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

MS. Eng. poet. d. 45

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Contents

Peter Idley , Instructions to his Son

Text related to MSS. Cambridge University Ee.4.37 and Magdalene College, Pepys 2030: see Charlotte D'Evelyn, Peter Idley's Instructions, Modern Language Society of America Monograph Series VI, 1935, pp.60 foll. Sections of the text remaining are as follows (references to C. D'Evelyn's edition): fols.1–6, II A, 1952–2273; fols.7–17v, II B, 113–708; fols.18–20v, II B, 820–987; fols.21–37v, II B, 1415–2345.

Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 37 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 240 × 165 mm.
Dimensions (written): 160 × 90 mm.

Collation

1-5 gone, 6(8)(1 and 2 missing), 7-8 gone, 9(8), 10(8)(4 and 5 missing), 11 gone, 12(12)(1 and 2 canc.), 13(8)(8 missing), 14-15 gone

Layout

usually 4 stanzas of 7 lines to a page

Hand(s)

two hands writing concurrently

Binding

Original parchment cover

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Inscr. John Clifford , Mary Clifford , Hanna Clifford , Richard [...] , Giles Kendall , 16th cent.

Clifford family of Frampton Court, Glos.

Bought, 1940 (Maggs Cat. 687, no. 176)

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.