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English Wycliffite sermons.
English Wycliffite sermons (Princeton University Library. Manuscript. Taylor MS. 16)
Middle English (1100-1500)
[London, England] ; [between 1300 and 1400]
1 volume (folios i, 230, i) : parchment ; 297 x 193 mm
Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
Manuscripts, English (Middle)
Witten, Laurence C.
Taylor, Robert H., 1908-1985
Princeton University. Library. Manuscript. Taylor MS. 16.
Library of Congress genre(s)
Getty AAT genre
Script: Anglicana formata of varying grades. Incipits and Latin lemmata usually in Textualis libraria.
Decoration: Tracts and the beginnings of the four sets of sermons open with 3- to 5-line initials in blue with red pen flourishes. Subsequent sermons begin with 3- to 4-line initials in blue, occasionally with red pen flourishes.
England? 20th century (after 1945). Vermilion morocco over pasteboard. Sewn on five bands; end-bands with secondary sewing in green and gold.
English text and Latin.
Taylor MS. 16 is an English Wycliffite manuscript of a liturgical cycle of 294 sermons. The manuscript shares a common provenance with London, British Library, Add. MSS. 40671 and 40672. The antiquarian bookseller Laurence C. Witten (1926-1995), of New Haven, Connecticut, later acquired the manuscript and sold it to Robert H. Taylor (1908-1985), of Princeton, New Jersey, Class of 1930, who had the manuscript rebound and added his bookplate to the front pastedown. His bequest to the Princeton University Library, 1985.
Gift of Robert H. Taylor.
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 1, pages 437-440.
Taylor MS. 16, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Also available in an electronic version.
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