Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 176 (T.8.8)
Title: New Testament
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: John Wycliffe, New Testament.
John Wycliffe's New Testament:
Begins (1, 1 [f. 1] recto col. a, lines 1-8): here beginith matheu [rubric] | T [illuminated initial with marginal gestures, red] He book | of [th]e ge | neracioun | of ihesu cri= | st: [th]e so= | ne of dauid . [th]e sone | of abraham, Abra=
Ends (44, 5 [f. 349 (348)] recto col. b, lines 9-12): lord ihesu crist be with | [y]ou alle. AMEN. | Heere eendi[th] [th]e apoca | lips of ioon. [last two lines rubric].
Remarks: On ii, 2 verso in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand: Wickliff's | Translation of | The New Testament. | It differs often in the spelling | and sometimes in the words, from the Edition printed of Lewis.
On ii, 3 verso in the same hand: translated by Wickliff. It is different often in | the letters, and sometimes | in the words, from the | printed Edition of Lewis. Above this, in another hand: New Testament.
On ii, 3 recto after an indecipherable scribble: 2-2-0.
On ii, 3 recto (below this price, in a late XVII. Cent. hand): Olliuer Eustas.
The lacuna (44, 2) = Rev. xix. 21, and alle briddis... fro heuene xxi. 2.
The Epistle to the Laodiceans follows Colossians.
On 37, 2 verso in a XVI. Cent. hand: Amen dico vobis.
This MS. is No. 146 in Forshall & Madden's list.
[Formerly P.3.27; S.10.167]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum (foetal), 6 x 4 3/8, ff. 351, originally ff. 352, well written in double cols. of 27 lines, each 4 x 1, double margined and ruled with ink, signatures and catchwords, no foliation, illuminated initials with red gestures, rubrics and running titles, vellum the thinnest possible, cropped, otherwise well preserved, fol. sec. rd by a prophete. Early Cent. XV.
Binding: Pasteboards (replacing original beech boards), covered vellum, ribbon ties, title (in ink): WICLIFF: | NEW | TESTAMENT. Cent. XIX.
[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. 128.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Bible
Archival History: Provenance: Sold as Lot 915 in the sale of the library of David Mallet in London, 10 March 1766. Purchased by William Hunter for £0.15.6 according to the British Library copy of the Mallet sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 6 (4); provenance confirmed in N. R. Ker 'William Hunter as a collector of medieval manuscripts' ([Glasgow]: University of Glasgow Press, [1983]), p. 14.
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 128-129; Conrad Lindberg, A Manual of the Wyclif Bible, Including the Psalms. Dedicated to the memory of Sven L Fristedt. Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis Stockholm Studies in English 102 (Stockholm, 2007), No 146 on p15.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

provenance: David Mallet c 1701-1765
Poet. Born in Scotland and named David Malloch but anglicised his name after moving to England. Contemporary and friend of Alexander Pope. Under-secretary to the Prince of Wales, 1742-1748. …
translator: John Wycliffe c.1320-1384
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