine.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials blue flourished in red or red flourished in blue. || Spaces left for initials not filled in.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 5
Composite fols. x recto-129v || fols. 129v-150v || fols. 151r-163r || fols. 163v-168v
Summary of contents Life and Passion of St. Thomas Becket (a version of the Quadrilogus), etc. || St. Augustine, De quantitate animae (end lost). || Passion of St. Katherine of Alexandria (start lost). || 'Tractatus de Correpcione' (end lost).
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, first half || 13th century, second half || 13th century, first half || 13th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials in green, red, or blue (some in two colours) decorated with traceries of leaf design in ink and the same colours. (P&A iii. 388) || - || As Part I || -

Bibliography
2000
Wilfried Werner, Die mittelalterlichen nichtliturgischen Handschriften des Zisterzienserklosters Salem (Kataloge der Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, 5), Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, 2000, p. 226 at Cod. Sal. IX 30, fol. 41rb-- (MS. Lyell 5, fols. 93r-94r)

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 6
Summary of contents John Halgrin of Abbeville, Sermones de tempore.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
On fol. 7, foliage initial in red, blue, and green on a square yellow-brown background outlined in green. Other initials: red flourished in blue or blue in red. (P&A iii. 311)

Bibliography
2000
Daniel Huws, Medieval Welsh manuscripts [collected articles], [Cardiff]: University of Wales Press & The National Library of Wales, 2000, p. 320
1997
Daniel Huws, 'Sir Thomas Mostyn and the Mostyn manuscripts', 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. 451-472, p. 462
1993
Mirjam M. Foot, 'English decorated bookbindings of the fifteenth century' [first published 1989], reprinted in her Studies in the history of bookbinding [collected articles], Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1993, pp. 98-120, at p. 116 n.29

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 7
Summary of contents Bible.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, second quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Larger initials are blue and red with foliate decoration painted in green, brown, and yellow on a red ground. Border with miniatures on fol. 5. Lesser initials are red and blue flourished in the same colours, or blue flourished in red, or red in blue. (P&A iii. 380, pl. XXXIV)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 8
Summary of contents Collectaneum: Sermons interspersed with other theological works, probably collected by Frater Gilbertus Scot of Fountains Abbey.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials in brown flourished in red, red in blue, or blue in red.

Bibliography
2001
R. M. Thomson (with Michael Gullick), A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts in Worcester Cathedral Library, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, on behalf of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester Cathedral, 2001, p. 121
1995
Brian Golding, Gilbert of Sempringham and the Gilbertine Order c. 1130-c. 1300, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995, p. 464 (Listing only)

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 9
Summary of contents Augustinian choir book.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials plain red or blue.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 10
Summary of contents Bible.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Up to fol. 287 (Ezekiel) beginnings of Books and Prefaces have painted floriated initials (sometimes with borders) in blue, pink, orange-brown, and yellow, generally on pink grounds, sometimes incorporating monsters (fols. 1r, 107v), birds (fol. 84r, 95v, 183r), monsters' heads (fols. 22v, 47v, 93v, 162v, 170v, 174r, 192v); there is another painted initial on fol. 440r; other initials are red and blue with fine pen flourishes in the same colours, or red flourished in blue or blue in red, often with elaborate bicoloured trails of penwork in the margins. (P&A iii. 455)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 11
Summary of contents Augustine, De trinitate.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, late.
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials to books blue and red flourished in red and blue, the first (fol. 7) with elaborate flourishes forming borders in the upper and left margins; smaller initials blue flourished in red or red in blue.

Bibliography
1995
Malcolm Parkes, 'Folia librorum quaerere: medieval experience of the problems of hypertext and the index', in Fabula in tabula: una storia degli indici dal manoscritto al testo elettronico: Atti del Convegno di studio della Fondazione Ezio Franceschini e della Fondazione IBM Italia, Certosa del Galluzzo, 21-22 ottobre 1994, eds. C. Leonardi, M. Morelli & F. Santi (Quaderni di cultura mediolatina: Collana della Fondazione Ezio Franceschini, 13), Spoleto: Centro italiano di studi sull'alto medioevo, 1995, pp. 23-41, pls. I-VIII, at p. 38 n. 54
1992
The History of the University of Oxford, vol. II, Late Medieval Oxford, eds. J. I. Catto & Ralph Evans, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992, p. xxxiii [list of unprinted sources]
1990
K. W. Humphreys, ed., The Friars' Libraries (Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 1), London: The British Library in association with The British Academy, 1990

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 12
Summary of contents Willelmus Peraldus, Summa de viciis.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 13th century, late
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials in red and blue (smaller ones red or blue), with elaborate pen flourishes in red, blue, and mauve extending into the upper and lower margins.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 13
Summary of contents Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda aurea. Extracts from Lives of St. Edmund. 'De conceptione beate virginis' (the story of abbot Elsinus). Laurencius de Aquileia, Practica siue usus dictaminis.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 14th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Penwork borders, initials. Larger initials (fols. 1r, 13av, 43r, 69v, 148v, 173v, 215v) in blue and red with fine flourishing in red and blue; the initial on fol. 1r includes a bird and two monsters, smaller initials red flourished in blue or blue in red. (P&A iii. 606)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 256v Text page.
Bibliography
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. 384

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1991
B. Fleith, Studien zur Überlieferungsgeschichte der lateinischen Legenda Aurea (Subsidia Hagiographica 72), Brussels 1991, p. 212 (LA 595)

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 14
Summary of contents Peter Lombard, Sententiae.
Language Latin
Origin French (?)
Date 13th century, late
Material parchment

Decoration
One painted initial survives at the beginning of book III (fol. 147): it is in pink, on a blue and pink ground with some geometrical decoration in straps of pink and decorated with spots of gold; on fols. 2r, 4v, 7v, 9v and 12r, initials in blue and red flourished in red and blue, other initials red flourished in blue or blue in red penwork.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 15
Summary of contents Cartulary of Abingdon Abbey
Language Latin and French
Origin English
Date 14th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials in blue flourished in red or red in violet.

Bibliography
2000
English Episcopal Acta, 19: Salisbury 1217-1228, ed. B. R. Kemp, Oxford: Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 2000, nos. 253-4
S. E. Kelly, ed., Charters of Abingdon Abbey, Part 1 (Anglo-Saxon Charters, VII), Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2000, pp. liii (siglum 'MS G'), lxv-vi; nos. 10, 148
1999
English Episcopal Acta, 18, Salisbury 1078-1217, ed. B. R. Kemp, Oxford: Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 1999, nos. 42, 44, 253-4
1998
David Bates, ed., Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum: the Acta of William I(1066-1087), Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998, no. 4
1996
Nicholas Vincent, Peter des Roches: an alien in English politics, 1205-1238 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, 4th Series, 31), Cambridge 1996, p. 485 (Bibliography)
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: Oxford University Press, 1991, vol. II, no. 46
1989
W. J. H. Liversidge & M. J. H. Liversidge, Abingdon Essays: Studies in Local History, Abingdon 1989

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 16
Summary of contents Petrus Ruffensis (attrib.), Summa on vices and virtues. Sermon.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 14th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Initial on fol. 1r in red and blue joined to frame border of penwork with alternating bands of red and blue and projecting red water-lily-shaped flower heads.

Bibliography
1992
William A. Ringler, Jr., Bibliography and index of English verse in manuscript 1501-1558, London: Mansell, 1992, p. 44

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 17
Summary of contents Martinus Polonus, Chronicle of Popes and Emperors. A collection of short pieces: genealogy of the Dukes of Normandy and Kings of England from Rollo to King John; description of the size, the royal highways, the counties and bishoprics, the three types of law, of Anglo-Saxon England; on the patriarchal churches of Rome, types of cardinals and their titles, episcopal sees directly under the Pope, general list of sees. Brut chronicle in Anglo-Norman.
Language Latin and French
Origin English
Date 14th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Rubrics and initials omitted.

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. 36, 37

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, pp. xix, 11, 34

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 18
Summary of contents Littera solemnis of Boniface IX, cancelling indulgences falsely obtained on 13 Feb. 1401 for the chapel of St. Anthony outside the walls of York.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Rome
Date 1403
Material parchment

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 19
Summary of contents Monastic rules. Ps.-Bernard of Clairvaux, Meditationes.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Fol. 1 initial in blue and red on gold ground, infilled with interlacing foliage, and joined to border framing the text formed of panels in the same colours, decorated in white, and divided by foliage or interlace on gold grounds and with sprays of leaves extending into outer margins; fols. 57r, 67r, 92r, similar initals with bar borders, similarly decorated, framing the text; smaller initials gold on decorated red and blue grounds with small sprays of leaves. (P&A iii. 856, pl. LXXXI)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 67r Pink and white initial 'A' on gold ground with blue and rose white-shaded leaf decorations. Small gold initial 'U' on blue and red ground. Line-fillers.Gold, blue and rose band border with sprays of stylized leaves, gold balls with squiggles and knotwork.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 20
Summary of contents Petrus de Herenthals, Collectarius on the Psalter. Richard Ullerston, Expositio canticorum Scripturae. Alphabetical index to Collectarius.
Language Latin
Origin English, Oxford (?)
Date 15th century, early (after 1415)
Material parchment

Decoration
Fol. 1, on gold ground, initial in blue filled with sprouting interlacing foliage in blue, red, and orange, all decorated in white, joined to a bar border on three sides with clusters and sprays of foliage in the same colours. There are some touches of pale green. Similar initials and border on fols. 3r, 34v, 53v, 74v, 99r, 142r, 159v. Other initals in blue, skilfully flourished in red. (P&A iii. 864)

Bibliography
2000
Daniel Huws, Medieval Welsh manuscripts [collected articles], [Cardiff]: University of Wales Press & The National Library of Wales, 2000, p. 320
1997
Daniel Huws, 'Sir Thomas Mostyn and the Mostyn manuscripts', 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. 451-472, p. 462
1992
The History of the University of Oxford, vol. II, Late Medieval Oxford, eds. J. I. Catto & Ralph Evans, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992, p. xxxiii [list of unprinted sources]

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 21
Composite fols. 1r-211v, 223r-231v || fols. 212r-222v
Summary of contents Ranulf Higden, Polychronicon with continuation to 1381. || Fragment of a continuation from late 1380 to early 1400.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 14th century, late || 15th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Initial on fol. 1r in blue on brownish-red ground, framed in gold, infilled with leaves in the same colours on a gold ground, and joined to a bar border on three sides, ending in sprays of spiky foliage on the fourth side. The colours are decorated in white. Other initials are blue flourished in red. (P&A iii. 697) || Plain red or blue initials.

Images
Manuscript image fol. 1r Blue and white 6-line initial P(ost) with white-shaded blue and rose leaves. Surround border of gold, blue and rose bands also with white-shaded blue and rose leaves.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 22
Summary of contents Register of the Honour of Richmond with other items concerning the Honour.
Language Latin and French
Origin English
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Miniatures crudely drawn in ink and coloured in red, blue and green. Blue initials flourished in red. (P&A iii. 1156, pl. CVI)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 6v William the Conqueror investing Alan, Count of Brittany, with the lands in Yorkshire of Earl Edwin.
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, I, pp. 68 n. 4, 78 n. 55

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Pal.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 23
Summary of contents Portable Gallican Psalter.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Two main hands: a and b. Large painted foliate initials in a on fols. 39r, 54v, 68r, 82v, 102r, 118v, 136v, generally basically in blue (fol 68r in pink), on gold backgrounds, with further decoration in orange, pink, green, and red, with bar borders in gold and colours extending into the upper and lower margins and ending in clusters of leaves. Other initials to Psalms in a are in gold on backgrounds of pink and blue, or green, with sprays of coloured leaves, initials to verses are alternately blue flourished in red, or red in purple; b has painted initials on fols. 1r, 188v, 197r, 200r, in gold on backgrounds of pink and blue, decorated in white, with sprays of tiny gold or coloured leaves sprouting from outer corners. Other initials in b are mostly blue flourished in red; in the calendar some are gold flourished in purple. (P&A iii. 1045)

Bibliography
1995
David N. Bell, What nuns read: books and libraries in medieval English nunneries (Cistercian Studies Series, 158), Kalamazoo, MI, & Spencer, MA, 1995, pp. 210-11: Tarrant Keynston 2

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 24
Summary of contents Office of the dead with other items. Use of Sarum.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
On fols. 1r, 8v, 26v, 65r, painted foliate initials in pink, blue, green, and mauve on gold backgrounds, joined to gold bar borders, with coloured foliate decoration and sprays of tiny leaves, which frame the text. Other initials in blue flourished in red. (P&A iii. 1046)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 8v Rose and green 4-line initial A(d) with multicoloured acanthus leaves extending into surround border with gold band; sprigs of gold balls with squiggles.
Bibliography
1992
William A. Ringler, Jr., Bibliography and index of English verse in manuscript 1501-1558, London: Mansell, 1992, p. 44

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 25
Summary of contents Book of Hours. Use of Sarum. Gallican Psalter.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
On fol. 8r (much worn) painted foliate initial in colours (blue, orange, pink, green) on gold background, joined to gold bar border, with coloured foliate decoration, which frames the text. Similar initials with smaller borders on fols. 41v, 52v, 59v, 72v, 80v. Smaller painted initials, similar or in gold on coloured backgrounds with sprays of coloured leaves and rayed gold studs on fols. 22r, 28r, 66r, etc. Other initials in blue flourished in red. (P&A iii. 1107)

Bibliography
1994
A. S. G. Edwards, 'The transmission and audience of Osbern Bokenham's Legendys of Hooly Wummen', 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. 157-67, at p. 166n.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 26
Summary of contents New Testament in later Wycliffite version.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Main initials in gold on grounds in segments of purplish red and blue, decorated in white, the first (fol. 15v) with a small spray of penwork and gold leaves. Other initials blue flourished in red. (P&A iii. 958)

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, xxvii, 18, 33

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 27
Summary of contents Epistles of St. Paul in the revised Wycliffite version, with the usual prologues.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Two main hands: a and b. Large initials in blue and red with pen flourishes in red and brown extending into the margins, smaller initials blue flourished in red; rubrics in b only.

Bibliography
1999
Carol M. Meale & Julia Boffey, 'Gentlewomen's reading', in The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, vol. III, 1400-1557, eds. Lotte Hellinga & J. B. Trapp, Cambridge 1999, pp. 526-540, at p. 526 and n. 1
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, xxvii, 18

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 28
Summary of contents William of Nassyngton (attrib.), Speculum vitae.
Language English
Origin English
Date 14th century, late
Material parchment

Decoration
Plain red initials.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 29
Summary of contents Poor Caitiff, etc.
Language English
Origin English
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Initial on fol. 1r red and blue flourished in red, other initials blue flourished in red.

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, xxi, xxvii, 9, 11, 18-19

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1993
Richard Newhauser, The treatises on vices and virtues in Latin and the vernacular (Typologie des Sources du Moyen Age Occidental, fasc. 68, A-VI.C*), Turnhout: Brepols, 1993, pp. 39, 170-1

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 30
Summary of contents Private collection of prayers and devotions.
Language Latin and English
Origin English
Date 1441
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials, headings, etc., in red.

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, xxvii, 19-21

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1995
Michael P. Kuczynski, Prophetic song: the Psalms as moral discourse in late medieval England (University of Pennsylvania Press, Middle Ages Series), Philadelphia 1995, pp. 136, 262 n. 30, 274
1994
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 p. 185n.
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. 47, 58

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 31
Summary of contents John Gower, Confessio amantis (third version).
Language English and Latin
Origin English
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Main initials in gold on grounds of red and blue, decorated with foliage and with small borders consisting of sprays of foliage; other large initials in blue flourished in red; small initials in blue or red flourished in red or violet. (P&A iii. 1019)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 53r Gold 9-line initial 'U' on blue ground with rose infill. Two sprays extending into top margin and one into column border of multicoloured acanthus leaves.
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. 67n., 75n.
1999
S. Echard, 'Designs for reading: some manuscripts of Gower's Confessio amantis', 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. 59-72, at p. 61
1991
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. 239 n. 102, 248 n.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 32
Summary of contents Collection concerning Royal Forests of England with some other legal items.
Language Latin, French, and English
Origin English
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment
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. xxvii, 21, 30-2

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1996
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.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 33
Summary of contents Genealogical chronicle of Kings of England from Adam to Edward IV.
Language English
Origin English
Date c. 1469-1470
Material parchment

Decoration
On fol. 1v is an initial in plum red and blue on a gold ground infilled with scrolled acanthus leaves and joined to borders of foliage along the top and left sides. There is also a smaller initial in gold on a plum red and blue ground, and, in the middle of the page, in a roundel formed of concentric circles of blue, gold, and red, a miniature of Adam and Eve being tempted by the serpent. Other initials are gold flourished in brown or blue in red. (P&A iii. 1072, pl. XCIX)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 1v Roundel. Adam and Eve, and in the Tree of Knowledge, a dragon-like serpent with female head. Adam looks downcast at the bitten apple he has thrown down, Eve is talking.
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. xxvii, 21

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
Anne F. Sutton & Livia Visser-Fuchs, Richard III's books: ideals and reality in the life and library of a medieval prince, Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd., 1997, p. 138
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, pp. 316, 319, 328

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Pal.
1992
Barbara A. Shailor, Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Yale University, vol. III, Marston Manuscripts (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 100), Binghamton, New York: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1992, p. 461 (under Marston MS 242)

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat.
H. R. Woudhuysen, 'Manuscripts at auction: January 1992 to December 1992', in English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700, eds. P. Beal & J. Griffiths, 5 (1995), pp. 220-30, at p. 229

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 34
Summary of contents Version of the Brut Chronicle in English, with continuations up to 1461, known as 'Davies' Chronicle'.
Language English
Origin English
Date c. 1461
Material parchment

Decoration
Fol. 1 pink initial on gold ground joined to bar border framing the text with acanthus leaves in pink, blue, orange, and green and pen scrolling with small gold and green flowers and leaves, rubbed. Other initials gold on decorated blue and pink grounds with sprays of pen scrolling and small gold and green flowers and leaves. (P&A iii. 1066)

Bibliography
1998
Lister M. Matheson, The Prose Brut: the development of a Middle English Chronicle (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 180), Tempe, AZ, 1998, pp. xxvi, 15, 26, 44, 45, 75, 278, 283, 287-90, 292, 293-4, 296
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, xxvii, 22

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
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. 224

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Pal.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 35
Summary of contents Commonplace book containing prophecies, legal notes, receipts and charms, and household accounts.
Language Latin, English, and French
Origin English
Date 15th century, late
Material parchment and paper
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. xxvii, 22

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1995
Andreas Epe, Wissensliteratur im angelsächsischen England: das Fachschrifttum der vergessenen artes mechanicae und artes magicae. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Somniale Danielis: Edition der (lateinisch-)altenglischen Fassungen (Diss. Westf. Wilhelms-Universität Münster 1995), Münster/Westf.: Verlag Tebbert KG, 1995, p. 108 (siglum 'JB')
1993
C. M. Woolgar, ed., Household Accounts from medieval England, Part 2: Diet Accounts (ii); Cash, Corn and Stock Accounts; Wardrobe Accounts; Catalogue (= Records of Social and Economic History, N.S. XVIII), Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 1993, p. 719 [fols. 35-8]
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. 56 n. 8; 58 n. 21 [fols. 35-8]

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 36
Summary of contents Collection of astronomical, astrological and scientific texts, mostly written in separate quires or groups of quires.
Language Latin and English
Origin English
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment and paper

Decoration
Initials in first, second and third quires blue flourished in red, others plain red. Diagrams, some representational. (P&A iii. 1165)

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. 223r

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R.
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, xxvii, 22-3

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1996
Charles Burnett, 'What is the Experimentarius of Bernardus Silvestris? A preliminary survey of the material' (first published 1977), reprinted in his collected articles, Magic and Divination in the Middle Ages: Texts and Techniques in the Islamic and Christian Worlds, Aldershot: Variorum, 1996, article XVII, p. 101
1990
K. W. Humphreys, ed., The Friars' Libraries (Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 1), London: The British Library in association with The British Academy, 1990

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Shelfmark MS. Lyell 37
Summary of contents Astrological and astronomical pieces.
Language English and Latin
Origin English, East Anglia (?)
Date 15th century, late (after 1476)
Material paper

Decoration
Crude initials in English translation of William Reed's canons (pp. 25-55) in colours (blue, orange, green, mauve) on yellow grounds, on p. 25 infilled with a flower, on p. 26 accompanied by a bar border and foliage, and on p. 43 by an unfinished border of foliage and flowers sketched in ink; in other items initials either plain red, or omitted. (P&A iii. 1127)

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, xxvii, 23-5

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 38
Summary of contents Richard Rolle, Emendatio uitae; Paruum Iob siue Libellus in nouem lectiones mortuorum.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 16th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials blue flourished in red.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 39
Summary of contents Short chronicle of Scotland.
Language Latin
Origin Scottish
Date 16th century, second half
Material paper

Decoration
Some decorative initials flourished in ink by the scribe.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 40
Summary of contents Theological miscellany.
Language Latin
Origin Italian (?)
Date 12th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Headings in red, not always filled in. Initial on fol. 78r in brown ink decorated in red, other initials plain red.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 41
Summary of contents Gratianus, Decretum, with glosses.
Language Latin
Origin French
Date 13th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Historiated initials. Small initials red or blue flourished in blue or red. (P&A i. 511, pl. XL)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 209v Initial 'Q' with man and woman, seated, holding hands.
Bibliography
2000
Richard H. Rouse & Mary A. Rouse, Illiterati et uxorati: manuscripts and their makers. Commercial book producers in medieval Paris 1200-1500, 2 vols., Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, an imprint of Brepols Publishers, 2000, II 23

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 42
Summary of contents Stephen Langton, Quaestiones theologicae.
Language Latin
Origin French
Date 13th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials, when filled in, are plain red.

Bibliography
1990
K. W. Humphreys, ed., The Friars' Libraries (Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 1), London: The British Library in association with The British Academy, 1990

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Rebdorf (later Phillipps MS. 775)

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 43
Summary of contents Gospel of St. Luke with Glossa ordinaria.
Language Latin
Origin French
Date 13th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Large initial in red on fol. 2r and one in red flourished in blue on fol. 48r. Other, smaller, initials are in blue flourished in red or plain red.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 44
Composite fols. 1-9 || fols. 10-54v
Summary of contents Kyriale, sequences, etc. || Festive and Votive Franciscan missal, with musical notes.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 13th century || 14th century (?)
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials in red flourished in brown ink, or brown in red, or plain red. || Initials on fols. 17v, 26r, 45r in red and blue, flourished in blue and red. Other initials red flourished in blue or blue in red.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 45
Summary of contents Missal of the use of Saint-Malo, Calendar and Temporale.
Language Latin
Origin French, Brittany
Date 15th century, second quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
On fols. 7r, 122r, large painted initials in blue and pink on gold infilled with foliage, joined to bar borders decorated with acanthus leaves and hairline ink scrolling with painted daisies and other flowers, and small gold leaves and discs, extending into all the margins on fol. 122r, three sides only on fol. 7r. On fol. 123r, a large gold initial with pink and blue background, hairline scrolling, flowers, and gold leaves. Some similar smaller initials; a few others in gold flourished in red and blue; the rest are red or blue flourished in blue or red. (P&A i. 677)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 46
Summary of contents Rule of St. Benedict in French, with other itemes.
Language French and Latin
Origin French
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
The ink initial 'I' on fol. 1r is in the form of a fish.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 47
Summary of contents Frère Laurent, Somme le Roi.
Language French
Origin French, Bruges (?)
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
The initials are flourished with penwork in Bruges style; that on fol. 1r is red and blue flourished in blue and red, the rest are red with blue or blue with red.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 48
Summary of contents Jean Miélot, works. Adenet le Roy, Cléomadès, abbreviated prose version.
Language French
Origin Flemish or French, North (?)
Date 15th century, middle
Material paper (with parchment flyleaves)

Decoration
Initial on fol. 1r in blue and red flourished in red and brown; other initials blue and red, or plain red.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 49
Composite fols. 1-57 || fols. 58-80 || fols. 81-100 || fols. 101-128
Summary of contents Boethius, Opuscula sacra, with glosses from the shorter version of the commentary attrib. Remigius of Auxerre. || Longer version of the commentary on Boethius' Opuscula sacra attrib. Remigius of Auxerre. || Commentaries on Boethius' Opuscula sacra and De hebdomadibus, attrib. Thierry of Chartres. || Peter Abelard, Theologia summi boni.
Language Latin
Origin Austrian, Admont
Date 12th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
(P&A i. 92, pl. VIII, not distinguishing the parts): (flyleaf, fol. i verso) Drawing in hard point of an archway. || Elaborate vinescroll type initials drawn in red and brown ink on fols. 11v (with monster) and 30r. || Vinescroll initial (with monster) in brown and red ink on fol. 59r; decorated initials in brown ink on fols. 67r, 68r and 70v. Drawings on fol. 80r in hard point of a soldier, and on fol. 80v in ink of a figure in a short tunic, but booted and spurred, offering a flower to a veiled woman with hands raised in front of her. || Decorated red initials on fols. 81r, 99v. || Decorated red initials on fols. 101r, 105v, 121r.

Bibliography
1995
Codices Boethiani: a conspectus of manuscripts of the works of Boethius. I, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, eds. M. T. Gibson & Lesley Smith (Warburg Institute Surveys and Texts, 25), London: The Warburg Institute, University of London, 1995, pp. 206-7 no. 193

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Constant J. Mews, Peter Abelard (Authors of the Middle Ages: Historical and Religious Writers of the Latin West, ed. Patrick J. Geary, vol. II, No. 5 [with No. 6]), Aldershot: Variorum, 1995, p. 54 (fols. 101-128v)
1993
Margaret Gibson, 'Artes' and Bible in the Medieval West [collected articles], Aldershot & Brookfield, Vermont: Variorum, 1993, Articles XVI 232 n. 40, 233 nn. 51-2
1991
C. Jeudy, 'L'oeuvre de Remi d'Auxerre: Etat de la question', in L'Ecole Carolingienne d'Auxerre de Murethach à Remi 830-908, eds. D. Iogna-Prat, C. Jeudy & G. Lobrichon, (Entretiens d'Auxerre 1989), Paris 1991, pp. 373-97, at p. 380
1964
Cited in Studi Medievali, 3rd Series, vol. V, 2 (1964), p. 828 [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. Lyell 50
Composite fols. 1-40 || fols. 41-63
Summary of contents A collection of quaestiones and sentences from the school of Anselm of Laon. Gilbert Crispin, Disputatio Iudei et Christiani. || Honorius Augustodeunensis, Elucidarius.
Language Latin
Origin Austrian or German, Admont (?)
Date 12th century, first half || 12th century, late or 13th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials of vinescroll type drawn in the ink of the text and rubrics, apparently before the text was written. (P&A i. 65) || Plain red initials.

Bibliography
2000
Monika Türk, "Lucidaire de grant sapientie". Untersuchung und Edition der altfranzösischen 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)

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 51
Composite fols. i + 1-24 || fols. 25-48 || fols. 49-56 || fols. 57-85 || fols. 86-128 || fols. 129-140 || fols. 141-152 || fols. 153-160 || fols. 161-175 || fols. 176-183 || fols. 184-192
Summary of contents Jean Gerson, Opurculum tripartitum. || Jodocus Weiler of Heilbronn, Tractatus de usu et modo dictandi. || Notes on Aristotle, Ethics. || Treatise on dictamen. || Mauricius Leydis, Ars predicandi. Giovanni da Capestrano, Sermons preached at Regensburg, 1452. 'Ars generalis', based on works of Rámon Lull, including versions of figures in his Ars breuis. 'Ars memoratiua'. || Statutes and customs of the Cathedral Chapter of Bressanone (formerly Brixen), 20 March 1422. || An exhortation apparently written by Elizabeth, dowager Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, to Frederick King of the Romans (elected 1440, cr. Emperor Frederick III in 1452) and his brother Albert (Albert VI Duke of Styria, d. 1463) to end their quarrel over their lands in Styria, Carinthia and Carniola. Nicolaus Petschacher of Znoyma (Znaim), poems. || Johannes Bondi of Aquileia, Liber epythetorum. || A treatise on confession. Two sermons. || Theological notes chiefly on sin, penitence, and redemption, imperfect at begining and end. || Two Bulls of Pope Paul II against Georgy Podebrad, King of Bohemia, issued on 20 April 1468.
Language Latin
Origin Austrian
Date 1471 || 15th century || 15th century || 15th century || 1452 and 15th century, middle || 15th century || 15th century || 15th century || 13th-14th century || 13th-14th century || 1468
Material paper || paper || paper || paper || paper || paper || paper || parchment || parchment || parchment || parchment

Decoration
Red initials and headings. || Red initials and headings. || - || Red initials. || Diagrams deriving from Rámon Lull. (P&A i. 167) || - || - || Red headings. || Red headings and initials. || - || -

Bibliography
2000
Christine Glassner, Inventar der Handschriften des Benediktinerstiftes Melk, Teil 1, Von den Anfängen bis ca. 1400, 2 vols. (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse, Denkschriften, Band 285), Vienna 2000, at [vol. 1] Cod. 821/2, 70r; Cod. 872, 11r [fols. 39v-48v]
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. 384

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 52
Summary of contents Treatise on arithmetic ('Incipit introductorius liber qui et pulueris dicitur in mathematicam disciplinam'). Version of Al-Khwarizmi's Algebra, possibly by Adelard of Bath. Algorismus de integris abbreviatus. An algebra adapted from Al-Khwarizmi ('Liber qui secundum Arabes uocatur algebra et almucabala'). Tables from the Latin translation (probably by Johannes de Pavia) of Arzachel's Almanac, known as the Tables of Humeniz ('Tabule locorum Saturni secundum Eumenium magistrum filie regis Ptolomei regis quas Azarchellus mutauit de annis egyptiorum ad annos Alexandri magni').
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 14th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Four hands a- d. Initials in a partly red and green, in the rest red and blue.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 53
Summary of contents Breviary of the use of Bamberg, winter and lenten parts, with some additional items.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 15th century
Material paper

Decoration
Initials plain red.

Bibliography
1996
Andrew Hughes, Late medieval liturgical offices. Resources for electronic research: sources and chants (Subsidia Mediaevalia 24), Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1996, p. 121 (List of Sources only)

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Forchheim (?)

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 54
Summary of contents A collection of computistical material.
Language Latin
Origin German, South or Swiss
Date 11th century, middle, and 12th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Plain red initials. Diagrams. (P&A i. 35)

Bibliography
1998
Arno Borst, Die karolingische Kalenderreform (Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Schriften, Band 46), Hannover: Hahnsche Buchhandlung, 1998, Siglum 'H 2': pp. XXVI, 304, 393, 457-9, 461, 471, 505 f., 516, 706
Sigrid Krämer, Bibliographie Bernhard Bischoff und Verzeichnis aller von ihm herangezogenen Handschriften (Fuldaer Hochschulschriften, 27), Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Josef Knecht, 1998, No. 142, 134; No. 148, 194 A.9; No. 222, 251*
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. 385

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Erfurt, Collegium Amplonianum.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 55
Summary of contents Collection of sermons and homilies for 2nd to 24th Sundays after Pentecost.
Language Latin
Origin Austrian (?)
Date 12th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Titles in red capitals. Fifty-one fine initials, mostly of vinescroll type akin in style to those of the 12th-century Salzburg school, some with figures. Early marginal scribbles done with a hard point. (P&A i. 73, pl. VI)

Bibliography
2000
Lisa Fagin Davis, The Gottschalk Antiphonary: music and liturgy in twelfth-century Lambach (Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology, 8), Cambridge 2000, p. 138
1996
Kurt Holter, Buchkunst -- Handschriften -- Bibliotheken. Beiträge zur mitteleuropäischen Buchkultur vom Frühmittelalter bis zur Renaissance [collected papers], ed. Georg Heilingsetzer & Winfried Stelzer (Schriftenreihe des Oberösterreichischen Musealvereins -- Gesellschaft für Landeskunde, Bd. 15-16), 2 vols., Linz 1996, pp. 580, 586, 1045, 1104, 1105, 1107, 1120, 1200
1994
Raymond Étaix, Homéliaires patristiques latins: recueil d'études de manuscrits médiévaux (Collection des Études Augustiniennes. Série Moyen-Age et Temps modernes, 29), Paris: Institut d'Études Augustiniennes, 1994, p. 575
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Nicht aus Gladbach

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 56
Summary of contents A collection of 24 items, chiefly writings by Honorius Augustodunensis, of which nos. 2-22 are also found, in the same order, in Munich clm 22225, copied between 1154-1159 for Gerhard, abbot of Windberg.
Language Latin
Origin Austrian, Lambach (?)
Date 12th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine initials, mostly of vinescroll type, drawn mainly in red but with further details in lilac or light-brown ink, sometimes with parts washed in yellow or green. Some have zoomorphic features and figures, including (fol. 168r) a figure of a monk, possibly intended to be Honorius himself. (P&A i. 80, pl. VII)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 1r 8-line white stem interlace initial C(um) with red outlines and gold decoration. Smaller initials P(eritissimi) with bird and C(um) as above.
Bibliography
2000
Lisa Fagin Davis, The Gottschalk Antiphonary: music and liturgy in twelfth-century Lambach (Cambridge Studies in Palaeography and Codicology, 8), Cambridge 2000, p. 25
1996
Kurt Holter, Buchkunst -- Handschriften -- Bibliotheken. Beiträge zur mitteleuropäischen Buchkultur vom Frühmittelalter bis zur Renaissance [collected papers], ed. Georg Heilingsetzer & Winfried Stelzer (Schriftenreihe des Oberösterreichischen Musealvereins -- Gesellschaft für Landeskunde, Bd. 15-16), 2 vols., Linz 1996, pp. 580, 586, 1047, 1053, 1107, 1121, 1124, 1131, 1132
1995
V. I. J. Flint, Honorius Augustodunensis of Regensburg (Authors of the Middle Ages: Historical and Religious Writers of the Latin West, ed. Patrick J. Geary, vol. II, No. 6 [with No. 5]), Aldershot: Variorum, 1995, pp. 160, 169, 170, 171, 172, 175

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 57
Summary of contents Two zone-maps of the earth, of the type illustrated in Macrobius' Commentary on the Somnium Scipionis. De minutiis. Fragments of 'Geometria incerti auctoris'. Extract from Regino of Prüm, Epistola de harmonica institutione. Treatise on monochord. Hucbald of St. Amand, Ecloga de caluis. Palladius, De re rustica, books i-iii. 24. Etc.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 11th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Diagrams. (P&A i. 43)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 1r Text page with circular diagrams.
Bibliography
1998
Günter Glauche, 'Schulunterricht und Wissenschaftspflege in den Klöstern Südbayerns im Spiegel ausgewählter Handschriften', in Gli umanesimi medievali: Atti del II Congresso dell'"Internationales Mittellateinerkomitee", Firenze, Certosa del Galluzzo, 11-15 settembre 1993, ed. Claudio Leonardi (Millennio Medievale 4, Atti di Convegni 1), Florence: Sismel, 1998, pp. 159-170, at p. 165
1994
Lucio Toneatto, Codices artis mensoriae: i manoscritti degli antichi opuscoli latini d'agrimensura (V-XIX sec.), Tom. I-III (Testi, Studi, Strumenti, 5), Spoleto: Centro italiano di studi sull'alto medioevo, 1994 (I-II), 1995 (III), Tom. III, p. 1226
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Tegernsee

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 58
Summary of contents Anselm of Canterbury, works. Honorius Augustodunensis, works. Collection of quaestiones from the school of Anselm of Laon.
Language Latin
Origin Austrian or German
Date 12th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Main initials and headings in red; some smaller initials in brown decorated with red dots. Up to fol. 68r the scribe's marginal captions describing the contents of the text have decorative red frames.

Bibliography
2000
Christine Glassner, Inventar der Handschriften des Benediktinerstiftes Melk, Teil 1, Von den Anfängen bis ca. 1400, 2 vols. (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse, Denkschriften, Band 285), Vienna 2000, [vol. 1] p. 15
1995
V. I. J. Flint, Honorius Augustodunensis of Regensburg (Authors of the Middle Ages: Historical and Religious Writers of the Latin West, ed. Patrick J. Geary, vol. II, No. 6 [with No. 5]), Aldershot: Variorum, 1995, pp. 151 n. 218, 160, 161, 169

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 59
Summary of contents Magister Adam (of Aldersbach?), Summa de septem sacramentis, i.e. the metrical version of the Summa of Raymundus de Penafort.
Language Latin
Origin Austrian (?)
Date 14th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Drawing in red ink. Plain red initials, the first and the last flourished in red. (P&A i. 132)

Bibliography
2000
Christine Glassner, Inventar der Handschriften des Benediktinerstiftes Melk, Teil 1, Von den Anfängen bis ca. 1400, 2 vols. (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse, Denkschriften, Band 285), Vienna 2000, at [vol. 1] Cod. 516, Sigle G

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 60
Summary of contents Monastic rules, etc.
Language Latin
Origin Austrian, Melk (?)
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Some blue or red initials flourished in contrasting colours, including figures on fols. 124v (a shepherd?), 140r (a king); other initials plain red or blue. (P&A i. 166)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 61
Summary of contents Works attributed to Bonaventura. Jean Gerson, treatises and extracts. Theological treatise 'de deuotione et diuersis generibus deuotorum', extracted from a Carthusian author. Adam of Dryburgh, Soliloquium de instructione animae.
Language Latin
Origin Austrian (?)
Date 1452-1453
Material paper

Decoration
Plain red initials.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 62
Summary of contents Johannes Climacus, Scala spiritualis and Sermo ad pastorem, Latin translation in a revision by Ambrogio Traversari, c. 1418.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Venice
Date 1455
Material paper

Decoration
Plain red initials.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 63
Summary of contents Works by or attributed to Jean Gerson. Richard de Bury, Philobiblon. Testamenta 12 patriarcharum, tr. Robert Grosseteste. Albertano da Brescia, works. Ps.-Aristotle, Secreta secretorum, tr. Philippus Tripolitanus. Hermann Zoest, Phaselexis. Heinrich Heinbuch von Langenstein, works. Texts on the observation of the monastic rule. Etc.
Language Latin
Origin German, (in part) Nuremberg
Date 1451, 1453, before 1464
Material paper

Decoration
Initials, headings, paragraph marks, etc. in red and blue; on fol. 181r, initial with Nuremberg city arms.

Bibliography
2000
Christine Glassner, Inventar der Handschriften des Benediktinerstiftes Melk, Teil 1, Von den Anfängen bis ca. 1400, 2 vols. (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse, Denkschriften, Band 285), Vienna 2000, at [vol. 1] Cod. 1241, 1r
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. 479r

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 64
Summary of contents Material concerning Ste. Foy.
Language German and Latin
Origin Austrian (?)
Date 14th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Red initials and headings.

Bibliography
2000
Christine Glassner, Inventar der Handschriften des Benediktinerstiftes Melk, Teil 1, Von den Anfängen bis ca. 1400, 2 vols. (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse, Denkschriften, Band 285), Vienna 2000, [vol. 1] pp. 16-17

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 65
Summary of contents Life of St. Eustace. Haimo of Auxerre (attrib.), Commentary on Apocalypse.
Language Latin
Origin German, Steinfeld
Date 12th century, late
Material parchment

Decoration
Vinscroll type initial in red and violet ink on fol. 9r, and small initial in blue and red on fol. 113v; decorated red initial on fols. 1r, 8v, 41r, 80v, 98v, 127v, 145v. (P&A i. 93)

Bibliography
1995
V. I. J. Flint, Honorius Augustodunensis of Regensburg (Authors of the Middle Ages: Historical and Religious Writers of the Latin West, ed. Patrick J. Geary, vol. II, No. 6 [with No. 5]), Aldershot: Variorum, 1995, p. 161
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Steinfeld (later Phillipps MS. 416)

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 66
Summary of contents Anonymous commentary on the Gospel of St. Matthew, sometimes attributed to Geoffrey Babion.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 12th century, late
Material parchment

Decoration
Decorated red initials on fols. 2r and 4r.

Bibliography
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Steinfeld (later Phillipps MS. 438)

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 67
Summary of contents Speculum humanae salvationis.
Language Latin
Origin Bohemian Prague
Date 14th century, late
Material paper

Decoration
Pen drawings. Plain red initials, frequently omitted, especially from fol. 62r on. (P&A i. 145, pl. XI)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 72r God in cloud holding three spears. The Virgin intercedes for mankind, watched by SS. Dominic with staff and Francis who wears girdle of cord with three knots.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 68
Summary of contents German translation of the Rule of the Order of St. Clare.
Language German
Origin German, Clarenthal bei Wiesbaden
Date 1457
Material parchment

Decoration
Red initials, sometimes enclosing pen drawings. Miniature added in 1472. (P&A i. 171)

Bibliography
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Klarenthal

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 69
Summary of contents Honorius Augustodunensis, Expositio in Cantica canticorum.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 13th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Decorated initials with pen drawings: fol. 1r, King Solomon; fol. 13v, Christ preaching (?); fol. 121v, head of Christ, and a monster; fol. 144r, a bishop, in the border are a monster and a bird. On fols. 56v-57r similar drawings have been coloured, chiefly in deep blue, with pale blue, orange, green, and violet: fol. 56v, miniature of King Solomon on his throne; fol. 57r, initial with a bishop, and border of curling foliage. Smaller initials in red. (P&A ii. 66, pl. VI)

Bibliography
1995
V. I. J. Flint, Honorius Augustodunensis of Regensburg (Authors of the Middle Ages: Historical and Religious Writers of the Latin West, ed. Patrick J. Geary, vol. II, No. 6 [with No. 5]), Aldershot: Variorum, 1995, p. 169

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 70
Summary of contents Petrus Comestor, Historia scholastica, extensively glossed, with addition on Acts probably by Peter of Poitiers.
Language Latin
Origin Italian or French, South
Date 13th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Marginal pen drawings. Blue and red initials with pen flourishes, sometimes partly formed of birds. (P&A ii. 67)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 52v Text, with glosses.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 71
Summary of contents Hugo de Folieto, various works including De auibus and Liber de rota uerae et falsae religionis. Peter of Poitiers, Compendium historiae.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North
Date c. 1300
Material parchment

Decoration
Miniatures. Diagrams. On fols. 3r, 4v, 30r, 34r, 35r, 41r, 49r, painted initials on gold grounds, in orange red, violet, pale blue, and pink, shaded and diapered, with scrolled foliage, and framed in dark blue, or pink (fol. 4v only); on fol. 29r large initial in blue and red, flourished in red and blue. Small initials blue flourished in red or red in blue. (P&A ii. 144, pl. XIV)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 11v In a gold framed roundel, against a blue background, the pelican pecking at its breast to feed its young.
Bibliography
1992
Jonathan J. G. Alexander, Medieval illuminators and their methods of work, New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1992, p. 171 n. 23

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 72
Summary of contents Dominican Processional and Troper with other liturgical items, perhaps written for a friary in a suffragan diocese of the patriarchate of Aquileia.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North-east (?)
Date 14th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Red initials flourished in red. A series of simple pictures, added c. 1400. (P&A ii. 763)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 84v Jonah and the gourd. On the left is the worm 'vermis'; on the right, a lectern with a book open to the words 'Conquestus est Jonas'. (v. Jonas 4:6-7)

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 73
Summary of contents Italian translations of Ps.-Augustine, Soliloquia; short extracts from Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos; extracts from Maestruzzo (the Italian translation of Bartolomeo da S. Concordio, Summa de casibus conscientiae).
Language Italian
Origin Italian, Florence
Date 1423
Material paper

Decoration
Blue or red initials flourished in red or purple.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 74
Summary of contents Maffeo Vegio, Liber de uerborum significatione.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Rome (?)
Date c. 1450
Material parchment

Decoration
Fol. 1r, illuminated vinestem initial and borders. Small illuminated vinestem initials at the beginning of each letter. (P&A, ii. 342, pl. XXXII)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 1r Gold 6-line initial 'A' with white stem interlace decoration on a multicoloured ground extending into left and top borders, one butterfly and two birds.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 75
Summary of contents Legendary account, with illustrations, of the founding of the Monastery of SS. Abundius and Abundantius (known as S. Bonda) near Siena.
Language Latin and Italian
Origin Italian, Siena (?)
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Eight miniatures in decorated frames. (P&A ii. 255, pl. XXIII)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 76
Summary of contents 'Rosa Pisanella': The Summa de casibus conscientiae of Fra Bartolomeo da San Concordio of Pisa, with a collection of additional extracts on the virtues and vices later added in the margins.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 1452
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials blue or red flourished in red or violet. (P&A ii. list, p. 105)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 77
Summary of contents Homiliary, from Advent to Easter Saturday.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Padua
Date 1466
Material parchment

Decoration
Historiated initial and border on fol. 1r. Decorated initials. Headpiece on fol. 182v. (P&A ii. 610, pl. LIX)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 1r Initial 'H' with St. Bernard preaching to monks and nuns. In border, portrait head. Lower margin has garden with roses, violets, strawberries and vines. St. Giustina, martyr and Queen of Padua and small black robed monk kneels holding a scroll .

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 78
Summary of contents Leonardo Fibonacci of Pisa, Liber abaci, translated into Italian.
Language Italian
Origin Italian
Date 15th century
Material paper

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 79
Composite fol. 1-48 || fol. 49-78 || fol. 79-129
Summary of contents Richard Kilvington, Sophismata. Walter Burley, De puritate artis logicae. William Heytesbury, De sensu composito et diuiso. Roger Thomas, De proportionibus. || William of Ockham, Summa logicae, pars secunda. || Gonsalvus Hispanus, Conclusiones metaphysicae. Nicolaus Heritius, Ars predicandi.
Language Latin and Italian
Origin Italian
Date 14th century, second half || 14th century, second half || 14th century, first half
Material paper, parchment || paper || paper

Decoration
Spaces for initials left blank. || Red initials and chapter numbers. || -

Bibliography
1991
Bibliographie annuelle du moyen-Âge tardif: auteurs et textes latins, vers 1250-1500, ed. Jean-Pierre Rothschild, Tome I [covering 1990-1], [Paris]: Brepols 1991, no. 2578

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R.Pal.19.50/1

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 80
Summary of contents Michele da Pavia, Poems addressed to the condottiere Gentile Virginio Orsini of Bracciano (d. 1497) and other members of his family.
Language Latin
Origin Italian
Date 15th century, late
Material parchment

Decoration
The headings and first line of the first poem are written in large capitals in alternate lines of gold and blue. There are no initials for the later poems, but their headings are written in violet or red; a black bear, symbolizing the Orsini, has been painted at the beginning of several of the poems. Probably the presentation copy and written by Michele himself. (P&A ii. 374)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 81
Summary of contents Pietro Barozzi, De ratione bene moriendi.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Veneto (?)
Date 1471-1487
Material parchment

Decoration
On fols. 1r, 2v, 23r, 66v, faceted initials in blue, green, or plum on rectangular backgrounds with concave sides and bevelled corners in the same colours; smaller initials plain red or blue. In the lower margin of fol. 1r on a delicately shaded blue background two standing putti support the Barbo arms, with a cross and cardinal's hat above. Probably the dedication copy presented to Cardinal Marco Barbo, patriarch of Aquileia, by Barozzi whilst bishop of Belluno, 1471-1487. (P&A ii. 560, pl. LII)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 1r Blue 5-line initial M(oyse) on a blue ground with white filigreework.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 82
Summary of contents Private collection of prayers and devotions, with Marbodus, De lapidibus.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, North east (?)
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Small painted initial surrounded with red penwork on fol. 33r: gold on background in squares of blue, green, and red, decorated in yellow; other initials plain blue or red. Border and historiated initial on fol. 1r. (P&A ii. 574)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 83
Summary of contents Cicero, selected speeches.
Language Latin
Origin Italian, Florence or Naples
Date 15th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Two hands. Large blue initials and no headings in part a, smaller blue or red initials and red headiings in part b. Border on fol. 1r. (P&A ii. 367, pl. XXXV)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 84
Summary of contents Septenarium pictum. Circular diagram, deriving in part at least from Hugh of St. Victor, De quinque septenis.
Language Latin
Origin French (?)
Date 13th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Pen drawings lightly washed in blue, yellow, and pink. Initials blue flourished in red or red in blue; bars dividing the sections of the wheel in red and blue, ending in flourishes. Central miniature added, 13th century, late. (P&A i. 512)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 1r Table with coloured drawings. Central miniature added end of the 13th century.
Bibliography
1998
Sigrid Krämer, Bibliographie Bernhard Bischoff und Verzeichnis aller von ihm herangezogenen Handschriften (Fuldaer Hochschulschriften, 27), Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Josef Knecht, 1998, No. 227, 55
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. 55

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 85
Composite fol. 1-111 || fol. 112-138
Summary of contents William of St. Martin at Tournai, Bernardinum. Henricus de Frimaria, Tractatus super Missus est angelus (Tractatus de adventu verbi in mentem). || Johannes Damascenus, De fide orthodoxa.
Language Latin
Origin German || French
Date 14th century, early || 13th century, second half
Material parchment

Decoration
Miniature. Large initials in blue and red flourished in blue (or violet) and red, smaller ones red flourished in blue (or violet) or blue in red. (P&A i. 294, pl. XXIII) || Red and blue initial on fol. 112r with blue and red pen flourishes and one small red initial with blue flourishes, others plain blue or red.

Images
Manuscript image fol. 1r Verses about St. Bernhard, etc.
Bibliography
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Erfurt, Petersberg

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 86
Summary of contents Infante Dom Pedro, Duque de Coimbra, Livro da virtuosa bemfeitoria.
Language Portuguese
Origin Portuguese
Date 15th century
Material paper

Decoration
Plain red initials.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 87
Summary of contents Charter of donation made by Countess Iusta, 'prolix Fredinandiz', to Citi Morelez (or Morieliz) and his wife Maria, of a solar in the territory of Sta. Maria in Villasirga. In Visigothic script.
Language Latin
Origin Spanish
Date 1069
Material parchment

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 88
Summary of contents Gospel Lectionary.
Language Latin
Origin Spanish, North
Date 12th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Fol. 1r, interlacing ink-drawn initial framed in red with background in pale yellow and red inside and blue outside. First words of the text written in large capitals in alternating lines of red and blue. On fol. 13r, the heading is in large rustic capitals, with alternate words in red and brown, and the initial is in red and blue, with the first four words in large red and blue capitals. Smaller initials on fols. 1v-7v are in gold, outlined in red. Later initials are in red (mostly) or brown, occasionally with some decoration in ink (or blue), sometimes accompanied by yellow wash. (P&A i. 876, pl. LXV)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 1r Decorated text.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 89
Summary of contents Toledan tables, with the canons of Arzachel.
Language Latin
Origin French
Date 13th century - 14th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Initial on fol. 1r in red and blue with pen flourishes in blue and red forming a border in the left margin. Other initials red or blue flourished in blue or red. (P&A i, list, p. 73)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 90
Summary of contents Rule of the Order of Santiago del Espada.
Language Spanish
Origin Spanish
Date 15th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Initials red or blue with pen flourishes in violet or green. On fol. 1r a crude initial in silver and gold and an unfinished border of foliage, added 16th-17th century, drawn in ink, washed in yellow, and partly coloured red. (P&A i. 889)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 91
Summary of contents Four gospels.
Language Greek
Origin Byzantine, Constantinople (?)
Date 13th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Headpieces, initials, headings, marginal apparatus, etc. in carmine ink. (Hutter i. 50, Abb. 304-5)

Bibliography
1992
Annemarie Weyl Carr, 'Oxford, Barocci 29 and manuscript illumination in Epiros', in Apo ta Practica Diethnous Sumposiou gia to Despotato tes Epeirou (Arta, 27-31 Maiou 1990), Arta 1992, pp. 567-84, with 10 figs., at p. 571 n. 25
SCWMSS archive: = REFS.

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 92
Summary of contents Symeon Metaphrastes and others, Menologion for December.
Language Greek
Origin Byzantine, Constantinople (?)
Date 12th century, second quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Simple headpieces, initials, and headings in carmine ink. (Hutter iii. 79, Abb. 309)

Bibliography
1972
F. Halkin, 'Un Métaphraste de décembre enrichi de douze ou treize suppléments', Analecta Bollandiana 90 (1972), p. 370 [Information taken from Lidia Perria, I manoscritti citati da Albert Ehrhard (Testi e Studi Bizantino-Neoellenici, 4), Rome 1979, p. 105 n. 234].
1937
Albert Ehrhard, Überlieferung und Bestand der hagiographischen und homiletischen Literatur der griechischen Kirche, 3 vols. (Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur, 50-52), Leipzig-Berlin 1937-1952 (reprinted Leipzig 1965), II 508-509 (formerly Munich, Rosenthal) [Information taken from Lidia Perria, I manoscritti citati da Albert Ehrhard (Testi e Studi Bizantino-Neoellenici, 4), Rome 1979, pp. 103-6]

Shelfmark MS. Lyell 93
Composite fols. 1-142 || fols. 143-177
Summary of contents Gregory of Nazianzus, Sermons.
Language Greek
Origin Byzantine
Date 13th century, late - 14th century, first quarter || 10th century, late - 11th century, first quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Rough headpieces, initials and titles in artificial elongated capitals in very faded red ink. || Simple headpieces, initials, and uncial titles in carmine ink. (Hutter iii. 127, Abb. 84, 483)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 94
Summary of contents Theotokarion.
Language Greek
Origin Byzantine
Date 1312
Material parchment

Decoration
Simple ornament, headings, initials, etc., in vermilion and sometimes very faded red ink. (Hutter iii. 141, Abb. 516-9)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell 95
Summary of contents Bilingual Gospel of St Matthew, with Latin glosses.
Language Greek and Latin
Origin Italian, North Milan (?)
Date 15th century, middle
Material paper

Decoration
Roughly painted miniatures in margins, and initials ornamented in blue, red and yellow. (P&A ii. 726)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell empt. 1
Summary of contents Razes, medical works, probably all translated by Gerard of Cremona.
Language Latin
Origin Italian (?)
Date 13th century, early
Material parchment

Shelfmark MS. Lyell empt. 2
Summary of contents Compilation of medical tracts, often in an abbreviated form, many of them taken from Bernardus de Gordonio.
Language Latin and German
Origin Austrian
Date 15th century
Material paper

Shelfmark MS. Lyell empt. 3
Summary of contents Raymundus de Penafort, Summa de penitentia et matrimonio.
Language Latin
Origin French
Date 13th century, late
Material parchment

Decoration
Painted initials of books (pp. 1, 145, 255, 512) in blue or pink decorated with gold, infilled with monsters or branchwork in the same colours, on blue and pink grounds; other initials blue flourished in red or red in blue; running headings and paragraphing in red and blue. (P&A i. 497)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell empt. 4
Summary of contents Portable Gallican Psalter. Use of Sarum.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 14th century, early (before 1319)
Material parchment

Decoration
Historiated initials, with borders. Other initials gold flourished in purple or blue, or blue flourished in red. Line fillers in gold and blue. (P&A iii. 550, pl. VI)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 133v Initial C(antate) with choir. Surround border with leaves, buds and birds.
Bibliography
1990
M. A. Michael, 'Destruction, reconstruction and invention: the Hungerford Hours and English manuscript illumination of the early fourteenth century', English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700, 2 (1990), pp. 33-108, at p. 97

Shelfmark MS. Lyell empt. 5
Summary of contents Religious tales, comprising brief lives of saints, miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary, exempla including animal fables, a bestiary, etc.
Language Latin
Origin Dutch (Low Countries)
Date 13th century, second half
Material parchment
Images
Manuscript image fol. 68v Plain text page with red initial 'M'.
Bibliography
1998
Sigrid Krämer, Bibliographie Bernhard Bischoff und Verzeichnis aller von ihm herangezogenen Handschriften (Fuldaer Hochschulschriften, 27), Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Josef Knecht, 1998, No. 142, 71

Shelfmark MS. Lyell empt. 6
Summary of contents The prick of conscience.
Language English
Origin English, South
Date 15th century, early
Material parchment

Decoration
Fol. 1r has a bar border on four sides in gold and purple with leaves and clusters of daisies and daisybuds in blue, green, and purple. Initials on fols. 12v, 22v, 35r, 53r, 86r and 96v in gold on backgrounds in sections of pink and blue with sprays of gold discs and leaves, and of daisy buds on fol. 35r. Other initials blue flourished in red up to fol. 50v. (P&A iii. 819)

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. xxiv, xxviii, 25

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R

Shelfmark MS. Lyell empt. 7
Summary of contents Miscellany of Desiderius de Birstorff, primarily theological pieces.
Language Latin and French
Origin French, Paris
Date 1457-1458
Material parchment

Shelfmark MS. Lyell empt. 8
Summary of contents Summary of the Bible chapter by chapter in Latin verses by Johannes Vasco, O.F.M.
Language Latin
Origin French (?)
Date 15th century, late
Material paper

Decoration
First initial red and blue, others plain red, paragraph marks in blue or red.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell empt. 9
Summary of contents Ambrosiaster, Commentaries on the Epistles of St. Paul. Ambrose, Letters. Items added by a contemporary hand, primarily short pieces by or attrib. to Ambrose.
Language Latin
Origin German
Date 15th century, middle
Material parchment

Decoration
Decorated initials and border on fol. 1r. Decorated initials, initials with penwork, simple red and blue initials. (P&A i. 163, pl. XII)

Images
Manuscript image fol. 1r Blue 14-line initial 'U' with gold decoration on a green, blue and white pattered ground. Red 9-line initial 'D' with blue decoration and fine penwork flourishes extending into the column border, left and lower borders.
Bibliography
1989
Sigrid Krämer [with Michael Bernhard for vol. 3], Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols. (= Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz: Ergänzungsband 1), Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1989-90: Köln, Kartäuser (later Phillipps MS. 518)

Shelfmark MS. Lyell empt. 10
Summary of contents A practical treatise on surveying and measuring, in Italian. Thomas Bradwardine, Geometria speculatiua, in Latin.
Language Latin and Italian
Origin Italian, North-east (Vicenza?)
Date 1481
Material paper

Decoration
Wash drawings and diagrams. (P&A ii. 893, pl. LXXIX)


Shelfmark MS. Lyell empt. 11
Summary of contents Abbreviated general chronicle, from the birth of Christ to 1503, in the later part chiefly concerned with Italy.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 1503 or later
Material paper

Decoration
Red headings.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell empt. 12
Summary of contents Fragments, chiefly medieval, mostly from bindings, collected by J. P. R. Lyell, including bibical, liturgical, theological, legal writings; end (?) of a treatise on Latin quantities (discussing syllables), 16th century; pieces partly or wholly in English, including six lines of English verse, some exercises in Latin and English, and a Latin dialogue or dialogues, 16th century; page of accounts in French, 1462 (?); fragments in Italian, mostly 17th century; accounts in English; manorial items.
Language Latin, English, French, and Italian
Date 12th century - 18th century
Material parchment and paper

Decoration
Initials.


Shelfmark MS. Lyell empt. 50
Summary of contents Spanish documents and autographs.
Language Spanish and Latin
Origin Spanish
Date 15th century - 19th century
Material parchment, paper


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