Hereford, Hereford Cathedral Chapter Library, P.1.ix

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Part 2: | Contents | Physical Description | History | Record History | Bibliography |


Shelfmark
Country:England
Settlement:Hereford
Repository: Hereford Cathedral Chapter Library
Idno:P.1.ix
AltName:
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Date and Language
Date:s. xiv2
Language: English
Dialect:Scribal Dialect (ff. 141-153): Worcestershire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 395 241, LP 7830 (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986, vol. 4, p. 250).
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Part 1

Contents
A manuscript of the second half of the fourteenth century (Mynors and Thomson 1993, p. 69) in two parts. Only the second part is in English; it contains prose by Richard Rolle.


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Physical Description
Form:Codex
Support: Parchment
Extent:215 x 160 mm
Collation: 1-1112, 128
Layout:Single columns of 37 lines ruled in pencil to the foot of the page.
Writing: One Anglicana Formata hand.
Decoration:Item 1: 'Champe initials (gold on blue and purple with white tracery) ff. 1, 4, 93v, 126v, 128, 141' (Mynors and Thomson 1993, p. 69). Item 2: blue initials with red penwork flourishing.
Binding: Late nineteenth-century binding. Parchment over pasteboard with four bands on spine.
Foliation:ff. iii + 140
Additions:
Condition:Manuscript not examined.
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Part 2

Contents



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Physical Description
Form:Codex
Support: Parchment
Extent:160 x 110 mm
Collation: 1312 (+ 1 after 12). A bifolium.
Layout:Single columns ruled in pencil for 39-43.
Writing: One scribe writing in an Anglicana Formata script. This hand annotates Part 1.
Decoration:Red or blue paraphs. Red underlining.
Binding: As above.
Foliation:ff. 141-155
Additions:
Condition:Manuscript not examined.
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History
Origin:Unknown
Provenance:Various inscriptions indicate that the volume belonged to the Oxford Franciscans. F. 154r 'Tantum oras quantum desideras quod Foxholes', the same hand wrote the title of art. 3 and a few other notes. Mynors and Thomson note that this is probably OFM, who was at the Lichfield convent in 1436-41, and then at Oxford c. 1451, and archbishop of Armagh from 1471, and who had died by November 1474. F. ii verso carries 'Iste liber constat conuentui fratrum [minorum er.] Oxonie quod Salford', a was Warden of the Oxford convent in 1488 and 1489. On f. 154r is the fifteenth-century inscription 'Iohannes Vyall est bonus filius amen'. annotates ff. ff. 87v, 106v (Pl. 58) whilst his distinctive 'Iesus Maria' is at the head of ff. 106v, 117, and 121v.
Acquisition:An eighteenth-century Hereford Cathedral Pressmark is on f. iiv.
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, August 2003. Manuscript not examined. Described with reference to Mynors and Thompson 1993 and Edden 2000.
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Bibliography
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