Confessio amantis / John Gower.

Author
Gower, John, 1325?-1408 [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
  • Manuscript, Book
Language
  • English, Middle (1100-1500)
  • Latin
Published/​Created
[England] : [producer not identified], [between 1400 and 1425]
Description
1 volume (ii, 191, ii leaves) : parchment ; 24 cm

Details

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Donor
Bookseller
Related name
Library of Congress genre
Poetry [Browse]
Notes
  • Title from printed catalog.
  • Script: Anglicana formata.
  • Decoration: The prologue and books 1-8 open with a 2- to 6-line blue initial with red penwork: fols. 1r, 7v, 55v, 70r, 87v, 130r, 141v, 172r. Divisions within books marked with similar 1- to 2-line initials.
Binding note
England, early 19th century. Diced Russia leather of tan color over pasteboard, rebacked.
Rights and reproductions note
In Middle English; prefatory matter in Latin.
Provenance
Garrett MS. 136 is of unknown early provenance. Various unidentified dealer's markings appear on fols. i verso and ii recto. Robert Garrett (1875-1961), of Baltimore, Maryland, Class of 1897, purchased the manuscript from the London antiquarian bookseller Bernard Quaritch on 1 October 1905. His gift to the Princeton University Library, 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift of Robert Garrett, 1942.
References
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 1, pages 313-315.
Cite as
Garrett MS. 136, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
OCLC
1099489325
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