Verse and prose in Latin and Middle English.
- Verse and prose in Latin and Middle English.
- Published / Created
- [ca. 1450-1475]
- Publication Place
- Manuscript, on vellum and paper, in several hands, containing a collection of texts in Latin and Middle English. Almost two-thirds of the volume consists of a collection of Latin sermons, followed by a Latin verse text, Stimulus compassionis. Middle English texts include The three kings of Cologne, a devotional work in prose; Prester John, a travel narrative; John Lydgate's Middle English poem Stans puer ad mensam; and the Middle English verses The myrour of mankind and The treatise of a gallant.
Binding: early eighteenth-century sheep over pasteboards. Nineteenth-century green morocco case with spine title: Ancient English Poetry M. S.
Bookseller's description tipped in at front of volume.
Decoration: numerous initials in blue with red penwork.
Formerly owned by Gregory Lewis Way; William Waldorf Astor. From the collection of Toshiyuki Takamiya, 2013-.
Layout: single columns of 26-31 lines.
Most of the volume is parchment; 15 leaves toward the end of the volume are paper.
Script: several English cursive bookhands.
Spine title in gilt: M. S. Vellum.
- 213 l. : parchment and paper ; 198 x 136 mm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
English, Middle (1100-1500)
- Call Number
- Takamiya MS 94
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Manuscripts, Medieval--England--15th century.
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
Prester John--(Legendary character)
- Subject (Topic)
Conduct of life--Early works to 1800.
Devotional literature, English (Middle)
English literature--Middle English, 1100-1500.
English poetry--Middle English, 1100-1500.
English prose literature--Middle English, 1100-1500.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
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- A handlist of western Medieval manuscripts in the Takamiya collection / Toshiyuki Takamiya, in The Medieval book: glosses from friends & colleagues of Christopher de Hamel, ed. by Richard Linenthal, James Marrow and William Noel. 't Goy-Houten: Hes & De Graff, 2010, pp. 421-437. and Verse and Prose in Latin and Middle English. Takamiya MS 94.
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