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Wycliffe, John (d. 1384) (Associated name)

Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection

Bible, New Testament]

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1400 - 1425
Place: England
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2557
Shelf locator: MA 65
Ownership: Early owners: John Powndell, John Oxburg, Thomas Stateville, J. S. Linden. Given 1788 by Walter Taylor to Rev. William Romaine, and in 1841 by Mrs. Romaine to J. B. Storry. Lenox collection.
Content: De Ricci places this manuscript in the 15th century; Dr. Guest places it in the early 15th century. Professor Paul Acker dates it to ca. 1430.
Content: Later version, containing on ff. 119-121v an additional and otherwise unknown prologue to the Epistle to the Romans, possibly of Wycliffite authorship; the table lists lections from the Old Testament as well as those from the epistles and gospels.
Content: De Ricci, 1325. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest. Library dossier.
Content: In Rules for Finding Lessons (ff. 1-12v), 34-6 lines in six columns. In main text, 35 lines in two columns. Ruled in pencil. Catchwords and prickings still visible.
Content: Large blue initials on gold fields or gold initials on red/blue fields, with long extensions into margins. Smaller blue initials with red penwork. Blue placemarkers. Rubrics. Notes of chapter number in upper margin.
Content: Parchment
Content: We thank Professor Paul Acker for his notes on this manuscript.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533
MSS Unit ID: 2557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 90854160-c5cb-012f-bfcc-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1400: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1400 - 1425. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e533-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 10, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e533-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1400 - 1425). Explicit. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e533-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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