Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 367 (V.1.4)
Images: [ MS Hunter 367 fol. 1r ]
Associated Websites: Images and caption from English Language manuscripts course material web page.
Images and caption from World of Chaucer web exhibition
Date of Creation: Between 1464 and 1475
Place of Creation: England
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: John Trevisa, Dialogue of the Lord and the Clerk.
John Trevisa, Translation of Higden's Polychronicon. (Ranvlphi Higden Monachi Cestrensis, Polychronicon.)
England, c.1470.
The lacunae are the following:
fol. 2 = Babington and Lumby's Edition, I. p. 3 line 1 - p. 21 line 3.
fol. 9 = Babington and Lumby's Edition, I. p. 125 11 - p. 143 line 2.
fol. 11 = Babington and Lumby's Edition, I. p. 159 line 11 - p. 175 line 16.
fol. 90 (89) = Babington and Lumby's Edition, IV. p. 241 line 10 - p. 261, line 5.
ff. 148, 149 ('147', '148') = Babington and Lumby's Edition, VI. p. 333 line 2 - p. 367, line 3.
fol. 174 ('173') = Babington and Lumby's Edition, VII. p. 247 line 8 - p. 263, line 18.
Other MSS. of Higden's Polychronicon in the Hunterian Museum are press-marked thus: T.3.10; U.2.14.
A later hand than the foliator's has numbered the chapters, and a XVI. Cent. hand (?Italian) has written the number of the book on each recto, thus: Libro primo, Libro secondo, Libro tercio, etc.
The foliator numbers his last eight folios thus: 2001, 2002, etc.
[Formerly S.1.8; S.1.8].
MS in mid 15th century hand or hands: Per A.I. Doyle, Durham University Library, June 1954.
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 14¼ x 10, ff. 209, originally ff. 216, well written in double cols. of 46-51 lines, each 9 3/4 x 2 3/4, signatures, catchwords, and foliation (in ink, on each verso, XIV.-XV. Cent., in pencil, modern, on each recto, cols. numbered on each recto [?by Archdeacon Hardwich] in pencil), floreated pages (several abstracted: ff. '2', '9', '11', '89', '147', '148', '173'), gilt illuminated initials with gestures, no rubrics, but running titles and paragraph marks red and blue (in the preface blue and gold paragraph marks), ink-ruled lines and margins, few marginalia, some contemporary, vellum defective in lower margins, some worm holes in the margin, otherwise in good condition. Late Cent. XIV.
Binding: Millboards, covered brown (faded crimson) Russia, gilt-tooled edges, sides and panelled back, Dr. Wm. Hunter's crest (a Hunter's Horn) in the topmost panel, title (gilt) on green morocco shields: R. HIGDEN | POLICRONICON | BY | TREVISA | M.S. 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. 293.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Document
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'Treasures of Scottish Libraries', National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1961; 'Trésors des Bibliothèques d'Ecosse', Brussels, 1963; 'Treasures from Scottish libraries', Trinity College Library, Dublin, 1964; ; 'The World of Chaucer', Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, May-Aug. 2004.
Bibliography: Printed facsimile, reproduced by Graham Caie with Tomonori Matsushita and Junichi Chiba, Institute for the Development of Social Intelligence, Centre for Research on Language and Culture, (Senshu University, 2008); A.C. Cawley, 'Relationships of the Trevisa manuscripts and Caxton's Polycronycon', London Medieval Studies, v. 1 (1937-1939), pp 463-482; Julie Gardham, The world of Chaucer: medieval books and manuscripts (Glasgow, 2004), p. 20; Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 39; Ronald Waldron, 'Trevisa's original prefaces on translation: a critical edition', Medieval English studies presented to George Kane, edited by Edward Donald Kennedy, Ronald Waldron and Joseph S. Wittig (Woodbridge: D.S. Brewer, 1988), pp 285-299; Ronald Waldron, 'The manuscripts of Trevisa's translation of the Polychronicon: towards a new edition', Modern Language Quarterly, v. 51 (1990), pp 281-317, especially p. 312; Ronald Waldron, 'John Trevisa's translation of the Polychronicon of Ranulph Higden, Book VI : an edition based on British Library MS. Cotton Tiberius D. VII (Heidelberg: 2004), pp xxiv-xxv; Ronald Waldron, 'Dialect aspects of manuscripts of Trevisa's translation of the Polychronicon', Regionalism in late medieval manuscripts and texts: essays celebrating the publication of A linguistic atlas of late mediaeval English, edited by Felicity Riddy (Woodbridge: D.S. Brewer, 1991), pp 67-87, especially Plate 2 (fol. 209r); Ronald Waldron and Henry Hargreaves, 'The Aberdeen manuscript of Trevisa's translation of the Polychronicon (AUL MS 21): a workshop crisis and its resolution.' Scriptorium t. 46 (1992), pp 276-82; 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 293-294.
Accession Number: 2482
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Location of Copies: Printed facsimile available (Senshu University, 2008)
Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: John Trevisa d. 1402
Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford, 1370s.
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: Treasures from Scottish Libraries 1964
Exhibition, Trinity College Library, Dublin, 1964.
exhibition: Treasures of Scottish Libraries 1961
Exhibition, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1961.
exhibition: Trésors des Bibliothèques d'Ecosse 1963
Exhibition, Brussels, 1963.
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.
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