RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Order NoMS 371
Extentff. 2 + 140
TitleCHRONICA ETC. (READING).
Date13th century
DescriptionContents by Sancroft.

On i b are notes (xv) on Reading Abbey.
Mem. quod in prima creacione monasterii Rading' dedit dux
aquitannie Regi henrico fundatori eiusdem quendam puerum
ad ecclesie sue temporibus successiuis magnum releuamen.
coram quo in omni tribulacione sua in capella propria pro-
cumbens per dei graciam sue pie peticionis semper sortitus
est effectum [See further on f. 122b]. Johannes Rex anglie dedit
nobis capud S. philippi ap. venerandum quod nobis misit cum
maxima episcoporum et procerum reuerencia et venerantibus illud
ab episcopis indulgencias impetrauit. Et ipso die nobis nun-
dinas habere concessit. Cuius anime propicietur deus. amen.
Mem. quod cometissa de penbrok dedit monasterio Rading. in
die S. margarete ymaginem marie magdalene argenteam et
deauratam refertam reliquiis eiusdem marie temp. regis
Ricardi secundi post conq. anno iiij(to) (!). Et a. d. mill. ccc(mo)
lxxxvj.
Willelmus comes lincolnie desponsauit Adelizam Reginam
fundatoris nostri uxorem ut patet in carta et confirmacione
eiusd. Willelmi. Et ideo consilium regium noluit permittere
eam iacere cum eo in medio presbiterii ante altare. Illa
tamen jacet sepulta in boriali parte chori inter duas columnas
seorsum a rege henrico primo fundatore nostro et marito
eiusdem. quorum animabus propicietur deus. amen.
These notes and some other matter from the MS. are printed
in Girald. Cambr. Rolls, V. p. xxix sqq. (notes), where there
is some account of the MS. I have thought it well to repeat
them here.
f. ii a blank. On ii b in red and black (xv late ?):
Venia pro fratribus ad conuentum de farmaria veniencium
Nows ten de hors le couent ne gard notir ordir. sicut nows
dicimus
Vnus de ordine qui sedet in capitulo dicet istam absolucionem
De la exces qe nows et vows haves a fet dews nows et vows
assoyles per ineffabilem misericordiam suam.
Below, in an older hand:
Been set il ke fit solas de primer comensera longament e
tendera.

On 1a (xiii). On b a list of contents.
Ista cont. in hoc libello.
The items asterisked are not now in the volume. On the other
hand the Expugnatio of Giraldus which is an important part
of it is not in the Table, though it has long been bound with
the rest and has Reading verses on its last page (122b).
*Kal[endarium] tabular'.
Cuiusdam elucidarii pars modica.
Libellus qui dicitur ymago mundi cum suis partibus et diuisio-
nibus.
Ep. Joh(is) regis Indie.
Prouinciale omnium episcoporum christianitatis.
Annotatio Roman. pont. Imperat. Regum etc. tocius mundi.
Cronica quedam ab origine mundi.
Alia cronica de Insula britannie.
Compendium de gestis Anglorum et de ordine regum.
Carta Regis Joh. de libertatibus.
*De mirabilibus Anglie / *De sibillis / Expositio catonis et doc-
trinale Gall. / Prouerbia quedam.

On R. closely written: a circular letter of Alured sacrist of
Reading about a lost Bible.
Omnibus matris ecclesie filiis ad quos presentes littere peruenerint
fr. Aluredus dictus sacrista Radingie eternam in d(no) sal.
Cum secundum apostolum omnes unum corpus simus in
Christo inuicem alterius menbra Justum est ut uno membro
patiente compatiantur uniuersi adeo ut dampna singulis
irrogata velut in se suscepta reputent communia. Proinde
vobis uniuersis et singulis dolentes innotescendum duximus
quod anno gracie m° cc° liii° mense iulio circa festum s.
margarete mart. suadente diabolo per menbra sua quibus
hic mundus plenus est. biblia una parua mensure quasi
vnius palmi et dimidii in qua multa utilia scripta contine-
bantur de claustro nostro furtim sublata est. pro quo non
tam furto quam sacrilegio terribilis sententia a d(no) Sarum ep.
et toto collegio nostro prouulgata est. dicta etiam sententia
postea per totum archidiaconatum Berk' in omnibus rurali-
bus capitulis sollempniter denuntiata et publicata fuit. tam in
auctores sceleris quam in ipsius byblie detentores a tempore
noticie. quocirca uniuersitatem uestram rogamus attentius et
exhortamur in d(no) quatinus si penes aliquem uestrum dicta
byblia sit deposita uel pignori obligata seu quocumque pretio
comparata hoc ipsum nobis significare curetis. certissime
scituri quod sine omni cauillatione pretium ipsum seu
mutuum vobis integre refundemus dum tamen ipsam bybliam
recuperare possimus. Hec autem in dicta byblia scripta con-
tinebantur. videlicet. In principio libri fuit tract. d. Roberti
quondam lincoln. ep. qui sic inc. Templum domini Deinde
cherubin de confessione et descripcio candelabri et significatio
eiusdem. Deinde series ss. patrum ab adam usque ad christum
. i . arbor hystorie scolastice nobiliter depicta et illuminata
post quam byblia. Item post psalterium ante parab. salom.
est kalend. integrum. Item in fine ecclesiastici .s. ante
nouum test. est annotatio epp. et euuang. que per annum
leguntur per quam sciri potest quoto capitulo inueniri
debent. Item post bybliam sunt uersus de recapitulatione
utriusque testamenti: post quas interpretations sec. remi-
gium Deinde concordantie bybliotece sec. reimundum. Item
post quas (sic) quidam prologi qui defuerunt in dicta byblia
post quos diffiniciones sec. ord. alfabeti. post quas plures uersus
de iiij(or) euuangelistis. post quos Aug. de spiritu et anima.
Tenor huius litere bene signatus missus fuit per totam angliam
per breuitores nostros et nihil certum inueniri uel audiri
potuit de dicta byblia. quod grauiter condolemus.

On 4b two pieces of writing in two hands.
(a) Hec sunt sollicitanda a clerico uolente ad religionem monas-
ticum conuerti. (Seven articles.)
(b) Inter angelos et demones et homines hanc differenciam
veteres decreuerunt - ad studia inertes proni ad uoluptatem.

1. Double columns.
Dicta Publilii Syri alias Prouerbia Senecae arranged in alpha-
betical order . . . . . 2
Alienum est omne quicquid optando uenit
123, ending unfinished in F.
Fatetur facinus hinc qui (iudicium fugit)
Various pieces of verse, in three or four hands . . . . . 2b
(a) Five lines: number of years from Adam to Christ acc. to
Bede and Orosius.
(b) Comparative ages of man etc.: three forms:
i. Sepe triane. tri sepe cane. tri cane caballe. tri caballe
home. tri home corue. tri corue cerue. tri cerue aquila.
tri aquila cete. tri cete munde. (Figures above.)
ii. Da sepem subiunge canes et equos homines et etc.
Six lines: Durabit mundus viginti mille per annos.
iii. Sepes trima. ter hanc canis. hunc ter equus ter equum
vir. (One line only.)
Compare the inscription on Abbot Ware's pavement at West-
minster.
(c) On signs of death in Latin and French.
Latin. Hiis signis moriens certis dinoscitur eger
Six lines. Sicque senex dormit: designat morte resolui
French. Par ces signes se mustera li malade ki tost mura
Six lines. Si il est veuz tost dormira. ce signefie ke il mura.
(d) Of health. Six lines. Si uis incolumem si uis te reddere
sanum
(e) Of the Holy Family. Two forms:
i. Anna tribus nupsit etc.
ii. Ex Joachim Cleophe Saloma.
In charter hand (xiii). Formula of precipimus for recovery of land:
Dei gratia Rex Anglie D(ni) Hyb. Dux Norm. Aquit. et
Comes Andig. Will° uel Waltero sal. Precipimus
followed by: Si dominus feodi tenet terram quam petens
petit etc.
Comparative ages of man etc. (see published catalogue)

2. Double columns of 38 lines.
Inc. uersus de recapitulatione ueteri et noui testamenti. et
primo agit de uersibus sine a. . . . . . 3b
Principio rerum post quinque dies homo primus
(From the Aurora of P. de Riga)
- continet hos omnes lex uetus illa uiros.
Connumeratis patribus uet. test. consequenter inc. de illis qui
in nouo sunt . . . . . 6b
Isti sunt in lege noua baptista iohannes
- ut ieiunemus nos admonet atque matheus.
Verses on the Evangelists: Matheo species humana datur etc. . . . . . 6b
(16 lines) - Jouis ales summa petendo.
Verses for a set of pictures of Prophets and Apostles . . . . . 6b
Moyses - Venit de celis testis de lege fidelis
Dauid - Rex ueniet fortis qui soluet uincula mortis
Ysaias - Uirgo deum pariet: mater sine semine fiet
Jeremias - Qui deus est magnus ad nos mittetur ut agnus
Ezechiel - Quid dubitas. ueniet uenturus nec mora fiet
Daniel - Sanctus Sanctorum descendet ab arce polorum
Oseas - Missus de celis Christus uenit. esto fidelis
Amos - De celis numen ueniet de lumine lumen
Abacuc - Gentes docturum Christum scitote futurum
Jonas - Ex utero matris nascetur gloria patris
baptista - De Stella solem cerne de uirgine prolem
Petrus - Petrus ego celi portas reserabo fideli
Paulus - Qui fueram saulus modo dicor nomine paulus
Andreas - Vexor morte crucis que dat michi gaudia lucis
Johannes - Plus me dilexit qui me sub pectore uexit
Jacobus - Occubui gladio christi sic hostia fio
Philippus - Patrem nesciui. patrem uidere cupiui
Barthol. - Terre prostratus minus (so: l. uiuus) sum decoriatus
Jacobus minor - De templo st(r)atus uiuo super astra beatus
Matheus - Truncatus capite merui michi gaudia uite
Thomas - Lancea me strauit que me super astra locauit
Judas et - Sternimur a turbis iudas simonque per urbis
Simon - Compita. sic morimur sic christus (-i ?) iure petimur (? pot-)
Matheus - Pro iuda positus eius sum sede potitus.
Very likely this set of verses (which I have not met elsewhere)
was inscribed on a retable or other piece of furniture in
Reading Abbey.
On the countries where the Apostles preached . . . . . 6b
Petrus romanis reserauit dona salutis etc.
ending: Nilicolas christo sociauit famine simon.
A[m]bluis amne sacro pie iuda mesopotanos.
Hic inc. commemoratio Rome stationum . . . . . 7
Dom. in lxx(a) ad S. laur. extra muros l. a'. xl. d'.
Last. Dom. I(a) post pascha ad S. panc. l. a., xl. d'.
Note: Quinque sunt paroch.' ecclesie in Roma etc.
On the Apostles . . . . . 7b
Petrus namque romam conuertit - capite deorsum ut ipse uoluit crucifixus est
Ends: Iudas fr. iacobi mesopotamiam. hic sepultus est in
berrito armenie urbe.
On the same: anno post passionem d(ni) xiiij° facta est diuisio
apostolorum. Oriens cessit thome et bartholomeo
- occidentis regna Petro et Paulo.
On the Creed: Isti sunt apostoli qui composuerunt simbolum
Petrus Credo - celi et terre
- Mathias. Et uitam eternam. Amen.

3. Inc. lucidarius. Double columns . . . . . 8
Apparently only extracts: Solet queri quid sit deus. quod
absurdum uidetur adorare quod nescimus. Aug. Quantum
homini licet scire, deus est substantia spiritualis etc.
- Ascenditne solus? qui cum eo surrexerunt cum eo etiam
ascenderunt. (9a, col. 1, col. 2 blank.)
Divisions of the world . . . . . 9
At top a diagram of the world held by the Lord. His head,
feet and hands are seen. It is set in a square, the spandrels
filled with ornament. The world is divided into three parts
(as usual) and the countries are shown in a series of circles
inscribed with names. The North is on L.
Text: Legitur in libro gilde sapientis quod tres filii noe diui-
serunt orbem terrarum in tres partes...
In asia sunt prouincie xv. In affrica ... xii. In europa ... xiiii
Primus de genere Iaphet uenit ad europam Alanus nomine etc.
Ab ysitone' primogenito alamanni
- Hanc genealogiam inueni ex traditione ueterum qui incole
fuerunt in primis britannie.

4. Imago mundi. Single lines 10a: then double columns . . . . . 10
Henrico septiformi spiritu in trina fide illustrato
- quid sit penitus ignorare.
Sapientie alumpno abdita diligenter scrutanti in scientie pro-
fundo henricus utriusque hominis salute nunc uigere etc.
- quod maiorum commendat traditio.
Capitula. At bottom the verses Beda et Orosius (above
f. 2b: (a)) are repeated.
Text. De forma mundi. Mundus dicitur quasi undique motus
(clxxii. 121) . . . . . 10b
Change of hand at f. 18.
Ends: Henricus ...... accepit matildem fil. henr. regis anglie in
coniugium. Anno ab incarn. dom. m°. c°. x(c). Finit.

5. Inc. epistola Johannis regis in die (sc.) ad emanuelem Cpoli-
tanum imp. . . . . . 24
Presbiter Johannes potentia et uirtute dei
- cum ceterorum regum diuiciis compara. Vale. (Ed. Zarncke.)

6. Inc. prouincialis . . . . . 26
Gallici Vungari etc.
Among the marginal additions is this (29): In Hislandia duo
sunt episcopatus vnus de stalolt' (Skalholt) alterius nomen
ignoratur. Tercius in grilandia
Ends with list of sovereigns and cardinals' titles
- decem et septem sunt diaconi cardinales.

7. A brief chronicle of Britain . . . . . 31b
Britannia insularum optima - piscosis fluuius (!) est irrigua
(practically Geoffrey of Monmouth, i. 2) xxviii ciuitatibus
temporibus brittonum erat decorata, quarum hec sunt
nomina.
Kair ebrauc. - Kairmerciþ
Quando saxones primum hanc insulam ... subiugauerunt reges
vii. statuerunt (list of kingdoms and provinces).
Bishoprics 32. Reges orientalium anglorum dominabantur in
pago grancerugensi etc.
Hec erant particiones regnorum etc. - uni conquadrans regno.
(Recapitulatio Bedae H. E. V. 24) Anno ante incarn. dom. lx.
After 729 the two notes on 733 (eclipse) and 734 (luna san-
guineo rubore) ending ad lucem propriam reuersa est.
Rubric. Hanc recapit. placuit uen. bede. presb. ob memoriam
multorum conseruandam breuiter recapitulari.
(Another hand.) Anno d(ni) cccc. xci. britanni in nomen et ius
anglorum cessere . . . . . 32b
List of kings from Elli to Henry III. Original hand ends 33b
with his coronation: presente Guuala apost. sedi tum legato
die apost. symonis et iude. Another hand adds: et regnauit
quinquag. sex annis etc. with accession and coronation of
Edward I: a Roberto archiep. Cantuar.
Genealogy of William I: another hand, written the other way
of the page . . . . . 34
The first hand goes from Rollo to Henry III (here called
Henry IV). Another hand adds his children. A third adds
Edward I - Edward III. Yet another (or two) adds some
of Edward III's children and Richard II.
On 34b is a. full-page labyrinth, circular, very neatly drawn in
red and green. Below it (xiii-xiv) the note: In anglia sunt
xlvj(m) et xi ecclesie matrices etc.

8. Chronicle from Brute to Cadwallader (from Geoffrey of Mon-
mouth) . . . . . 35
On and after 35b the names and years of the kings are written
in a large hand in the inner margin, the rest of the page
containing paragraphs of text about them in smaller script.
Ends 42b on Cadwallader: et angli regnare ceperunt.

9. (a) Prologus de compendio libri Willelmi malmesbur' de gestis
anglorum. Double columns at first: another hand . . . . . 43
Compendium diligentibus quibus prolixitas general fastidium
- nomine conpendii opusculum istud dixi titulandum. Expl.
prol. Yna (above: uel ida) magis per insite uirtutis.
Rubric with date of Ida above.
Ends 45b with Henry III's coronation: later hands add lines
about Edward I-III. Some words are erased.
This 'scanty compendium' of William, with the additions to it,
is noticed by Hardy, Cat. II. 161, and Stubbs, Gesta. Regum,
I. lxxxviii.
The hand of 35 sqq. resumed.
List of cities: Kair ebrauc. - Kairmerciþ' . . . . . 46
Two paragraphs: a. Refert beda in hist. angl. de tribus ger-
manie populis
- cetera (!) anglorum populi sunt orti
(b) Quando saxones primum (as 31b) - iii. supersunt episco-
patus
The Chronicle of 35 continued from 42b. Names of kings in
inner margin as before.
Ælle primus rex anglorum (large) Domin. incarn. anno cccc.
xxi° brittanni non ualentes amplius etc.
The first hand goes down to 52a (in Henry II): a second
finishes the page. A third begins Richard I, of whom the
first account ends
Johannem fratrem suum reliquid heredem.
Rubric. Item de eodem plenius. Then follows an account
(Rad. de Coggeshall abridged, at first) Anno ab incarn. d(ni)
m° c° xc° Ric. [See Stubbs, Memorials of Richard I, I. xxxv]. rex
angl. et Ph. rex gallie Ierusalem profecti
estate iter agressi sunt etc. . . . . 53
end of 55a: perunctus ut dictum est uitam terminauit.
Of John there are two accounts. The first ends: et comitatus
Oíí omnia hec ing(ra) capta sunt a rege Gall. (unfinished)
Below is a note in another hand: Nomen et summa tributi
annui tempore guerre ... eccl. Romane concessi etc.
- summa tributi per annum m. marce.
The second account begins: Mortuo itaque Rege Ricardo, and
ends: cum regnasset annis xvii et mensibus quinque . . . . . 56
Continues with Henry III, ending unfinished: transfretauit in
Franciam. Another hand. Hec sunt nomina Baronum qui electi sunt ad
obseruand. omnia que cont. in carta Regis sec. demandam
Baronum . . . . . 56b
Comes de clara cum septem viginti militibus
- summa militum M. C. IIII(xx) et IIJ
In the lower margin in a later hand: Summa decime tocius
Anglie et Wallie

10. (Carta Reg. Johannis de libertatibus angliae) . . . . . 57b
Datum per manum nostram in prato quod vocatur Runemede etc.
Verses. De bono conuiuio, and Hec sunt uitanda in bono
conuiuio. 4 lines . . . . . 58b (59)

11. Account of Richard I and the Crusade . . . . . 59 (60)
M° C° XCI. Rex Ricardus et rex philippus iter ierosolimitanum
in estate arripuerunt
ending 72b, with Richard's death and character. ita elemosina
extinguit peccatum (the Preface of Martinus Polonus intervenes)
From R. de Coggeshall. Hardy, Materials, II, Nos. 675 and
693; Stubbs, Memorials of Richard I, p. xxxv, n.
It extends (with omissions of irrelevant matter) from p. 29 of
the Rolls ed. to 66. Then follows Richard's letter to the Bp.
of Ely (p. 84) and then his death (pp. 94-98).

12. Martinus Polonus: Preface . . . . . 72
Quoniam scire tempora summorum pontificum - et aliqua ex
decreto et passionibus sanctorum.
Abridged Chronicle of Popes and Emperors, a column for each . . . . . 73
Inc. cathalogus siue cronica ... pertingens usque ad honorium
tercium papam et ad fredericum qui nunc ad imperium subli-
matur.
The first hand, as I think, goes down accordingly to Honorius
III, and adds Gregorius IX(us) nacione campanus sedit
In the emperors' column it ends (on Frederick) tam christianos
quam sarracenos diuersis penis flagellauit (78b).
The next hand adds in the Popes' column: annis xiiii etc.
and continues to Clement IV, ending f. 80: capti per regem
Karolum decollati sunt.
In the emperors' it ends 79b: et plerique puluere cuiusdam
mentis pro farina uterentur.
80b, 81 blank.

13. In the hand of 35 sqq. Chronicle from Adam to Trajan . . . . . 82
De preteriti seculi cursu ex hebraica ueritate prout potuimus
Names of patriarchs and kings in large hand in the inner
margin as before.
Ends on Trajan. Panteon rome - fulmine concrematur.
90b blank.

14. (Giraldi Cambrensis Expugnatio Hibernica). Another hand . . . . . 91
Introitus in recitationem. Quoniam de insule hibernice situ
- In tres quoque libellos liber iste libratur
Inc. capitula . . . . . 92
Inc. uaticinalis historia. Illustri pictauensium comiti Ricardo
Giraldus Kambrensis . . . . . 93b
A multis requisitus et multociens
Lib. II. 106, Lib. III (Inc. de uaticiniis), 119b ending 120a
prepropere pariter et periculose perrumpat. (Rolls V, 404).
See Rolls Ed. Gir. Cambr. Opp. V, p. xxix sqq. 'a most valu-
able copy' of the first edition of the work.

15. A later hand, double columns. Inc. annotaciones - breues om-
nium epp. et euang. per annum per quas sciri potest quoto
capitulo inueniri poterunt in singulis libris . . . . . 120
ending 121b.
On 122a are verses in two hands on the days of creation, books
of the Bible, articles of faith, Pauline Epistles.
On 122b in a large hand (xv) are these verses:
Ad puerum gracie Exasticon
Nunc veluti faciem geniti sub ymagine mira
Dum colimus pulcram criste benigne tuam
Poscimus arturi memoreris criste Britanni
Principis et puerum dilige sancte puer
Fac modo virtutes imitetur et ille paternas
Et regat hoc regnum cum seniore senex.
Evidently referring to the same image of the Holy Child that
is mentioned on f. i b as given by the Duke of Aquitaine to
Henry I. The Arthur is Prince Arthur, son of Henry VII.
The pilgrimage to the Child of Grace was quite a popular one.

16. Catonis Disticha Gallice by Everard . . . . . 123
A fresh hand.
Catun esteit paen
Et ne saueit ren. de crestien lei
...priez sanz ensoigne
Pur euerard le moine. Ke cest ou[er]ane aprent prouide[n]c'
- sullum la verite.
Rubric. Cum animaduerterem quam plurimos homines
The Latin text is intercalated in rubric throughout.
Ends 130a: O deu eient part
Et de peccheur euera(r)d: eit damne deu merci
Rubric. Explicit hic cato qui dixit talia nato
Si mea persequeris carmina: doctor eris.
See Hist. Litt. XIII. 67-70. The author is there identified, I do
not see why, with Everardus Scotus, canon of Kirkham and
abbot of Holm Cultram, c. 1145, who is mentioned by
Dempster (Tanner, and Hardy, II. 225) as having written
lives of Scottish saints.

17. 'A phebo phebe' in Latin and French (Alanus de Insulis,
ccx. 581) . . . . . 130b
The Latin is here in black, the French in red.
A phebo phebe lumen capit a sapiente
Insipiens sensum quo quasi luce micat.
Nil aliud nisi se ualet ardens enna cremare
Sic se non alios inuidus igne coquit.
La lune prent clarte del soleil
Et li nient sage aprent sen del sage
Enna ne put rien arder for li meimes
Ne li enuius ne put a nul nure for a sei.
Ends:
Stratus humi non surgit item dum poplite flexo
Portat honus graue quo precipitatur equus
Sic homo qui magna uiciorum mole grauatur
Non nisi deposita mole leuare potest.
Le cheual ki portet grant fes si il chet il ne put mie
Bien leuer deskes le fes seit oste (unfinished)

18. Another hand continues without break.
A collection of proverbs and fables in elegiac verse in about
52 sections . . . . . 132
Non quo nauta uolet sed quo uehet aura vehetur
Puppis cum tumidi uenerit ira maris.
The last begins: Surgentem druso festinat radere barbam
and ends: Hec facit externis. si sordes colligit intus
Nec sibi crescentes radere curat eas.
The rest of the page (134a) blank.

19. A more charter-like hand.
Inc. nouus cato . . . . . 134b
Lingua paterna sonat quod ei sapiencia donat
Exaudi fili mentisque repone cubili.
Principio cultum domini tu dilige multum.
Ends 135b.
Nullus miretur nudum si carmen habetur
Mens paupertina coniunxit carmina bina.

20. Inc. versus mag. Stephani cantuar. de contemptu mundi . . . . . 137
Cartula nostra tibi portat dilecte salutem (clxxxiv. 1307)
Ends 139b: Et cuicunque datur sine fine beatificatur
Hic tibi det munus qui regnat trinus et unus.
A xvth-cent. hand adds:
Cuspidea vite truncatur morte cenaxis
Sic miser o laxis daberis si callida faxis.
Nam faus ingratus quem prodidit anglisomatus
Iam pene frustratus fert publica scandala ratus.
FindingAidsCatalogue description based on M. R. James, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Lambeth Palace: The Mediaeval Manuscripts' (Cambridge, 1932)
PhysicalDescriptionVellum, 9 1/2 x 6 3/4, single and double columns, varying numbers of lines: many portions, all well written.
Calf binding, pr. 1s. 10d.
Collation: a(2) 1(8) (5 canc.) 2(12) 3(14) 4(10) 5(12) (10, 11 canc.) 6(6) 7(12) 8(2) 9(10) 10(8)-14(8) 15(10) 16(8) (wants 8). Foliation incorrect by one.
CustodialHistoryFrom Reading Abbey, as shown by the presence of Reading documents. See Description field.
On f. i a (and elsewhere) is: Edwardus orwell me possidet 19 marcii 1577.
On the same page is: Lucidarius Chronicarum. J. B.
Que in hoc vol. continentur in 2° folio ad marginem reperies in planctu pro biblia deperdita (xvi-xvii).

Bancroft-Abbot catalogue (Lambeth Palace Library LR/F/5, LR/F/6, MS 1047) shelfmark: G. 5
Former Cambridge shelfmark: E. [epsilon]. 6 (see published catalogue by M. R. James and Concordance IV in N. R. Ker, 'Archbishop Sancroft's Rearrangement of the Manuscripts of Lambeth Palace', in E. G. W. Bill, 'A Catalogue of Manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library MSS. 1222-1860', Oxford, 1972).
Later shelfmark: quarto 173
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library MS Film 1319

Available from World Microfilms Publications:
"Lambeth Palace Library: The Mediaeval Manuscripts" Section V. Theology. Reel 20 (with MSS. 373 & 376)
RelatedMaterialSee Description field.
PublnNoteGirald. Cambr. Rolls, V. p. xxix sqq. (notes). See Description field.

"Bulletin of the John Rylands Library" 1968 pp. 280-307. [Lambeth Palace Library Z664.L2 3.07]

Coates, Alan "English Medieval Books: the Reading Abbey collections from foundation to dispersal" 1999
Ikas, Wolfgang Valentin "Martin con Troppau (Martinus Polonus), O.P. (+1278) in England: Uberlieferungs- und wirkungsgeschictliche Studien su dessen Papst- und Kaiserchronik (Wissensliteratur im Mittelalter, 40, Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag Wiesbadedn, 2002)
Ikas, Wolfgang Valentin 'Neue Handscriftenfunde zum Chronicon pontificum et imperatorum des Martin von Troppau' in "Deutsches Archiv fuer Erforschung des Mittelalters" vol. 58, pt. 2. 2002 [Lambeth Palace Library Z664.L2 7.30]
Jeffrey, David L. & Brian J. Levy "The Anglo-Norman lyric: an anthology, edited from the manuscripts with translations and commentary." Studies and Texts, 1993. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 1990. [SQ1322.J3]
Lester, Toby, 'The Fourth Part of the World', figure 13, reproduces the map at folio 9v
Poleg, Eyal, 'Approaching the Bible in medieval England'. 2013. [D746.P6]
Sharpe, R., J.P. Carley, R.M. Thomson & A.G. Watson (eds.) "English Benedictine libraries: the shorter catalogues" Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues vol. 4. 1996
Westrem, S.D. "Geography and Travel" in 'A Companion to Chaucer', ed. Peter Brown (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2000), pp. 195-217, fig. 12.1.

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