MS. Eng. th. c. 58
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Tr. of Ps.-Bonaventure, Meditationes uitae Christi. Extract, the passion narrative, imperfect: in the edition by Powell, Lond., 1908, pp.220–225, 231–253, two leaves missing after fol.4.
Ed. Horstmann, Early Yorkshire Writers I.383–7; a leaf missing after fol.11
Imperfect: ch.6–31, ed. Horstmann, E.E.T.S. 85, pp.20/10–114/20.
40 long lines
Plain blue initials.
Sewn on five cords and bound in half brown leather and plain parchment over pasteboards, the spine inscribed 'Life | of | Chris[t] | MS | Englis[h]'; the parchment covering apparently the reverse side of a 16th(?)-century manuscript document
Provenance and Acquisition
William Squyer , perhaps the Somerset priest, fl. 1490s-1536; in the margin of fol. 11r is written 'Squyer' in a 15th/16th-century hand.
'Honest' Tom Martin of Palgrave (who notes on a paper label attached to the upper pastedown that 'Upon the cover ... was written "Iste liber constat Willelmo Squyer"'); there are traces of a rectangular paper label in the top left corner of the upper board, which seems to have been inscribed '451' (indistinct).
John Ives (stamp on fol. 1r), his sale, Baker & Leigh, 3 March 1777
John Borthwick of Crookston , Catalogue No. IX
Major J. H. S. Borthwick, of Borthwick, Crookston, Heriot, Midlothian (bookplate), his sale at Sotheby's 3-4 June 1946, lot 196, with plate
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.