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William of Malmesbury OSB, Gesta pontificum Anglorum. Adam of Eynsham OSB, Visio Eadmundi monachi de Egnesham(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
William of Malmesbury. Gesta Pontificum
Codicology:Vellum and paper, 340 x 210 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (13.4 x 8.2 in.), ff. 1 + 64 + 56 + 24, double columns of 46 lines. Cent. xiv (and xvi), in pale ink. Blue initials with pretty red flourishing.
Collation: 1 flyleaf, 18-88 (wants 8, supplied in cent. xvi) | 56 leaves of paper follow of cent. xvi | 98-118.
2 fo.: laude et dulcedine.
Provenance:Possibly from Norwich, see below: it may have been the property of Bale.
Provenance:The contents show an interest in East Anglian matters. The look of the book, style of script and ornament incline me to suggest Norwich as its home. There is a xvth cent. note on the same page of payments. The MS. is mentioned as no. 17 in the Rolls edition. Parker and his secretaries have made many marginal notes.
Foliation: ff. a-b + i + 1-119 + 119a + 120-142 + ii + c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1r-68v
William of Malmesbury OSB, Gesta pontificum Anglorum, books 1-4(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Will. Malmesbury. Gesta Pontificum
1r
Rubric:
Incipit liber W. Malmesburiensis monachi de summis pontificibus liber primus
1r
Incipit:
Prima sedes episcoporum
27r
Liber II
41v
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) III
54v
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) IV
The old hand ends in IV 186 (p. 326 Rolls Ed.)
63v
Explicit:
herbarum uiridantibus
f. 64r is a supply of cent. xvi on vellum
2.
69r-119av
William of Malmesbury OSB, Gesta pontificum Anglorum, book 5(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Then follows the fifth book supplied on paper (28 lines to a page) by one of Parker's secretaries, ending 112r
8 blank leaves follow
119av
On the verso of the last is a note in Latin on the fabulosity of the next article
3.
120r-141v
Adam of Eynsham OSB, Visio Eadmundi monachi de Egnesham(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
120r
(107)
Vision of the monk of Eynesham
120r
Rubric:
Incipit tractatus de uisione monachi Eneshamie. anno domini 1196
(This rubric is later than the text, and the last three words are of cent. xvi)
The text is in a hand of the same character (possibly in the same hand) as no. 1
120r
Incipit:
Quoniam notissimum habetur quod diem terris sole post tenebras
Ends
141v
Explicit:
uirtus et magnificencia regnumque et imperium in secula seculorum. Amen
It is the full text by Adam of Eynesham. See Ward, Catalogue of Romances II 493
4.
142r-142v
William of Malmesbury OSB, Gesta regum Anglorum, book 1 (excerpts)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
142r
On the following page in a hand of cent. xvi in double columns is an abridged extract from the Gesta Regum beginning
142r
Incipit:
et profecto conceptum opus pietas explesset
(145, p. 46 Rolls Ed.)
Ending
142v
Explicit:
post beatum Aldelmum et Bedam doctissimus
(Rolls Ed. p. 69)
At the top of this page in a hand of cent. xiv like that of the text is a note
142v
“Episcopi Estanglorum notantur fo. xxmo ixo sec. W. Malmsberi et de factis Herberti episcopi et de sedibus apud helmam et Theford.
Eliense monasterium post (?primo) constituit S. Etheldrida postea S. Athelwoldus Ep. monachos induxit folio 63”