five manuscripts of mainly Latin texts but including a short English grammar which has a Staffordshire dialect. It also contains John Mirk's Instructions to Parish Priests although this text has been allocated a Northamptonshire dialect. f. 1r-9r 'Dicciones Psalterii' Explanation
inscription tells us that after the book was bought for St. Mary's Priory, Coventry it was added to by Brother John of Grenborough. Various medical texts were then added over the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. Two separate books of
11-30. McIntosh, A., Samuels, M. L. and Benskin, M. 1986. A Linguistic Atlas of Late Medieval English: County Dictionary , 4 vols, Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 4. Underhill, E., ed, 1923. The Scale of Perfection , London: John M. Watkins.
London, British Library, MS Additional 37787, f. 71r. Latin ff. 95r-97r Prayer with note of 6,000 years' indulgence from Pope John. Latin Codex Parchment 165 120 mm 1 8 , ff. 71r-78v; 2 8 , ff. 79r-86v; 3 8 ,
181, and single leaves after ff. 67, 83, 96, 135, 142, 164, 192. Unknown Fifteenth/sixteenth century: John Barns - f. 21, 61v, 106v - John (Ihon, Yon, Yan) Barns. Nineteenth century: Robert Higgins - f. 1r 'From the library of
disciple'. Translation into French of the Elucidarius of Honorius Augustodunensis. French Meyer 1956, pp. 117-118. ff. 46v-51v Letter from Prester John to the emperor Frederic (Barbarossa) 'Prestre iohans par la grace de ihesu crist rois'. French ff. 52r-64r Robert Grosseteste
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1, p. 2. Hanna, R. 2002. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Western Medieval Manuscripts of St. John s College, Oxford , Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 7-8. McIntosh, A., Samuels, M. L. and Benskin, M.
holes which the scribe has avoided. No owner known before John Batteley , archdeacon of Canterbury (d. 1708). The manuscript passed on to his nephew, John Batteley . Acquired from John Batteley for the Harleian Library in 1723. Catalogued and
isacar was bi olte dawe'. 'to deþe come'. English Horstmann 1875, p. 65. f. 30r-v Story of the birth of John the Baptist ( IMEV 574 ) 'Bi eroudes dai þe king a prest was of god lif'. 'Telle we
June, 1280, of two charters of Henry III, dated 20, 23 June, 1253, granting franchises to the Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem. Dat. Chertsey, 22 Sept. a o 2 [1308 ] . Latin f. 4r Edmund Rich Hymn to
of St. Barnabas (IMEV 2856 ) English Cf. Horstmann 1887, pp. 26-29. ff. 87r-88v South English Legendary: Life of St. John the Baptist (IMEV 2945 ) English ff. 88v-95r South English Legendary: Life of St. Peter (IMEV 3046 ) English
London production. Fourteenth/fifteenth century inscriptions on f. 183r: William Barnes ; Richard Drow ; William Dro.. ; Anthony Elcocke ; John Ellcocke . F. 107r names of eight members of the Browne family from the fifteenth century: Mr Thomas Browne
a crowke and thomas'- f. 109r. Perhaps Sir Thomas Ragland, originally of Carnlwdd in Llanarvan, Glamorganshire eldest son of Sir John Ragland of Carnlwdd knighted in 1513 and lord of Redwick, Monmouthshire in 1520. Hill 1963, p. 209. F. 47r
erased fifteenth-century inscription : '...Nicholas cum aliis ... in gallico'; on f. 54r in the bottom margin is another name, John, also erased (Duncan and Connolly 2003, p. xvii, and Mooney 1995, p. 12). Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University
lemperour'. French Stengel 1871, 2; Hunt 1990, pp. 100-41, see especially pp. 104-5, 140-1. ff. 21r-26v The Letter of Prester John 'Ci comence la lettre ke prestre iohan enuea a la pape de roume'. 'Prestres iohans par la grace deu
John Pryns (ff. 10v, 23v), Margret Coren (13r, 18v, top margin), Rychard Lewelyn (f. 23v), John Williams , Nicholas Williams (f. 25 on the right margin) and Thomas Carwardyn (?), and a few others which are difficult to read;
Gradon 1988, p. xxviii). Arnold, T., ed, 1869-71. Select English Works of John Wyclif , 3 vols, Oxford: Clarendon Press. Arnold, T., ed, 1871. Select English Works of John Wyclif: Sermons on the Ferial Gospels and Sunday Epistles , 3
1. McIntosh, A., Samuels, M. L. and Benskin, M. 1986. A Linguistic Atlas of Late Medieval English: County Dictionary , 4 vols, Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 4. Underhill, E., ed, 1923. The Scale of Perfection , London: John M. Watkins.
English Legendary . f. 1v Contemporary table of contents in Latin Copied on the modern leaf, f. 2, probably by John Brand, the manuscript's first recorded owner. Ff. 2r-v blank. f. 3r South English Legendary: Legend of St. Michael (IMEV
harlowe Anno domini 1576'. Back flyleaf ii, in sixteenth-century hands: ' Alexander Gatton Genttellman dede borro this bok of Mr. John Cellsonne alldermane of the Sette of Rochester 1573'. Bookplate of the Earls of Essex dated 1701 no longer extant.