San Marino, CA., Huntington Library, HM 502

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Country:United States
Settlement:San Marino, CA.
Repository: Huntington Library
Idno:HM 502
AltName:Phillipps 11929
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Date and Language
Date:s. xv1
Language: English
Dialect:Scribal Dialect: Warwickshire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 420 281, LP 4675 (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986, p. 244).
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A manuscript from the first half of the fifteenth century (Dutschke 1989, p. 237) containing Wimbledon's sermon Redde Racionem, Rolle's Form of Living, and the Mirror of St. Edmund among others.

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Physical Description
Support: Parchment
Extent:145 x 105 mm
Collation: 124 (wants 4 and 9, after ff. 3 and 7), 2-3(8).
Layout:Pricking: occasionally visible in the outer margin. Writing space of 105-110 x 74 mm. Single columns with 20-23 lines.
Writing: One scribe writing in a Textura Semi-Quadrata script varying in size. Characteristics: fairly angular text; 2-shaped r in medial position; short ascenders and descenders, not much above minims; 8-shaped/diamond bowled g; dotted y with straight descender bearing to the left; d not looped; ž; long s in initial position; 8-shaped s in final position; forked ascender on h and l; elongated and spurred ascenders on top line.
Decoration:Two-line blue initials with red penwork flourishing. Red rubrics. Red paraphs.
Binding: Eighteenth century brown calf over pasteboard.
Foliation:ff. iii + 90 + ii
Additions:F. 34v originally blank but now carries a late fifteenth/early sixteenth-century letter: 'Ryght welbelouede father and mother i haue me recommendede unto yow dessyereng youe to sende me yower daly blessyng že wyshe is batter to me than all že worldly godes i praye youe to send me a grote for to paye my quarterege & i pray youe to send me a payer of shoues & soues & i praye yow to send me a cape & a gerdelle & i paray yow to send me a purese' (IMEV 1151). In the same hand is 'He that in youthe no vertue wyll use In age all honour wyll haym refues so be it' added in a different hand 'he that may thyse & vill not'.
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Provenance:F. 56r, c. 1500, ' owe this boke wytnes iohn fuller edmund baker damyd'; John Baker's name also appears on ff. 33, 41v, 48v, 52v, 53v, 57v. ' in a sixteenth-century hand on ff. 34v, 86. On f. 59r, '' in a seventeenth-century hand. F. 31v, 'Edwd. Beeston' in an eighteenth-century hand. For later ownership see Dutschke 1989, p. 239.
Acquisition:Obtained by Henry E. Huntington from Quaritch in April 1925. More details in Dutschke 1989, p. 239.
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, August 2003. Consulted on microfilm and described with reference to Dutschke 1989. Owing to the Huntington Library's stipulations on the web publication of images, it has unfortunately not been possible to include images of this manuscript in the Catalogue.
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