MS. Lat. misc. e. 85
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
modern binding of oak boards with two clasps wanting the straps.
Provenance and Acquisition
Bequeathed by C. M. Firth, 1931.
MS. Lat. misc. e. 85 - Part 1
arranged by conjugation and penultimate letter, with principal parts and English meaning
with declension and English meaning, arranged by subject
Both vocabularies occur in reverse order in MS.Bodley 604. Fol.44v is blank.
34–8 lines in single and double (fol.45–70v) cols.
plain red initials.
MS. Lat. misc. e. 85 - Part 2
found also in British Museum MS.Royal 18.B.XXV, fol.64
Nine irregular stanzas with refrain ‘parce mihi Domine’
MS. Lat. misc. e. 85 - Part 3
Fragment, including parts of ch.XIII–XV (pp.85–101 of the Hakluyt Soc. edition). The text is disjointed, the correct order of the leaves being 86, 87, 84, 85, 90, 91, 88, 89. Not mentioned in J. W. Bennett The Rediscovery of Sir John Mandeville, New York, 1954, pp.288–297. The text is accompanied by crude marginal drawings in colour.
28 long lines
Crudely painted red, green and buff initials.
The text is accompanied by crude marginal drawings in colour