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LONDON, The British Library

•  2009  •

0389
Liber alphabetorum ('Maclesfeldianus' dictus). – ms.
London, BL, Add. MS 88,887

• Late 15th cent., England (?)
• Parchment, 46 ff., 245 x 170 mm. 14 painted and decorated alphabets. Early 18th-century English calf binding
• In the library of the Earls of Macclesfield since around 1750 (unknown until recently)
• Purchased on 30/07/2009 with the support of a number of institutions and individual donors (£600,000)
• http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2009/jul/28/british-library-design
• http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2009/july1/macclesfield-book
• http://medievalnews.blogspot.com/2009/07/macclesfield-alphabet-book-bought-by.html

•  2008  •

0192
Horae Passionis ['Wardington Hours']. – ms.
London, BL, Add. MS 82,945

• 15th cent. (ca 1410, and ca 1440), France (Paris)
• Vellum, 108 x 65 mm, 40+5 ff.; 8 large paintings, borders, decorated initials; 18th-century French red morocco gilt binding. Presumably dismembered in the 18th cent. from a Book of Hours now in the Huntington Library (San Marino, CA)
• Illuminated in the worksop of the Master of the Duke of Bedford
• Owners: De Courgy (bookplates, 18th cent.); Henry Pomeroy, II Viscount Harberton (1749-1829); sold in 1953 to Bernard Quaritch, London; to Dudley M. Colman (+ 1958)in 1954; Lord Wardington (1924-2005), then his daughter Lucy Anne Pease
• Auction: London, Sotheby's, Dec. 2006; export-stopped by the Authority
• Cf. The Wardington library incunabula and the Wardington Hours, London: Sotheby's, 2006
• http://guenther-rarebooks.com/catalog-online-09/15.php
• http://www.artfund.org/artwork/9944/the-wardington-hours

0215
English Roll of Arms (Dering Roll). – ms.
London, BL, Add. Roll 77,720

• 13th cent. (ca 1270-1280), England (Dover, Kent?)
• Roll of parchment, 4 membranes, ca 265 x 21 cm; 324 painted coats-of-arms in 54 rows of 6 shields; legends in English
• Presumably commissioned by Stephen of Penchester, constable of Dover Castle, 1268-1299
• Owners: Hugh Fitzwilliam of Sprotborough, 16th cent. (?); Thomas Knevett of Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, c. 1539-1618 (?); Sir Edward Dering, 1598-1644; Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1792-1872 (MS. 31146); Sir Anthony Wagner, 1908-1995 (bought on 6 Feb. 1948)
• Auction: Sotheby's (London), 4 Dec. 2007, lot nr. 46. Export-stopped by the Auhority
• http://www.sothebys.com/app/live/lot/LotDetail.jsp?lot_id=159419727
• http://www.bl.uk/news/2008/pressrelease20080902.html

•  2007  •

0390
The Kerdeston Hunting Book (Leaves). – ms.
London, BL, Add. MS 82,948

• 15th cent. (ca 1420-1430), England. In English (some French)
• Vellum; ff. [vii] + 5 + [vi]; 280 x 190 mm. Miniatures, historiated and decorated initials. Bound in 18th century green morocco by Riviere with the Schwerdt arms gilt on spine
• Produced for Sir Thomas Kerdeston of Claxton, Norfolk, d. 1446 (his portrait with his wife , f. 1; dedication, f. 2; his arms and his wife's throughout the fragments)
• Former owners: Thomas Lennard Barrett, Lord Dacre (1717-1787) presented the book to Horace Walpole in 1768 (f. vii); Charles Francis Schwerdt (his sale, Sotheby's, 11 March 1946, lot 2255); Prince Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester, d. 1974 (bookplate )
• Accepted in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to the British Library in Feb. 2007

0392
Cooke’s Ordinary and the Balliol Roll of Arms. – ms.
London, BL, Add. Roll 77,242

• 14th cent. (ca. 1340), England. In Latin.
• Vellum; 7 membranes, 4.68 × 0.27 m. On the recto, 589 shields arranged in 88 rows (Cooke's Ordinary); on the dorse of the last membrane, 1 + 35 shields arranged in 5 rows of 7 (Balliol Roll)
• Owned by the Franciscan friars of Carmarthen (16th-cent. mention in Welsh on the dorse); Robert Cooke, Clarenceux King of Arms (d. 1593); Sir Thomas Phillipps (d. 1872): his MS. 26463; Sir Anthony Wagner, Garter King of Arms (d. 1995)
• Purchased at Sotheby’s, 4 Dec. 2007, lot 47
• Cf. A. R. Wagner, A Catalogue of English Mediaeval Rolls of Arms (Oxford, 1950; Harleian Society, 100), p. 54 and 58–59
— N. Denholm-Young, The Country Gentry in the 14th Century, with special reference to the heraldic rolls of arms (Oxford, 1969), p. 96, 110-111, and 114–118
— Bruce A. McAndrew, The Balliol Roll (Boston, MA, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002)
• http://www.artfact.com/auction-lot/the-balliol-roll-and-cooke-s-ordinary-,-decora-1-c-76m21bbotl

•  2006  •

0517
Cartularium sive Custumale prioratus de Otterton. – ms.
London, BL, Add. MS 81,278

• 13th cent. (1260) [with later additions], England (Devon)
• Vellum; 48 ff., 232 x 165 mm. Medieval binding with a leather chemise and the remains of a pin-and-strap fastening
• Begun for Prior Geoffrey Legat (fl. 1259-1264) in 1260
• Owned by John Anstis (d. 1744); Revd. D. Yonge; Francis George Coleridge (d. 1854) and his descendants
• Purchased through Quaritch, 29 Nov. 2005
• Cf. G.R.C. Davis, Medieval Cartularies of Great Britain: A Short Catalogue, 1958, no. 737

•  2005  •

0471
Statuta nova regni Angliae, 1327-1442 (English translation). – ms.
London, BL [cote non spécifiée]

• 15th cent. (1442-1445), England
• Vellum; 446 leaves (some lacking), text justification approx. 165 x 100 mm. Large illuminated and full-page border, four-line initials of blue with red pen-work. Contemporary tawed leather binding over wooden boards
• Very likely copied for William Coote of Coningsby, Lincs., 'jurisperitus', fl. 1439-1471 (his ownership inscription repeated on three folios)
• Auction: Christie's, London, 16 November 2005, lot 19
• http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=4601733

•  2003  •

0391
Raggionamento fra due cittadini di Genova quando fu presa la Corsica. – ms.
London, BL, Add. MS 79,517

• 16th cent. (ca 1575), Italy (Genoa). In Italian
• Paper; ff. ii + 127; 158 x 226 mm. Quarter vellum binding
• Former owners: Frederick North (armorial bookplate); formerly Phillipps MS. 4985.
• Purchased from Finarte Semenzato Auction House, Venice, 5 May 2003
• The dialogue is about the French occupation of Corsica, 1553-1559

0463
Horae (fragm.). – ms.
London, BL [cote non spécifiée]

• 14th-15th cent. (c. 1400), Italy (Bologna)
• Vellum; 2 leaves (1 bifolium), c. 24 x 17 cm. Historiated initial (the Visitation). Detached from the same book as Add. MSS 52,539 and 69,865
• Illuminated by the Master of the Brussels Initials
• Bought at Bonhams, 25 May 2003, lot 330

•  2002  •

0461
Biblia sacra. – ms.
London, BL, Add. MS 78,829

• 13th cent. (mid-), France
• Vellum; ff. iii + 622, 162 x 107 mm. 82 large historiated initials. 19th-century bibliophile binding
• Owners: Henry Pomeroy, 2nd Viscount Harberton (1749–1829); Eric George Millar (1887-1966); Brian Sawyer Cron (1913-2002)
• Presented by Nicholas Cron, son of Brian S. Cron, 13 Nov. 2002

0462
PROSPER AQUITANUS, Liber Sententiarum ex Augustino excerptarum; Flores Augustini; IOANNES DAMASCENUS, De fide orthodoxa. – ms.
London, BL, Add. MS 78,830

• 13th cent. (mid-), France (North: Cysoing?)
• Vellum; ff. iv + 410, 161 x 109 mm. 6 inhabited initials, minor 2-line pen-flourished initials. Blind tooled brown russia binding with one clasp
• Signed at the end (f. 410) by the scribes, Johannes dictus Campions and Arnulphus de Camphaing, and the illuminator, Gossuins de Lecaucie
• Owners: Charles Ashby Holland (19th cent.); Charles Hurt junior, of Wirksworth (+ 1853); Charles Butler, of Warren Wood (1822-1910); Sir Sydney Cockerell (1867-1962); Eric George Millar (1887-1966). Brian Sawyer Cron (1913-2002)
• Presented by Nicholas Cron, son of Brian S. Cron, 13 Nov. 2002

•  2000  •

0060
BELLEMAIN (Jean), Glossary of French legal terms. – ms.
London, BL, Add. MS 74,745

• 16th c. (1533), England (Sheen)
• Paper; ff. x + 36, 150 x 197 mm. Original limp vellum binding with remains of four green and gold silk ribbons.
• Autograph. Dedicated to King Edward VI, his pupil, as a New Year's gift
• Possibly purchased in London during the latter part of the 18th cent. by the 1st Baron Kenyon
• Accepted in lieu of inheritance tax on the death of the 5th Baron Kenyon, and allocated to the British Library in 2000

0061
Psalterium et Horae. – ms.
London, BL, Add. MS 74,754

• 15th c. (in.)
(Description non disponible)
• Produced for John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford (1389-1435)
• Purchased from the estate of Christina Foyle, 2000

0062
Breviarum. – ms.
London, BL, Add. MS 74,755

• 15th c. (in.)
(Description non disponible)
• Produced for John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford (1389-1435)
• Purchased from the estate of Christina Foyle, 2000

0063
RICHARD ROLLE, English Psalter (Ps. 82-113; Translation & Commentary). – ms.
London, BL, Add. MS 74,953

• Early 15th c.; England (South-West). In English
• Vellum; ff. ii+135. 400 x 275mm. Blanks for large initials before Psalms 97 and 109 (ff. 50 and 123v); small initials in blue, with extensive flourishing in red, before each Psalm. Modern binding
• Second part of Royal MS 18.D.I: size, layout, and decoration style are identical
• Identified as no. 1285 in the 1542 inventory of King Henry VIII’s Upper Library in the Palace of Westminster.
• Purchased at Christie’s, 29 Nov. 2000, lot 14
• Cf. James Carley, The Libraries of Henry VIII (London, 2000), p. 213
— H.E. Allen, Writings Ascribed to Richard Rolle, Hermit of Hampole (1947), p. 173

•  1999  •

0039
Regula ascetica ad usum Fratrum Minorum. – ms.
London, BL, Add. MS 74,285

• 14th cent. (ca 1320)
• Vellum; ff. iii+136; 136 x 108 mm. Red or blue small initials, with extensive penwork decoration. 18th-cent. binding of mottled calf.
• 19th cent. ownership inscription: «464. L.C. Gaboureau» (f. 1)
• Purchased at Christie’s, 2 June 1999, lot 34

•  1998  •

0016
Missale ad usum Scireburnensis monasterii. – ms.
London, BL, Add. MS 74,236

• 14th-15th c. (1400-1407), England (Sherborne, Dorset)
• Vellum, 347 ff.; 536 x 300 mm; musical notation; numerous illuminations
• Made for Robert Bruyning, abbot of Sherborne (1385-1415) on behalf of Richard Mitford bishop of Salisbury (1396-1407); written by John Whas; illuminated by John Siferwas et al.
• Previously: Collection of the Dukes of Northumberland, Alnwick Castle
• Donation, July 1998
• http://www.bl.uk/collections/treasures/missal.html
• http://www.fathom.com/feature/2088


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