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University College MS. 181


Guillaume, de D├ęguileville, 1295-1360, The pilgrimage of the soul
Language(s): Middle English
Hoccleve, Thomas, 1370?-1450?, Compleynte paramont
Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: vellum


"Fine borders, fine and other initials. Miniatures pasted in and removed." (Alexander and Temple, p. 54)


Original leather over bevelled boards sewn into white leather chemise, lined with blue and white striped cloth, metal bosses on upper and lower covers (lacking clasps and pins).


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; England.

Provenance and Acquisition

"olim, anno scilicet 1491, Henrici Percei de N. postea, anno 1577, Roberti Hedrington." (Coxe) "Given in 1490 to dominus Henry Percy, prior of Newnham, Bedfordshire, by his predecessor, Johannis Renhall, fol. 40v. Robert Hendrington, 1577, fol. 1." (Alexander and Temple)

Record Sources

Summary description based on the following sources.

S. J. Ogilvie-Thomson (ed.), The Index of Middle English Prose VIII: Manuscripts Containing Middle English Prose in Oxford College Libraries (Cambridge, 1991), p. 124


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Last Substantive Revision

2022-01-13: Record created.