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Spanish Manuscripts



Introduction

The shelfmark MS. Span. was adopted for miscellaneous Spanish-language manuscripts acquired from 1887 onwards, as part of the classification-system introduced by the Librarian E. W. B. Nicholson (see R. W. Hunt in Summary Catalogue, vol. I pp. xlv-xlvi). The manuscripts are subdivided by size, from 'a' (largest, 20" and over) to 'g' (smallest, 5" and under).


Shelfmark MS. Span. c. 13
Summary Catalogue no. 32608
Summary of contents Ordinances of the 'Sancta Confraria dels Clergues de la Ciutat Catalonia & Bisbat de Valencia'.
Language Catalan
Origin Spanish, Catalonia
Date after 1366
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, historiated initials (partly defaced). Additions from 1366-1381. (P&A i. 881)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 176
Manuscript image fol. 2r Historiated initial 'A' with St. James the Great as a pilgrim, cleric prays to him; initial 'P' with Virgin and Child attended by angels. Arms of the Confraria. Band border and acanthus leaves.

Shelfmark MS. Span. c. 16
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Summary of contents Transcripts, with two original documents, concerning grants of arms and genealogy.
Language Spanish
Origin Spanish
Date 16th century and 17th century
Material paper, parchment

Decoration
Coats of arms. Decorated initial.

Provenance

Bequeathed by Dr. W. Y. Evans Wentz, 1965.

Shelfmark MS. Span. c. 18
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Summary of contents Fragments from a 'Carta Executoria de Hidalguia'.
Language Spanish
Origin Spanish
Date 1570 (?)
Material parchment

Decoration
Minor calligraphic flourishes in top and bottom margins.

Provenance

Bought at Sotheby's 26 Nov. 1985, part of lot 81.

Shelfmark MS. Span. d. 1
Summary Catalogue no. 32742
Summary of contents Aragonese version of the greater part of Brunetto Latini's Tesoretto. Dedicated to Juan de Guzmán, señor del Argarve.
Language Spanish and Aragonese
Origin Spanish, Seville
Date 1467
Material parchment

Decoration
Good borders, initials (some cut out and restored). (P&A i. 887, pl. LXVI)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 192
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 193
Manuscript image fol. 49r Multicoloured decorated initial on scalloped ground with extensions of acanthus leaves and spraywork in left margin.

Shelfmark MS. Span. d. 2/1, MS. Span. d. 2/2
Summary Catalogue no. 34485, 34486
Summary of contents Copy of a Charter of Privileges granted by Enriquez I, king of Castile and Leon 1214-1217, to the city of Seville. Copy made by the notary Nuño Dias, 10 Nov. 1447.
Language Latin
Origin Spanish, Seville
Date 1447
Material parchment

Decoration
Fine border, initials. (P&A i. 885)

Images
Catalogue image Vol. 6, p. 317
Manuscript image fol. 2r Rose and blue 8-line decorated initial 'E' on gold ground with scalloped edges. Left margin has bar border with multicoloured acanthus leaves and gold balls.

Shelfmark MS. Span. d. 6
Summary Catalogue no. Not in SC (late accession): no description available
Summary of contents Liturgical manuscript (? Customary); 14th-century pastedowns from a legal manuscript in Latin.
Language Spanish and Latin
Origin Spanish
Date 16th century/17th century
Material parchment

Decoration
Good penwork initials.


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