Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 84 (T.4.1)
Images: [ MS Hunter 84 fol. 126r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Gvidonis de Colvmna, Historia Destrvctionis Troiae.
Jvlii Valerii (?), Historia Alexandri Magni. (Jvlii Valerii (?), De Preliis.)
Tvrpini Archiepiscopi, Itinerarivm.
Marci Pavli de Venetiis, De Oriente, etc.
Fratris Odorici de Foro Ivlii, De Tvrcis, etc.
Iohannis Mandeville, De Mirabilibvs, etc.
On 1, 1 verso top left corner, is the autograph: "Tho: Martin," and in the top right corner: "pr. £1.S.1.D.0." For Thomas Martin of Palgrave (1697-1771) see S.1.3.
On the recto of i, 2. is pasted a printed slip (of a sale catalogue): LIBER DE HISTORIA DESTRVCTIONIS TROJAE - Liber | de Gestis Alexandri Magni - Itinerarium Turpini | Archiep. Revensis de Gestis Magni Regis Karoli - Liber Marci Pauli de Veneciis qui Distinguitur in | hos Libros - Liber Fratris Oderici de forio Julii &c. | - Itinerarium Johannis Maundevill Militis de St. Albano in Com. Hertford &c. This is a most curious | MSS. the initials illuminated, and the whole finely preserv'd | 700 Pages.
On ii, 2 recto in early XVII. Cent. hand: Mary Southwell Oeth this bolke [partly erased and followed by other erasures]. The same folio bears a table of contents on its verso by the writer of this MS., which begins: I [coloured initial] n hoc volumine continentur libri qui subsequentur intitulantur. Videlicet [rubric]. Then follows a list of the six works contained referring to their opening folios. The references tally in the case of the first three works, but the third and fourth differ by six, and the sixth by twelve folios, thus: 197 for 191, 260 for 254, and 281 for 269. This is due to the gaps in the 17th and 34th quires respectively.
The first lacuna occurs between f. 129 and f. 130, and represents the contents of 17, 2 recto-7 verso.
Names have been erased on ff. 1 recto, 111 verso and 315 verso. On the verso of f. 111 is a smudged name. On f. 313 verso in early XVI. Cent. hand: "Hugh Walter(?) purde."
On the recto of f. 126 in the same scribe's hand as precedes and follows: paragraph marks [blue] Et ego Johannuolus de Borrezio canonicus ecclesie sancti Victoris de Ar | isate | mediolanensis diocesis hoc presens opus in beate Agnetis festo finiui. Anno | domini millesimo trecentesimo quinquagesimo quarto [1354] Pontificatus | sanctissimi patris et domini domini Innocencij pape sexto Anno sedis (?), Et cicius | eciam (?) compleuissem nisi quia mihi Reuerendissimi in christo patris et | domini mei domini Guillelmi de Pusterla permissione diuina sancte sedis Constantinopolitane Patriarche cuius familiaris minimus existo | negocijs plurimum vacaui vtpote sibi nec inmerito perpetuum (?) obligatus | paragraph mark [blue] Infra scripti fuerunt filij naturales Regis Priami ex diuersis mu | lieribus acquisiti et sunt triginta numero homines fortissimi et | multa bellandi strenuitate conspicui [rubric]. Paragraph mark [blue] Primus enim vocabatur Odinal Secundus Antonius Tercius Eydron | Quartus Deluris... [and so on, ending over leaf, lines 4-6, thus]: Gilus (?) [for King Gillus, etc., see George Buchanan, Hist. iv. 18] vicesimus octauus Codelaus vicesimus nonus Duglas vlti- | mus Oador de Insulis | nomen scriptoris Ricardus plenus amoris fframpton [rubric]. Beneath this in a circle the monogram [unkeyable characters]. The same monogram occurs again on ff. 212 recto and 251 verso, in each case in white letters on a black ground surrounded by a Tudor rose.
Dr. Young notes: "The prologue of the Maundeville is of 21 lines and answers to the paragraphs pp. 4, 5 of Halliwell. The Book ends as does the Halliwell."
Richard Fullalove of Frampton probably copied the colophon (above) from his archetype, date and all. His hand appears to be XV. Cent.
[Formerly S.5.7; S.5.65].
At the end is an erased inscription in a texthand: Iste liber constat Johanni Domino L... ex dono Reverendi in cristo patris domini Johannis (Staffo)rd Bathon episcopi Anglie Cancell(arii) - so far as read, under ultra-violet light. S. was chancellor 1432-50 and Bishop of Bath 1425-43; the ownership is interesting in relation to Sommerville's letter about scribe - per A.I. Doyle, Durham University Library, in letter of 18 June 1954. John Stafford was Archbishop of Canterbury; d. 1452.
For Richard Frampton, the scribe, see A.I. Doyle & M.B. Parkes in Ker Festschrift 1978, p. 192 and n. 65
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 10 3/4 x 7, ff. 340, originally ff. 352, well written in single cols. of 36 lines, each 7 x 4, double margined and ruled with brown crayon, signatures (mostly cropped) in red ink from f. 266, catchwords (nearly all cropped), foliation, partial (ff. 1-171 ? by Thos. Martin) (ff. 1-40 in pencil) continued in pencil (modern) to f. 266 in top corners, thereafter (1-72) in lower corners to the end), rubrics, gilt, illuminated initials, blue initials with red ornament and gestures, paragraph marks red and blue alternately, few marginalia, well preserved, fol. sec. enim hos. Cent. XV.
Binding: Millboards, covered rough brown calf, blind-tooled, newly re-backed. Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 90.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
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Bibliography: A. Hilka and F.P. Magoun, 'A list of manuscripts containing texts of the Historia de Preliis Alexandri Magni, Recensions I1, I2, I3', Speculum, vol. 9 (1934), pp 84-86; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 89-91.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Guido de Colonna
author: Sir John Mandeville d. 1372
Jean de Bourgogne.
author: Odoric of Pordenone 1286-1331
Odoricus Forojuliensis, Odoricus de ForoIulii, Odoricus de Portu-Naonis.
author: Marco Polo 1254-1324
Marcus Pavlus de Venetiis.
author: Turpin Archbishop of Ravenna
author: Julius Valerius
copyist: Richard Fullalove fl.c.1350
Of Frampton.
copyist: Johannuolus de Borrezio fl.1354
provenance: Thomas Martin 1697-1771
Of Palgrave. Antiquary.
provenance: Mary Southwell fl.c.1620
subject: Alexander III King of Macedonia 356-323 B.C.
Alexander the Great.
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