Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 270 (U.5.10)
Title: Dives et Pavper
Images: [ MS Hunter 270 fol. 223r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Place of Creation: England
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Henry Parker, Dives et Pavper.
Henry Parker's Dives and Pauper:
Begins - after a table of contents, thus prefaced, (1, 1 recto lines 1-11): T [illuminated initial, gilt with gestures] hys table leue frend and [th]ys tretyys suynge ben dy | uydit in to eleuene partys and euery part is diuy | dit in to chapitelis and so be [th]e part and by [th]e cha | pitele [unkeyable character]e schul mon redely fyndyn [th]at [unkeyable character]e desyryn to | redyn [all rubric]. In [th]e firste part is tretyd of holy pouert and in [th]e ten parts | folwynge is tretyd of [th]e ten comandements by and by as it ston | dyn in ordre And y priye [unkeyable character]ou leue frend be [unkeyable character]e nout wroth ne a won | dryd [th]at [th]e pore man is principal techere in [th]is booc for it is crists | love whyche as sent powyl seyth be cam pore and nedy to makyn | us ryche wi[th] his pouert And he is [th]at pore man which as salomon | seith sauede the cite of mankende whan al wardly wit faylede ecclesiastes. ix. capitulo - (2, 1 recto lines 1-3): D [large gilt illuminated initial with gestures forming marginal floreation] lues et pauper obuiauerunt sibi utriusque ope | rator est deus . prouerbia . xxij. [rubric] Leue frend [th]ese | woordys been the woordys of salomon [th]e |
Ends (34, 4 verso lines 30, 31): heye cite of ierusalem in [th]e kingis court of heuene To whiche blysse | bringe vs he [th]at for [unkeyable character]ou and for me deyyd on tre amen
Remarks: On iii, 1 (originally verso now reversed and inverted) recto in an XVIII. Cent. hand: E Libris Tho: Martin [this name is autograph] | ex dono Henrici Bedingfeld | de Coulsey: wood in agro Suffolcensi | Armigeri | [in Gothic letters] Viri vere Colendi.
This leaf, somewhat worm-holed, was attached to the original wooden board, and retains (on what is now its verso) impressions of the vellum straps pegged into it.
On iii, 2 recto in the top right hand corner: c followed by these notes by Th. Martin of Palgrave: The Author of this Book was Henry Parker | who flourish'd anno. 1470. (vide Leland vol: 2. pag. 452. Bale folio edit. pag. 609. 4. Pitseus pag. 660).
I have an Edition in Print (large 4.) stiled Diues & | pauper . with the figures of a Rich man cloathed in | a long gown and a poor man half naked etc. and at the End | is this paragraph mark Here endeth a cmpendyouse trea || tyse dyalogue | of Diues and Pauper || That is to saye the Riche and the Poore || | fructuously treatynge upon the X || commandements fynyshed | the iij daye || of Decembre. || The yere of our Lorde || God - MCCCClxxxx.vj. Empren || tyd by me Wyken de Worde | at West || monstre. Paragraph mark Deo gracias . under which is the | mark of Caxton very large [unkeyable characters] T.M. [in a monogram].
There is another Edition printed by Richard Pynson | 1493, which Mr. Hearne call'd a rare and Uncommon | Book. Memorandum to get it.
In the Oxford Catalogue of Manuscripts amongst those | of Charles Theyere a Gloucestershire Gent pag. 201 | Number 6591.-221. is Henrici Parkeri, Dives, et- | Pauper . 1470. Qure in whose custody that book now is, | He is in the Same Catal. call'd the author of Aries | Astrologicus. pag. 200. No. 6517.-147. I think The late Bishop of St. Asaph (Dr. Thos. Tanner) once shewed | me an octavo Edit. of this work quaere?
Below this in another hand: 536 pages.
On iii, 2 verso (in the hand of the first paginator): Donum Magistri Gul: Bokenham | de Palgrave in Com: Suffolc: | 1711 | E Libris Josephi Bokenham Clerici | et Collegij de Gonville et Caius | Socij | 1712.
Ex Libris Henrici Bedingfeld ex dono | Suprascripti Reverendi Domini Bokenham 1713.
Between the first two entries in an early XVII. Cent. hand: Ex dono Mr. Roberti Danell (?) | liber sum (?) Edmundi Cartwrighte.
Between iii, 2 verso and 1, 1 recto is affixed a small note, originally folded and wafered, in a late XVII. Cent. hand unsigned and not addressed: To desire the favour | of Mr. Hutchinson to write | to his Kinsman to goe | to my Ground in the tennement (?) | of Mrs. Patridge whose daugh | ter is married to one Mr. Burton a sea captain and to | take an account of what | each tenent pays him | many tenements stand empty | and the yearly valew to let | what each particular tenent | who is taxed pays actually | to the tax what paid to | the causeway and other charges | in what repair the houses | are what he will have to | receive the rents from mich | aelmas next by the year | and to look after the repairs | and pay the carpenters and | bricklayers bills etc. | memorandum about Yar (?) | mouth tene | ments.
For Thomas Martin of Palgrave (1691-1771), see S.1.3.
For Sir Henry Bedingfeld (1633-87), see Dict. Nat. Biog. iv. 115.
For Henry Parker (died 1470), see Dict. Nat. Biog. xliii. 237. Mr. Pollard was evidently unaware of the existence of this MS. when he contributed the last quoted article.
[Formerly Q.5.17; Q.5.80].
Repaired (re-sewn and re-backed) by D. Cockerell & Son, January 1953.
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 9 x 6, ff. 270, well written in single cols. of 32 lines, each 6-6 x 3 7/8-4, ruled and margined with ink, signatures, catchwords, foliation (early XVIII. Cent., ink, partial (1-30), later XVIII. Cent., pencil, partial (31-100), modern, pencil, 101-125), one floreated page (f. 11 recto), gilt illuminated initials at the beginning of each "part", rubrics, small initials of interlocutors - "P" and "D" - and paragraph marks blue and red alternately, initials of sentences touched with red, rubricated running titles, the upright strokes of the top lines elaborated, quotations underlined in red, marginal capitulation, rubricated, marginalia, contemporary marginal additions, etc., cropped and slightly worm-holed, but otherwise well preserved, fol. sec. That men. Cent. XV.
Binding: Millboards, covered faded crimson morocco, gilt-tooled sides (lines), edges and panelled back, title (gilt), on green morocco shield: H. PARKER | DIVES & PAUPER | MSS. Early 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. 217.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Document
Notes: This manuscript has ben exhibited on the following occasion: 'William Hunter, Book Collector', Glasgow University Library, Apr.-Sep. 1983.
Bibliography: Jack Baldwin, William Hunter, 1718-1783, book collector: catalogue of an exhibition (Glasgow, 1983), no. 3; Priscilla Heath Barnum, A preliminary edition of the 'Table', the prologue on 'Holy Poverty', and 'Commandment I' of Dives et pauper, Ph.D. thesis, Syracuse University, June 1967 [MS Gen 1492] - partial edition of MS Hunter 270; Dives et pauper, edited by Priscilla Heath Barnum, (3 vols, Early English Text Society, nos 275, 280 (London, 1976- ); 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 217-218.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Henry Parker d. 1470
Carmelite monk, Doncaster.
exhibition: William Hunter, Book Collector 1983
Exhibition, Glasgow University Library, 14 april-30 September 1983.
provenance: Sir Henry Bedingfield 1633-1687
Chief Justice of Common Pleas, 1686-1687.
provenance: Joseph Bokenham fl.1712
Clergyman, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
provenance: William Bokenham fl.1711
Of Palgrave, Suffolk.
provenance: Edmond Cartwright fl.c.1600
provenance: Robert Danell fl.c.1600
provenance: Thomas Martin 1697-1771
Of Palgrave. Antiquary.
subject: Burton fl.c.1675
Sea captain.
subject: Hutchinson fl.c.1675
subject: Patridge fl.c.1675
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