Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 191 (T.8.23)
Title: New Testament
Images: [ MS Hunter 191 fol 104v-105r ]
Associated Websites: Images and caption from World of Chaucer web exhibition
Date of Creation: Between 1299 and 1399
Place of Creation: England
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: John Wycliffe, New Testament. (Gospel According to S. John, Epistles of SS. James, Peter, John and Jude, and Apocalypse, Chaps. i.-v. 6.)
John Wycliffe's New Testament (Gospel according to S. John, Catholic Epistles and Apocalypse, cc. i.-v. 6): (Incomplete.)
Begins (1, 1 recto lines 1-3): Here begynne[th] [th]e prolog of [th]e | gospel of Ioon. || [unkeyable character] || [unkeyable character] || [rubric] | T [illuminated initial with gestures] his is Ion euangelist
Ends (23, 8 verso line 16): a balaunce in his honde [catchword = and y herde].
Remarks: On the first board in a XVI.-XVII. Cent. hand: TESTAMEnte.
On ii, 1 recto in an XVIII. Cent. hand: When this you see
Pray Remember me...
that Peacock and Fisher published may be
1731. J:S:
(Under this in a somewhat later hand): this book belong'd to the Revd. Mr. John Lewis | of Mergate Kent. Purchased of his | Executors by me Ebenezer Mussell 1747.
On ii, 2 recto in a late XVI. Cent. hand: Anno 4630 mvndi | Beda translated | the Gospell of | John into Englysh | Anno domini 722. (Under this in somewhat later hand): Anno mundi 4630 ys Anno Domini 1599
(At right angles to this, in early XVII. Cent. hand): Samuel | Sprint | is my name | and and with my | pen I writ | the sam.
On ii, 2 verso in the same hand as appears first on ii, 2 recto: Contents. | the Gospell of John | the Epystle of James | 1 Epistle Peter | 2 Epystle Peter | 1, 2, 3, epistles John | 1 Epistle Jude | 5 chapters Revellation and | Part of the 6th to the end | of the 5th verse. - (the last twelve words, from "and," in the first hand on ii, 1 recto)
On the following pages are names, memoranda, etc., in XVI.-XVII. Cent. hands: 3, 8 recto (Samuell Sprint [late XVII. Cent]); 4, 6 recto (In the name of god amen I Robart preston | the marchant); 7, 4 recto and verso and 5 recto, 9, 7 verso, 10, 2 verso (JS [monogram]); 10, 3 recto (Jhn hall marchant of London); 10, 5 verso, 6 recto, 10, 7 verso and 8 recto (of paddington); 11, 1 recto, 4 verso, 8 verso, 12, 3 verso, 7 verso (Thomas powell marchant); 12, 8 verso, 13, 6 verso and 7 verso (James preston); 13, 8 recto (Jhesus be my spede | in grace and verty to pro | sede amen amen); 13, 8 verso (be yt known to all men by thys | in the name of yode | amen yod saue the Quene | In the name of | bought of John Clarke | Gorge Warren 31s | 3d-3q | In the beginninge god be my sped | in grace and vertue to prosede); 16, 8 recto, 17, 4 verso, 18, 2 verso, 19, 3 verso, 5 recto, 7 verso, 20, 6 recto and 7 verso, 21, 2 verso 5 verso, 23, 7 verso. (Frauncis Slade ye are a good fellow).
For John Lewis (1675-1747), biographer of Wycliffe (published 1720, 1723), Caxton (published 1737), Peacock (1744), and Bishop Fisher (published 1855), see Dict. Nat. Biog. xxxiii. 186.
This MS. is not included with T.8.8, T.8.21, and U.8.5 in Forshall and Madden's list. See The Holy Bible... by John Wycliffe, Oxford, University Press, 1850, vol. i. p. lix.
[Formerly P.4.7; S.10.175].
MS is 15th century.
Binding not original but mid-16th century. The roll apparently not in Oldham, but closest to his Rcb (1): 880 [1546-65] Per A.I. Doyle, Durham University Library, letter of 18 June 1954.
Rebacked in February 1962 by D. Cockerell & Son in brown morocco with black title label: WYCLIF'S | NEW | TESTAMENT
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 4 3/8 x 2 3/4, ff. 182, well written in single cols. of 16 lines, each 3 x 1 7/8, ruled and margined with ink, signatures (a-n only), catchwords, no foliation, illuminated initials (blue and red with gestures, first 13 quires only, thereafter red initials, several spaces for initials left blank), rubrics, marginalia, much cropped, fol. sec. pocalips in the Ile. Late Cent. XIV.
Binding: Original, beech boards, covered brown calf, blind-tooled, 3/4 inch floral border, originally clasped, brass catch and portion of brass-nailed strap remaining, vellum back-straps, vellum slips in quire-centres, re-backed. Late Cent. XIV.
[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. 136.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Bible
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasion: 'The World of Chaucer', Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, May-Aug. 2004.
Bibliography: Julie Gardham, The world of Chaucer: medieval books and manuscripts (Glasgow, 2004), p. 40; 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 136-137; 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 196 on p 19.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

exhibition: World of Chaucer
Exhibition: The World of Chaucer: Medieval Books and Manuscripts from Glasgow University Library, held at the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, 15 May-28 August 2004.
provenance: John Lewis 1675-1747
Vicar of Minster, Kent, 1709-1747.
provenance: Ebenezer Mussell d 1764
Antiquarian, collector and philanthropist, of Bethnal Green, London.
subject: John Clarke fl.c.1600
subject: John Hall fl.c.1600
Merchant, London.
subject: Thomas Powell fl.c.1600
subject: James Preston fl.c.1600
subject: Robert Preston fl.c.1600
subject: Francis Slade fl.c.1600
subject: Samuel Sprint fl.c.1675
subject: George Warren fl.c.1600
translator: John Wycliffe c.1320-1384
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