MS. Add. C. 29
Summary Catalogue no.: 28535
Guillaume de Deguilleville, Pèlerinages; France, c. 1400
More than half the poem is lost. What is left begins (late in the 3rd book) 'Se on mappelle Gloutonne': followed at fol. 24 by a Latin paraphrase in verse of the Apostles' Creed, Lord's Prayer, etc. beg. 'Credo ego catholicus') which is really part of the Pélerinage.
2 cols., 35 lines; ruled space 228 × 177 mm.
Formal cursive bookhand.
Pächt and Alexander i. 634:
Good grisaille miniatures (fols. 6v, 32r, 110r).
Penwork initials in gold, flourished with light blue, and dark blue, flourished with red.
Quarter leather and marbled pasteboard, 19th century (?)
Provenance and Acquisition
'Cest a moi Claude Fauchet 1596': Claude Fauchet, 1530-1601, French historian and philologist; not listed in S. W. Bisson, 'Claude Fauchet's Manuscripts', Modern Language Review 30/3 (Jul., 1935), 311-323.
'Ex Libris Biblio. D. D. Caroli de Pradel episcopi Montispessulani': Charles de Pradel, ?1644-1696
Probably purchased with Pradel's library by his successor bishop, Colbert de Croissi, 1667-1738 (cf. Paul Meyer, 'Les manuscrits français de Cambridge', Romania 8/31 (1879), 305-42 at 307-8) and identifiable in the catalogue of his sale, 1740 (Catalogus librorum bibliothecase ... D.D. Caroli-Joachimi Colbert de Croissi, II, 446).
'W. Reader, Coventry, 1808': William Reader, 1782–1852 (on whom see Oxford DNB).
Bought in 1848 for £12 12s.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Last Substantive Revision
2022-03-22: Matthew Holford: revised to include all information from Summary Catalogue and P&A.