MS. Holkham misc. 40
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Prose English translation of Robert de Gretham, Miroir. Pr. by K. M. Blumreich, The Middle English "Mirror" : an edition based on Bodleian Library, MS Holkham misc. 40 (Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance 9, 2003).
38 written lines per page; in 1 column (fols. 1-16v)
45 written lines per page; in 1 column (fols. 17-25)
45 written lines per page; in 1 column (fols. 25-133)
45 written lines per page; in 2 columns (fols. 133v-162v)
37-8 written lines per page; 1 column (fols. 162v-257)
Written by at least four main scribes: (1) fols. 1-16v; (2) fols. 17-25; (3) fols. 25-162v; (4) fols. 162-257
Plain red initials.
Typical Holkham binding of ligh brown straight-grained morocco; the spine lettered in gilt 'THE MYRROUR | & GOSPELS' and 'MS. | MEMB. | 672'.
Provenance and Acquisition
John Forest, rector of Ramsden Bellhouse, Essex, 1592: inscribed 'Iohannes Forestius rector de Rameston in comitatu Essex est proprius et indubitatus possessor huius libri 1592' (fol. 7r).
Sir Edward Coke (fol. 1r); item 212 in the catalogue of his books, ed. W. O. Hassall, New Haven, 1950.
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.