himself as an archer aiming at a globe and on f129r, a coat of arms and a tomb: see http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/search/detaild.cfm?DID=32488; John Young and P.H. Aitken, 'A Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University
of the first unnumbered vellum leaf. Flourished Initials: Blue initials with fine red penwork flourishing throughout the volume. Further Information: John Young and P.H. Aitken, 'A Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University
eiusdem redd(?) pro comitatem norwici'; note text is carefully corrected by a second contemporary hand, see f94. Further Information: Stowe catalogue; Ronald Waldron, John Trevisa's Translation of the Polychronicon of Ranulph Higden, Book VI, Middle English Texts 35(2004), pp. xxv-xxvi.
cryde este; cleregye come hym to helpe' and 11 further lines before explicit; in this gap is written 'Johanem' and 'John', both scribbled but may be 16th century script. Flourished Initials: On f1 a 3-line red initial with pale brown
Names (not owners): Front pastedown 'Robert or William langland made pers ploughman' in hand of 16th c; beneath which is John Bale's hand writing 'Robertus Langlande natus in comitatu Salopie in villa Mortymers Clybery in the claylande, within viii myles
to Genyus preste off venus vpon the causes off loue....', f i recto. On f i top 'Confessio Amantis by John Gower' and 'Hatton 51' by a much later hand in black ink. Flourished Initials: 5-line initial in red on
of Thwate / hir bouk. SC says Sir Thomas was grandson of Lady Isabel, who was grand-daughter and heiress of John Thwaites of Denton (d. 1511). Flourished Initials: Smaller 3-line blue lombard initials with red penwork; smaller one-line initials alternate
Names (not owners): Front pastedown ‘Robert or William langland made pers ploughman’ in hand of 16th c; beneath which is John Bale’s hand writing ‘Robertus Langlande natus in comitatu Salopie in villa Mortymers Clybery in the claylande, within viii myles
1-5-line plain red lombard initials with no flourishing. Blue initials in Tale of Gamelyn. Further Information: Christ Church Catalogue. Manly, John and Rickert, E. The Text of the Canterbury Tales, 8 vols, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1940. 1: 85-91.
red ink. Flourished Initials: Blue lombard initials with red flourishing Further Information: According to Seymour, Kyrton gave this manuscript to John Bell 'before 1553'. He continues,' owned by Richard Heber (d. 1833)'. On f1:'Purchased Feb 1836. Heber's Sale. Lot 440'.
'Pembyrton' on f230v in dry-point and because of other names associated with the manuscript suggested that this might be a John Pemberton, prebendary of St Paul's in 1472. Further Information: Manly and Rickert 1. 198-206. Seymour II. 116-121; Mooney and
Scribal Profile John Shirley Profiles for this Scribe: Cambridge, Trinity College MS R. 3. 20 (600) London, British Library MS Additional 16165 USA, California, San Marino, Henry E. Huntington Library MS El 26 A.13 Current Manuscript: USA, California, San Marino,
'h' may be crossed in the combinations 'gh', 'th' and 'ch'. The 'h' is also always crossed in the name 'John'. r Usage: 'hur'; long 'r' used in all positions as well as modern 'r'. Here in final position the
sno' preceding his name once, and 'versus Thomam...' once (all on back stub) on f1, hands of 15th century write 'John' (twice) and 'Richard' and 'Bord' or 'Boit' (twice). Scribbles and pentrials on f147 include no names. Between ff130 and
also Alexander Cok, yeoman of the county of Norfolk. On f199 are 16th and 17th c. notes and signatures of John Glastoke and W. Jacson. On f199v 'My goode frende [ ] Stanley knyght' in brown crayon. Also 'To Robt
A book falsely ascribed to Aristotle, called Secretum secretorum or Secrets of Philosophers in English verse, the first part by John Lydgate, and the conclusion, as it would seem, by Benedict Burghe. f90. It begins; 'God Almyghti saue and conserue
fyue and thritty Amen Amen Amen', followed by the explicit as above. Further Information: Young & Aitken, 293-4; Ronald Waldron, John Trevisa's Translation of the Polychronicon of Ranulph Higden, Book VI, Middle English Texts 35(2004), pp. xxiv-xxv. Re dating; Young
17th century hand indicates pagination mistake on fol. ii, and this title on page iii (last parchment flyleaf at front): John Gower de Confessio Amantis Imprinted at London in Fletestrete by Thomas Berthlette the XII daie of Marche An MDLIIII
Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Quaritch in 1903. Thomas Worth cut out 9 of the miniatures and sold them to Sir John Fenn (1739-1794); Arthur Frere; his sale (London, Sotheby's, Dec. 14, 1926, no. 379) to Maggs; purchased by J.P. Morgan
not London work; in prologue before index there are 2-line plain lombard red initials with no penwork. Further Information: Harley Catalogue; Ronald Waldron, John Trevisa's Translation of the Polychronicon of Ranulph Higden, Book VI, Middle English Texts 35(2004), pp. xxviii-xxix.