MS. Lat. class. e. 48
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Miscellany; English, early 13th century
Excerpts from , BK.I – IX, beg. imperf. Fol.19v was originally blank.
On fol.25v the compiler says that Constantine was created emperor ‘hic in Anglia’, Fol.35–5v is blank.
Pr. B. Kuebler, Teubner, 1888. Our MS. was not known to D.J.A. Ross, ‘A checklist of MSS. of three Alexander texts’, Scriptorium 10 (1956), 127–32.
The bishop of Coventry addressed was probably Godefridus de Muschamp, bishop 1198–1208. Fol.43v is blank.
Pro M. Marcello
Pro Q. Ligario
The MS. belongs to Clark's B family
2 leaves missing (5 Accipies igitur - 18 non is quorum). Fol.72–3v were originally blank.
Items 3 and 5 are found together in a MS. bequeathed to the abbey of Bec by Philippe de Harcourt, bishop of Bayeux, d.1163: no.94 in list ed. Omont in Cat. Gén Départements II, 1888, p.397.
There are annotations to the text in several hands of the 13th cent. and later. A 13th cent. hand or hands wrote theological notes in pencil on fol.iii, iiiv, 19, 19v, 65, 72v, 73.
long lines, ruled in crayon, 32 lines up to fol.43, 31 lines from fol.44–73; writing above top line
Perhaps by one scribe writing in different styles (the rubrics are all in one hand)
in items 1–3 small red initials occasionally touched in green; in item 5 larger initials, green flourished in red or red flourished in blue. 18th cent. binding in mottled calf.
18th cent. speckled calf; the spine with a title-piece lettered 'MANU | SCRIPT'
Provenance and Acquisition
Fol.iii (13th cent.): ‘In hoc volumine continentur quedam excerpta de Valerio Maximo et quedam exceptiones Bede Freculfi et Evangeliorum. Et Tullius in Paradoxis’
Medieval shelfmark(?) '145:' immediately followed in blacker ink by '.Z. .18'.
'Cardigan' (fol. iii recto) ( (?) for the above Thomas, cr. earl of Cardigan 1661)
Inscribed with a shelfmark: 'No.5. Cl.2. Sh:4' (upper pastedown).
Sold at Sotheby's, 12 Dec. 1966, lot 218; bought.
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.