LONDON, Lambeth Palace Library
Breviarium ad usum monasterii Sancti Petri de Abbotsbury. ms.
London, Lambeth Pal., MS 4513
14th-15th cent. (ca 1400), England (South-West: Dorset)
Vellum, 214 x 135 mm. 25 elaborate illuminated initials.
Presumably produced for the specific use of the chapel of St Catherine built at Abbotsbury Abbey in the late 14th century (St Catherine's wheel is diplayed in most of the initials)
Purchased from B. Quaritch Ltd., London, 2004, with the support of The Art Fund (£30,000)
Cf. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., Early Books and Manuscripts (Catalogue, Summer 2004), no. 50
Lambeth Palace Library Annual Review 2004, p. 6-7 (ill.)
Horae secundum usum Sarensem (the Tarleton Hours) [fragm.]. ms.
London, Lambeth Pal., MS 4529
15th cent. (c. 1430), France (Rouen)
Vellum; single leaf, 140 x 100 mm. Half-page miniature (the Martyrdom of St Thomas Becket) with decorated border. Fol. 53 of the original volume
Possibly written by Ricardus Franciscus
Owners: the Tarleton Family from about 1784 to 1951; Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002)
Auction: Sotheby's, London, 2 Dec. 2003, lot 69
ROBERTUS de CHAURY, Statuta Caerlegionensis dioecesis (c. 1259). ms.
London, Lambeth Pal., MS 4504
14th cent., England (Carlisle)
(Description non disponible)
Purchased in memory of Dr. E.G.W. Bill, 2002
Gambara Letter Book, 1526-1527. ms.
London, Lambeth Pal., MS 4434
16th cent. (1526-1527), England (London)
Manuscript letter book of Uberto Gambara, Papal Nuncio to Henry VIII (later a cardinal), containing fair copies of despatches received and sent
Acquired in 2001
Cf. Lambeth Palace Library Annual Review, 2001, pp. 7-8
Pagano (Sergio), Il cardinale Uberto Gambara vescovo di Tortona (1489-1549), Firenze, 1995
BAYLY (Lewis), The Practice of Piety (Extracts). - [Meditationes variae de vita christiana.]. ms.
London, Lambeth Pal., MS 4248
17th cent. (1636), England (Kent?). In English (pt. I) and Latin (pt. II)
Paper, 202 x 155 mm, in 2 parts: pp. ii + 83 + ix, and i + 118 + xvi. Carefully calligraphed, with numerous illuminated initials. Contemporary sheep binding with an inverted 'T' stamped in the centre
One of the initials (part II, p. 51) is dated 1636
Former owner: John Toke, 1662
Acquired at auction in Phillips' sale (12 March 1999, lot 129), with the supports of the Friends of the National Libraries and the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library
Cf. The Lambeth Palace Library Annual Review 1999, pp. 6-7