Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 268 (U.5.8)
Images: [ MS Hunter 268 fol. 37r ] [ MS Hunter 268 fol. 170v ]
Associated Websites: Images and caption from English Language manuscripts course material web page.
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Kalendarivm.
On i, 3 recto in a modern hand: Breviarium et Psalterium (above this, in pencil): N, 831. A strip has been torn off the top of this leaf (to remove a name).
On ii, 1 recto in a XVI. Cent. hand: Anthonius Coope me possidet | Anno domini 1553.
Under this come eight lines of Latin verse, probably by Anthony Cope: Si tibi copia sit sapiencia formaque detur | Sola superbia destruet omnia si comitetur | Dum tua bursa sonat omnes te turba coronat | laus est quassata cum bursa sit vacuata | Dum licet et spacium vite conceditur huius | Semper ad omne Bonum viue paratus opus | Terram contemnas qui Celum queris habere | Sola placet iusto sobria vita Deo.
Underneath this, in an Italic court hand (late XVI. Cent.), the first two lines being repeated in a later hand above: In my begynnynge god be my good speade | in grace and vertue well to proceade | AMEN | Dimidium facti qui bene coepit habet.
At the foot of the page is an impression of a seal or coin. ii, 1 verso and part of ii, 2 recto contain Latin prayers in the same hand as wrote the Latin verses. The verso is scribbled on.
Against January 8th: Anthony Coope 1552.
Against February 19th: his si Deo placuisset [in the same hand as on ii, 1 verso].
Against May 14th: Sanctorum nerei et achillei [in the same Italic hand].
On iii, 3 verso in the same hand as on ii, 1 recto: Deus mecum per omnia | timete dominum omnes sancti eius | Ego secum in gloria | non est inopia timentibus eum | Dum licet et spacium vite conceditur huius | semper ad omne bonum viue paratus opus omnis habet subitum terrena potencia finem.
On iii, 4 recto (in Anthony Cope's hand) is a medical receipt: A medisen for the cancer. Under this the same Latin prayer as on i, 2 recto beginning: Ego sum reus miserrimus, and ending: perducat me ad vitam eternam amen.
Near the bottom of the page, in a XVI. Cent. hand: Anne Chmberlaine.
On iii, 4 verso (in Anthony Cope's hand): Anno domini millesimo quingentesimo | quinquagesimo quarto per Antonium | Coope huius libri possessorem hoc | scriptum erat.
At the side of this and repeated below the same couplets as on iii, 3 verso: Deus mecum per omnia | Ego secum in gloria.
Under this (in Anthony Cope's hand): Anthonius Coope de Bedhampton in comitatu Southantunensi generosus.
Under this (in his hand): Omnis habet subitum terrena potencia finem | Cogita Mori [in the same Italic hand] | Anthonius Coope.
See Dict. Nat. Biog. xii. 164 for references to the Cope family.
On f. '106' recto a name (Gulielmus H...t (?) | ... Lincoln | 1689?) has been carefully erased under the following (in Anthony Cope's hand): misericordia domini super nos quod (?) Anthony Coope | in tempore tribulacionis post mortem Edwardi | sexti Regis nostri Anno 1553 16 Julij.
[Formerly S.5.5; S.5.63].
Foliated 1976: vi & 172 & vi, lacking fols. 6 (1, 6), 27 (4, 5), 36 (5, 6), 63 (9, 1), 70 (9, 8), 92 (12, 6). Two leaves (18, 5.6) noted in the collation as lacking are in fact present, fols. 139, 140
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 8 7/8 x 6, ff. 134, originally ff. 142, well written in single cols. of 27 lines, each 5 3/8 x 3 3/8, ruled and margined with red, no signatures visible, catchwords, foliation, partial, Cent. XVI. (in ink) and modern (in pencil), the former beginning 8, 8 recto ('1'-'5'), and again 10, 1 recto - 18, 8. ('1'-'106'), f. '77' omitted by mistake, floreated pages (2, 1 recto, 3, 3 verso, 7, 1 recto, and 10, 1 recto), gilt illuminated initials (large and small), Kalendar in black and red with small illuminated initials, rubrics, marginalia, shows signs of usage, f. 88 torn, otherwise in good condition, but badly cropped, fol. sec. Kal. Early Cent. XV.
Binding: Millboards, covered spattered calf, gilt-tooled (edges) and panelled back (repaired), marbled edges, title (ink) on a slip of modern buff paper: BREVIARIUM PSALTERIUM. Late Cent. XVII.
[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. 214.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'The Glory of the Page', Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. 1988, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Jun.-Aug. 1988, Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Nov. 1988-Jan. 1989; 'The Magic of the Middle Ages, Part 1: Sacred Manuscripts', Glasgow University Library, 21 April-30 July 1994.
Bibliography: Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 37; 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 214-216.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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exhibition: Glory of the Page 1987-1989
Exhibition of medieval manuscripts from Glasgow University Library: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. …
exhibition: Magic of the Middle Ages 1994-1995
Exhibition: The Magic of the Middle Ages: Manuscript Treasures of Glasgow University Library. Part 1: Sacred Manuscripts, Glasgow University Library, 21 April-30 …
provenance: Anthony Cope fl.1553
Of Bedhampton.
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