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Explicit of main text.
John, of Abbeville (Author)

Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection, ca. 850-ca. 1600.



Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1201 - 1300 (approximate)
Place Term: England?
Date Created: 1200 - 1299
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MA 8
Content : Listed in De Ricci, Seymour, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York. N.Y.: H.W. Wilson, 1935; and Supplement, New York, N.Y.: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962.

Ownership : Bought by John Preston for St. Augustine's abbey, Canterbury (strip of vellum, f. 1a, is ex libris); owned ca. 1733 by Maurice Johnson of Spalding. Given in 1909 by Dr. Robert Abbe.

Content : De Ricci, 1316-1317. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest. Typed notes in manuscript box.

Content : 36 lines in two columns, ruled in pencil, prickings visible, some catchwords visible. Some content notes in lower margins. 17 quires of twelve folios each, followed by one quire of five folios.

Content : Parchment

Content : Opening initial with animal heads.

Content : 2-line red and blue initials with opposing color penwork extending into borders. Daubs of red as placemarkers. Passages underlined in red.

Content : De Ricci dates this manuscript to ca. 1300; Dr. Guest dates it to the 13th century.

Content : 1, plus other noting hands

Content: Modern note of contents f. ii. Folio 1a is a stub of vellum announcing purchase of book for St. Augustine's Canterbury. On f. 209v there is a poem in French which begins "Flour de flours columbine de mes dolours plain medicine."
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b12455533
UUID: f832e0f0-c5ca-012f-b1f5-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1200: Created (Approximate)
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit of main text." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1200 - 1299. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e391-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit of main text." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 25, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e391-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1200 - 1299). Explicit of main text. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e391-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Explicit of main text.