A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Cherry 36

Summary Catalogue no.: 9810

Contents

Elizabeth I, The Glass of the Sinful Soul

Translation of Marguerite d'Angoulême, queen of Navarre, Miroir de l'ame pechereuse; written in 1544

Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Binding

Embroidered textile binding attributed to Elizabeth I, filigree work of gold and silver on a ground of blue corded silk, with initials K.P. (Katherine Parr) in the middle of each cover.

History

Origin: 1544 ; English

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image of binding)
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 411
    M. Shell, Elizabeth's glass : with "The glass of the Sinful Soul" (1544) by Elizabeth I, and "Epistle dedicatory" & "Conclusion" (1548) by John Bale (1993) [edition and facsimile]

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.