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LIBER FESTIVALIS, ETC.

MRJ number: 
187
College classmark: 
G.19

Paper, 11.5 x 8, ff. 166, 36 lines to a page.  15th, 16th (after 1499, before 1513) cent.

Old binding : stamps, circular stamp of rose and fleur de lys in lozenge.

Donor, T. C. S.

On last page of text : Oliuer Sinclar off Rosling knigt (?). d. 1513

In last cover some accounts of 1578.

Collation : 112 (1, 2 canc.) 212 – 712 810 912 – 1112 1210 1312 1416.

 

Contents :

        1.     Prologus.  Inc. liber qui uocatur ffestiualis de nouo correctus

    (a piece torn off) (im)pressus rothom.

The help and grace of almighty god.

Copied from print.

Tinctum et completum extat hoc opusculum In celeberima urbe

    Rothomagensi per magistrum Martium Merin  A.d. milles.

    quadringentes. nonagesimo nono die uero vicesima secunda

    mensis primi Impensis Jo. Richardi.

Table      .               .               .               .               .               .               .         f.    131b

        2.     Quatuor sermones               .               .               .               .               .               132b

The maister of sentence in the secounde boke.

Also copied from the Rouen edition of 1499.

Supplementary information 

This is possibly by the same scribe as Bodleian Archive Selden B.24 and the Gilbert Haye MS. in the Scott Collection at Abbotsford.  For the Bodleian MS. see M. B. Parkes, English Cursive Book Hands (Oxford, 1969), pl. 13(ii). For the Abbotsford MS. see N. R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries (Oxford, 1969), ii, 1-2.

Part 1 refers to John Mirk's Festial.  See T. Erbe, Early English Text Society Extra Series 96 (1905) and M. F. Wakelin, 'The Manuscripts of John Mirk's Festial', Leeds Studies in English New Series I (1967), 93-118.

J. Stevenson (ed.), Gilbert of the Haye's Prose Manuscript Vol. 1 (Edinburgh, 1914).

H. Leith Spencer, English Preaching in the Late Middle Ages (Oxford, 1993) p. 489 n. 123.

See A Repertorium of Middle English Prose Sermons

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