Home  / MSS/0080


Reference code
13th century
Level of description
Extent and format
Vellum; ff. ii + 400.
Medieval binding of white leather over wooden boards, lacks clasps. Traces of writing (various dates) on covers. Numerous later ownership annotations and scribbles, mostly 16th century, including a four-line poem 'Mans life is but a flower', dated 23 August 1583, and the name of Francis Brereton, fol. 130; several references to Richard Young, fols. 27v, 164, 225v; Edward Crispe, fol. 114v; 'This bibul was hare[?] When Master Cole Was her ...', fol. 115v. Bookplate of the Rev. Charles Lyttelton, PSA, fol. i.
Scope and content
Bible. Written in England. Two main hands. See Ker, MMBL, I (1969), 303-4, for the order of books and prologues. Interpretation of Hebrew names (F. Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum medii aevi (Madrid, 1950-80), no. 7709), imperfect, letters A-S, fols. 378-400v (stubs follow). Partial borders in red and blue, fols. 1, 3v; initials throughout in two main styles, red and blue with penwork decoration, and (e.g. fol. 147v) red, blue, green, brown. Copious marginal annotation, 13th-15th century, particularly by one 15th-century hand to Genesis- end of Numbers (fol. 60). 'Orate pro anima hugonis Blith sacerdotis', 15th century, fol. 377.
Lyttelton, Charles (1714-1768), Bishop of Carlisle, antiquary
Previous reference number(s)