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Rawlinson manuscripts (MSS. Rawl. Q.)



Shelfmark MS. Rawl. Q. b. 4
Summary Catalogue no. 16032
Summary of contents Fragments, chiefly from bindings, arranged in a rough chronological order, many collected by Thomas Hearne.
Language Latin, English
Date 9th century - 16th century
Material parchment, paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 548
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 549

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. Q. b. 5
Summary Catalogue no. 16019
Summary of contents Bible, vol. 1.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 12th century, third quarter
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine historiated and other initials in various styles. Good marginal sketches in plummet, fol. 123v, etc. (P&A iii. 179, pl. XIX)
fol. 5v
Type initial I
Subject Band, edged with gold, decorated with geometric designs, acanthus leaves, animal head and four medallions with bearded heads.
fol. 48v
Type initial L
Subject Band, edged with gold, decorated with eleven square panels, where a four-petalled flower alternates with other designs (three heads, an eagle and a lion).
fol. 64r
Type initial H
Subject Interlace, acanthus-leaf designs. The loop of the initial is formed by a dragon; a mask decorates the top of the ascender.
fol. 76v
Type initial T
Subject Christ, seated in green and gold mandorla, holding a book and blessing; a gold bar with two lions above.
fol. 86r
Type initial P
Subject A young man with a sword and shield faces a dragon with a knotted tail. Interlace, acanthus-leaf designs, three human faces inside the loop of the initial.
fol. 112r
Type initial F
Subject Two figures with long hair and ankle-length robes cutting leaves from a plant with knives. Two grotesques form horizontal bars of the initial.
fol. 137v
Type initial C
Subject Mythological beast surrounded by coiled tendrils and acanthus leaves.
fol. 162r
Type initial O
Subject Seated crowned Solomon embraces a female figure.
fol. 170r
Type initial O
Subject Interlace, acanthus-leaf designs, two profile human heads.
fol. 187v
Type initial A
Subject Coiled tendrils with foliage and flowers, mask, bird, winged grotesque with floral decoration growing out of its mouth and human hand clutching its feet.
Gold initials, decorated with interlace, coiled tendrils, foliage, flowers and geometric designs on fols. 23r, 38r, 77r, 95r, 123v, 151r, 159r, 163v, 187r and 199v.
Unfinished initials on fols. 96v, 96v and 170r.
Sketches in margins on fols. 120r and 123v (human half-figure and faces)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 547
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. 114
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 pp. 80 col. 2 -- 81 col. 1 (note on nos. 61, 62)
SCWMSS archive: = REFS. XCIV. 24

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. Q. b. 6
Summary Catalogue no. 27855
Summary of contents Lancelot Cycle, Branches 3, 4, 5.
Language French
Origin French
Date 14th century, beginning
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine miniature (defaced), borders, historiated and other initials. Fols. 1-245 were written by Ernouls of Amiens, colophon fol. 187v. (P&A i. 586, pl. XLIV)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 372
Bibliography
2001
Andrea M. L. Williams, The adventures of the Holy Grail: a study of La Queste del Saint Graal, Oxford, etc.: Peter Lang, 2001, p. 194 (listing in Bibliography only)
2000
Geert H. M. Claassens & David F. Johnson, 'Arthurian literature in the medieval Low Countries: an introduction', in King Arthur in the medieval Low Countries, eds. Geert H. M. Claassens & David F. Johnson (Mediaevalia Lovaniensia, Series 1 / Studia XXVIII), Louvain: Leuven University Press, 2000, pp. 1-34, at pp. 7 n. 21, 11 n. 38, 24 n. 101
1998
Alison Stones, 'The stylistic context of the Roman de Fauvel, with a note on Fauvain', in Fauvel studies: allegory, chronicle, music, and image in Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS français 146, eds. Margaret Bent & Andrew Wathey, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998, pp. 529-67, at p. 553 n.
1996
Cited in more than one article in Word and image in Arthurian literature, ed. Keith Busby, New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1996, pp. 152, 239 n. 13, 241 n. 23, 243 n. 33, 245 nn. 48, 54
1995
Patricia M. Gathercole, Animals in medieval French manuscript illumination, Lewiston, NY, etc.: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1995, p. 95
1993
Andrea Hopkins, Chronicles of King Arthur, London: Collins & Brown, 1993, p. 108 fig. [fol. 211b], p. 180 fig. [fol. 390v], p. 173 [fol. 392v]
1990
Muriel Whitaker, The legends of King Arthur in art, Woodbridge: D. S. Brewer, 1990, pp. 28, 41, 42, 43-5, 48
1964
Cited in Studi Medievali, 3rd Series, vol. V, 1 (1964), p. 395 [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. Rawl. Q. c. 14
Summary Catalogue no. 27858
Summary of contents Statutes of Magdalen College, Oxford (1459), with added continuations to c 1579.
Language Latin
Origin English, Oxford
Date c. 1485-c. 1579
Material parchment, paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 373

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. Q. d. 12
Summary Catalogue no. 15456
Summary of contents A printed copy of the Vitas patrum (Lyon. 1502) with MS. notes by Richard Kyderminster, abbot of Winchcomb 1488-1531.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 16th century
Material paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 429

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. Q. d. 19
Summary Catalogue no. 16044
Summary of contents Fragments, originally in the binding of MS. Rawl. liturg. e. 15, including Ovid, Ars amatoria, with glosses, 13th century; with fragments of stamped leather (early 16th cent.?) from the binding itself.
Language Latin, French
Date 13th century - 16th century
Material parchment, paper
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 550
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 551

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. Q. e. 20
Summary Catalogue no. 15606
Summary of contents Burnt fragment from Cotton MS. Otho B. X - parts of 44 lines from the Life of St. Basil.
Language English
Origin English
Date 11th century, first half
Material parchment
Alternative form available full digital facsimile
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 445
Bibliography
2001
Helmut Gneuss, Handlist of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts: a list of manuscripts and manuscript fragments written or owned in England up to 1100 (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 241), Tempe AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2001, no. 355 (part)

Bodleian shelfmark: BDH = R. Cat.
1997
Peter Clemoes, ed., Aelfric's Catholic Homilies, the First Series: Text (Early English Text Society, S.S. 17), Oxford, etc.: Oxford University Press for The Early English Text Society, 1997, p. xviii (siglum 'fi'), 60-1, 162, etc.
1979
D. G. Scragg, 'The corpus of vernacular homilies and prose saints' lives before Ælfric' [first published 1979], reprinted in Old English Prose: basic readings, ed. Paul E. Szarmach (Basic Readings in Anglo-Saxon England, 5 = Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, 1447), New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 2000, pp. 73-150, at pp. 77 (siglum 'fg'), 112-3

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. Q. e. 33
Summary Catalogue no. 16021
Quarto Catalogue Quarto Catalogue I, Misc. 274
Summary of contents Anastasius Sinaita, Quaestiones et responsiones. Life of St. Euphrosynus the Cook.
Language Greek
Date 14th century
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 547

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. Q. f. 4
Summary Catalogue no. 16057
Summary of contents Book of Hours, Use of Rouen (incomplete).
Language Latin, French
Origin French
Date 15th century, first half
Material parchment

Decoration
Borders, initials (damaged). (P&A i. 692)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 3, p. 553

Shelfmark MS. Rawl. Q. f. 8
Summary Catalogue no. 27836
Summary of contents Letters of and documents concerning Thomas Becket. From the library of Ely cathedral priory.
Language Latin
Origin English
Date 12th century, fourth quarter
Material parchment
Images
Catalogue image Vol. 5, p. 368


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