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20001 Canberra National Library of Australia MS.1172
Psalterium



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i + 111 folios 228 x 148 mm (6)1, (8)2-4, (2)5, (7)6, (8)7-15. Quire 6 lacks its third sheet Catchwords agree A few quire signatures Edges trimmed and with the lettering PSALMS One col. of 23 lines (32 in Calendar) English littera gothica textualis English in style: black, red, and blue entries in the Calendar with the KL in gold, red, and blue; red rubrics; caps in fill-ins alternately red and blue' small initials (20 x 15 mm) of each psalm in gold, blue, red; large initials (45 x 45 mm) in gold, red, and blue with marginal ivy-leaf sprays on 7r, 22r, 54r, 63v, 74r. Contemporary binding of sheepskin over oak boards with bevelled edges. Remains of two straps on front cover, holes for the studs in back cover. The provenance is a diocese in the south of England and the Use is most likely Sarum. England s. xiv2 16c.: Thomas ap syuan
Thomas Weld, Britwell, Oxon.
Francis Edwards, sale catalogue (date unknown), no. 632.
Bequeathed by E.A. Petherick
(book collector and bibliographer, 1847-1917)
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20002 Canberra National Library of Australia MS.1508
Magna Carta



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Copy intended for the County of Surrey, as indicated by Com. Surr. and Exam. on the fold. England, Westminster s. xiiiex King's School, Bruton until 1952 by the library in 1952 Sinclair no. 2 msItem0007
20003 Canberra National Library of Australia MS.1097/1
Biblia Vulgata



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iv + 307 162 x 110 mm; fls.256 and 274 fold out at the foot to accommodate notes (13)1 (16)2-19 (6)20. Quire one lacks its first three sheets.
A few quire signatures remain Edges trimmed and gilded 2 cols each of 51 to 54 lines French littera gothica textualis a few red rubrics; letters of running book titles and numbers alternately red, and blue; initials alternately red and blue with blue penwork or blue and red with red penwork, 1r. carries a coloured I with a full-length marginal panel of intertwined tendrils in brown, blue and green, with two grotesques incorporated in the convolutions. English 17c red morocco over boards gilt corner-pieces, coiled rope enclosing anchor with the initials W. C. (see below) and clasped hands, spine gilt, remains of green silk ties
[Ela] William Clifford of Boscombe - Wiltshire, England
the Clifford family of Chudleigh - Ugbrook House, Devon
s. xiii2 the monogram on the cover could be that of William Clifford of Boscombe, lower margin of 1r. has a stamp C surmounted by a coronet while inside the front cover is the armorial book-plate of the Clifford family of Chudleigh: chequy or and azur, a fesse gules, supported by two wyverns and the motto SEMPER PARATUS; acquired from the Clifford family in 1964 Sinclair no. 3 msItem0008
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20004 Canberra National Library of Australia MS.1097/2
Horae (Use of Sarum)



vellum, fly leaves i and vi modern paper, ii, iii, iv and v old vellum



v + 166 140 x 95 mm (12)1 (8)2-13 (6)14 (8)15-20 (4)21 Catchwords agree
Edges trimmed and gilded one col. of 17 lines English littera gothica textualis English: red rubrics; red and brown entries in the Calendar; line fill-ins in blue and gold; small caps blue with red penwork, gold with blue penwork; initials in gold, red, blue, and white; nine larger initials in gold, blue, red, white, green each featuring a pomegranate on 13r., 21r., 34v., 38v., 41r., 43r., 53r., 93r., 149r. and two other initials without, on 45v., 48r., all with a half border of acanthus sprays and leaves, except fol. 13r. where the ornamentation extends to a full border. 15c. English: back cover with blind-stamped panels of the sacred monogram and of George slaying the dragon, front cover panels contain heraldic swans and stag, borders of two or three fillets; spine repaired, modern strap and clasp
[Ela] William Clifford of Boscombe - Wiltshire, England
the Clifford family of Chudleigh - Ugbrook House, Devon
s. xv1 fol. 165r. in 16c. hand 'Liber John Vernelli' partly repeated on iir., ivr. and 166r. has 'Liber Iohannis' with the surname effaced; in another 16c. hand 'Laus deo et beatae Mariae' on 164v. and 'The Conditor', 'nouerint uniuersis ... Joannem .' on ivr.; 89r. by another 16c. hand 'Il y a un se[u]l dieu duquel toutes chous[es] dependent' copied four times; iv v. has '5/55'; iiir. has scribbles which include vs.1 of ps. In te domine speraui [non] confundar in eternum acquired from the Clifford family of Chudleigh in 1964 Sinclair no. 4 msItem0455
20005 Canberra National Library of Australia MS.1097/3
Biblia Vulgata- Remigius Altissiodorensis
Interpretationes Nominum Hebraicorum




vellum, fly leaf i old paper



i + 479 155 x 105 mm (24)1-18 (14)19 ( 24)20 (9)21 The second quire is misbound and should be read after the third. Quire 19 lacks its last two which were probably blank, and quire 21 needs its last nine, the remains of which are caught in the binding.

A few margins have been cut out, but there is no loss of text.Edges trimmed. 2 cols each of 50 lines (3 cols of 50 for 447r.a- 479v.b) French littera gothica textualis red rubrics; large initials red, with blue penwork, or blue, with red penwork, many with marginal extensions; letters of the running Book titles and numbers alternately blue, and red. 16c. calf over boards, blank shield stamped in blind in the centre with a panel of stylized floral sprays.
[Ela] William Clifford of Boscombe - Wiltshire, England
the Clifford family of Chudleigh - Ugbrook House, Devon
s. xiii2 inside back cover 16c. monogram 'A.H.', repeated Av. and Ar. with the motto CUI VULT DEUS DAT; 24v. and 48v. by 17c. hand are notes referring the reader forward and backward for the correct sequence of the quires; 173r. has an erasure; 296v. 'Md that I christofor Wallys of tottones in the'; by a 17c. hand 'This is John Peter (?) this boke' occurs on 175r. (almost erased), 221r., 275r., 279v., 352r., 389v.; on 216v. in a 17c. hand is the name 'Sainthill', also found in the notes written inside front cover 'Mem. that in St Peters Church on Wednesday 30th April 1673 I mett Mr P . . . Tho. Hithergale who told me that this Manuscript was . . . Latine translation approved by the Counsell of Trent for the . . . in those times and was given by his father in law Mr Frim (?) being . . . unto my Father Mr Walther Sainthill deceased now also. It was written hee said in Glassenbury Abbey - per me E. S. scribitur Hoc', followed by 'I doubt not a good Bible this yet Perhaps so though approved by that Counsell of Trent For this at least . . . is the same sometimes in All . . . est Deus ad intro . . . E.S. 14 June 1680 st. 4°' ; 1r. carries the stamp of a C surmounted by a coronet acquired from the Clifford family of Chudleigh in 1964 Sinclair no. 5 msItem0110
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20006 Canberra National Library of Australia MS.1097/4
Psalterium, Breviarium, Missale



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ii + 401 142 x 110 mm (10)1 (12)2-13 (8)14 (12)15-16 (13)17 (14)18 (16)19 (14)20 (11)21 (9)22 (12)23-27 (6)28 (12)29-33 (10)34 (2)35. Quire 1 lacks its first two sheet

Edges cut
fol. 214 has two large holes in the vellum, with loss of text, while the lower part of fol. 254 has been removed, resulting in loss of text
one col. of 33 lines for the Calendar (1r.-5r. of 32 lines for the Psalter (5v.-.34v.), of 13 to 15 lines on 251r.-263v., and of 26 lines elsewhere German littera gothica textualis red rubrics; caps red; entries in Calendar black and red; initials alternately red, with blue penwork and blue, with red penwork binding 15c. German stamped vellum over bevelled oak boards; covers carry a centre panel of interlaced flower sprays and around it a panel containing eight compartments of Biblical scenes, each with a legend, but often much rubbed; remains of clasps on the front cover, and of one strap on the back cover (second strap missing).
[Ela] William Clifford of Boscombe - Wiltshire, England
the Clifford family of Chudleigh - Ugbrook House, Devon
s. xivin inside front cover in 16c. hand are 'Eterne rerum conditor', a name (effectively erased) and the date 1568; Av. 'In festiuitate beati Cudberti episcopi ordinatus sum in Acolatatus gradus Sapirs (?) Portu (?) Suis quisque fingitur moribus 1562 Anno', followed by short quotations, much rubbed, two of which are attributed to Anselmus and Bernardus Clarevallensis; 1v. in another 16c. hand is a partly legible scribble '. . . uiuens . . . pro christi numine'; Br., Bv. and continued inside back cover are Cantica in feste (sic) pasce: Quis est iste qui uenit de edom [Isa. LXIII,1] . . .; Ar. the name 'Joannes Dir H. Mayer' occurs twice with the dates 1567 and 1569; inside front cover 'Charles Clifford m.d. cccxxxix' acquired from the Clifford family of Chudleigh in 1964 Sinclair no. 6 msItem0387
20007 Canberra National Library of Australia MS.1097/5
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iii + 150 178 x 125 mm (6)1-2 (8)3 (4)4 (7)5 (8)6 (7)7 (8)8-9 (7)10 (8)11-12 (11)13(8)14-17 (6)18 (8)19-20 Av.-Bv., Cr.-Cv. are blank Catchwords agree
Edges trimmed and gilded
Worm-holes in fols 1-9; text on 1r.-3v. washed off.
one col. of 17 lines French littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; brown, and red ink entries in the Calendar; caps, fill-ins, initials in white, mauve, blue, gold; ivy-leaf sprays in gold, green, black, blue, mauve, and white for most of the large initials, while sheets with miniatures are provided with full borders acanthus sprays, flowers, birds and, sometimes, insects and grotesques. The frame around 25r. has been supplied from another contemporary MS. The miniatures on 25 r. and 43 r. have been cut out at an early period in the history of the volume and then remounted. There are twelve miniatures (90 x 66mm.) by two French artists, the more accomplished of whom painted the Annunciation (25r.), Visitation (34r.), Shepherds (43r.), Nativity (47r.), Magi (Sir.), Flight (55r.), Presentation (59r.), David playing the harp (70r.), Crucifixion (86r.), Pentecost (93r.), Job on the dunghill (97r.). The second artist provided the Pietà on 141r. 17c. calf, thought to be in the style of Samuel Mearne's bindery; covers bear blind-tooled handles and floral arabesques; remains of silk ties; spine is gilt.
[Ela] William Clifford of Boscombe - Wiltshire, England
the Clifford family of Chudleigh - Ugbrook House, Devon
s. xv2 inside front cover in 18c. hand 'I. Fontaine Pre'; Ar. has in 19c. pencil 'From F. G. Dowty Bridgwater. For Sale' and his book-plate is inside front cover, together with the signature 'Charles H. Clifford 1854' acquired from the Clifford family of Chudleigh in 1964 Sinclair no. 7 msItem0388
20008 Canberra National Library of Australia MS.1097/6
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ii + 141 154x 110 mm (8)1-3 (6)4 (8)5-7 (10)8 (7)9 (8)10-14 (6)15 (8)16-18. Ar. 141r., Br.-Bv. are blank Catchwords agree a few quire signatures Edges trimmed and gilded one col. of 14 or 15 lines Italian littera gothica textualis Florentine style: red rubrics; caps alternately red and blue; coloured initials, unfinished on 8v., 21r., 24v., 27v., 31r., 37w, 53r., 96r., while between 112r. and 140v. the initials are blue with red penwork, or red, with penwork; one historiated initial on 1r. depicting the Virgin and Child and coloured lilac, dark blue, green, mauve, and gold; 1r. carries also a full border of intertwined leaves and flowers (gold, brown, lilac, red, blue) and in the lower margin are two angelini, a laurel wreath around a shield azur (now pale blue) with a camel now brown and grey (through oxidization). 18c. (?) mottled calf, spine gilt with blind-tooled lettering UFIZIO / DELLA / MADONA.
[Ela] William Clifford of Boscombe - Wiltshire, England
the Clifford family of Chudleigh - Ugbrook House, Devon
s. xiv2 141v. a late 15c. hand has transcribed an Oratio post diuinum officium (text almost washed out); erasures on 9r., 17r., 22v., 55r. and an illegible signature on l4lv.; inside back cover in 19c. ink is 'No. 30'; inside front cover the note 'Mary E. Kavanagh left this book to her nephew Lord Clifford 1898' acquired from the Clifford family of Chudleigh in 1964 Sinclair no. 8 msItem0389
20009 Canberra National Library of Australia MS.1097/7
Liber Praecum



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v + 209 136 x 90 mm (8)1-8 (9)9 (8)10-26, Ar.-Bv., Cv., 1r., 208v., 209r., Dr.-Ev. are blank.

Edges trimmed Two English hands
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(ii) 130r.-208r., 18 lines,
Two English hands
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(ii) 130r.-208r., a littera gothica textualis
red rubrics; caps alternately blue, and red; initials alternately red, with blue penwork, and blue, with red penwork. 17c. calf, gilt covers with two fillets around the edges and two fillets forming a centre rectangle at the corners of which hang acorns and leaf adornments. Spine is gilt.
[Ela] William Clifford of Boscombe - Wiltshire, England
the Clifford family of Chudleigh - Ugbrook House, Devon
s. xivex or s. xvin 209v. in a 15c. English littera cursiva is the prayer Subuenite sancti dei occurrite angeli. . .; Cr. in 18c. (?) hand 'Geo. Kingsley'; inside front cover is the black stamp - coronet over letter C with no.4 beneath, being a mark of ownership of the Clifford family of Chudleigh acquired from the Clifford family of Chudleigh in 1964 Sinclair no. 9 msItem0390
20010 Canberra National Library of Australia MS.1097/8
Breviarium



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336 folios 123 x 85mm. (but with considerable variation owing to the irregular shapes of the sheets), (7)1 (10)2-4 (9)5 (10)6 (9)7 (11)8 (9)9-23 (8)24 (7)25 (11)26 (10)27-29 (11)30-31 (9)32 (11)33 (9)34 (10)35 (8)36. Fols 1v.-5r., 33 are blank.
Quire signatures present Edges trimmed one col. of 18 lines German littera cursiva red rubrics, caps and initials, but one initial (8r.) is blue, has red penwork, and touches of green, and another one on 8v. is blue, with red penwork. 15c. vellum, stained red; covers have five brass studs in quincunx (centre one on front cover missing); edge of back cover has a hole for clasp. No lettering or tooling.
[Ela] William Clifford of Boscombe - Wiltshire, England
the Clifford family of Chudleigh - Ugbrook House, Devon
s. xv1 inside back cover by a 15c hand 'Maria sit semper', by contemporary littera cursiva hands are 5v. twenty small circles containing, serially, roman numerals, and alphabetical letters, followed on 6r. by instructions for finding the Golden Number and the Dominical Letter (no particular date is mentioned), with incipit:
Quicumque certissime scire uoluerit omni tempore numerum ebdomadarum a natale domni . . .; 6v.-7v. have tables for the 'Historiae' from Proverbs, Job, Tobias, Judith, Esther, Maccabees, Twelve Prophets and instructions for locating them; 1r. carries the signature 'Honble Mr Clifford, Munich' in a 19c. hand inside back cover in modern pencil is '636';
acquired from the Clifford family of Chudleigh in 1964 Sinclair no. 10 msItem0391
20011 Canberra National Library of Australia MS.1097/9
Horae (use of Sarum)



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iv + 126 195 x 140 mm (4)1 (2)2 (8)3-9 (10)10 (8)11-15 (7)16-17. Quire 16 lacks its fifth sheet quire 17 lacks its seventh. Ar.- 72v., 126v., Cr.-Dv. are blank.
Catchwords agree
Edges cut
Fol.126 has been repaired, 122-125 are now cockled
one col. of 21 lines (Calendar 33) English littera gothica textualis formata English: red rubrics; caps gold with black penwork, or blue, with red penwork or red, with blue penwork; line fill-ins are red and gold or blue and gold; initials in gold, blue, red, and white; sheets with miniatures carry three-sided borders of flowers, acanthus sprays, leaves in red, gold, black, green, mauve; twenty-six miniatures (96 x 70mm.), several with chequered grounds, in gold, red, blue, yellow, grey, white, brown, and green depicting Christ flanked by two angels (7r.), Trinity (13r.), John the Evangelist (15r.), Martyrdom of Thomas Cantuaniensis (16r.), George (17v.), Christopher (18v.), Anne (20r.), Mary Magdalene (21r.), Catherine (22r.), Barbara (23r.), Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane (24r.), Betrayal (29v.), before Herod (39r.), Flagellation (42r.), Christ bearing the Cross (44r.), Crucifixion (46r.), Deposition from Cross (48r.), Entombment (50r.), Virgin and Child (53v.), Visitation (62r.), Christ being nailed to the Cross (65r.), Mary and John at the foot of the Cross (68v.), Judgement Day (73r.), Burial Service (86r.), Commendation of the Souls (102v.), Instruments of the Passion (112v.). Nine small miniatures (30 x 30mm.) depicting the Cross (65v.), Christ wearing the Crown of Thorns (65v.), Wounds in the right hand (66r.), left hand (66r.), heart (66v.), right foot (66v.), left foot (67r.), Virgin and Child (67r.), John the Evangelist (67v.). l6c. calf over boards, single fillet forming centre rectangle in which is a double panel of floral arabesques, all in blind; spine and edges repaired; in black ink on spine is 'I'.
[Ela] William Clifford of Boscombe - Wiltshire, England
the Clifford family of Chudleigh - Ugbrook House, Devon
s. xv2 126r. in 16c. hand: Henricus octauus dei gratia Anglie ffrancie. . . uis harford salutem. Precipimus tibi quod uenire facias coram Baronibus de scaccario . . .; 1r. by 16c. hand against 10 January 'Natalis mci Tho. Babi'; 5r. by another 16c. hand against 18 September 'Richard Ravenhill died ora pro [oe]'; 21v. in later hand is 'Ioannis (?) Salisbury' now erased acquired from the Clifford family of Chudleigh in 1964 Sinclair no. 11 msItem0392
20012 Canberra National Library of Australia MS.1097/65
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ii + 153 273 x 180 mm (10)1 (12)2-5 (11)6 (12)7-12 (4)13 (8)14. Quire 6 lacks its eighth sheet, quire 12 its fourth and tenth.
The blank sides are 1v., 9v., 13-v., 28v., 31v., 37v., 46v., 49r., 51v., 53v., 80v., 89r., 89v., 91v., 107v., 116v., 119v.-120v., 127r., 127v.
About half of the gatherings have catch words which agree, the remainder have no catchwords. Since the catchword at the end of quire 8 does not agree with the opening of quire 9, a gathering may be missing
Edges trimmed
All sheets are cockled, water stains on fol.2, mud stains on A, 1 and 146, text washed off or badly rubbed on 131v., 142r., 142v., 143v., 144r., 152r., 153v., while fols 19, 23, 26, 31, 32, 59, 124, 128 are torn and in need of repair.
one col. of 32-3 lines for fols 1-141 and mainly 35-6 for the remaining folios Two English scribes
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(ii) 142-53, both using cursive court hands of first half 14c
red rubrics; caps red and blue; initials blue, with red penwork, :3, with blue (often faded to mauve) penwork; many initials have marginal extensions. Silver, now tarnished, has been employed in some of the large initials on fols 59-81, 150, 154; other caps on 142-54 are in brown ink. 17c. sprinkled and panelled calf, spine gilt in six compartments with red morocco label and lettering A MANUSC / RIPT.
[Ela] William Clifford of Boscombe - Wiltshire, England
the Clifford family of Chudleigh - Ugbrook House, Devon
s. xiv1 Benedictine Abbey of St Peter at Chertsey in ;.14-15c. (see contents below); inside front and back covers and Ar., Av., Br., in mid-14c. hands are statements of receipts from individuals and from the manors of Sutton, Epsom, Great Bookham, Cobham, East Clandon, White Waltham, Frimley, Chobham and Egham (details published by Barnes, pp.394-400, nos 1324-5 - see Bibliography below); fol.129v. has memoranda about the grant of Ham to Chertsey Abbey, about the collapse of part of the bell-tower in 1370 and about Beaumond manor rents, all by 14c. hands (translation by Barnes, pp. 389-90, nos 1308-10); on fol.107r. is a list, by a 15c. hand, of allowances on the Sheriff of Surrey's accounts for amerciments of the abbey's free tenants in 1293 (translation by Barnes, p.389, no.1307); inside front cover is pasted a 19c. sale notice of building materials at Chertsey and the armorial bookplate of the Clifford family of Chudleigh (motto SEMPER PARATUS); acquired from the Clifford family of Chudleigh in 1964 Sinclair no. 12 msItem0393
20013 Canberra National Library of Australia MS.1097/75
P. Ovidius Naso Metamorphoses (fragment)



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258 x 194 mm
the sheet is part of a bi-folio. Of this, the right-hand fol., now approx. 258 x 150mm., is preserved completely
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The sheet serves as covers to Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, Les Devoirs du Chrétien envers Dieu et les Moyens de pouvoir bien s'en acquitter, Paris 1817
one col. of 50 lines French littera gothica textualis one large initial in red and blue ink.

[Ela] William Clifford of Boscombe - Wiltshire, England
the Clifford family of Chudleigh - Ugbrook House, Devon
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20014 ACT Collection of L. F. Fitzhardinge
Franciscus Petrarca Epistolae Seniles



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iv + 100 340 x 235 mm (10)1-10. Ar. mottled, Av.-Br., Cr.-Dr. blank, Dv. mottled. A quire is missing between the present fols 10 and 11 Catchwords agree except between the first and second gatherings,
Edges cut and tinted red two cols each of 40 lines Italian littera gothica textualis Italian: red rubrics; caps blue, with red penwork. Seven illuminated initials (40 x 40mm.) in gold, mauve, blue, red, green, white, with marginal leaf sprays interspersed with spangles on 3v., 11r., 25r., 40v., 54v., 68r., 81r., 96v. Binding 18c. (?) mottled calf over boards. Spine carries floral arabesques in blind and the gilt lettering PETRACHA (sic) / SENILIUM.

s. xv1 inside front cover is the en graved ex-libris of I. I. Middleton; the volume was sold at Sotheby's in 1933 and acquired by P. M. Barnard P. M. Barnard, sold the MS L. F. Fitzhardinge in 1934 Sinclair no. 14 msItem0395
20015 Kensington, Sydney University of New South Wales, University Library MS.1
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20017 Kensington, Sydney University of New South Wales, University Library MS.2
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mounted one col. of 19 lines French littera gothica textualis formata initials and line fill-ins are gold, red, blue, with white tracery. On the verso side is a marginal panel of acanthus sprays and flowers in gold, blue, green, red, white, and black.


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acquired from Messrs Francis Edwards, London in 1964 Sinclair no. 18 msItem0377
20018 Kensington, Sydney University of New South Wales, University Library MS.3
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acquired from Messrs Francis Edwards, London in 1964 Sinclair no. 19 msItem0378
20019 Kensington, Sydney University of New South Wales, University Library MS.4
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(9)1 (10)2-3. Quire 1 lacks its first leaf. Ar., Br., Bv., are blank. Catchwords agree
Edges trimmed and gilded one col. of 15 lines or five groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation) Italian littera gothica textualis central Italian in style: red rubrics; small caps alternately red, with mauve penwork, and blue, with red penwork; large illuminated initials (37 x 32 or 27 x 22mm.) with letter and flourishes in red, blue, orange, green, and mauve on a gold ground and three gold spangles in the margin; on 12r. is a very large initial (63 x 58mm.) in the same style (but with black extensively employed) and enhanced by marginal leaf sprays with gold spangles.
19c. (?) calf over boards; covers carry archways with fleurons in profusion, all arranged in vertical panels.

s. xiv2 Av. has English translation in pencil of portions of the Latin text on 1r.; purchased in 1965 from Mr P. Strong, of Mosman, New South Wales. Sinclair no. 20 msItem0379
20020 Manly, Sydney Saint Patrick's College MS.1
Alanus de Insulis OCist. Regulae Theologicae



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iv + 108 183 x 128 mm (9)1 (10)2-10 (9)11. The first quire lacks its first sheet. Fols Ar.-Bv., 107v.-108v., r.-Dv. are blank. Catchwords agree quire signatures present Edges trimmed
Water stains on 6v., 7r., 9v., 10r., 11r.-15v., 40r., 49r.
one col. of 18 lines Italian littera humanistica textualis Italian in style: red rubrics; blue caps; initials alternately blue, with red penwork and red, with blue penwork; three illuminated initials (25 x 25mm.) in gold, red, blue, and white tracery with marginal spray extensions and gold spangles on 40v., 47v., 99r. modern binding of maroon calf over boards; spine gilt with lettering ALANUS.

s. xv1 it seems that the MS. was among the volumes in the 19c. which formed the nucleus of the Library; it is inaccurately described in 1881 and again in 1916 (see the Bibliography below) as Logical treatise of the fourteenth century. This is written on very fine parchment and is in an excellent state of preservation.'
Sinclair no. 22 msItem0380
20021 Manly, Sydney Saint Patrick's College MS.2
Guillelmus de Southamptonia OP Sermones



vellum



139 folios 160 x 108 mm (12)1-3 (10)4 (12)5-7 (8)8 (12)9-12 (1)13 Catchwords agree
Edges trimmed two Italian hands
(i) fols 1r.-12v., one col. of 25-6 lines
(ii) fols 13r.-139v., one col. of 31 lines,
two Italian hands: littera gothica textualis rubrics red; initials blue, with red penwork, red, with blue penwork or plain red. 16c. (?) binding quarter calf and oak boards with bevelled edges; spine, damaged, with gilt lettering SERMONS / DE SANCTIS; rivets for silk ties are set into front covers but the ties are wanting.

s. xiv2 inside front cover is a roman numeral trimmed ofl then an extract in a contemporary hand from Augustinus headed Dc operibus monachori (sic): Qui ueniunt ad professionem seruitutis dei. ex cura rusticana et ex opificum exercitatione et plebeyo labore. quo minus operentur excusare non possunt. Nullo enim modo decet ut in ea uia ubi senatores fuerunt (sic) laboriosi ibi fiant opifices otiosi et quo ueniunt relictis diuitiis (sic) suis qui fuerant prediorum domini ibi sint rustici delicati (these are excerpts from the De Opere Monachorum, caps xxii and xxv, cf. Migne PL, Vol.XL, 568 and 573); then in a 16c. hand is the title 'De festis sanctorum'; i39v. and inside back cover have a few illegible scribbles. It appears that the volume was among those which formed the nucleus of the Seminary Library in the middle of last century[19th]; an inaccurate description of the MS. was given in 1881 and again in 1916
Sinclair no. 23 msItem0382
20022 Manly, Sydney Saint Patrick's College MS.24
Missale (fragment)



vellum



two folios now measure 160 x 110 mm


folios have lost several mm. from the upper and lower margins one col. with 13 lines remaining on fol.1 but
only 10 on the second sheet
German (?) littera gothica textualis formata
red rubrics; initials blue, with red penwork.


s. xiv2
This volume has been in the library since the middle of the 19c Sinclair no. 24 msItem0383
20023 Manly, Sydney Saint Patrick's College MS.4
Bernardus Parmensis de Botone Casus Longi Super Decretales



vellum



two sheets maximum measurements of 195 x 120 mm


Worm-holes in both folios
The sheets are bound upside down as fly-leaves (back fly-leaf = A to be read before the front one = B) in a copy of Nicolaus de Plove, Tractatus Sacerdotalis de Sacramentis, Bertholdus Rembolt, Paris 1516
two cols each of 32 lines French (?) littera gothica textualis blue initials with red penwork alternate with red ones with blue penwork. The roman numeral 'II' in the upper margin of Ar. has blue and red letters.


s. xiv1
the book was among the first books received in the library in the 19c Sinclair no. 25 msItem0384
20024 Manly, Sydney Saint Patrick's College MS.5
Berardus Racanatensis In Turpissimum Maledicum Apologia



paper
water-mark is three hills surmounted by a cross cf. Briquet, Vol.III, no.11755 (Padua 1484);




iii + 46 236 x 146 mm (8)1 (10)2-4 (8)5, Quire 1 lacks its first and last sheets. Ar., Av., 44v., 45r., 46r., Cr., Cv. are blank. Catchwords agree
Edges trimmed
Fol. 1 and 46 have been repaired. There are water stains on most of the sheets, rarely with loss of text.
one col. of 28 lines Italian littera humanistica cursiva Italian style illuminated initials (22 x 20, 8 x 15, 8 x 8mm.) in green, red, gold, with white tracery on 6v., 17v., 25r., 33r., 40v., 43v. modern binding of brown pigskin, spine carries gilt title
OPUS MANUSCRIPTUM.


s. xv2 45v. in a contemporary Italian hand is Cato, Disticha, I, 1 Si deus est animus nobis ut carmina dicunt, followed by the lines Carmina laudantur de vix m potenti (repeated magna spelt mang on 46v.) and per mare et per terras per. . . nummina; the tops of Br. and Bv. carry the letters 'Jhs'; Br. in contemporary hand is letter, much rubbed, from the author of the text and dated at Padua, as follows:
Berardus Marina Salutem. Opusculum quod proximis his hybernis. . . (ending) uulgarem fore existimo uale padua ydili iunii anno mcccclxxx . . . (the remaining letters of the date are effliced); Bv. in another contemporary hand is a letter of reply undated: Franciscus uulphus (?) Berardo Racanatensi philosopho clarissimo salutem. Vir prestantissime et epistolam et librum contrastioribus his lucubrationibus a te scriptum legi summa diligentia . . . inmortalitati comedisti uale et ut facis me ama. The early history of the MS. is not known

Sinclair no. 26 msItem0385
20025 Manly, Sydney Saint Patrick's College MS.6
Horae (use of Rome)



vellum, fly leaves i-ii vii-viii 16 c paper,




viii + 122 (6)1 (8)2-15 (4)16. Ar. marbled,
Av., Gv., Hr. are blank, Hv., marbled.


Edges trimmed, gilded, and goffered one col. of 20 lines (Calendar 34) French littera gothica textualis formata northern French style (Flanders): brown and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; caps in red, or blue, or red, blue, and gold with white tracery and marginal leaf sprays; panel borders with leaves and flowers in gold, blue, green, and red on four sides of each folio bearing a large miniature, or on three sides of each one with a smaller picture. The large miniatures (95 x 70mm.) are twenty in number and depict John the Evangelist (7r.), Luke (8v.), Matthew (lOr.), Mark (liv.), Crucifixion (12v.), Pentecost (l7r.), Virgin and Child (20y., 24v.), Pietà (27r.), Annunciation (37r.), Visitation (49v.), Nativrt,y (56v.), Shepherds (59v.), Magi (62v.), Presentation (65v.), Innocents (68v.), Flight (73v.), Coronation of Virgin (77r.),Judgement Day (82v.), Funeral Service(95v.) . There are sixteen small miniatures (50 x 45mm.) depicting John Baptist (29r.), Peter (29v.), Paul (30r.), John the Evangelist (30v.), Andrew (31r.), James (3iv.), Stephen (32r.), Lawrence (32v.), Vincent (33r.), Cornelius and Cyprianus (33v.), Martin (34r.), Nicholas (34v.), Christopher (35r.), Victor (35v.), Gregory (36r.), Barbara (36v.). The colouring in all the pictures is identical: vermilion, blue, gold, green, white, grey, yellow, sepia, while black ink is employed occasionally for outlines. The illumination is French in style.
16c. (?) black calf over boards; covers bear stamped panels with a centre design; spine gilt with gilt lettering UFFICIUM / B.M. VIRGINIS and at the bottom, . . . PIUM 1570 are the only letters remaining of the name of the binder or of the place of binding. The '5' of 1570 is not certain.

s. xv2 Fv. in contemporary 15c. hand are the four lines 'Angelus gabriel qui fuit cum maria / Et angelus raphael qui fuit cum thobia / Et angelus michael cum tota Iherarchia / Sit semper nobiscum In Ista uia. Amen.' Cr-Dy in another l5c. hand are two prayers introduced by explanatory rubrics (i) Domine iesu christe qui in hunc mundum uenisti propter nos pecca de sinu patris aduenisti.,. (includes the words me peccatricem et culpabi[lem] et indignam et negligentem et obnoxiam, suggesting that the prayer was written by or for a woman)
(ii) Domine iesu christe qui hanc sacratissimam camem tuam . . . (Wilmart, p.378n., Leroquais, Vol.I, pp.36,40ff.). Both 4v. and 5r. carry a 16c. brown ink drawing of a man's head. On 122r.-122v. and Er.-Fr. are Latin prayers by a late l5c. or early 16c. Italian hand and introduced by a long rubric in Italian (i) Precor te piissime domine iesu christe . . . (Wilmart, p.378n., Leroquais, Vol.I, pp.111,128ff.); (ii) Deus qui manus tuas et pedes tuos . . . (Leroquais, Vol.I, pp.34ff.); (iii) Iesu nazarene respice tribulationes meas . . . (iv) Aue sanctissima maria mater dei regina celi . . . (v) Oro te o sancte dei honufri ut tuis interuentionibus . . . (vi) [Bernardus Clarevallensis, Septem Versus.] Illumina oculos meos (Chevalier, no.27912, Leroquais, Vol.I, pp.32,71ff.); (vii) Ominpotens sempiterne deus qui ezechie regi. . . (Leroquais,Vol.I, pp.32,45ff.); (viii)[Orationes beati Gregorii.] [O domine iesu christe adoro te. . . (Leroquais, Vol.I, pp.103ff.; Vol.II, p.346). Gr. in 16c. or 17c. hand 'Uffizio della Sta Croce - Evangeli e preghiere a molti santi - missa et uffizio della Beata vergine', followed by a later note in French 'No.75. 20 grandes miniatures 16 petites'. Ar. in black ink 18c. 'No.6'. An erasure has been made at the bottom of 1r. On Bv. in black ink of 19c. (?) is 'A 4861/39 (?) MS.' An autograph inscription is on Br. as follows: 'This beautiful vellum MS. of the 14th century was presented to me by Mr Henry Austin in Jan. 1890, and is now given by me to the Library of St. Patrick's College, Manly. Sydney. 10th Feb. 1890. [cross]Patrick Francis Cardinal Moran.
Cardinal Patrick Francis Moran donated the MS to the Library of St. Patrick's College, Manly. Sydney. 10th Feb. 1890. Sinclair no. 27 msItem0386
20026 Newtown, Sydney Moore Theological College B.53
Gregorius Magnus Epistolae



paper



one folio 308 x 195 mm


one folio which has lost several mm. of its margins. It is pasted inside the back cover of Sixtus Senensis OP. Bibliotheca Sancta, Cologne, Maternus Cholinus, 1586. The fragment is a recto side two cols each of 47 lines English littera cursiva one blue capital surrounded by red penwork


s. xiv2 the volume had been originally sent to Sydney in 1839 by Dr M.J. Routh' as a gift to the Clergy of the Sydney Diocese received in 1956 with the Church of England Diocesan Collection. Sinclair no. 31 msItem0348
20027 Sydney Public Library of New South Wales, Dixson Library 3/1
Hugo Ripelinus OP Compendium Theologicae Veritatis - Bernardus Clarevallenis Opera - Bonaventura OFM Excerpta - Augustinus Opera -



vellum, fly leaves i-vii ix-xi modern paper



xi + 219 195 x 137 mm (10)1-12 (9)13 (10)14-22. The final sheet of quire 13 is missing Catchwords agree a few quire signatures remain Edges trimmed two cols each of 39-40 lines principal hand: Italian littera gothica textualis
The texts on 129r.b-129v.b, in the margin of 147v.a and on 212v.b-219r.b, 219v.a. are in a 15c. littera cursiva
red rubrics; caps and initials are blue or red, with penwork 18c. binding of vellum over boards; the spine has 'Miscel. CIII', '131', 'XXXIV.L' in three different ink hands.

s. xivex on Hr.-Hv. in contemporary hands is an index to sections of the text on 1r.-104r.; inside front cover is pasted the armorial book plate of Bemardus Nanius Nob[ilis] Ven[etus] Ant[onii] Fil[ius];[N20] Cr.-Ev. have an annotated list of contents of the volume by an 1 hand (perhaps that of his secretary); Ar. carries an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue entry unnumbered, and a stencilled lion rampant with the legend 'Sir T. P. / Middle Hill / n.4329' (Sir Thomas Phillipps acquired the codex from Thomas Thorpe); the no. is repeated inside front cover where there is also '293' in modem pencil; on Ar. in pencil is 'a.22.1418'; Br. bears the bookplate (motto FORTES FORTUNA TUVAT) of Sir William Dixson Sir William Dixson bequeathed the MS. in 1952 Sinclair no. 34 msItem0349
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20028 Sydney Public Library of New South Wales, Dixson Library Q3/1
I Graduale



vellum



200 folios 305 x 230 mm (7)1 (8)2-4 (7)5 (10)6-10 (8)11(4)12 (10)13 (8)14-16 (10)17-22 (6)23. Quire 11 lacks its fifth and sixth sheets and one or more folios are lacking after fol. 200. Catchwords for the first scribe only
Edges cut and gilded
Worm-holes in fol.1-7, 180-99 without loss of text. The right-hand margin of fol.42 is imperfect. Some sheets have been repaired e.g. 110, 146, 161, 178, 184, 186 etc.
hand (i) one col. of nine groups of four-line red staves with words
hand (ii) one col. of eight groups of four-line red staves with words
Two scribes
(i) fols 32-194, a northern Italian littera gothica textualis formata of second half of 13c.;
(ii) fols 1-31, 195-200, late 14c. or early 15c. Italian littera gothica textualis formata
northern Italian (Lombard?) style: red rubrics; small initials in brown ink, or red, with blue tracery or blue, with red tracery. Mauve, or green, orange-coloured initials (75 x 60, 55 x 35mm.) on blue grounds, with white dots and intertwined leaves coloured mauve, yellow, or pink on 87v., 98r., 101r., 105v., 124v., 169r. 19c. red morocco over wooden boards by J. W. Zaehnsdorf. Covers have floral panels and centre design in blind. Spine is gilt with lettering GRADUALE / MONACHORUM / ABBATIAE DE CORNU / ORDINIS CISTERCIENSIS / MS/ IN MEMBRANIS / SEC.XIV.

s. xiii2 , s. xivex or xvin

1r. carries a rubric naming the Abbey for which the codex was probably executed (see below); inside front cover are the armorial book-plates of Henry White (motto PRAESTO ET PERSTO) and of Sir William Dixson who purchased the volume from Messrs Angus and Robertson of Sydney c.1912 Sir William Dixson bequeathed the MS. in 1952 Sinclair no. 35 I msItem0363
20029 Sydney Public Library of New South Wales, Dixson Library 51/1
Anon. Auctoritates Utriusque Testamenti - Anon. (?) De Congregatione



paper
water-mark is three hills with cross cf. Briquet, III, no.11799 (Bamberg 1460, Magdeburg 1468, Brunswick 1471, Berlin 1472, Leipzig 1472, Erfurt 1482)




84 208 x 157 mm (12)1-7, Fol. 1v. blank Catchwords agree
Edges trimmed

The MS. is bound at the end of a copy of Johann Gieler von Kaiserberg's Navicula sive speculum fatuorum, J. Otmar, Strasburg 1551
one col. of 27-30 lines two hands
(i) 1r.-81r German or eastern French littera hybrida
(ii) 81v.-84v, a contemporary littera cursiva
red rubrics, underlining and initials


s. xv2 among the scribbles on 1r. in a 16c. hand is 'Iohanni Lundtnero pertinet hic liber'; 67r. by a 17c. hand is a note dated 1633 mentioning a certain Emanuel Kries; the volume contains the book-plate of Sir William Dixson Sir William Dixson bequeathed the MS. in 1952 Sinclair no. 36 msItem0368
msItem0369
20030 Sydney Public Library of New South Wales, Dixson Library 5/2
Benedictionale



vellum, fly leaves i, iv modern paper



iv + 138 163 x 112 mm (8)1-17 (2)18. Av., Bv., Cr.-Dv. are blank.


Edges cut and gilded French littera hybrida red rubrics; caps and fill-ins alternately gold and red, gold and blue; illuminated initials (34 x 25 or 30 x 24mm.) on 1r., 9v., 95v. and smaller ones (18 x 18mm.) at the head of each benediction, all being blue and white, or pink and white letter with green, or red fruit or leaf spray on gold. 19c. blue morocco over boards by Charles Lewis; covers bear three fillets (one broad, one thin, one a dotted line) forming centre rectangle with a shield (see below); spine has gilt lettering OFFICIA / red rubrics; caps and fill-ins alternately gold and red, gold and blue; illuminated initials (34 x 25 or 30 x 24mm.) on 1r., 9v., 95v. and smaller ones (18 x 18mm.) at the head of each benediction, all being blue and white, or pink and white letter with green, or red fruit or leaf spray on gold.ECC. ROMANAE / MS. / SAEC.XVI.


s. xvi1 Ar. has the almost illegible notes 'Dr J. Lowel (?) Totness (?)' and 'From Haworth's (?) library'; gilt tooled on the covers is a shield party per pale, sinister has chevron and three hands, dexter with cross and four stars, the motto is CARPE DIEM; on Ar. also are the notes 'Bound by Charles Lewis', '154 large initials, 138 leaves of vellum' and a brief description of the volume in English; inside front cover is the price '[pound sign]6-6-0' and the book-plate of Sir William Dixson Sir William Dixson bequeathed the MS. in 1952 Sinclair no. 37 msItem0370
20031 Sydney Public Library of New South Wales, Dixson Library 52/2
Notes of a Voyage from the West to the East Indies via the Straits of Magellan



paper



four sides 200 x 141 mm four unnumbered sides (verso, recto, verso, recto)

between the last page of text and the printer's mark in La Preclara Narratione di Ferdinando Cortese della Nuova Hispagna del Mare Oceano, Bernardino de Viano de Lexona Vercellese, Venice 1524.
Spanish littera cursiva



s. xvi1
Sir William Dixson bequeathed the MS. in 1952 Sinclair no. 38 msItem0371
20032 Sydney Public Library of New South Wales, Dixson Library 38/1
Psalterium



vellum, fly leaves i-viii 17 c paper



viii + 78 135 x 100 mm (8)1-9 (6)10; Ar. is blank, Br.-Hv. are ruled in brown ink Catchwords agree
Edges cut and gilded
worm-holes in fols 171-5, A, B-H.
two cols each of 28 lines Italian littera gothica textualis red rubrics; caps alternately red, and blue; illuminated initials (30 x 30 mm) in gold, blue, green, red with marginal extensions on lr.a, lv.a, rs gold with pale red penwork on 18r. 24r.b, 29v.a, 34v.b, 42r.a, 4 55v.b, a, or blue, with pale red penwork on 57r. 58v), 61 r. and red, with blue work on 58r.a, 59v. binding 17c. black pigskin over boards

s. xivex or s. xvin. Av. in 17c. hand is the note 'Questo salmista e del luogo di santo juliano del'aquila';[N42] Hv. has the no.'94' in the same hand; a letter accompanying the MS. and dated 11.4.1922, from Messrs Angus and Robertson, Sydney advises that the volume was acquired from Messrs Henry Stevens, Son and Stiles, London; inside front cover is the armorial book-plate of Sir William Dixson Sir William Dixson bequeathed the MS. in 1952 Sinclair no. 39 msItem0372
20033 Sydney Public Library of New South Wales, Dixson Library 4/1
Horae (use of Rome)



vellum, fly leaves i-iv modern paper



iv + 74 182 x 130 mm (6)1 (8)2 (7)3 (3)4 (8)5 (7)6 (4)7 (6)8 (8)9-11 (1)12. Quire 4 lacks its first and, probably, its last two sheets. Folio 32 is misbound and should be read after 39: quire 5 therefore really lacks its last sheet and quire 6, although of seven sheets, would be complete when fol.32 is added. Quire 7 wants its second, fifth, sixth and eighth sheets. Quire 8 lacks its second and sixth sheets. Ar.-Bv., 2 74v., Cr.-Dv. are blank A few catchwords remain quire signatures in modern pencil on the recto side of the first sheet of each gathering Edges trimmed and gilded
Vertical strips have been cut from the outer margins of fols 10 and 25.
one col. of 18 lines (Calendar 33) French littera gothica textualis formata French: brown and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; small caps gold with black penwork, blue with red penwork; other caps and fill-ins are gold, red, blue with white tracery. Large illuminated initials (40 x 40mm.) in gold, green, blue, brown, red, mauve with full borders of acanthus- leaf sprays and flowers (7r., 10r., 13r., 25 r., 50r., 63r.). l9c. brown pigskin, covers with three fillets in blind and stylized gilt floral spray in the centre. Spine gilt with title HORAE / MSS. / SAEC XV.

s. xv2 Dr. once had pencil notes, these are now effaced; Cv. once carried the entry from a bookseller's sale catalogue referring to the volume, but it has been torn out; inside front cover is the book-plate of Sir William Dixson Sir William Dixson bequeathed the MS. in 1952 Sinclair no. 40 msItem0373
20034 Sydney Public Library of New South Wales, Dixson Library 5/1
Horae (use of Rome)



vellum, fly leaves i, v-vi modern paper



vi + 172 173 x 112 mm (6)1-2 (8)3-22, Av., 35r.-36r., Dv.-Fv., Gv. are blank.

Edges trimmed and gilded one col. of 19 lines French lettre bourguignonne French in style: blue and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; small caps alternately gold on red, blue on red; large initials alternately gold on blue, pink on gold, blue and pink on gold, with white tracery. Small miniatures (50 x 40mm.) portraying 14v. Luke, 16r. Matthew, 17r. Mark, 30v. Mary and John at the foot of the Cross, 33r. Pietà, 154v. God the Father, 155v. God the Son, 156r. God the Holy Ghost at Pentecost, 156v. Holy Face, 158r. Michael, 158v. John Baptist, 159r. John the Evangelist, 159v. Peter and Paul, 160r. James, 160v. Stephen, 161r. Lawrence, 161v. Christopher, 163r. Sebastian, 164r. Martin, 164v. Nicholas, 165r. Gatianus, 165v. Anthony, 166r. Claudius, 167v. Anne, 168r. Mary Magdalene, 168v. Catherine, 169r. Margaret, 169v. Barbara, 170v. Apollonia. Seventeen large miniatures (95 x 75mm.) with complete Renaissance pillar frames, plinths etc.; colouring is black, red, gold, green, blue, grey, yellow depicting 13r. John the Evangelist, 18v. Betrayal, 27v. Virgin and Child, 37r. Annunciation, 52r. Visitation, 61v. Crucifixion, 63r. Pentecost, 64r. Nativity, 69r. Shepherds, 74r. Magi, 78v. Presentation, 83v. Flight, 90v. Coronation of Virgin, lOir. David and Bathsheba, 119r. Job on the dunghill, and a scroll with a quotation from Job XIX, 21: 'Miseremini mei miseremini mei saltem uos amici mei quia', as well as partly effaced words on the plinth, 154r. Trinity, 171v. Mass of Gregory. In the borders of three miniatures are shields which do not seem to be armorial: the one on 63r. is azure with a floral design or; that on 78v. is gules and is accompanied by an un decipherable monogram on one of the supporting columns; the shield on 171v. is azure with the instruments of the Passion in natural tones. l9c. green morocco over boards; around the edges of the covers are gilt leaf sprays. The spine is gilt with blazing star and lettering MISSALE f ROMANUM / M.S., although the contents are certainly not those of a missale.

s. xvi1 Cr. by a 16c. hand Recette contre les vers; Cv. carries prayers by another 16c. hand: O domine Iesu qui factus In agonia guttas sanguinis . . .; Domine Ihesu clementissime qui discipulos tuos ad preliandum contra mundum. . .; on Dr. are the Oraison de sainct Joseph. Salue Joseph saluatoris sancte pater nomine locum tenens. . . (Chevalier, no.17996) and Deus qui beatum Ioseph puero Iesu nutritia ad custodem. . .; inside front cover is the armorial book-plate (motto INSONTES UT COLUMBAE) of Rev. John Francis MA (1749-4828);[N43] Fr. has the note '24 small' in modern pencil; Ar. carries the armorial book-plate of Sir William Dixson who purchased the volume from Messrs Angus and Robertson of Sydney in June 1902 Sir William Dixson bequeathed the MS. in 1952 Sinclair no. 41 msItem0374
20035 Sydney Public Library of New South Wales, Dixson Library Ms.46/1
Indenture



vellum



one sheet, indented top edge 206 x 122 (max.) mm


indented top edge





s. xv
Sir William Dixson bequeathed the MS. in 1952 Sinclair no. 42 msItem0375
20036 Sydney Mitchell Library A.2590
Eusebius Caesariensis Historia Ecclesiastica



paper
water-mark is a hat cf. Briquet, Vol.I, no.3387 (Florence 1465, 1469-75, Venice 1464-73, Siena 1465-9, Augsburg 1469, Pistoia 1474, Ratenburg 1476);




ii + 156 274 x 207 mm A modern paper + 156 + B modern paper. Collation:
(10)1-15 (6)16. A whole quire is missing between fols 150 and 151, A and B are blank
the catchword on 150v. does not agree with the opening words on 151r There are a few quire signatures Edges cut and tinted red
The covers and flyleaves have worm-holes.
two hands
(i) 1r. one col. of 37 lines,
(ii) 11r.-156v., one col. of 36 lines
two German hands
(i) a littera fere humanistica
(ii) a littera humanistica textualis
red rubrics; caps alternately red, with mauve penwork and blue, with mauve penwork; initials (35 x 35, 32 x 30mm.) in gold, blue, red or green with white tracery, some with a central red quatrefoil flower and gold centre, or a blue cornflower, on 1r., 15r., 28r., 44v., 59v., 77v., 95v., 108v., 119v. (50 x 45mm.), 129v., 145v. (43 x 41mm.). 17c. (?) of parchment over boards. Remains of leather thong ties on the covers. The spine has the shelf-mark A 2590 in blind and the lettering EUSEBII / HISTe ECCLce in black ink.z

s. xv2 inside front cover in 19c. pencil 'Eusebii Hist. Eccles. Latine. Roma 24 March, 1826' and a note in English on the early edition of the text and a label reading 'Angus and Robertson, 89 Castlereagh St., Sydney', the booksellers from whom D. S. Mitchell purchased the volume D. S. Mitchell bequeathed the MS in 1907 Sinclair no. 43 msItem0333
20037 Sydney Mitchell Library 1/7a
Privilegia Ordinid Cisterciensis - Carta Csritatis Posterior - Libellus Antiquarum Deffinitionum



vellum, fly leaves i, iv modern paper



iv + 99 190 x 135 mm (6)1 (3)2 (7)3 (8)4-12 (10)13 (1)14 Br.-Bv., Cr.-Dv. are blank
A few or quire signatures remain, but a modern hand using pencil has numbered the quires in the left-hand lower corner of the recto side of the first sheet of the gatherings. Edges trimmed
Worm-holes in B and C.
one col. of 26 lines French littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics and paragraph marks; initials alternately blue, with red penwork and red, with blue penwork; one historiated initial (100 x 90mm.) on 9r. in gold, blue, pink, green, orange, and white depicting Virgin and Child before whom Bernardus kneels, there are two scrolls (i) Aue regina celorum aue mater (ii) Monstra te esse matrem Bernardus (sic). 19c. brown calf, covers bear single fillet whose outer edge is serrated, and another fillet forming a rectangle with dotted diagonal cross to the four corners, all in blind. Spine gilt, damaged, has lettering PRIVILEGES / OF THE / MONASTERY.

s. xv2 inside front cover in 19c. pencil '[pound sign]20. 1893. 376' and on Ar. by the same hand is the note 'To be sent to T. H. Turner Esq., 6 Symonds Inn, Chancery Lane', then in modern pencil 'B/tx/2'; on Av. and inside back cover is the armorial book-plate (motto DEO FAVENTE - E[greek]PHKA) of David Scott Mitchell D. S. Mitchell bequeathed the MS in 1907 Sinclair no. 44 msItem0334
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msItem0336
20038 Sydney Mitchell Library 1/7d
Horae (Use of Rome)



vellum, fly leaves i-ii, v-vi modern paper



vi + 158 225 x 140 mm (6)12 (8)3-6 (6)7 (8)8-20 (4)21. Ar. marbled, Av.-Bv., Cv., 20r., Dr.-Fr. are blank, Fv, marbled
A few catchwords remain
Edges cut and gilded
Upper right-hand corners of 1-39 have been gnawed by rodents
one col. of 16 lines (Calendar and Sequences 17) French littera gothica textualis formata French style: black and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; initials (30 x 30mm.) in gold, blue, red with white tracery. Nearly all the outer margins have illuminated panels (105 x 35mm.) of flowers, fruit, acanthus leaves, birds, insects, grotesques, coloured green, gold, blue, red, white, mauve, yellow. Fourteen large miniatures (95 x 70mm.) with the same hues and with Renaissance architectural frames, depicting 13r. John the Evangelist, 21r. Annunciation, 33r. Visitation, 46r. Nativity, 49r. Shepherds with an angel holding a scroll bearing the words 'Gloria in excelsis deo', 53v. Magi, 57v. Presentation, 61v. Flight, 69v. Coronation of Virgin, 75r. Crucifixion, 79r. Pentecost, 83 David and Goliath, 101r. Job, 149r. Pietà. 19c. red morocco over boards, covers bear three fillets with a quatrefoil flower in each corner, all gilt. Spine has gilt acorn and fronds in each compartment, and the gilt lettering HEURES The provenance is probably the Dijon area.
s. xv2 20v. in 16c. hand is a memoria of Anne; 1r. has in a 1 hand the signature 'Loyse de Lange' and the name 'de Vilars' added a little later; Cr. by 18c. hand 'Heures Antiques ecrites a la main' and the no. '224' in ink; owned by David Scott Mitchell D. S. Mitchell bequeathed the MS in 1907 Sinclair no. 45 msItem0337
20039 Sydney Mitchell Library 1/7e
Horae (Use of Rome)



vellum



iv + 102 213 x 150 mm (6)1-2 (8)3-9 (6)10 (8)11-13 (4)14. Ar. is black and gold paper, Bv., Cr.-Cv. are blank, Dv. black and gold paper.

Edges cut and gilded one col. of 26 lines (Calendar 17) Two French hands c.1500 (i) 1r.-100v. a littera fere humanistica (ii) 101r.-102v. a lettre bourguignonne French: red, blue, gold entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; fihL. red, blue, gold, with white tracery; initials white, green, gold, red, blue. Short marginal panels of acanthus sprays, flowers, leaves in gold, blue, red, green on 14r., 14v., 15v., 88v., 92r.-100v. Similar colouring is found in the full
borders of fleurs-de-lis lozenges (13r.), of plain lozenges (16r., 26v., 33r.), of hearts (36r.), of large leaf on stem (38r.), of squares (40r.), of scroll around trunks (43r., 48r.), of crosses (53r.), of radiating bars (56r.), and of floral elements (59r., 70r.). Small pictures (40 x 4 of Virgin and Child (88v.), Trinity (93v.), God the Father (94r.), God the Son (94v.); God the Holy Ghost at Pentecost (95r.), Michael (95v.), John Baptist (95v.), John the Evangelist (96r.), Peter and Paul (96v.), Stephen (97r.), Lawrence (97r.), Sebastian (97v.), Nicholas (98v.), Anthony (98v.), Catherine (99r.), Margaret (99v.), Barbara (100r.), Mary Magdalene (100v.). Thirteen large miniatures (110 x 80 or 100 x 85mm.) in a wide range of colours and with gold lavishly employed, depicting, within full Renaissance frames, the four Evangelists in four compartments (13r.), Annunciation (16r.), Visitation (26v.), Nativity (33r.), Shepherds (36r.), Magi (38r.), Presentation (40r.), Innocents (43r.), Coronation of Virgin (48r.), Mary and John at the foot of the Cross (53r.), Pentecost (56r.), David playing harp (59r.), Death stabs young lovers (70r.).
l6c. red velvet over boards, spine repaired, two silver clasps with a man's head profile in a medallion.

c. 1500 or s. xvi1 on Br. in a 19c. hand is 'No.2'; Av. has in modem pencil 'no. 13. Splendide Bijou, mode de Charles VIII. 82 miniatures, riche ornementa.. tion' and '13 large, 18 smaller miniatures. [pound sign]68.0.0'; Dr. in modern pencil '164', 'as/n and 'leo/saf'; inside front cover armorial book-plate of David Scott Mitchell D. S. Mitchell bequeathed the MS in 1907 Sinclair no. 46 msItem0338
20040 Sydney Mitchell Library Q282/B
Anon? Quaestiones in Sententias



vellum



two folios, B is probably a recto side and A a verso. now measuring approximately 282/292 x 198/204 mm


outer margins trimmed

The two sheets are pasted inside front and back covers of a copy of Bernardus Parmensis de Botone, Casus longi super quinque libros decretalium, [n.p.n.d.], an incunabulum
two cols each of 58 lines on A and of 52/53 lines on B French (?) littera cursiva underlining, paragraph marks and initials in red; one rubric in dark brown ink.


s. xiv2
Formerly owned by David Scott Mitchell Sinclair no. 47 msItem0339
20041 Sydney Mitchell Library 171.6
Anon. In Sermones de Sanctis



vellum



two fragmentary bi-folios 175 x 120 mm, approximately 50mm. have been trimmed from the width of a col. on each sheet, and a few mm. have been lost from the top and bottom.


approximately 50mm. have been trimmed from the width of a col. on each sheet, and a few mm. have been lost from the top and bottom.

The two bi-folios are now the front (=A) and back (=B) fly-leaves of a copy[N51] of Angelus de Clavasio, Summa Angelica, G. de Arrivabenis, Venice 1492,
one col. per side and now containing 45 lines Principal hand is a scriptura notularis post 1253 emanating from a Dominican or Franciscan Studium Generale in France. A slightly later hand has copied six lines of the text on one folio. red paragraph marks, caps and rubrics


post 1253
Formerly owned by David Scott Mitchell Sinclair no. 48 msItem0340
20042 Sydney Mitchell Library Q 945.5
Missale (fragment)



vellum



one folio 303 x 210 mm


The sheet is bound between the last side of the text and the first back fly-leaf of Histonia Fiorentina de Messer Poggio, Bartolomeo P. Fiorentino, Florence 1492
lost a few mm. from its upper margin
one col. of nine groups of four-line brown ink staves with words and Beneventan neums Italian littera gothica textualis red rubrics; caps alternately red and blue


s. xiv1
D. S. Mitchell bequeathed the MS in 1907 Sinclair no. 49 msItem0341
20043 Sydney Mitchell Library Q 265. 6A
Excerpta from Donatus De Partibus Orationis Ars Minor and Diomedes Ars Grammatica



vellum



2 sheets 218/214 x 156mm


lost several mm. from all margins, now serving as front (=A) and back (=B) fly-leaves of a book of incunabula one col. now of 27 lines
Judging from the small gaps in the text, there were once 29 or 30 lines to a col.
German (?) littera gothica textualis formata



s. xv2
D. S. Mitchell bequeathed the MS in 1907 Sinclair no. 50 msItem0342
20044 Sydney Mitchell Library 1/7c
Horae (Use of Rome)



vellum, fly leaves i-ii, v-vi modern paper



vi + 115 170 x 90 mm (2)1 (6)2 (1)3 (8)4 (2)5 (8)6-8 (7)9-10 (4)11-12 (3)13 (8)14-17 (6)18 (4)19 (2)20 (3)21. Quire 9 lacks its seventh sheet, quire 10 wants its fourth, quire 13 lacks its first three folios
Catchwords agree
Edges cut and gilded one col. of 29 lines (Calendar 33) French lettre bourguignonne French in style: black and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; caps, initials and fill-ins alternately gold and red, gold and blue. Nearly every side has a marginal panel (125 x 20mm.) of flowers and leaf sprays in white, gold, green, red, blue. In the lower margins of the Calendar (3r.-8v.) are the labours of the month and the zodiacal signs, the latter with royal blue grounds. Motto, shields and initial of owner in the margins (see below). Twenty-six large miniatures (80 x 75 mm.) with a wide range of hues, light grey skies, cloud effects, distant landscapes with mounds and shrubs, romanesque architecture in the scenes on 47v., 66r., Gothic walls on 3 and church spire on 62r., Renaissance coffered ceiling on 12v., 20r., coloured marble on 64r. Three of the pictures contain a second tableau in sepia monochrome (hr., 12-v., 14r.). The miniatures depict John the Evangelist (lOr.), Luke and Annunciation (hr.), Matthew and Magi (12v.), Mark and Ascension (14r.), Virgin and Child (15r., 18r.), Annunciation (20r.), Visitation (31v.), Nativity (38'v.), Shepherds (41v.), Magi (44v Presentation (47v.), Betrayal (62r.), Christ before Caiaphas (63r.), Crowning with thorns (64r.), Via Dolorosa (65r.), Pentecost (66r.), David and Goliath (69r.), Three Living and Three Dead (79r.), Sebastian (107r.) John Baptist (108r.), John the Evangelist (108v.), Catherine (109v.), Lawrence (1110v.), Barbara (111r.), Pietà (111-v.). l9c. calf, covers bear floral centre design and outer border in blind and gilt. Spine has gilt lettering OFFICE / DE / LA VIERGE

s. xv2 large initial A on 69r., etc., motto JE QUIERS MON MIEULX or shield party per pale, sinister coat azure, three six-pointed stars and dexter coat azure, a chief indented or, one bend sinister sable in the borders of 10r., 20r., 69r., 79r., 111v.; 1r. in l6c. hand are the words 'Officium Beate Marie Virginis' and an engraving of Hieronymus in the desert and the words 'Sana me domine' in a scroll; a 16c. hand has filled 113v.-115r. with the following: 113v. Oratio quinque martirum. Dyonisi radius grecie fide regnum illustrans francye. . . (Chevalier, no.4707); 114r. Oratio quinque uirginum, Katherina tirannos superans doctos docens et rotas lacerans . . . (Chevalier, no.2691); 115r. S'ensuivent les trois verités. . . la premiere. Vray dieu je cognoys queje peche ainsi et ainsi contre votre bonté. . . (not in Sonet); pasted to 115v. is the note 'Fait vers/en 1433 [ to 1533] donné a Mr L'abbé Desmazures en 1821 par Mr le docteur Alibert[N58] premier medecin ordinaire du roi'; B-v. has in modern pencil 'From the Hackett Collection p.47 said to be French work of the Fouquet School [ the last quarter of the 15th Century'; the volume was purchased by James Thompson Hackett before 1918 (no.492 in his collection), acquired by the library in 1918 Sinclair no. 51 msItem0343
20045 Sydney Mitchell Library 1/7f
Horae



vellum



220 folios 162 x 115 mm (2)1 (3)2 (8)3-13 (6)14 (8)15-17 (6)18 (8)19-23 (10)24 (8)25 (4)26 (8)27-28 (5)29 (8)30. Fol. 1r.-2v., 211r.-211v., 213r.-220v. are blank

Edges trimmed,
needle-holes in 210 and 211 and imprints of coins which may have once been sewn between the sheets. Rust marks on 1-5, 217-20.
one col. of 16 lines Two French hands of second half 15c. (i) 6r.-199v. in a littera gothica textualis formata (ii) 3r.-4v., 200r.-209r. in a littera gothica textualis. Later hands have copied additional matter on sheets that were formerly blank French in style: black and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics and underlining; caps alternately red and blue; large initials blue and red, with penwork on 58r., 72v., 77r., 79v., 82v., 85r., 90v., 151r.; illuminated initials with full border leaf sprays and vertical bars in gold, blue, vermilion, green, mauve, with white tracery on 30r., 130r., 159r. late 15c. or early 16c. carved ivory covers (163 x 115mm.), spine parchment without lettering

s. xv2 a late l5c. or early 16c. hand has transcribed additional devotions as follows: 5r. Concede quesumus omnipotens ut quoniam (?) sancte et indiuidue trinitatis annuntiationis conceptionis . . ., 5r. Auete omnes fideles anime dei uobis requiem ille qui est 5v. Auete omnes anime fideles quarum corpora hic et ubique. . . (Leroquais, Vol.I, pp.153,173ff.), 5v. Domine ihesu christe salus et liberatio fidelium animarum. . . (Leroquais, Vol.I, pp.153ff., Vol.II, p.341), 209v. Memoria of Agnes, 210r. Peter the Martyr, 210r. Agatha, 212r. Michael, 212r. Guardian Angel, 212'v. Rochus; 1r. has the name of an Arras owner 'Ex libris Antonii Vignon Atrebatis 1575'; the volume is traditionally but to date without proof - held to have been owned by the Conventionnel regicide Joseph Fouché (1759-4820); 1r. also has 'Ex libris Lucien Anatolii Foucher Mdccclxxxxi' and in a modern hand '209 feuillets manuscrits'; subsequently the MS. was owned by M. Métairie of Champlemy (Nievre), then sold on his death in 1912 by Messrs Rosenwald and Rein, 64 rue des Archives, Paris to J. T. Hackett; it became no. 493 in the latter's collection acquired by the library in 1918 Sinclair no. 52 msItem0344
20046 Sydney Mitchell Library 1/7b
Horae



vellum, fly leaves i-ii modern paper



ii + 191 86 x 60 mm 1)1 (4)2-6 (5)7 (4)8 (3)9 (2)10-11 (4)12 (5)13 (2)14 (3)15 (4)16-18 (1)19 (2)20 (3)21 (2)22 (3)23 (2)24 (3)25 (2)26 (8)27 (5)28 (3)29 (5)30 (4)31-35 (3)36-37 (8)38 (6)39 (3)40 (8)41-42 (6)43 (7)44 (4)45 (8)46 (5)47. Quire 1 lacks its first, third and fourth beets, quire 9 its first, 13 its first, 15 its last, 19 its second, 21 its first, 23 its first, 25 its first, 26 its first and fourth, 28 its first, 36 its fourth, 37 its first, 44 its fourth, and 47 its last three;
Ar.-Av., l0v., 11r., 13v., 14r., 22v., 23r., 3 41v., 64v., 66v., 76v., 94v., 103v., 104r., Br.-Bv. are blank. Fols 52-64 have been misbound.
Some catchwords
Edges cut and tinted red one col. of 16 lines (Calendar 17) French littera gothica textualis northern Italian: black, and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; caps blue-grey on red, and gold; illuminated initials (20 x 20mm.) with full borders of fruit, flowers, birds, and insects on gold grounds on 12r., 15r., 24r., 37r., 42r., 67r., 72r., 82r 95r., 105r., 171r. One historiated initial depicting the Pietà on 164r. The full borders are also found on the folios with miniatures. The latter measure 58 x 38mm. and are in blue, grey, white, red, gold, and portray Christ with orb (11v.), Virgin and Child (14v.), Annunciation ( Pentecost (36v.), David in prayer (104v.). binding of old rose velvet on silver ground over boards. Spine is damaged.

s. xviin inside front cover and almost effaced is 'N.9' and '7'; the volume was owned by James Thompson Hackett (no.494) acquired by the library in 1918 Sinclair no. 53 msItem0345
20047 Sydney Mitchell Library D.89
Psalterium (fragment)



vellum, fly leaves i-ii modern paper



ii + 30 535 x 400 mm (6)1 (4)2 (10)3-4. Since fols l-10 are misbound, the sheets should be read 7-8, 1-6, 9-30. The fly-leaves are blank Catchwords agree except between quires 2 and 3
Edges trimmed
Lower edges of many sheets have been repaired. Vellum tabs fixed to the outer edges of several folios
one col. of 15 lines Italian littera gothica textualis formata Italian in style: red rubrics; caps alternately red and blue; illuminated initials (100 x 98, 90 x 80mm.) in gold, blue, green, red, mauve, white on 7v., 17r., 24r., 27 29r. On 1r. is anhistoriated initial (190 x 165mm.) with similar colouring, depicting David in prayer, enhanced by three border panels of floral and leaf sprays and gold spangles. In the centre of the lower margin is a circle with the monogram YHS. the four gatherings are preserved in a modern folding case of brown buckram, spine with lettering tooled in black D.89 MITCHELL LIBRARY ANTIPHONAL D.89.

s. xiv2 7r. has 'Antiphonal' in modern pencil; inside front cover is '497' being the number of the volume in J. T. Hackett's collection acquired by the library in 1918 Sinclair no. 54 msItem0346
20048 Sydney Mitchell Library, Special Collections LQI/T
Terentius Afer Comoedia



paper (no watermark)
i-iv modem paper with water-mark flower on stalk planted in a circle and letters B.M.O./M.




iv + 107 298 x 200 mm (10)1-10 (7)11 Ar.-Bv., 4v., 6r.-6v., 107r., Cr.-Dv. are blank. Catchwords agree
Edges trimmed
worm-holes in 1-20, 83-107 without loss of text.
one col. of 33 lines Italian littera humanistica textualis red rubrics; caps alternately red, with blue, or purple penwork and blue, with red penwork; red ink for running titles and names of characters. 19c. quarter calf over boards. Spine gilt with gilt lettering TERENT / COMED / M.S.

s. xv2 3 illegible and partly effaced scribbles by 16c. hands; 2r. in a 16c. hand is the name 'Julius' and 107v. by the same hand, among the scribbles, is 'Jullius de stia fmnatis' (?); among the scribbles on 1r. is the signature[62] 'Jo[hannes] Bapt[ista] Secciç J[uris] C[onsultus] Mediol[aniensis] inside front cover are many numbers and names in 18c. and 19c. hands, e.g. 'No.494 Di Giuseppe Beltrarnelli', '1263', 'V.489', '306', '[pound sign] 9.15.', 'N/7/L', 'Phillipps M55.9078' and an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry no.129; Phillipps appears to have acquired the MS. from Thomas Thorpe in 1836; inside front cover is the signature 'T.F.F. x. 1891'; 1r. has in modern pencil '18.1.10. ga/ga/- A & R' indicating that the volume was purchased from Messrs Angus and Robertson of Sydney in 1910 the volume was purchased from Messrs Angus and Robertson of Sydney in 1910 Sinclair no. 55 msItem0347
20049 Sydney Mitchell Library, Special Collections Richardson 14
Statuta



vellum, paper (fols 73-4)



207 folios (only 73-4 are paper) 94 x 63 mm (8)1-5 (6)6 (8)7 (10)8 (8)9 (2)10 (8)11-22 (10)23 (8)24 (10)25 (9)26. Fol.207v. is blank.
Moreover quire 6 lacks its third (fol.43) and its sixth (fol.46) sheets which are bound in quire 8 and there foliated 43 (correct) and 54 (incorrect)
Catchwords agree quire signatures from 107 to the end Edges untrimmed
The sheets of quires 25 and 26 are cockled. Water stains on the last five gatherings often efface the text.
(i) 1r.-1v., 23 lines to col., (ii) 2r.-72v., 75r.-406v., 19 or 20 lines to col., (iii) 73r.-74v., 17 lines to col., 15c. hand; (iv) 107r.-207r., 20 lines to col., four English hands
(i) 1r.-1v., 15c, littera cursive formata;
(ii) 2r.-72v., 75r.-406v., first half 14c. cursive court hand;
(iii) 73r.-74v., 15c. hand;
(iv) 107r.-207r., first half 14c. cursive court hand.
Later hands have put running titles on most of the folios.
red underlining; a few large blue initials, with red penwork. old binding of sheepskin over oak boards. No spine. One leather strap lacking its clip.

s xiv1 , s. xv loose leaf of contents signed 'Nelson M. Richardson 1904, Montevideo, near Weymouth'; 2r. 'Don Richardson 1928', date of the bequest Sinclair no. 56 msItem0299
20050 Sydney Mitchell Library, Special Collections Richardson 202
Pseudo-Augustinus Epistolae - Basilius Magnus De Legendis Libris Gentilium (Translation by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus) - Hieronymus Vita Malchi Monachi Captivi, Vita Pauli Heremitae, De Meritis Parentum - Zeno Testamentum - Vita Moysei Aethiopis - Transamundus Clarevallensis Vita Albani Regis Martyris



paper
water-marks are the letter B in circle with flower on stalk cf. Briquet, Vol.III, no.8060 (Bergamo 1469, variants in Italy to 1487), ox-head with eyes, flower on thick stalk and cross under chin cf. Briquet, Vol.IV, no.14832 (Parsburg 1468, Brescia 1476-82), crenelated tower cf. Briquet, Vol. IV, no.15870 (Udine 1445), ox-head with eyes, flower on stalk, triangle pendant from chin cf. Briquet, Vol.IV, no.14872 (Brescia 1457-70);




v + 57 215 x 154 mm (12)1-3 (9)4 (12)5 A quire is missing between the second and third gatherings. Av., Cr.-Cv., 35v.-36v., Dr.-Er. are blank catchwords agree
Edges trimmed
Worm-holes in covers, A-C, 1-24, 49 D-E without loss of text
one col. to a side, . (i) 1r.-24v., 24 lines (ii) 25r.-36v., 27 lines (iii) 37r.-57 23-5 lines Three Italian littera humanistica cursiva hands red rubrics contemporary binding of oak boards (8mm. thick), half calf with damaged spine, but no lettering. Inset for clasp on front cover, nail holes for strap in back cover

s. xv2 Br, among the scribbles and notes in 15c. hands are 'Robato d.' and an extract of M. T Cicero, Dc Amicitia ii, 10; Ev. carries further notes and scribbles in 16c. hands, including Propertius, Elegiae, Book II, 1,43-44; Ar. has a list of contents by a 16c. hand and a stencilled lion rampant with the legend 'SirT. P./ Middle Hill! No.898'; Br. in modern ink 'Phillipps MS. 898': he purchased the MS. at Sotheby's London in 1825 along with other volumes from Italian private and monastic collections; on Bv. in 19c. pencil is '188'; Ar. has many modern pencil scribbles which include '326', '346', 'U 'Saec XV', 'a.40.288' and the ink signature 'Nelson M. Richardson, Montevideo near Weymouth 1904' 'Don Richardson 1928', date of the bequest Sinclair no. 57 msItem0300
msItem0301
msItem0302
msItem0303
msItem0304
msItem0305
msItem0306
msItem0307
20051 Sydney Mitchell Library, Special Collections Richardson 223
Vigiliae Mortuorum, Processionarium



vellum, fly leaves i-ii modern paper



ii + 63 155 x 115 mm (4)1 (8)2-8 (3)9; Av., Br.-Bv. are blank

Edges trimmed and mottled in red ink
Water stains in 45-63
one col. of 21 lines or seven groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation) French littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics: caps alternately red and blue; small initials in gold, blue, red, with white tracery; one large illuminated initial (50 x 45mm.) and full border of floral and leaf sprays in gold, green, blue, red, on 1r. Binding is 16c. (?) vellum over boards. Spine has lettering PLACEBO in black ink.

s. xv2 Ar. has a note on the contents signed 'I. S. Doxey, June 6th, 1870'; inside front cover 'Nelson M. Richardson, Montevideo near Weymouth, England' 'Don Richardson 1928', date of the bequest Sinclair no. 58 msItem0308
20052 Sydney Mitchell Library, Special Collections Richardson 228
Psalterium et Breviarium (Use of Utrecht)



vellum, fly leaves ii-iii modern paper, iv-xviii 16 c. paper



A-V + 472 112 x 73 mm (10)1-11 (11)12 (10)13-47 (1)48. Av., By., Cv., Dr.-Dv., llSr., Qv., Rv.-Vv. are blank

Edges cut, gilded, and goffered, one col. of 19 lines German littera hybrida two German styles are clearly discernible. The first, contemporary with the script, has provided caps alternately red, and blue, some touched with gold; illuminated initials with simple marginal leaf and floral sprays in gold, green, mauve, red, and blue. The second style dates from the 16c. Nearly every sheet of text (and D-O, P-S) received a single-line red frame and running titles; the illuminated initials were furnished with a red ink stylized floral spray and gold spangles; acanthus sprays from another book were pasted on 114v., 131v.; 115v. was provided with a full-page frame of Renaissance style in which are depicted a pelican in its piety, two giant supporters, winged grotesques, as well as with an historiated initial portraying a Funeral Service for a corpse in bed and the legend is ME MORI. 16c. calf over wooden boards with bevelled edges Spine rebacked has plain blind tooling and gilt lettering
BREVIARIUM / MS. / CIRCA 1450. One clasp and one leather strap remain.
The Use would appear to be Utrecht and the provenance the diocese of Cologne.
s. xv2 Er.-Jv. contain a full Calendar copied by a 16c. hand; another hand of the same century has filled Kr.-Ov. with the incipits of the ps., hymns and canticles in the volume and has provided on Pr.-Pv, an addition to the text on 472v.; there are scribbles on Qr.; Cr. has the names 'Cecil Dudes 1877' and 'Victor q.s. West 1921'; on Ar. is a note in English about the contents; Br. has the signa ture of 'Nelson Moore Richardson, Montevideo near Weymouth, England' 'Don Richardson 1928', date of the bequest Sinclair no. 59 msItem0309
20053 Sydney Mitchell Library, Special Collections Richardson 273
Antiphonarium



vellum



155 folios 525 x 365 mm (10)1-6 (8)7 (10)8-11 (8)12 (9)13 (10)14-16. Quire 13 wants its last sheet which was numbered '128'. Catchwords agree
Edges trimmed one col. of five groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation) Italian littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; small caps are red; large caps are alternately blue, with red penwork and red, with blue penwork; large initials (100 x 75, 100 x 50mm.) in blue, yellow, red, pink, mauve, green, with white tracery on 14r., 16r., 18r., 30r., 47v., 49v., 66r., 69r., 82r., 97v., 102r., 116v., 119v., 135v., 137r., 139r., 145v., 149r., 152v.; nine other initials with same colouring and gold lavishly employed are historiated (175 x 60, 170 x 90, 165 x 110, 155 x 105mm.) and portray a man's bust (1r.), Christ and Disciples (3r.), a martyr (19v.), Christ on high appears to the Apostles (34v.), Christ blesses Bishops and Confessors (55r.), Christ on high appears to his saints (71r.), Angel crowns a virgin (87r.), Bishop dedicates a church (105v.), Christ on high appears to friars in brown habits conducting a Funeral Service at the bedside of a dead friar (124r.).
contemporary binding of bare oak boards (12mm. thick) with bevelled edges. Spine calf, broken, and worn at the top

s. xivex or xv1 1r. lower margin has a note in a 15c. hand that is almost effaced and illegible; 155v. has other illegible scribbles; 119r. has the name of a former owner 'P. A. Bernardet' in a 16c. hand; inside front cover is a label with 'A.I,4' on it; inside back cover is an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry unnumbered, but dated September 1924, presumably the date of the purchase by the next owner Nelson Moore Richardson whose name and address (Montevideo near Weymouth) appear inside front cover 'Don Richardson 1928', date of the bequest Sinclair no. 60 msItem0310
20054 Sydney Mitchell Library, Special Collections Richardson 274
Graduale (incomplete)



vellum, fly leaves i-ii modern paper



ii + 83 475 x 335 mm (8)1 (6)2 (9)3 (6)4-7 (8)8 (6)9 (8)10-11 (6)12. Nearly every sheet is incorrectly bound and there are many gaps. The present gatherings are clearly not the original ones. Catchwords on fols 12, 21, 29, 54, 63, 1, 83 and none agrees a few quire signatures Edges trimmed one col. of seven groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation) Italian littera gothica textualis formata. Italian in style: roman numerals with letters alternately red and blue; caps alternately blue, with red penwork and red, with blue, or purple penwork; red rubrics; numerous coloured initials (average size 60 x 50mm.) grey, mauve, or orange, on deep blue grounds, with white tracery. binding modern calf over boards, covers with one wide and one narrow fillet in blind.

s. xivex inside front cover is an extract from an unidentified English book seller's catalogue, entry unnumbered; inside back cover '274'; and pencil notes in English about the texts (others fixed to Ar.); 2 r 'Don Richardson 1928', date of the bequest Sinclair no. 61 msItem0311
20055 Sydney Mitchell Library, Special Collections LI/ A923
Augustinus Opera



vellum



ii + 187 142 x 110 mm (8)1-6 (6)7 (8)8-19 (6)20 (8)21-23 (7)24. Av, 187v., Br.-Bv. blank. Catchwords agree no quire signatures but the quires have been numbered in modern pencil with arabic numerals, Edges trimmed and gilded
Worm-holes in 179-87 without loss of text
one col. of 15 lines English littera gothica textualis red rubrics; initials alternately red, with blue penwork and blue, with red penwork. Binding old red morocco over boards, covers with one gilt fillet around the outer edge. Spine gilt with stamped winged dragon and the lettering AUSTIN / MSS.

s. xv2 inside front cover in 15c. (?) hand is the shelf-mark '1 .F.5'; Ar. modern pencil note in English about the contents and suggesting that the copy dates from about 1400. 1r. modern pencil 'Rowley (Sydney) 13.10.33', acquired from Rowley 13.10.33 -- acquisition date? Sinclair no. 62 msItem0312
20056 Sydney Mitchell Library, Special Collections it s awaiting the allocation of a shelf-mark
Horae



vellum, fly leaves i-ii 18 c. laid paper



ii + 37 88 x 64 mm (3)1 (4)2-9 (2)10 Fols 1r.-3r., 36r.-37v., Av.-Bv. are blank quire signatures nearly all trimmed
Edges trimmed and gilded
quire signatures nearly all trimmed
one col. of 18 lines French littera hybrida red rubrics; caps gold and red, or gold, and blue, or gold, and green; a gold and red girdle frames each folio with text. There are six miniatures (71 x 48 or 72 x 46mm.) in blue, red, green, sepia, gold, white, vermilion, depicting John the Evangelist (3v.), Christ at prayer in the Garden of Gethse mane (9v.), Crucifixion (20r.), Pentecost (24r.), Trinity (28r.), Virgin and Child (32r.). 18c. (?) morocco over boards, covers with central design and fleurons gilt-tooled.

s. xvex inside front cover in 19c. hands are '534' and '156/5'; inside back cover are illegible scribbles and '12 [see sign] Ar. carries '82'; 35v. has '86'; 1r. has 'p.x.x.'; inside front cover is the armorial book-plate (motto BE JUST AND FEAR NOT) of Edward Arnold which includes the name and address 'Andrew W. Arnold, The Grove, Dorking, Surrey'; the MS. passed from this family to a relative of P. Strong Esq., of Mosman, N.S.W.; purchased from Mr Strong in 1956 Sinclair no. 63 msItem0313
20057 Sydney Mitchell Library, Special Collections Inc.S.23
Statuta Communis Florentiea (fragment)



vellum



two folios (with a small portion of a third), A 162 x 215mm,


The fragment is much rubbed in places

The sheets are preserved in a copy of Iohannes Marchesinus, Mammotrecus super Bibliam, Nicolaus Jenson, Venice 1479.

two folios (with a small portion of a third), each having lost several mm. of its length and width, now used as front (=A) and back fly-leaf (=B) of an incunabulum. Part of A protrudes between the gatherings of the printed book, and its total length is now only 162mm., while the width is 215mm. B is the debris of a bi-folio, one folio of it surviving only as part of a col., other folio is almost intact across both cols of text; however, the whole bi-folio fragment has been refolded and half pasted inside back cover, the other half acts as an end- paper.
ruling brown ink, 2 cols: 20 lines to a col. remain on A and 28 lines to a col. on B Italian littera gothica textualis red initials and rubrics.


s. xiv2
acquired in 1965 Sinclair no. 64 msItem0314
20058 Sydney Mitchell Library, Special Collections Inc.S.37
Porphyrius Isagoge (fragment) - Anon. Commentarium in Isagogen Porphyrii (fragment)



vellum



two sheets 215 x 167 mm, lost several mm. of its original length or width.


sheets lost several mm. of their original length or width.

The two sheets have been bound into a copy of Boethius, De Consolatione Philosophiae cum Commento Thomae deAquino, Johann Prüss, Strasburg 1491, one as front fly-leaf (B) and with part caught between the printer's first and second gathering, the other as back fly-leaf (A) with part visible before the last quire
original number of lines not known French (?) littera gothica textualis for text and a textualis currens for exposition red rubrics, caps and underlining.


s. xiii2
acquired in 1965 Sinclair no. 65 msItem0315
20059 Sydney Mitchell Library, Special Collections Inc.S.47
Legal Definitions (fragment)



paper



one sheet 267 x 183 mm, lost a few mm. of its outer margins


lost a few mm. of its outer margins

pasted inside the back cover of Anselmus Cantuariensis, Opera, Kaspar Hochfeder, Nuremburg 1491
one col. of 38 lines German littera cursiva



s. xv2
Acquired in 1965 Sinclair no. 66 msItem0316
20060 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Breviarium (fragment)



vellum



two folios 185 x 125 mm



two cols each of 30 lines French littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; illuminated initials in gold, blue, red with white tracery.



s. xv
Acquired in 1946 Sinclair no. 67 msItem0317
20061 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Missale (fragment)



vellum



one vertical half of a folio now 385 x 142 mm



originally two cols each of 24 lines French littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; initials alternately gold and red, gold and blue.


s. xv2
Acquired in 1946 Sinclair no. 68 msItem0318
20062 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one folio 170 x 110 mm


mounted one col. of 15 lines French littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; on the verso side is a marginal panel of ivy-leaf sprays and flowers in gold, blue, green, and red; illuminated initials in gold, blue, red, with white tracery.


s. xv
Acquired in 1947 Sinclair no. 69 msItem0319
20063 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one sheet 176 x 145 mm


mounted one col. of 18 lines English (?) littera gothica textualis formata one red rubric; fill-ins in blue, and gold; illuminated initials with vertical marginal extensions in gold, red, blue, with white tracery.


s.xv1
Acquired in 1947 Sinclair no. 70 msItem0320
20064 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Breviarium (fragment)



vellum



one folio 150 x 115 mm


mounted two cols each of 30 lines French (?) littera gothica textualis formata red underlining; caps in gold, blue, red, with white tracery


s. xv1
Acquired in 1947 Sinclair no. 71 msItem0321
20065 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Horae (fragments)



vellum



three sheets 110 x 80 mm


mounted one col. of 12 lines Italian littera gothica textualis red rubrics; caps are red, blue, gold on blue or gold; large illuminated initials (15 x 10mm.) in blue, green, red, and gold.


s. xv1
Acquired in 1956 Sinclair no. 72 msItem0322
20066 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one folio 145 x 95 mm


mounted one col. of 16 lines French lettre bourguignonne no rubrics; caps alternately gold and blue, gold and red; fill-ins gold, red, blue; identical recto and verso marginal panel (76 x 20mm.) of flowers and leaf sprays in gold, blue, green, and red.


s. xv2
Acquired in 1956 Sinclair no. 73 msItem0323
20067 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Psalterium (fragment)



vellum



one folio numbered '121' by a contemporary hand 110 x 80 mm


mounted one col. of 16 lines French littera gothica textualis formata fill-ins in gold, blue, red; illuminated caps with marginal bars in gold, blue, and red.


s. xiv1
Acquired in 1956 Sinclair no. 74 msItem0324
20068 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Psalterium (fragment)



vellum



one folio, numbered 'xxxvii' in red ink by a contemporary hand 180 x 125 mm



one col. of 23 lines French lettre bourguignonne



s. xv2
Acquired in 1956 Sinclair no. 75 msItem0325
20069 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one folio 160 x 103 mm



one col. of 15 lines German (?) littera hybrida red rubrics; illuminated caps and initials in gold, red, and blue


s. vx1
Acquired in 1956 Sinclair no. 76 msItem0326
20070 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one folio, foliated '93' in modern pencil 190 x 130 mm



one col. of 16 lines English (?) littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; caps in gold on red and blue grounds with white tracery; simple marginal sprays of red flowers, green or gold leaves; fill-ins are blue and red with white tracery.


s. xv1
Acquired in 1956 Sinclair no. 77 msItem0327
20071 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one folio 170 x 107 mm

one quire signature mounted one col. of 15 lines French littera gothica textualis formata fill-ins of gold, red and blue; marginal borders (90 x 30mm.) of floral and leaf sprays in gold, green, blue, and red; one illuminated initial in tile same colouring on the verso.


s. xv1
Acquired in 1958 Sinclair no. 78 msItem0328
20072 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one folio 140 x 88 mm



one col. of 15 lines German (?) littera hybrida red rubrics; illuminated fill-ins; one initial in gold, blue, red, with white tracery and marginal gold bar off which run gold leaf sprays


s. xv1
Acquired in 1958 Sinclair no. 79 msItem0329
20073 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Breviarium (?) (fragment)



vellum



one bi-folio two sheets 255 x 175 mm


one bi-folio pasted on the covers of Iulius Palmarius Constantinus, De Morbis Contagiosis Libri Septem, Frankfurt 1601. A few mm. of vellum have also been turned under at the edges of the volume. one col. now containing 24 lines German (?) littera gothica textualis formata



s. xv
Acquired in 1959 Sinclair no. 80 msItem0330
20074 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Terrier



vellum



one sheet approx 435 x 255 mm


one sheet pasted over the covers of T. Kerckring, Spicilegium Anatomicum, Amsterdam, MDCLXX Several mm. of vellum have also been turned under at the edges of the covers. one col. It is difficult to distinguish between the lines ruled by the first scribe and those by later hands. There are thirty-five wholly or partly filled lines. The principal script is an Italian notary hand of (?) 15c. Three other contemporary hands have provided additional entries.



s. xv
Acquired in 1960 Sinclair no. 81 msItem0331
20075 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Emeritus Professor Sir Edward Ford
Missale (fragment)



vellum



one sheet 345 x 264 mm



two cols each of 28 lines French littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; red underlining; caps gold, blue and red with white tracery. On the verso is a full border of floral sprays and whorls in green, red, blue, gold. One miniature (97 X 78mm.) depicting a saint at prayer in a wilder ness is placed at the beginning of the feast of Timotheus and Symphorianus. The halo is gold, the habit dark red, while the shrubs of the landscape are dark green and the rocks dark brown.


s. xv1
Acquired in 1963 Sinclair no. 82 msItem0332
20077 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Professor J. M. Ward
Breviarium (fragment)



vellum



one sheet 185 x 125 mm


mounted two cols each of 30 lines French littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; initials illuminated in gold with blue and red, and white tracery.


s. xv On the recto in modern pencil is 'Benedictine c.1400. for J.W.' Acquired by Sir Edward Ford OBE in 1946, presented in 1958 to J. M. Ward Sinclair no. 83 msItem0396
20079 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Dr R. I. Jack former shelf-mark 13C
Grant



paper



i-iv + 4 + v-xv 200 x 150 mm (4)76. 4r., A-D, E-O are blank

Edges uncut
mounted
Fol.4 is only half of a vertical sheet
one col. of 25-29 lines English secretary hand
19c. half pigskin; gilt title on spine is GRANT TO CHIRKLAND BY HENRY VII 1506.

s. xvi 4v. in 17c. or 18c. hand 'Chirk Charter from Henry 5 Rex Anglie.. . 20th year of his Reign', in a 16c. hand 'A Charter or Graunt from Henry the 5t to Chirkland etc.' and in another 16c. hand, a name crossed through 'Mat (?) Rogers'; inside front cover 'Ruthin Castle Library. Please do not take away.'; in 17c. the document was owned by the Myddeltons of Chirk; in 1818 it passed to Frederick William West and thence from the Cornwallis Wests in 1923 to Dr Patterson, director of a private clinic opened in Ruthin Castle; bequeathed to the present owner in 1960; inside front cover in modern pencil 'C.P.R. 1494-1509 pp.464 C. 66/599 m.5 (17)'. Former shelf-mark 13C. Bequeathed to Dr R. I. Jack in 1960 Sinclair no. 84 msItem0397
20080 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Collection of Dr R. I. Jack
Breviarium (fragment)



vellum



one sheet 185 x 125 mm



two cols each of 30 lines French littera gothica textualis formata initials illuminated in gold with blue and red, and white tracery.


s. xv
Acquired by Sir Edward Ford OBE in 1946, presented in 1964 to Dr R. I. Jack Sinclair no. 85 msItem0398
20081 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Law School Library Knocker 1
Conveyance by Feoffment



vellum



one sheet 215 x 125 mm with a fold of 15 mm









s. xiv
Presented in 1938 by Captain Herbert W. Knocker, 1 Mitre Court Buildings, London. Sinclair no. 86 msItem0399
20082 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Law School Library Knocker 2
Confirmatory by Feoffment



vellum



one sheet 250 x 80 mm with a fold of 15 mm









s. xiv
Presented in 1938 by Captain Herbert W. Knocker, 1 Mitre Court Buildings, London. Sinclair no. 87 msItem0400
20083 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Law School Library Knocker 11
Quit Claim



vellum



one sheet 255 x 80 mm., with a fold of 15 mm









s. xv
Presented in 1938 by Captain Herbert W. Knocker, 1 Mitre Court Buildings, London. Sinclair no. 88 msItem0401
20084 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Law School Library Knocker 3
Confirmatory Feoffment



vellum



one sheet 330 x 150 mm., with a fold of 20 mm









s. xv
Presented in 1938 by Captain Herbert W. Knocker, 1 Mitre Court Buildings, London. Sinclair no. 89 msItem0402
20085 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Law School Library Knocker 12
Quit Claim



vellum



one sheet 365 x 140 mm. with a fold of 20 mm









s. xvi
Presented in 1938 by Captain Herbert W. Knocker, 1 Mitre Court Buildings, London. Sinclair no. 90 msItem0403
20086 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Law School Library Knocker 4
Grant



vellum



one sheet 325 x 160 mm., with a fold of 20 mm









s. xvi
Presented in 1938 by Captain Herbert W. Knocker, 1 Mitre Court Buildings, London. Sinclair no. 91 msItem0404
20087 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Law School Library Knocker 53
Confirmatory Grant



vellum



one sheet 295 x 190 mm., with a fold of 25 mm









s. xvi
Presented in 1938 by Captain Herbert W. Knocker, 1 Mitre Court Buildings, London. Sinclair no. 92 msItem0405
20088 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Nicholson Museum
Statuta - Legal Texts



vellum



339 folios 185 x 115 mm, quire 27 measures only 105 x 73 mm (7)1 (8)2-4 (12)5 (10)6 (8)1-10 (12)11-12 (16)13 (12)14-24 (10)25 (12)26-27 (8)28-33. Quire 1 lacks its seventh sheet; quire 27 measures only 105 x 73 mm. 109r., 256v.-257v., 339v. are blank. Fols 328 and 332 are shaped like crescents; the- the lower diagonal halves of fols 9 and 12 are missing A few catchwords remain
Edges untrimmed,
Fols 328 and 332 are shaped like crescents; the- the lower diagonal halves of fols 9 and 12 are missing
one col, nine hands
(i) 1r.-5v., 23 lines to col.
(ii) 5v.-7v., 36 lines
(iii) 8r.-84v., 25 lines
(iv) 84v.-85v., incomplete sides
(v) 86r.-97v., 25 lines
(vi) 98r.-125v., 25 lines
(vii) 125v.-279v., 31 lines
(viii) 280r.-291v., 22 lines
ix) 292r.-339v., 30-33 lines
Nine different 14c. English cursive court hands red caps, fill-ins, paragraph marks and rubrics 15c. sheepskin, stained pink, over oak boards, one strap and metal spike. Spine carries modern gilt lettering MAG.CART. / CAM (sic) ALIIS M.S.S. / SAEE (sic) XIV.

s. xiv 332r. by 15c. hand are scribbles and an alphabet with the words 'Istud halfebetum (sic) . . . homo[N79] iohanni sakyll (?)'; 332v. has contemporary scribbles; 109v. 'Md quod in domo (?) domini millesimo quadringintesimo (sic) (erasure) er (?) parliamentum apud Bury in com[itatu] Suff[olciensi] et 1446'80 by a 15c. hand; 7v. and 108v. have erasures which are illegible under ultra-violet light; 7r. by a 19c. hand 'Note. This book formerly belonged to the library of the Priory of Butley in the County of Suffolk. William Tylney Spurdens. Dec. 3d 1816' acquired by the Nicholson Museum before 1870, perhaps from Sir Charles Nicholson himself Sinclair no. 93 msItem0406
msItem0407
msItem0408
msItem0409
msItem0410
msItem0411
msItem0412
msItem0413
20089 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Nicholson Museum
Grant



vellum



one sheet 170 x 140 mm., with a fold of 20 mm









s. xiii
Presented by Sir Chas. Nicholson, Bart.'. Sinclair no. 94 msItem0414
20090 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Nicholson Museum
Grant



vellum



one sheet 210 x 170 mm., with a fold of 26 mm









s. xiii
presented by Mr Richard Johnson, Fellow of St Paul's College, Sydney. Sinclair no. 95 msItem0415
20091 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Nicholson Museum
Letters Patent



vellum



one sheet 255 x 215 mm., with an upper fold of 25 mm. and a lower one of 54 mm









s. xiii On the verso in a contemporary hand is 'Carta de omnibus terris de Ossprenge post statuta', and in modern pencil '1353' and 'No.1353 in the Sydney University Museum Catalogue', referring to the entry in the Reeve catalogue. Presented by Sir Chas. Nicholson, Bart.'. Sinclair no. 96 msItem0416
20092 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Nicholson Museum
Grant



vellum



one sheet 270 x 108 mm., with a fold of 20 mm









s. xv On the verso in a contemporary hand is the date and names of persons mentioned in the Grant, as well as '1362' and 'No.1362 Univ. Museum Syd.' in modern pencil. In the top left-hand corner of the recto is a sticker with the number '1362', while attached to the left edge of the deed is a label which reads 'University of Sydney No.1362 Grant of Land sixth year of Henry IV (1405). Presented [N91] by Sir Chas. Nicholson, Bart.'.

[N91] In the Reeve catalogue (see Bibliography below) the deed is said to have been presented by Mr Richard Johnson, Fellow of St Paul's College, Sydney.
Sinclair no. 97 msItem0417
20093 Sydney, in the University of Sydney Nicholson Museum
Grant



vellum



one sheet 380 x 215 mm., with a fold of 38 mm.









s. xvi On the verso in 16c. or 17c. hand are notes about the places and persons mentioned in the document. Also on the verso in 19c. pencil is 'No.1361 in S. U. M. Catalogue'; this refers to the entry in the Reeve catalogue. presented by Mr Richard Johnson, Fellow of St Paul's College, Sydney. Sinclair no. 98 msItem0418
20094 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 1
I Biblia Vulgata (Evangelia) - Nicolaus de Lyra OFM
Postillae Litterales in Evangelia




vellum, fly leaves i-iii , ix-xi 18 c. paper



ix? + 246 386 x 270 mm (8)1-7 (7)8-9 (8)10-15 (7)16 (8)17 (7)18-19 (8)20-22 (7)23 (8)24-26 (7)27 (8)28-31 (2)32 (3)33. Quire 8 lacks its last sheet which was probably blank, quire 9 lacks its first, quire 16 its fifth, quire 18 its sixth, quire 19 its last, quire 23 its fifth, quire 27 its seventh, while quire 32 lacks at least its first sheet and possibly its first two. Ar. is marbled, Br.-Cv., 48r.b, 243v.b-244r.b, Hv., Ir.-Jr., Kr. are blank, Ky. is marbled. Catchwords agree except between quires 31 and 32. quire signatures present Edges trimmed two cols of 47-48 lines on 1r.a 50 lines in a single col. on 49r.-63v., and two cols each of 52-64 lines on 64r.a Five English hands
(i) a littera gothica textualis formata
(ii)-(v) a littera gothica textualis
red rubrics and running titles; caps alternately with red pen- work and red, with blue penwork; paragraph marks blue and red; one illuminated initial (40 x 30mm.) in gold, red, and blue on 15r.; three other initials of this kind have been excised. 18c. (?) binding of vellum over oak boards (15 mm. thick); spine carries gilt lettering EVANGELIA / CUM/ COMMENTARIIS / DE LYRA / M.S.

s. xv1 Dr. and 246v. in 16c. hand 'Richard Saton (?) Hirenby and Edward of Brosley'; Jv. in 19c. pencil 'Commentarium'; Av. in 19c. pencil 'sold with all faults. c/dh/-'; inside front cover is the book-plate of David Garrick; inside both front and back covers is the armorial book plate (motto VIRTUS SOLA NOBILITAS) of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 99 I msItem0419
msItem0420
20095 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 2
Florilegium



vellum, fly leaves i-ii modern paper



ii + 32 158 x 130 mm (8)1-4; pagination Ar -Av, Br.-Bv. are blank.

Edges trimmed one col. of 28 lines French littera prae-gothica textualis red rubrics; first initial blue with red penwork, second is red with blue penwork, remaining ten initials plain red.

19c. boards covered with marbled paper. The spine is linen.

s. xiiex 31v. by a contemporary hand in the lower margin: In coitu sex dampna luo nam denarium do / Offendoque deum quia turpi sorde redumdo (sic) / and in a different hand: Humoremque bonum proprio de corpore fundo / Apocopo uitam studium cum nomine perdo; erased in the lower margin of 32v. is the note 'Iste liber est ad usum fratris laurentii' also in a contemporary hand; some margins carry brief notes on the contents by later hands; inside front cover is the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 100 msItem0423
20096 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 3
Biblia Vulgata (Epistolae Paulinae, Epistolae Canonicae)



vellum, fly leaves i-iv modern paper
water-mark is a jar with handle cf. Briquet, Vol.IV, no.12481 (Paris 1468)




iv + 188 The first, two middle and last folios of the quires are vellum, the others are paper 212 x 145 mm (8)1 (10)2-6 (9)7 (10)8-10 (8)11 (10)12-15 (8)16 (3)17 (10)18-20 (2)21. Quire 7 lacks its second sheet, quire 11 its fifth and sixth. The fifth sheet in quire 20 has been incorrectly bound between the seventh and eighth folios. Ar. marbled, Br.-Bv., Cr.-Dr. are blank, Dv. marbled. Catchwords agree quire signatures present Edges trimmed
Fols 2 and 3 have been repaired.
one col. of 23 lines French lettre bourguignonne red rubrics and running titles; caps alternately red and blue; large red initials with blue penwork on. 62r., 98v., 103r., 115v., 165r., 172v., 177v., 185r., 186r., 187r.; illuminated initials (between 55 x 45 and 30 x 30mm.) in gold, green, red, blue, each with coloured flower and leaf sprays in the margin on 1r., 9r., 36r., 36v., 125r., 134r., 136r., 157r., 158r. 19c. light brown calf over boards. Covers have three groups of three fillets forming panels, the outer with stylized volute tooling, the middle blank except for a corner flower, the inner with interlaced cables, all in blind. Spine gilt, each compartment with stylized blazing sun, and lettering EPISTOLAE / BEATI PAULI / M.S.

s. xv2 in lower margins of 1v.-15r. by 16c. hand are Litanies of the Virgin; the lower margin of 156v. has an erasure illegible under ultra violet light; Av. in 19c. pencil 'Testamentum MSS'; Dr. in 19c. pencil 'm/du/-' Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 101 msItem0424
20097 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 4
Franciscus Barbarus De Re Uxoria - Plutarchus De Liberis Educandis (translation by Guarinus Veronensis) - Basilius Magnus De Legendis Libris Gentilium (translation by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus)



vellum, fly leaves i-iv modern paper



iv + 128 192 x 135 mm (10)1-5 (8)6 (10)7-8 (8)9 (10)10-13 (2)14; Ar. marbled, Av.-Br., 128r.-128v., Cr.-Dr. are blank, Dv. marbled. Catchwords agree
Edges cut
Lower and side margins have been excised from fols 1, 5, 14, 18, 19, 72, 73, 81, 88, 99, 102, 108, 127, rarely with loss of text.
one col. of 20 lines Italian littera humanistica textualis red rubrics; large Italian style illuminated initials (30 x 30mm.) in gold, white, red, blue; caps in gold, blue, red, with white tracery 19c. boards, quarter calf and marbled paper; spine has blind-tooled leaf in each compartment and the gilt lettering M.S.S.

s. xvmed on Bv. is a list of contents by a 16c. hand; 34v. also by a 16c. hand is 'Antonius' followed by notes in short-hand (more on 127v.); inside front cover is the armorial book-plate (with motto VIRTUS SOLA NOBILITAS) of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 102 msItem0425
msItem0426
msItem0427
20098 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 5
Augustinus De Retractationum (excerpts), Contra Faustum Manichaeum, De Genesi ad Litteram



vellum, fly leaves i-ii modern paper



ii + 175 356 x 246 mm (10)1-16 (8)17 (7)18. The last quire lacks its final sheet. Av., 102r.b, Br. and Bv. are blank. Catchwords cut off quire numbers at the end of each gathering Edges slightly trimmed
Water stains throughout on upper right-hand corners.
two cols each of 40 lines northern French littera prae-gothica textualis red rubrics; running Book numbers in dark brown ink; initials alternately blue with red penwork and red with blue penwork; small caps in red; the very large initials also contain green in their colouring; chapter nos in brown ink in. the margins. The scribe's indications for the titles to be inserted by the rubricator are still visible in some margins. 17c. or 18c. cream doe skin over boards, spine carries gilt title OPERA / STI AUGUSTINI / MS. and a small paper sticker with the no.23 (or 25) partly effaced.

s. xii2 Ar. note in English about Augustinus in the same hand as the signature 'Wm. Shearman' inside front cover; inside back cover in 19c. pencil 'b/h/-'; inside both covers is the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 103 msItem0428
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20099 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 6
Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini De Liberorum Educatione



paper
water-mark is a bird in a circle cf. Briquet, Vol.III, no.12202 (Rome 1479-80)




iii + 58 228 x 165 mm (10)1-5 (8)6. Ar.-Br., 53v.-58v., Cr.-v. blank Catchwords agree a few quire signatures remain Edges trimmed
Water and rust stains throughout.
one col. of 25-30 lines Italian littera humanistica textualis caps alternately red and blue; one border, Italian style, of inter twined vine stocks in blue, red, and green with a green parrot, on 1r. 19c. half Italian on boards covered with blue marbled paper; spine gilt-tooled title AENEA / SILVII / INSTIT

s. xv2 1r. centre of lower margin a shield quarterly, I and 4 sable (actual colouring is grey) with cross azure, 2 and 3 paly of four being or, sable (actually grey), argent, sable; Bv. carries an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry unnumbered; inside front cover in 19c. pencil '12/-' and '74 b' and the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 104 msItem0431
20100 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 7
Boethius De Consolatione Philosophiae - Boe`ce De La Consolation de Philosophie



vellum, fly leaves i-iv modern paper



iv + 84 258 x 208 mm (8)1-10 (4)11; Ar. marbled, Bv., 3r., 84v., Cr.-Dr. are blank, Dv. marbled catchwords agree gatherings numbered 1-11 in modern pencil on the recto of the first sheet of each quire. Edges cut and gilded
Worm-holes in folios 1-6, 80-4 without loss of text.
one col. of 32-4 lines French littera cursiva formata red rubrics and fill-ins; initials alternately red with blue penwork and blue with red penwork. 19c. by Polwarth, being calf with marbled pattern. Covers bear three gilt fillets with one leaf spray in each corner. Spine repaired, sprays gilt, lettering in blind BOETHIUS / LATINE / ET / GALLICE / M.S. / IN / MEMBRANIS.

s. xv1 83v. carries an interesting note in a 15c. littera gothica textualis formata: 'Frater alexander huius monasterii humilis abbas dedit conuentui hunc librum boetii de consolatione philosophie in metro prosa et gallico una cum libris sequentibus uidelicet libro uocato le pelerin continente tres libros partiales Primum scilicet de peregrinatione humane nature Secundum de peregrinatione anime Et tertium de peregrinatione saluatoris nostri ihesu christi [N109] Librum etiam magistri iohannis iarceon[N110] doctoris in theologia et cancellarii ecclesie parisiensis de quibusdam necessario sciendis ad salutem consequendam[N111] Simul cum libro domicelle edicto[N112] a magistro ricardo de flauigneyo sacre theologie professore conuentus diuionis cordigero.[N1113] Orate pro eo.'; 1r. has '126' by a 16c. hand; Br. carries the autograph note 'H. Drury.[N1114] Harrow, 1819. c.3.1. Boetius Latine et Gallice. MS. in membranis. bd by Polwarth.[N115] in Red ink with illuminated (sic) Letters very fairly written in the Old French hand'; Av. has a note in pencil summarizing the preceding remarks; inside front and back covers is the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

[N109] These are the three long didactic poems by Guillaume de Digulleville OCist., Le Pèlerinage de la Vie Humaine, Le Pèlerinage de l'Ame, Le Pèlerinage de Jesus-Christ. Adaptations in English of the first two are to be found in a codex at the State Library of Victoria, see below item no.217.
[N110] Jean Gerson (1363-1429), celebrated French theologian, mystic, scholar and preacher, Chancellor of the University of Paris.
[N111] Doubtless the Declaratio ueritatum quae credendae sunt de necessitate salutis, cf. Joannis Gersonii Opera Omnia, L. E. Du Pin (ed.), 5 vols, Antwerp 1706, Vol.I, cols 22-8.
[N112] MS. has edco.
[N113] 'Cordigerus' = 'Franciscanus'. Ricardus de Flauigneyo OFM is otherwise unknown to me.
[N114] Joseph Thomas Drury (1778-1841), bibliophile, Master of the Lower School at Harrow and an original member of the Roxburghe Club. Another MS. from his collection will be found below p.381.
[N115] This is the well-known John Polwarth Junior ([cross/dagger]1856) who was active as a book binder in Queen's Row, Pimlico between 1808 and 1831, cf. E. Howe, A List of London Bookbinders 1648-1815, London 1950, p.77.

Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 105 msItem0432
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20101 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 8
Gregorius IX Decretales (fragment)



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water-mark is a man on a horse-drawn cab with legend PRO PAT




vii + 12 178/176 x 118/114 mm (12)1; Av.-Bv., Cv., Dr.-Gv. are blank.
no quire signature unless the letters ggus for Gregorius at the foot of 1r. are really a signature Edges mainly untrimmed two cols each of 36 lines Italian littera gothica textualis caps alternately blue and red; each letter of 'gregorius' on 1r.a and of 'firmiter' on 1r.b)' is alternately blue with red penwork, then red with blue penwork. 19c. boards covered by plain paper. Spine has black ink lettering much rubbed DECRE / TALES / MS.

s. xiii1 Cr. by a 19c. hand is a note in Latin about the contents, claiming that the fragment ends in. titulus 4; Ar. in 19c. pencil is the note 'Presented by C. G. Schutz Esq. of Celle'; inside front cover is the armorial book-plate of John Thomas Simes (motto DEO NON FORTUNA), and in ink 'No.1117', and then in pencil 'Cau. 9.K.11' written over an erasure; inside back cover is the helmet book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 106 msItem0434
20102 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 9
Leonardus Brunus Aretinus La Prima Guerra Punica (anonymous translation)



paper
water-mark is three hills with a simple cross cf. Briquet, Vol.III, no.11690 (Treviso 1418)




ii + 64 272 x 186 mm (8)1-8; Br., 61r.-63v., 64v. blank. Catchwords agree
Edges trimmed,
Worm-holes in 1-4,47-64 without loss of text.
one col. of 28 lines Italian littera humanistica textualis red rubrics; four initials (45 x 45 mm.) in central Italian style, being gold interlaced with branches coloured green, white, maroon, on a dark blue ground with yellow dots arranged in triangular groups of three (1r., 2r., 17v., 37v.); a marginal panel (82 x 14mm.) accompanies the initial on 1r., and there is a shield in the lower margin plain old calf over boards; spine carries black ink title LEONAR / ARETIN / GUERR / CARTAG.

s. xv1 in the lower margin of 1r. are two angelini supporting a shield, per fess nebuly sable and argent, placed on a dark blue ground decorated with green fronds and flanked by the gold initials G. C. - claimed in a bookseller's note to be the arms of the Chiaramonte family;[N166] 64r. bears a circular table, by a contemporary 15c. hand, giving diurnal, mensal, and lunar numbers and letters, but without any date; on 1r. and 64v. by a 16c. hand is the name of an owner 'Est fratris fabali de Laude (& Amicorum eius Ego sum)'; on front cover by 18c. hand '137' which is repeated on Av. with a description of the contents in Italian; Ar. has in pencil by a 19c. hand '2[fraction1/2] guineas' and 'L.57' and an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry unnumbered, mentioning that the MS. was from the collection of the late T. S. Walker;[N117] inside the front cover is the helmet book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

[N117] Thomas Shadford Walker (184?-86) was a Liverpool doctor and bibliophile.
Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 107 msItem0435
20103 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 10
Biblia Vulgata (Epistolae Paulinae) - Anon. Floretus - Theological Tracts



vellum, paper
the water-marks being a crown cf. Briquet, Vol.II, no.4709 (Munich 1413), and an ox-head with eyes and flower on a stalk cf. Briquet, Vol.IV, nos14777 (Brescia 1421, variants in Germany to 1437) and 14782 (Tyrol 1432, Brunswick 1435)




iv + 152 218 x 150 mm (12)1-3 (8)4 (12)5-13
The quire signatures are written on the first sheet recto and last sheet verso of each gathering. As they run from 'duodecimus' to 'xxiiiius' one may assume that originally this MS. was part of a larger volume. Edges trimmed irregularly and tinted red one col. on 1-44v., 122v . - end; two cols 45r.-119r.; three cols 119v.-121v. The number of lines is 36-37 for 1r.-43r., 45r.-119r. and 27-30 for the remaining folios two principal German hands
(i) a littera cursiva libraria,
(ii) a littera cursiva
red rubrics; caps and paragraph numbers in red; large red initials, several incomplete. 19c. half calf, the boards being covered by marbled paper. On the spine are horizontal fillets in blind together with gilt lettering MSS. / XV CENTURY / EPLA. B. PAULI / ETC.

s. xv1 119r.b in late 15c. hand is a Remedium ad pectus; inside front cover is the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 108 msItem0436
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20104 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 11
Dominicus Bolanus Opus in Genesim



paper
water-marks are three hills with a simple cross cf. Briquet, Vol.III, 11707-8 (Padua 1453, Lucca 1457) and scissors cf. Briquet, Vol.II, no.3670 (Treviso 1458, Pisa and Pistoia 1468, Poligno 1472).




ii + 169 280 x 212 mm (10)1-16 (9)17; A and B are blank. The last quire lacks its final sheet, the remains of which have been inset inside front cover.

Edges trimmed and water stained
Blobs of paint on 1r. Worm-holes fols 1-8, 161-9 without loss of text.
one col. of 29 lines Italian littera humanistica cursiva red rubrics; caps alternately red and blue or red with blue penwork and blue with red penwork; fol.1 carries one illuminated initial (45 x 45mm.) in gold, blue, and mauve, together with voluted fronds in green, pink. gold containing a head in profile and a shield 18c. binding of wooden boards (8mm. thick) covered by marbled paper, quarter calf; spine calf with simple floral sprays in blind.

s. xv2 1r. bears a shield or and azure, two bends gules; inside front cover there is the armorial book-plate of Frederick Augustus, Duke of Sussex (motto SI DEUS PRO NOBIS QUIS CONTRA NOS), and the nos 'vi-H.i.24' and '32-cvi' (referring to the Pettigrew Catalogue - see Bibliography), as well as 'MS.81' in 19c. pencil and an extract (entry no.81) from the sale catalogue of the London bookseller Robert Harding Evans 118 inside back cover is the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 109 msItem0439
20105 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 12
Antonius de Butrio Commentaria in Quinqus Libros Decretalium



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water-mark is a basilisk resembling but not quite identical with Briquet, Vol.I, no.2663 (Ferrara 1417),




iv + 389 322 x 230 mm (12)1-6 (14)7 (12)8-15 (14)16 (12)17-20 (13)21 (12)22-23 (10)24 (12)25-31 (14)32. Ar.-Av., Bv., 75r.b, 75v., 196v. b, 246r.-246v., Cr.-Dv. are blank. Catchwords agree
Edges cut and mottled in red
folio '87' has been removed from its quire 7. The right-hand half of fol. 86 has been excised.
two cols each with from 52 to 64 lines Italian littera cursiva libraria red rubrics; paragraph marks alternately red and blue; large capitals red or mauve with blue or brown penwork and blue with red or brown penwork; four illuminated initials in gold, blue, red, green, and mauve on 1r.a (30 x 30mm.), 8 (24 x 23mm.), 1 (25 x 23mm.), 2 (36 x 34mm.). 19c. bright calf over boards. Covers bear traces of a gilt oval design, possibly armorial, now effaced. Spine carries gilt floral patterns and the lettering REPERTORIUM / ANTONII DE BUTRIO. / LIBROR.5.DECRETALIUM gilt stamped on a strip of red morocco.

s. xv1 1r. by l6c. hand 'Antonii de Butrio Repertorium Iuris Canonici librorum 5 Decretalium'; inserted inside front cover is the mention 'K. theca' and below is the armorial book-plate (motto VERUM ATQUE DECENS) of John Lee[N120] with his autograph note 'J. Lee. Doctors Commons. Repaired. August. 1835. no.26/93'; Br. in different 19c. hands are the numbers '26/93', '215', '92', 'No.5'; inside front cover is an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry no.527 (giving the date of the volume as 'circa 1320') and the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

[N120] Antiquary, scholar and jurist of considerable distinction (1783-1886). Other MSS from his collection will be found below, pp.201, 212.
Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 110 msItem0440
20106 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 13
Brut (with continuation to 1419)



paper
water-mark is an ox-head with eyes and nostrils surmounted by a star cf. Briquet, Vol.IV, no.15054 (Evreux 1441),




vi + 177 278 x 206 mm (8)1 (10)2-13 (12)14 (10)15-17 (7)18; At least one sheet is missing from the end of the last quire. Ar. marbled, Bv.-Cv., Dr.-Ev. are blank, Fv. marbled Catchwords agree first six quires have signatures Edges cut and tinted blue,
Some folios repaired, lower margin cut off fols 1 and 177 without loss of text.
one col. two hands
(i) 1r.-111v.26-31 lines
(ii) 112r.-177v. 39-43 lines
Two English scribes employing bastard hands red caps and underlining. 16c. calf over boards, covers have three rectangular panels (lozenges with quatrefoil, leaf sprays, intertwining scrolls) framing a centre panel of lozenges with quatrefoil, all in blind; spine's compartments carry stylized floral rectangle in blind, title in blind is BRUTE / OF / ENGLOND / M.S.

s. xv1 on 160v., 161v.-163v., 168v. are 16-17c. marginalia calling attention to names in the text of the section on Richard II; 1r. in 18c. or 19c. black ink 'No.48 MS.' and 'No.337'; Av. has in 19c. pencil almost effaced '768'; 177v. in a 19c. hand '00[first 0 with a diagonal stroke top right to bottom left, second 0 with a horizontal stroke like a greek theta]/-', '[pound sign]5-5-0' and '21/3/31' repeated by the same hand on Fr. with the addition of 'No.351'; Br. by another 19c. hand 'This MS. is from Cochrane's[121] Collection' and the signature 'James Orchard Halliwell' [N122] inside front cover is an extract from an English book seller's catalogue, entry no.768, and the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

[N121] Most probably John George Cochrane (1781-1852), bibliographer and librarian of the London Library.
[N122] Shakespearian scholar and book collector (1820-89).
Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 111 msItem0441
20107 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 14
Bartholomaeus Pisanus OP Summa de Casibus Conscientiae



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ii + 366 136 x 100 mm (10)1-36 (6)37. Br. and Bv. are blank Catchwords agree a few quire signatures remain Edges cut
There are worm-holes in the covers.
two cols of 30 lines Italian littera hybrida currens rubrics are red; caps and paragraph marks alternately red and blue; initials at the head of each alphabetical section are alternately red with blue penwork and blue with red penwork. One large initial (30 x 30mm.) in blue, pale yellow, and purple on 1r.a. 17c. (?) bare wooden boards, damaged spine in calf bear ing intertwining vine shoots and border of leaf sprays in blind, and gilt lettering BARTHOLOMEUS / M.S. / SEC. XIV. (sic); remains of leather strap on front cover, brass attachment clasp on back cover.

s. xv2 Av. in 19c. ink '366 feuillets', and in modern pencil 'No.22' and '40'; Ar. in modern pencil is 'Bartholomaei'; inside front cover an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry unnumbered giving the scribe's name and date incorrectly, along with the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart

Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 112 msItem0442
20108 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 15
I Leonardus Brunus Aretinus Historiarum Florentini Populi Libri XII




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iv + 204 345 x 235 mm (10)1-13 (8)14 (10)15-20 (6)21. Ar.-Av., 203v.-204v., Dr.-Dv. are blank Catchwords agree quire signatures present Edges cut, gilded and goffered one col. of 36 lines Italian littera humanistica textualis Florentine[N128] in style: red rubrics and faded red running Book numbers in roman numerals; at the head of each Book (2r., 17v., 38v., 53v., 76v., lOOr., 119v., 136r., 156v., 172v., 182r., 195v.) is a gold initial (from 45 x 40 to 35 x 35mm.) with interlacing branches or vine tendrils on a light blue ground, with red and green interstices. At the beginning of the Preface on ir. is an historiated initial (60 x 55mm.) in the same style, portraying the author, almost full-length, wearing a crown of laurels, mauve and red habit, and hold ing a book before him, exhibiting two open pages. On three sides of the folio the initial is enhanced by a border of interlaced shoots with birds, putti, a chandelier and gold spangles. In the centre of the lower border is a circle which contains traces of the imprint of a metal stamp, but the details have been effaced

[N128] Professor Dunston kindly advises me that the decoration is almost certainly the work of the distinguished miniator Francesco d'Antonio del Cherico. See P. d'Ancona and E. Aeschlimann, Dictionnaire des Miniaturistes, 2nd ed., Milan 1949, p. 46.
18c. russia over boards; the covers bear in blind semi-lunar corner-pieces with fillets forming trellis-work, and a centre-piece of stylized floral design. The spine has been rebacked; it now has fleurons in blind and the gilt lettering LEONARDI / ARRETINI / HISTORIA / FLORENTINA / M.S. IN MEMB.

s. xv inside front cover is a pencil note in English on the author and his text, then underneath is pasted the armorial book-plate of Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex,' numbered vi-E.a.14 and carrying pencil notes '6/6/0', '13[fraction1/2] x 9[fraction1/2] In.', 'Saec XV'. There follows an extract (entry no.82) from the Evans' sale catalogue the MS. was sold to Henry George Bohn for [pound sign]3.10.0. The '6/6/0' just mentioned seems to be the price Sir Charles Nicholson paid when acquiring the codex, presumably from Bohn. Inside the front and back covers is the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 113 I msItem0443
20109 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 16
Iohannes Calderinus Breviarium Decretorum - Iohannes de Deo Decretum Abbreviatum - Anon. Inventarium Paauperum Sive Tabula Decretorum - Iohannes Calderinus Tractatus Concordantiarum Bibliae



paper
water-marks are a crowned Turk's head cf. Briquet, Vol.IV, no.15659 (Landshut 1415, Zurich 1415-24, Bavaria 1417-21, Tyrol 1425, Brunswick 1427) and a small ox-head with flower on long stalk cf. Briquet, Vol.IV, no.14747 (Brunswick 1417);




ii + 252 308 x 210 mm (12)1-10 (11)11 (12)12-18 (7)19 (12)20-21 (6)22. Quire 19 originally had twelve sheets, the remains of the five removed folios can be seen caught in the binding, they were blank and have not been counted in the above collation, or allowed for in the numbering. The same remarks apply in the case of quire 11, where one blank sheet has been removed from the gathering. Ar.-Av., 127v.b, 131r.b, 131v., 222r.b 222v., Br.-Bv. are blank. Catchwords agree quire signatures in arabic and roman numerals in top right-hand corners Edges trimmed Two German (?) hands, two cols to a side
(i) 47-51 lines to a col: 1r.-131v., 144r.-209r., 223r.-252v.,
(ii) 45-8 lines to a col, 132r.-143v., 209v.-222r.,
Two German (?) hands, both: a littera cursiva libraria
red rubrics, underlining, capitals and large initials. contemporary binding of calf over oak boards (12mm. thick) with bevelled edges. Covers carry five brass studs in quincunx; in addi tion the front cover has two holes once filled by pins, and the back cover has two metal plates over the remains of straps. Top centre of front cover is the title BREVIARIUM DECRETORUM in black ink by a contemporary hand, while the spine, repaired, has the lettering BREVIARIUM / M.S. / SEC.XV. tooled in gilt.

s. xv1 1r in 16c. hand 'Franciscanorum Friburgi Brisgoiae' [N132] and in 19c. pencil 'In fine primi MS. is the date 1421'; inside front cover is the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

[N132] This is the Franciscan Convent of St Martin at Freiburg-im-Breisgau.
Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 114 msItem0445
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20110 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 17
Nicolaus de Lyra, OFM Postillae Litterales Super Psalterium



paper
water-mark is a two-headed splayed eagle cf. Briquet, Vol.I, no.230 (found between Etain 1429 and Maastricht 1443),




xi + 238 272 x 215 mm (12)1-19 (10)20; Ar. marbled, Bv., Cr., Dr.- Fr. blank, Fv. marbled. Catchwords agree
Edges cut and gilded
Worm-holes on fols 1-4, 65-76 without loss of text.
two cols each of 34-40 lines German littera hors système red rubrics and underlining; foliation in red. 19c. ivory paper over boards by Howell and Stewart. Covers have three fillets gilt-tooled and central floral design in blind; spine, damaged, with gilt floral pattern in each compartment and gilt title LYRANUS (sic) / IN/ PSALMOS.

s. xv1 2r. by 15c. hand '1462.2' which is not likely to be the date of the completion of the transcription, since the water-mark is much earlier; also 2r. in a later hand is 'Bibliotheca Tongris' [N135] Av. in 19c. pencil hands are 'b/e/', 'A[fraction4/2]', '[pound sign]2-12-6' and autograph 'John Lee / Doctors Commons / 1828 / bound Messrs Howell and Stewart / 1829'; also in Lee's hand are 2r. 'Lyranus (sic) in Psalmos' and Cv. notes on Latin abbreviations with the opening words of the text; his armorial book-plate is inside front cover; Br. in 19c. pencil '10.10.0'; inside front cover also is the helmet book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

[N135] Perhaps the Library of the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame at Tongres in Belgium.
Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 115 msItem0449
20111 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 18
Hieronymus Regula Moncharum - Anon. Tract on Oratory - Leo Baptista Albertus Trivia Senatoria



paper
water-mark is a crown with three fleurons cf. Briquet, Vol.II, no.4739 (Parma 1465)




iv + 78 140 x 100 mm (10)1-7 (8)8. Ar. marbled, Av.-Bv., 68v.-70v., 77r.-78r., Cr.-Dr. blank, Dv. marbled. Catchwords agree
Edges cut and tinted blue-green one col. of 25 lines Italian littera humanistica cursiva red rubrics; green and red initials with touches of yellow on 1r., 41r., 45r., 49v., 52r., 55r., 56r. In the same style and colouring on 1r. is a four-sided frame with a pen and ink drawing of Hieronymus kneeling before a cross in a desert, inserted in the centre of the lower margin. 18c. or 19c. ivory paper over boards, spine bears title in a modem ink hand S. HIERON / EPISTOLAE / &C&C/MSS.

s. xv2 78v. in l5c. hands are the opening words of Alma redemptoris mater que peruia celi cf. Chevalier, no.861 and Walther, no. 797, and the eight words Aue sanc[t]a maria mater dei regina celi porta; Av. has an erasure, illegible under ultra-violet light, of a pencil note; Dr. carries in modem ink 'n/-'; inside front cover is the label of J. C. Hotten, Bookseller, 151b Picadilly, London and the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924 Sinclair no. 116 msItem0247
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20112 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 19
Balbo's Memorandum Book



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water-marks are three hills with a simple cross in the first quire cf. Briquet, Vol.III, no.11713 (Bologna 1485-95) and, in the second gathering, a prancing feline unlike any of the quadrupeds, leopards, lions and cats in Briquet




i + 19 200 x 150 mm (11)1 (8)2. At least one sheet appears to have been lost between 11v. and 12r. Ar. and Av. are blank

Edges trimmed one col. of 29-31 lines Italian littera humanistica cursiva rubrics sometimes underlined in brown ink 19c. marble paper over boards. Spine has black ink title BALBI CRONACA 1496 MS. ORIG.

s. xvex on 19v. in late 15c. and 16c. hands, after the name of the scribe in Greek [4 words in greek ](?) are the following notes (1) Quidam profani non proceliti fraudolenter Genitori Tullio Maronique nostro necrum tribuerunt Pharmaconque obtexerunt . . . hec famigerare Vos nisi Caueatis Iacebitis. After this is added in the margin the word [greek]; another hand has added: aliter hi nisi caueant iacebunt, underneath which yet another hand has placed centrally the word Vale; (2) Del 1497 die 9 Augusti fuit uigilia sancti Laurentii in qua franciscus balbus uir ecellentissimus circa horas tertiam xm[N138] tredecim diem suum obiuit: Cuius mortem omnes homines deplorarunt et eademmet die circa horas duo super uiginti cum maximo honore sepultus fuit in eclesia sanctorum Iacobi et philipi castri finalis mutine[N139] in sepulcro corporis christi; (3) in a fourth hand: 1504 Die 4 Martii die lune nocte sequenti circa horam tertiam uel quartam noctis sors aquis cesarem fratrem suripuit et nusquam inuentus est. quod (?) lector clarissime esto tanti mali facinoris non immemor. et uale. To this text the hand of 5 following has made the corrections:
post a qui add. in marg. fugatum: clarissime del., et add. in marg. piissime; (4) the same hand as for 3 has written: 1504 Die 40 Maii Inceperunt prosternere campanile ecciesie sanctorum iacobi et philippi et etiam partem sacrarii eiusdem ecclesie; (5) in a fifth hand: 1504 die 13° Iunii In mane inter celebrandum missam possuerunt (sic) primum lapidem truuine (sic) dicte ecclesie Bart. Piolus Massarius una cum presbiteris etc.; inside front cover in 19c. pencil is 'M.S.59' and the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.
Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924 Sinclair no. 117 msItem0250
20113 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 20
Bernardinus Senensis OFM De Christiana Religione - Hugo Panziera OFM Hymnus - Sermones



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ii + 284 218 x 145 mm (14)1-2 (16)3-18. First, two central and last sheets of the quires are vellum, the others are paper
Present fol.2 is misbound and should be read after 14. Ar., Av., 258v.' Br., Bv. are blank
Catchwords agree quire signatures present Edges cut, tinted yellow
Water or acid stains throughout (top corners) with loss of text of recto b and verso a in many places. Lower margin of fol. 1 has been cut away
two cols each of 42-43 lines Italian littera hybrida currens red rubrics; initials are plain red or blue or they are red with blue or green penwork or blue with red penwork 19c. ivory paper over boards; spine has the gilt title MANUSCRIPT.

s. xv2 284v. by 16c. hand 'Carte 283'; 1r. has '36' and '550' in ink and 'u/-' in modern pencil; inside front cover is the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924 Sinclair no. 118 msItem0251
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20114 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 21
Clemens VI Decretalis - Anon. Commentarium in Psalmos - Iohannes de Ehenheim Aureum Confessorium - Anon De Effectibus Eucharistiae - Biblia Vulgata (Epistolae Paulinae)



paper

water-mark is an agnus dei similar to Briquet, Vol.I, no.15 (Triers 1439), A modern paper + B modern paper (the water mark is a shield, a pale with three St Andrew's crosses, supported by two lions and surmounted by a crown).




ii + 187 395 x 280 mm (2)1 (12)2-8 (11)9 (12)10-12 (11)13 (8)14 (12)15-16 (11)17. Av., 1r., 127v.b, 151v.b 152r.-153v., 187r.b, 187v., Br.-Bv. are blank. A few catchwords remain quire signatures, in arabic numerals in lower left-hand corner of the recto side Edges cut
Worm-holes in 1-30, 165-87.
(i) 1v.-2v., one col. without a fixed no. of lines
(ii) 3r.-end, two cols each 51-59 lines (only 46-47 on 154r.a-187r.a)
Two German hands (i) 1v.-2v., littera cursiva libraria; (ii) 3r.-end, littera cursiva, but changing often to a littera hybrida and even to a littera hybrida currens cf. 3v.a-5r.b red rubrics; large initials alternately red and blue on 1r.-5r.; elsewhere the initials are plain red 18c. or 19c. calf over boards. Compartments of the spine have gilt flower on stem and lettering on red morocco strip GEYSPOLETH / IN / PSALMOS / MS.

s. xv1 3r. by a 16c. hand 'Collegii Sancti Petri iunioris Argentinae'; Ar. in 19c. ink has 'x.2.21'; inside front cover are the armorial book-plate of the Hopetoun family with motto TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO AT SPES NON FRACTA, an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry no.229 (in which the scribe Stephanus is held to be the author of the Psalter Commentary), and the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924 Sinclair no. 119 msItem0254
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20115 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 22
Iohannes Boccatius De Montibus Silvis Fontibus etc.



paper
water-marks are the letter T in a circle surmounted by a plain cross cf. Briquet, Vol.III, no.9130 (Udine 1441 and 1451, Perugia 1446, Rome 1447-56), and crossed arrows cf. ibid., Vol.II, no.6269 (Venice 1454, Venzona 1456), and one not in Briquet, crescents back to back surmounted by a star on a pole placed parallel to the vertical crescent




viii + 161 215 x 145 mm (6)1 (10)2-15 (8)16 (7)17. Ar. marbled, Bv.-Ev., 1r.-6r., 155r.-161v., Fr.-Jr. blank, Jv. marbled. One sheet, not included in the count, has been excised from quire 1 Catchwords agree
Edges cut
Worm-holes in fols 1-6, 155-61 without loss of text.
one col. of 30 lines Italian littera humanistica cursiva red letters alternate with brown in first words of each Book; red initials in each section of the catalogue; space left for large initials. 19c. calf over boards, covers with panel of stylized florets in blind, spine with title in gilt and top half removed.

s. xv2 6v. by 16c. hand is a note in Latin about the author of the text; 154 v. carries a note in a 17c. hand referring to the marriage of Forestus, son of Francesco Foresti on 'Xa iunii 1638' in the Church of San Pietro at Signa;[N150] inside the front cover is the armorial book-plate (motto COR NON JECUR) of John Haddon Hindley,[N151] and that of John Lee of Doctors Commons, London, as well as the label and sale catalogue entry of Howell and Stewart, 295 Holborn, London; Av. and Br. carry in Lee's hand a note to the effect that the MS. was no.5319 in Howell and Stewart's 2nd Supplement for the Oriental Catalogue, 1828; Av. also has the signature of Lee and two nos in his hand '5588' and '7158', as well as in pencil by another 19c. hand these same numbers almost effaced and 'M/Bocati', '2/28', 'cen', '6/6', then the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

[N150] Signa is a commune a few miles to the west of Florence.
[N151] Orientalist, Chaplain of Manchester Collegiate Church and Librarian of the Chetham Library (1765-1827).
Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924 Sinclair no. 120 msItem0260
20116 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 23
Guillelmus de Monte Lauduno OSB Sacramentale - Bonaguide Aretinus Summa de Dispensatione - Arnaldus de Villanova Collocutio Didascalica - Thomass Aquinas OP Breviloquium de Virtutibus Moralibus - Pseudo-Seneca De Quatuor Virtutibus Moralibus



vellum, fly leaves i , iv modern paper



iv + 200 235 x 160 mm (12)1-13(8)14 (12)15-17. Ar.-Av., Cr.-Cv.,
144v.b, 163v.-164v., 200r.-200v., Dr.-Dv. are blank
Catchwords agree a few quire signatures remain Edges trimmed
More than half of folio B has been excised.
two cols each of 30 lines Italian littera gothica textualis red rubrics; paragraph marks alternately red and blue; initials alternately red with blue or purple penwork and blue with red penwork 19c. marbled paper over boards, quarter calf, spine with gilt lettering MISSAL / M.S. / LAT. SAEC. XV.

s. xv1 6v. by 16c. hand is a note in Latin about the author of the text; 154 v. carries a note in a 17c. hand referring to the marriage of Forestus, son of Francesco Foresti on 'Xa iunii 1638' in the Church of San Pietro at Signa;[N150] inside the front cover is the armorial book-plate (motto COR NON JECUR) of John Haddon Hindley,[N151] and that of John Lee of Doctors Commons, London, as well as the label and sale catalogue entry of Howell and Stewart, 295 Holborn, London; Av. and Br. carry in Lee's hand a note to the effect that the MS. was no.5319 in Howell and Stewart's 2nd Supplement for the Oriental Catalogue, 1828; Av. also has the signature of Lee and two nos in his hand '5588' and '7158', as well as in pencil by another 19c. hand these same numbers almost effaced and 'M/Bocati', '2/28', 'cen', '6/6', then the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924 Sinclair no. 121 msItem0261
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20117 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 24
Aristotele [Decem] Libri Ethicorum (translated by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus)



vellum, paper
fly leaves i-iv 16c. paper with water mark AMONTATA




iv + 120 265 x 175 mm (10)1-12. Ar.-Bv. and Cr.-Dv. are blank Catchwords agree
Edges trimmed
Worm-holes in 1-18, 99-120 without loss of text
one col. of 29 lines Italian littera humanistica textualis red rubrics; in central Italian style are twelve illuminated initials (from 34 x 24 to 20 x 20mm.) on blue grounds, with white branches and vine tendrils, and interstices coloured red (faded into brown) and green, on 1n., 4r., 5r., 15v., 23v., 35v., 47v., 60r., 68v., 82r., 95r., 107r. 16c. thick paper with title printed on the spine
LEONARDI / ARETINI VERSIO / EDICTA LIBRORUM / ETHICORUM / ARISTOTELIS / CODEX MSS. IN / MEMBRANA SEC. XV and the no. '704'


s. xv2 lower margin of 1r. contains an unidentified shield per fess or and gules, on the left side of it is an erased word that appears to be 'Regi', and to the night is an effaced five or six letter word (not legible under ultra-violet light) followed by the initials 'C.P.'; the front cover carries the no.'131' in a modern hand; inside back cover are the letters 'a.f.' in pencil; inside front cover is an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry no.44, under it in pencil 'MS.44', and the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924 Sinclair no. 122 msItem0266
20118 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 25
Petrus Candidus Decembrius Grammaticon, Historia Peregrina



paper
water-mark is three hills surmounted by a simple cross cf. Briquet, Vol.III, no.11725 (Florence 1423-4) or no.11727 (Florence 1438-66, Pistoia 1457-61, Venice 1462-6, Lucca 1479)




v + 94 233 x 160 mm (10)1-9 (4)10. Ar.-Bv., 92r.-94v., Dr.-Ev. are blank Catchwords agree
Edges cut and tinted yellow
Worm-holes on fols 1-7, water stains on the top margins of 48-94 without loss of text.
one col. of 24 lines Italian littera hurnanistica cursiua red rubrics Contemporary covers, calf over wooden boards with clasp impressions on the leather. Four sets of five fillets enclosing centre rectangle with trellis-work, all in blind. Between the second and third sets from the outer edge is a panel of florets (?). Spine modern re-backed, with gilt lettering P. CANDIDI GRAMATICON.

s. xv2 Cv. has a list of contents in a late 15c. or early 16c. hand headed with the owner's name 'Liber Petriphilippi pandolphini[N155] opera p. candidi'; Cr. carries another list of contents in Latin, but by a 19c. hand; inside front cover is the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

[N155] Filippo Pandolfini (1437-1513?) scion of an old Tuscan family, Florentine diplomat, scholar and humanist.
Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924 Sinclair no. 123 msItem0267
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20119 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 26
Bernardus Parmensis de Botone Casus Longi Super Decretales



vellum, fly leaves i-ii modern paper



ii + 55 340 x 215 mm (8)1-6 (7)7. The eighth sheet of quire 7 has been removed. Fols 24r.b, 24v., 55v., Bv. are blank. Catchwords agree
Edges trimmed unevenly
two cols each of 68-72 lines northern Italian or southern French littera gothica textualis red rubrics; caps alternately red with blue penwork and blue with red penwork. The letters of 'Gregorius' on 1r.a are red and blue alternately. One historiated initial (40 x 35mm.) on 30r. the letter being green and brown against a blue ground, with its tail in the form of a brown pheasant, and in the oval of the letter is drawn a man in black cap and red robes, three-quarters facing.


s. xiii2 front cover by a 19c. hand 'Decretali di Gregorio IX codice contemporaneo circa 1260 in pergamena'; Br. and Av. in Italian are notes about the text, Gregorius IX and Gregorius XI, and a transcription in Latin of the first paragraph of the text signed 'Leopoldo Torqui (?) 14 Marzo 1872'; Ar. an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry unnumbered, also attributing the text to Gregorius IX; 1r. in modern pencil is no.'97'; inside front cover in modern pencil [pound sign]3.3.0 and helmet book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924 Sinclair no. 124 msItem0269
20120 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 27
Lotharius Cardinalis (Innocentius III) De Miseria Humanae Conditionis



paper
water-mark is capital P cf. Briquet, Vol. III, nos8522 (Paris 1447) and 8525 (Douai 1453),




ii + 77 194 x 135 mm (11)1 (12)2-6 (6)7. Ar. marbled, Br. blank, Bv. marbled
one quire signature remains in the lower margin of 12r., Edges cut
Worm-holes 24-77 without loss of text
one col. of 25-27 lines French littera cursiva red rubrics, caps and running Book numbers 19c. half calf over boards with marbled paper. Spine has gilt title LOTHARIUS / DE VILITATE / CONDITIONIS / HUMANAE / M.S.

s. xvmed Av. in 19c. pencil 'MS. of the XVth century'; inside front cover an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry unnumbered, and the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924 Sinclair no. 125 msItem0270
20121 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 28
Biblia Vulgata (Isaiah) - Walafridus Strabus Fuldensis OSB Glossa Ordinaria



vellum, fly leaves i-iv modern paper
Watermark in the fly-leaves is E.G.A.




iv + 100 360 x 250 mm (10)1-9 (8)10 (2)11. Ar. marbled, Bv., Cr.-Cv. blank, Dv. marbled A few catchwords remain quire signatures in roman on the verso of the last sheets of the gatherings Edges trimmed
Worm-holes 1-10, 90-100 without loss of text.
four cols each of 49 lines, the first three cols on the recto and the last three on the verso are used for gloss - text - gloss, text - text - gloss or gloss - text - text French (?) littera gothica textualis formata the caps, running titles, paragraph marks and chapter nos are alternately red and blue; initials (35 x 35 mm.) in gold, blue, red and yellow on 1r. and 2r., the latter historiated with a picture of the death of Peter the Martyr. 19c. crimson paper over boards with gilt fillet and arrow-head chain on the covers, spine red linen damaged.

s. xiv1 erasures illegible under ultra-violet light have been made in the margins of 54r., 60r., 68r., 73r., 75r., 88r., 100v.; in the lower margin of 69v. is a faint ink drawing of a crucifix; 1r. by a 16c. hand 'Isaias cum glosa Incipit primo (sic) cum prophetas B'; Av. in modern pencil '113*' and '5.5.0'; Br. in pencil '16.16.0'; Dr. in modern pencil 'E252' and 'e/h/-'; inside front cover is the armorial book-plate of Frederick Augustus, Duke of Sussex, with the numbers 'vi-H.m.3' and '22xcix. Vol.I Part I, B.S.' (referring to the Pettigrew Catalogue - see Bibliography), as well as an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue,' [N157] entry no.252; inside back cover is the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

[N157] For the sale of the Sussex Collection by Evans in 1844 see above, [Sinclair]p.192n.118.
Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924 Sinclair no. 126 msItem0271
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20122 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 29
M. Tullius Cicero Epistolae ad Familiares



paper
water-marks are a fish cf. Briquet, Vol.IV, no.12414 (Udine 1448, Florence 1450), three hills in a circle surmounted by a cross cf. ibid., Vol.III, no.11880 (Brescia 1448-53), capital M cf. ibid., Vol.III, no.8354 (Lucca 1436), capital T in a circle cf. ibid., Vol.III, no.9127 (Naples 1444, Rome 1447-52);




ii + 118 217 x 145 mm (8)1 (12)2-3 (10)455 (12)6 (4)7 (12)8-11 (2)12. Av., 118v., Br. are blank Catchwords agree for the most part
Edges trimmed
Top half of the whole volume is badly stained by water and acid, often resulting in faded ink and powdered paper; loss of text completely on top of fols l-4. Worm-holes in spine and covers.
one col. of 24-26 lines Bulk of the text copied by one hand employing a mid-15c. Italian littera humanistica cursiva. The cursive quality varies from one sheet to the next and even changes to textualis in places, see for example fols 41r., 68v., 79r., 80r., 83v.-84r., 92r., 112v.-113r. a few red rubrics 17c. red leather over wooden boards (8mm. thick). On the covers are twelve fillets (six blind, three gilt, three blind) forming centre panel at the outer corners of which is a gilt quatrefoil. In the panel is a ducal coronet over a prancing ram, both gilt. Spine carries the lettering M.T.C. EPISTOLAE/ FAMILIAR, and three fleurons, all gilt.

s. xvmed 117r.-118r. in a late 15c. Italian littera humanistica cursiva is a list of Roman emperors inc. Gaius gallicola nepos tiberii . . . (ends abruptly) . . . decius romanorum imperator .xxiiii. regnauit anno uno ballus hostilianus; Bv. carries notes in Latin all badly faded, by another 15c. hand, as well as a 16c. copy, covered with stains, of an Italian text headed Revelatione d'Esdre propheta;[N159] Ar. in the hand of the Duke of Altaemps' secretary is the ex-libris 'Ex codicibus Illustrissimi et Excellentissimi Domini Ioannis Angeli Ducis ab Altaemps Epistolae familiares M.T.C.'; the heraldic device of the Altaemps family is on the covers,[N160] inside the front cover in l9c. ink is 'Saeculi XV Anotationes sunt saeculi xvi', and in pencil 'MS' and 'so/-', then the helmet book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

[N159] Editions and MSS of the Latin original are noted by Stegmuller, Vol.I, pp. 65-6.
[N160] binding is very like that of a number of volumes in his library and can be dated 1611-20, cf. MS. Ottoboni Lat. 1441 and F. Feron and F. Battaglini, Codices Manuscripti Ottoboniani Bibliothecae Vaticanae Descripti, Rome 1893, pp.xl-lx.

Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924 Sinclair no. 127 msItem0273
20123 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 30
Guido de Columnis Historia Destructionis Troiae



paper
water-marks are a six-pointed star in a circle cf. Briquet, Vol.II, no.6086 (Troja 1528 and Florence 1533) and siren cf. Briquet, Vol.IV, no.13889 (Naples 1524-8).




vi + 134 288 x 212 mm (10)1-12 (6)13 (8)14. Ar. marbled, Br.-Bv., Cv., 126r.-134v., Dr.-Fr. are blank, Fv. marbled. Catchwords agree
Worm-holes in fols 1-20, 102-34 without loss of text. one col. of 31 lines Italian littera humanistica cursiua formata



s. xvi1 Cr. has 'Pinelli library' in a 19c. hand; on Av. in 19c. pencil are '123 (sic) leaves manuscript 220 -aef' and '238/720' and an effaced price in pounds sterling, then an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry no.638; inside front cover is the armorial book plate (motto [three words in greek in CAPS]) of Sir Robert d'Arcy Hildyard, Bart. and helmet book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

[N163] The reference is to the celebrated library of the Venetian printer Maffei Pinelli ([cross/dagger]1785). It was catalogued two years after the owner's death by the Abbé J. Morelli, Bibliotheca Maphaei Pinelli . . . descripta et annotationibus illustrata, Venice, 6 vols, and in 1788 the whole collection was purchased by the London booksellers, Messrs Robson and Edwards, and disposed of by three sales in 1789 and 1790. I fmd no mention of this MS. in the Morelli catalogue
Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924 Sinclair no. 128 msItem0274
20124 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 31
List of Land Transfers



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one bi-folio one folio, e.g. half of the bi-folio, is now approximately 365 x 272mm. (including the turn-ins).


The sheet has been opened out and stretched over the front and back covers of a book by Paulus Giovio, Berümter Fürtrefflicher Leut Leben Handlung und
Thaten, Strasburg 1589.
42-44 lines on each half of the bi-folio notarial hand



s. xiv1 Inside the volume is the armorial book-plate of Sir
Charles Nicholson, Bart. The shelf-mark is RB 4089.1, while the bi-folio is MS. Nicholson 31.

Sinclair no. 129 msItem0275
20125 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 32
Bonifatius VIII Liber Sextus Decretalium - Iohannes Andreae Glossa in Sextum



vellum, paper
fly leaves i-iv modern paper whose water-mark is 'J. Whatman 1844'




iv + 127 450 x 275 mm (10)1-12 (7)13. Ar., Br.-Bv., Cr.-Dv. blank. Catchwords agreequire signatures quire signatures present Edges trimmed and tinted yellow two cols of 80-86 lines for the commentary framing the text Italian littera gothica textualis (bononiensis) northern Italian: red rubrics; small caps blue with red penwork or red with blue penwork; initials in gold, blue, mauve, red, green and white from 11r. to the end; historiated initials in the same colouring with heads of men seen in profile, three-quarters or full face on 1r. to 10v.; one miniature (215 x 135mm.) on lr. depicting Pope Bonifatius enthroned, in white habit and red pallium, surrounded by members of the Curia. The canopy is pale pink and has a blue arch, the screen is green, the woodwork is light brown and yellow and the figures wear blue and green cloaks, and green, pale pink, grey or blue habits. Under the picture is the lettering BONIFACIUS. 19c. calf over boards (8mm. thick) with bevelled edges. The covers bear gothic archways with finials in blind. Spine lost.

s. xiv2 Av. carries a pencil note in English about the text in a 19c. hand, as well as extracts from two English booksellers' catalogues, one with the entry no.87 and claiming the MS. has '180 leaves of vellum';[N164] on 1r.a and 127v.b is the no.171; 1r.b has '1/8'; 127v.b has 'K/8'; inside front cover is the pencil figure '366', the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

[N164] The other 53 sheets must have been removed before the codex was bound in its present state. The nature of the text(s) on the missing folios is not known.
Presented to the Library of Sydney University by Charles A. Nicholson and Sydney H. Nicholson, Aug. 1, 1937 Sinclair no. 130 msItem0276
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20126 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 1
Missale (fragment)



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two folios 199 x 140 mm. with edges cut back so that the original size cannot be determined


Each sheet is pasted on the inside covers of a volume whose first text is Apicius Caelius, De opsoniis et condimentis siue arte coquinaria libri x, Tiguri 1542 two cols each now of 18 lines French littera prae-gothica textualis orange rubrics


s. xii2

Sinclair no. 131 msItem0278
20127 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 2
Receipt



vellum, paper



one folio mounted 318 x 110 mm


brown ink faded in places. The hanger and seal are missing
French notarial hand



s. xvmed On the recto in a 16c. hand is 'Du Chastel 1454', while the verso has the pencil note by a 19c. hand 'Du Chatel Tannequy, Grand Ecuyer de Charles 7e, Ambassador et favori de Lous (sic) 11e Rare Doct signé 1454' purchased from C. A. Law in London by the Government of New South Wales in 1882 at the instigation of Sir Henry Parkes,' and soon afterwards presented to the University of Sydney Sinclair no. 132 msItem0279
20128 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 3
Missa de SS Exuperio et Lupo



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vi + 4 191 x 135 mm (4)1 Ar., Fv. are marbled, while Br.-Dv., 1v., 3v.-4v., Er.-Fr. are blank.

Edges trimmed and gilded one col. of 25-28 lines French littera hybrida currens red and black ink (faded) initials, and red underlining binding of brown calf over boards. Covers bear three fillets in gilt. Spine is gilt with the lettering in blind MISSA DE SANCTIS EXUPERIO & LUPO M.S.

s. xv2 Av. in 19c. pencil 'Surtees S.47. 1 Vol. 2 t. P. 2. Surtees Soc. (Dean Glanville's Letters etc.)';[N168] 1r. in 19c. pencil, 'Titre: missa de sanctis Exuperio & Lupo MS.'; on an accompanying loose sheet from James Toovey to Sir David Dundas[N169] are notes on the two saints, in English; on another loose leaf is the reference 'St Exuperius. Guibert de Pignoribus sanctorum in Dacherius. For the extract see 4 Southey's Common Place book 675';[N170]


[N168] The reference is to G. Ornsby, The Remains of Denis Granville, D.D. . . ., Durham 1865, p.195n. where mention is made of the Translation of the relics of S. Exuperius and S. Lupus, Bishops of Bayeux, to Corbeil-sur-Seine circa 912. Haimon, Count of Corbeil, had a church built there in their honour.
[N169] Scholar, jurist and statesman (1799-1877).
[N170] The note refers to R. Southey, Common-place Book Fourth Series (ed. J. W. Warter), London 1851, p.675 where are reported the words of Guibertus de Nouigento 'Odo, the Conqueror's brother, bought the body of a countryman called Exuperius of a sexton for £100, and made a solemn translation of it for St Exuperius'.
purchased by the Friends of the Fisher Library in 1962 from Messrs Tyrrell Pty Ltd, Sydney Sinclair no. 133 msItem0280
20129 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 4
Conveyance



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one sheet 385 x 305 mm


edges uneven in places, a few water stains
a notarial hand



s. xv2 On the verso are three words (much rubbed and illegible) in a contemporary hand, as well as the date '1482' (sic) in modern pencil. For several centuries the document was in the possession of the Modini family acquired from the descendants of the Modini family in 1964 through the Friends of the Fisher Library Sinclair no. 134 msItem0281
20130 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 5
Breviarium (fragment)



vellum




208 x 142 mm



2 cols each of 53 lines English (?) littera gothica textualis red rubrics


s. xiii2 Acquired at an unknown date by C. B. Berckelman Esq. of Sydney. Purchased[N171] in 1966 from Mrs C. B. Berckelman

[N171] On the purchase of this fragment and the other twelve which follow nos 136-47) see Friends of the Sydney University Library. Secretary's Report 1966-67, Sydney 1967, p. 2.

Sinclair no. 135 msItem0282
20131 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 6
Remigius Altissiodorensis Interpretationes Nominum Hebraicorum (fragment)



vellum



one sheet 188 x 134 mm


mounted three cols each of 48 lines French (?) littera gothica textualis caps alternately blue and red; large caps are red with blue penwork or blue with red penwork


s. xiii2
Acquired at an unknown date by C. B. Berckelman Esq. of Sydney. Purchased in 1966 from Mrs C. B. Berekelman Sinclair no. 136 msItem0283
20132 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 7
Psalterium (fragment)



vellum



one sheet 174 x 122 mm


mounted
lower margin of recto side has been repaired
one col. of 19 lines Italian littera humanistica textualis formata
red rubrics; caps blue or gold each with pale red or purple pen-work; initials of Florentine style in gold, white, blue, red, green.


s. xv2
Acquired at an unknown date by C. B. Berckelman Esq. of Sydney. The verso side has 'M/15/I/124' in modern pencil. Purchased in 1966 from Mrs C. B. Berckelman. The shelf-mark is MS. Additional 7. Sinclair no. 137 msItem0284
20133 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 8
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one folio 210 x 148 mm, lost a few mm. of width through trimming


folio has lost a few mm. of width through trimming one col. of 13 lines French (?) littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; initials gold, red, blue, with white tracery


s. xv1
Acquired at an unknown date by C. B. Berckelman Esq. of Sydney. Purchased in 1966 from Mrs C. B. Berckelman Sinclair no. 138 msItem0285
20134 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 9
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one folio 172 x 114 mm



one col. of 22 lines French lettre bourguignonne caps alternately red and blue; line fill-ins red and blue


s. xv2
Acquired at an unknown date by C. B. Berckelman Esq. of Sydney. Purchased in 1966 from Mrs C. B. Berckelman Sinclair no. 139 msItem0286
20135 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 10
Psalterium (fragment)



vellum



one sheet 200 x 130 mm



2 cols each of 32 lines English littera gothica textualis formata caps blue with red penwork and gold with purple penwork; line fill-ins are blue and red; initials in gold, blue, red, and white


s. xv1
Acquired at an unknown date by C. B. Berckelman Esq. of Sydney. Purchased in 1966 from Mrs C. B. Berckelman Sinclair no. 140 msItem0287
20136 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 11
Horae (fragment)



vellum




126 x 97 mm


one sheet mounted one col. of 13 lines Italian littera humanistica textualis caps gold with red or blue or green grounds


s. xv1
Acquired at an unknown date by C. B. Berckelman Esq. of Sydney. Purchased in 1966 from Mrs C. B. Berckelman Sinclair no. 141 msItem0288
20137 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 12
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one folio 198 x 142 mm



one col. of 14 lines French littera gothica textualis formata



s. xv1
Acquired at an unknown date by C. B. Berckelman Esq. of Sydney. Purchased in 1966 from Mrs C. B. Berckelman Sinclair no. 142 msItem0289
20138 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 13
Antiphonarium (fragment)



vellum



one initial now 148 x 148 mm


one initial mounted, clearly excised from a folio of much greater dimensions. one col. of which only four lines of text remain Italian littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics and one historiated initial of Paul portrayed full length in blue, red, black, and yellow inks.


s. xv1
Acquired at an unknown date by C. B. Berckelman Esq. of Sydney. Purchased in 1966 from Mrs C. B. Berckelman Sinclair no. 143 msItem0290
20139 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 14
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one sheet 200 x 138 mm


one sheet mounted one col. of 20 lines French littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; initials and fill-ins are gold, red, and blue, with white tracery


s. xv1
Acquired at an unknown date by C. B. Berckelman Esq. of Sydney. Purchased in 1966 from Mrs C. B. Berckelman Sinclair no. 144 msItem0291
20140 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 15
Breviarium (fragment)



vellum



one sheet 168 x 120 mm


one sheet mounted 2 cols each of 28 lines English littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; caps are illuminated and surrounded by purple penwork or blue with red penwork; one initial is blue with red penwork


s. xv2
Acquired at an unknown date by C. B. Berckelman Esq. of Sydney. Purchased in 1966 from Mrs C. B. Berckelman Sinclair no. 145 msItem0292
20141 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 16
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one sheet 212 x 155 mm


one sheet mounted one col. of 13 lines French littera gothica textualis formata rubrics are red


s. xv1
Acquired at an unknown date by C. B. Berckelman Esq. of Sydney. Purchased in 1966 from Mrs C. B. Berckelman Sinclair no. 146 msItem0293
20142 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 17
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one folio 148 x 114 mm



one col. of 12 lines French lettre bourguignonne caps blue with red penwork, gold with blue penwork; initials gold, blue and red; marginal panel of acanthus leaves in blue, gold, red, and green


s. xvi1
Acquired at an unknown date by C. B. Berckelman Esq. of Sydney. Purchased in 1966 from Mrs C. B. Berckelman Sinclair no. 147 msItem0295
20143 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 18
I Breviarium



paper
water-marks are a tower cf. Briquet, Vol.IV, no.15875 (Straubing 1452, Munich 1455, Bamberg 1459, Leipzig 1460 and variants else where in Germany to 1472); three hills surmounted by a cross cf. ibid., Vol.III, no.11804 (Bamberg 1476, Wurzburg 1475-7, Brunswick 1478, Erfurt 1483-8); ox-head surmounted by a flower on a stalk cf. ibid., Vol.IV, nos 14777-804 commonly found all over Germany 1421-78; ox-head surmounted by a cross and a star cf. ibid., Vol.IV, no.14541 found in many parts of Germany 1461-81; ox-head with triangle pendant from chin, but the nature of the head adornment is not discernible - perhaps the water-mark is Briquet, Vol.IV, no.14873 also German in origin and of the second half of 15c.




454 158 x 106 mm (10)1 (6)2 (12)3-10 (11)11 (12)12-13 (13)14 (8)15 (12)16-23 (10)24-29 (3)30 (10)31 (12)32 (6)33 (11)34 (12)35-40 (16)41. Although sheets appear to have been removed from quires 11 and 34, there is no gap in the text.

Folios 17r.-17v., 135v., 193v., 327v., 353r.-355v., 453v., 454r. are blank, while 167r.-168v. have been ruled and then left without text.
catch words remain Quire signatures remain Edges trimmed
Leather markers are attached to the outer edges of some folios.
worm-holes around the spine
Calendar ruled with 33 lines, elsewhere the number of lines to a side ranges from 25 to 35 Eight principal German hands of the second half 15c.
(i) 1r.-28v., 430r.-441v. is a littera hors système
(ii) 29r.-160v., 169r.-203r., 328r.-335v., 338r.-352v., 427r.-429v. also a littera hors système
(iii) 161r.-166v. another littera hors système
(iv) 203v.-204v., 213v.-216v. is a littera hybrida currens
(v) 205r.-213v. another littera hybrida currens
(vi) 217r.-327r. is a littera hybrida
(vii) 336r.-337v. is a littera cursiva formata
(viii) 356r.-426v. is a littera hybrida.
Many scribes have interleaved the text with small pieces of paper carrying additions to their copies.
red or vermilion rubrics; red and brown entries in the Calendar, blue section-lines, red or vermilion initials, some with blue penwork. There is an unfinished initial on Av. binding contemporary brown calf over wooden boards. Covers carry blind-stamped panels with fleurs-de-lis, roses, basilisks, lions rampant, fleurets. Of the ten holes for bosses, arranged in quincunx on each out side cover, only four now carry bosses; fittings for clasps at the top and bottom sections of each cover; worm-holes around the spine; no lettering. Benedictine origin comes from the prominence given to Benedictus in the Calendar. The provenance of the Breviary is clearly Saxony.
s. xv2 on 453r. by a 15c. hand is an office for the Dominica post omnium sanctorum seruatur festum reliquiarum. Summum maius, and on 454v. in the same hand are prayers for the first, second and third nocturns; Av. in another 15c. hand 'Iste liber est monasterii sancti petri In Erffordia[N172] Et quondam spectabat ad monasterium bergense prope Magdeburgam[N173] sed postea a patre Anthonio per commutationem aliorum librorum orationalium sibi pro itinere ad curiam romanam mage congruentium ad nostrum peruenit monasterium etc.'; Ar. by another 15c. hand Absolutio plenaria in articulo mortis impendenda . . . Dominus noster ihesus christus te absoluat et auctoritate ipsius . Ar. in a 16c. hand 'Diurnale[N174]' ut uidetur .1.'; Ar. in 19c. pencil '1480';


[N172] The Benedictine Monastery of SS Peter and Paul at Erfurt.
[N173] This is the Benedictine Monastery of St Maurice at Magdeburg. This saint's name is mentioned in the note on the Dominical Letter on 253v.
[N174] The contents are more characteristic of a Breviary than of a Diurnale.
The volume was for a long time in the possession of Sir John Sulman,[175] whose family presented it in 1967

[N175] Architect and art patron (1849-1934), cf. Aust.Enc., Vol.VIII, pp.352-3.
Sinclair no. 148 I msItem0296
20144 Adelaide Church of England Diocesan Library
Horae (Use of Paris)



vellum, fly leaves i-x modern paper



x + 208 163 x 115 mm (6)1-2 (8)3 (7)4 (8)5-8 (7)9 (8)10-12 (7)13 (8)14-26 (7)27.
Quire 4 lacks its second sheet, quire 9 its fourth, quire 13 its sixth and quire 27 its last.

Ar., Br.-Fr., 207r.-208v., Gv.-Jv. are blank.


Edges cut
There are damp stains on fols l36-40, 202, 206.
one col. of 16 lines (Calendar 17) French littera gothica textualis formata French in style: red, blue and gold entries in
Calendar; blue and gold rubrics; caps, initials and fill-ins in gold, blue, red. Panel borders (85 x 25mm.) with leaves, fruit, flowers, insects, grotesques in
Gold, blue, all shades of red, on all folios with minatures and in the Calendar.
The design and grotesques in. some recto and verso panels are identical.[N1] Each Month of the Calendar has pictures of the appropriate labour and zodiacal sign.
Nineteen small miniatures (35 x 35mm.) depicting Virgin and Child (185v.), Michael (191v.), John Baptist (192r.), John the Evangelist (193r.), Peter and Paul (193v.), James (194v.), Christopher (195r.), Lawrence (196r.), Sebastian (196v.), Denis (198r.), Nicholas (199r.), Claudius (199v.), Anthony (201r.), Anne (202r.), Catherine (202v.), Margaret (203v.), Barbara (204r.), Genevieve (205r.), Agnes (206r.). Fifteen large miniatures (75 x 50mm.) portraying John the Evangelist (13r.) Luke (15v.), Matthew (18r.), Mark (20v.), Annunciation (26r.), Visitation (51v.), Pentecost (64v.), Nativity (66r.), Shepherds (75r.), Magi (82v.), Presentation (89v.), Coronation of Virgin (105v.), elderly man pours out contents of horn on the head of shepherd boy (? David) kneeling before him (114r.), Job (135r.), Trinity (190v.) .There ate also three vignettes in the margins of 114r: David and Goliath, David in prayer, David and Bathsheba. The colouring in all the pictures is nearly always blue or red for garments, gold for hats, blue or green for hangings with gold tracery, white for altar-cloths etc.

[N] 1 On this feature of the decoration of 15c. Horae, see above, [Sinclair] p.47n.1.
19c. red morocco over boards; covers bear three fillets forming a centre panel with a fleuron at each corner, all gilt-tooled; spine with gilt fleurons but no lettering. The provenance is the Paris region based on the names in the Litany and the Calendar
s. xv Av. in 19c. hand 'no.5' ; on Fv. in modern black ink are notes in English on the number of illustrations; almost identical notes in pencil nearly effaced are on Gr; 206v. carries an illegible signature. From documents with the volume, it appears that it was owned in the late 19c. by a Mrs Shaw of 8 Cambridge Square, London. On her death in 1890 the volume passed to her niece Mrs Lucy E. Anderson of 39 Craven Hill Gardens, London. Mrs Anderson bequeathed the MS. to her cousin Dr F. W. Pennefather. Dr F. W. Pennefather presented the MS to the Diocese in 1904. Sinclair no. 154 msItem0234
20145 Adelaide State Library of South Australia 223.2.a Sp.
Psalterium



vellum,



iii + 88, 182 x 125 mm (3)1 (7)2 (8)3-5 (6)6 (8)7-12 The first sheet of the second quire is missing. Folio 32, the sixth sheet of the fifth quire, is misbound and should be read after 88, so that in fact quire 5 lacks its sixth folio. Catchwords agree except for the one on 32v there are quire signatures Edges cut two cols each of 27 lines French littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; blue initials with red penwork; illuminated initials in gold, blue, green, red, with white tracery, and marginal flower and leaf sprays on 16v., 25r., 40r., 49v., 58v., 69v. The gold work has numerous small prickings. 19c. vellum over wooden boards; covers bear a gilt-tooled panel and central cross, each arm with fleurons; on the front cover is the stamp PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA in blind; spine has scrolls and lettering PSALTER, all in gilt, and the current shelf-mark in black ink

s. xv1 a former owner has numbered the psalms, often incorrectly, using black ink arabic numerals; Bv. in a modern hand 'Book of Psalms in Latin, 17 century MS.'; Cv. in modern pencil 'Don G. T. Smith' from whom the volume was acquired in 1934; Bv. has shelf-mark and date '223.2.a Sp. 31.7.1934'; Br. carries the impression of the stamp 'Public Library of South Australia'. the volume was acquired from Don G. T. Smith in 1934 Sinclair no. 155 msItem0134
20146 Adelaide State Library of South Australia 264.02 / Sp
Breviarium



paper
water-mark is a vase with handle surmounted by a simple cross cf. Briquet, Vol.IV, no.12481 (Paris 1468), no.12482 (Troyes 1474, Chartres and Caen 1478, Argences 1480), no.12499 (Châtel-Censoir 1492 and northeast to 1502)




A-D 16c. paper + 87 + E-I 16c. paper + J-S 17c. vellum + T-Y modern paper; Ar. marbled, Av.-Bv., Er.-Iv., Xr.-Xv. are blank, Yv. marbled. 157 x 108 mm (9)1 (8)2-8 (6)9 (8)10-11, Quire 1 lacks its first sheet which was probably blank

Edges trimmed one col. of 26 lines French lettre bourguignonne
hand 2: a contemporary French littera gothica textualis formata on fols79v.-87r. containing seven groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation)
black and red entries in Calendar; red rubrics; caps and fill-ins alternately red and blue ; initials in gold, blue, red 19c. white paper over wooden boards, covers bear one fillet in black ink. Spine has title OFFICE / DE / LA / VIERGE in black ink The Breviary is most likely of French Carthusian provenance based on entries in the Calendar.
s. xv2 water-mark is a vase with handle surmounted by a simple cross cf. Briquet, Vol.IV, no.12481 (Paris 1468), no.12482 (Troyes 1474, Chartres and Caen 1478, Argences 1480), no.12499 (Châtel-Censoir 1492 and northeast to 1502),

87v. prayers in Latin by a 17c. hand, in Calendar are notes in 16c. and 17c. hands; Dr. has pasted to it a printed frame by Thielman Kerver, [N2 German printer and bookseller who flourished in Paris at the end of 15c. and in the early years of 16c. For Horae he printed see P. Lacombe, Livres d'heures imprimés an XVe et an XVIe siècle, Paris 1907, nos43,52,80ff.] the title 'Psalterium intemerate dei genitricis Virginis Mariae', the quire signature Ai and the words 'Ad usum F. J. Lardé' by a 16c. hand; Dv. by another 16c. hand are the prayers: Aue cuius conceptio . . . (Leroquais, Vol.1, pp.76,99ff., Chevalier, no.1744, Walther, no.1904); Deus qui nos conceptionis natiuitatis . . . (Leroquais, Vol.I, p.99); Jr.-Sv. are filled with 'Prières du soir, Litanies de la Sainte Vierge, Lequin, 1645'; Cr. has the signature 'henry' in a modern hand; Yr. in modern pencil 'Don G. T. Smith'
the volume was acquired from Don G. T. Smith in 1934 Sinclair no. 156 msItem0135
20147 Adelaide 096.d.Sp. Symon Library 31.10.1945
Antiphonarium



vellum, fly leaves i, iii modern paper, ii 16c. paper



iii + 180 570 x 395 mm (8)1-9 (10)10-19 (8)20; Ar.-Av., 180v., Bv.-Cv. are blank Catchwords agree
Edges trimmed. Repairs to folios in margins and at edges. Worm-holes in covers and fols 178-80. one col. of five groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation) Italian littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; caps alternately blue with red penwork and red with blue penwork, or black ink touched with yellow; illuminated initials (from 340 x 110 to 75 x 75mm.) in gold, pink, green, blue on 1r., 19r., 24r., 30r., 36r., 51v., 57r., 71v., 78r., 93v., 102v., 117r., 124v., 152r., and one historiated (180 x 170mm.) depicting the Nativity (5v.). old calf over oak boards (15mm. thick), covers have two iron pins, modern leather straps with brass attachments, spine rebacked with gilt lettering ANTIPHONAL / MS. / OF / XV CENTURY

s. xv1 (?) Br. by a 16c. hand is an index in Latin to the contents headed 'Liber Secundus' ; the volume was once in the possession of A. B. Triggs[N3 Pastoralist and book collector (1868-1936), see Aust.Enc., Vol.IX, p.37. Other volumes in his collection were the item which follows and several 'lost' manuscripts see below, pp.418-21.] of Yass (see Bibliography) ; inside front cover by modern hand is the legend 'Manuscript Antiphonal Italian MS. of the 15th century' and the label 'A gift to the Library from the friends of the Public Library of South Australia', as well as the shelf-mark '096.d.Sp. Symon Library 31.10.1945'; inside back cover in modern pencil 'Don FPL 77.10.0' and 'sroso'. A gift to the Library from the friends of the Public Library of South Australia Sinclair no. 157 msItem0136
20148 Adelaide State Library of South Australia 220.47. a Sp. 31.10.45
Theobaldus Trecensis Summa Metrica Bibliae - Anon. Commentarium - Anon. Meditationes de Gestis Domini Nostri Ihesu Christi - Petrus Blesensis De Duodecim Utilitatibus Tribulationis - Anselmus Cantuariensis Orationes



vellum, fly leaves i-iv modern paper



iv + 66 Ar. marbled, Br., 64r., Cv. blank, Dv. marbled. 215 x 150 mm (8)1-7 (7)8 (3)9 The last sheet of quire 8 has been removed. It was probably blank. Catchwords agree a few quire signatures Edges cut and gilded one col. of 32-33 lines German littera cursiva libraria caps and initials alternately red and blue; red ink drawings of hands 64v.-66r., and a blank hand in brown ink on 66v. 19c. russia over boards; covers with three fillets in gilt; spine has gilt lettering BIBLIA LATINA METRICAE / SAEC XIV I TRACTATUS / DE / TRIBUL / ACIONIBUS.

s. xiv2 7v. in 16c. hand 'T. Pender' ; 10r. by the same hand 'By me Thomas pender Sarlark (?) in Smallwoodgreen', 'Tho. Pender', 'T. Pender' ; 35r. 'Toma[s] Pender' ; 1r. in modern hand 'Biblia Latina Metricae' ; Dr. modern pencil 'B.2', 'Ca' and 'aosao/bdg soc/rosao' ; Av. modern pencil 'Manuscript. Biblia Latina Metricae XIV century &c' ; Ar. carries an extract from catalogue 380 of Maggs Bros, entry no.1652; the volume was once in the possession of A. B. Triggs of Yass (see Bibliography); Cr. modern pencil 'M.T.' and 'Don F. P. L. 11.O.O' ; Bv. has date and shelf-mark '220.47. a Sp. 31.10.45'; stamp PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA in blind on the front cover. acquired by the Friends of the Public Library of South Australia (book-plate inside front cover) in 1945 Sinclair no. 158 msItem0137
msItem0138
msItem0139
msItem0140
msItem0141
msItem0142
20149 Adelaide State Library of South Australia 096/Sp. - c.1500
Horae



vellum, fly leaves i-ii modern brown paper



ii + 212 100 x 70 mm (12)1 (2)2 (7)3-5 (8)6 (5)7 (8)8 (6)9-10 (5)11 (7)12 (6)13 (7)14 (8)15-16 (7)17 (8)18-21 (5)22 (9)23 (8)24-28 (10)29 One sheet is missing from each of quires 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 14, 17, and two are wanting in quires 9 and 10.

Fols 69r.-71v. should be read after 79v. and before 80r. Fols 62v., Br.-Bv. are blank.


Edges trimmed and gilded. No miniatures remain. one col. of 14 lines (Calendar 16) French littera gothica textualis formata black and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; small initials in blue and gold, black and gold, blue and red; large initials in gold, blue and red, with white tracery. No miniatures remain. 19c. calf over boards carrying a stamped floral pattern in blind. The spine has been repaired with red brocade on which is white ink lettering O96/Sp. - c.1500. The Horae appear to have originated in French Flanders near the German border based on the names included in the Litany and Calendar.
s. xv2 Ar. by modern pencil '5000'; lv. by modern pencil 'HD/-/-'; Av. by modern pencil 'J and stamp indicating shelf-mark and year of acquisition 'P.L. of S.A. Reference Collection. O96/Sp. 23 Jun. 1963' acquired in 1963 from Alan G. Thomas Sinclair no. 159 msItem0143
20150 Hobart Christ College
Codex Iustinianus (fragment) - Franciscus Accursius Glossa Ordinaria (fragment)



vellum



two folios 335 x 235 mm


the sheets were pasted inside the covers of C. Plinus Secundus, Diuinum opus ciu titulus historia mundi, J. Frobenius, Basle 1525. two cols. lines from 17 to 45 per col Italian Littera gothica textualis (bononiensis) red rubrics; caps alternately red, with blue penwork and blue with red penwork


s. xiv2
formerly owned by Dr F. R. Nixon who deposited it in the Diocesan Library in Hobart, whence it passed at an unknown date to the Library of Christ College. Sinclair no. 161 msItem0450
20151 Hobart Christ College
Theological Text (fragment)



vellum



13 bi-folios the original size of each half, that is, each single folio, was approximately 350 x 235mm


Each bi-folio has been cut vertically so that one half has only one col. of text, and each double sheet has been cut horizontally so that either the upper or lower portion of the col. is missing.

The copy is badly rubbed and effaced in places. The Book numbers at the top of the sheets are I, IV, VI, VIII, IX.
two cols each of 49 lines on each half of a bi-folio littera gothica textualis red and blue roman Book numbers at the top of the folios; initials blue, with red penwork or red, with blue penwork; small paragraph marks in red, or blue


s. xviex - s. xvin Sinclair did not succeed in identifying this fragment The folios were removed from the binding of D. Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis Episcopi Opera, printed at Basle by J. Frobenius, 10 vols as 7, 1542-1543. The set was formerly owned by Dr F. R. Nixon who deposited it in the Diocesan Library in Hobart, whence it passed at an unknown date to the Library of Christ College. Sinclair no. 162 msItem0128
20152 Hobart University of Tasmania Library MS. 1
M. Tullius Cicero De Officiis



paper
water-marks are a hat cf. Briquet, Vol.I, no
(Florence 1465-7, Udine 1469, Venice 1469) and a four-runged ladder cf. Briquet, Vol.II, no.5908 (Rome 1457-61, Naples 1457-68, Venzone 1462,
Florence 1462)




i + 157 215 x 140 mm (10)1 (9)2 (10)3-15 ( 8)16. Fols 19r.-19v., 154r.-154v. are blank.
Catchwords agree a few quire signatures remain Edges trimmed
Worm-holes in the covers and fols 1-5, 156-7 without loss of text
one col. of 23 lines Italian littera humanistica textualis red caps and roman numerals; three blue initials with red pen- work and marginal scrolls on 20r., 77v., lily. There is an ink shield on 21r. 15c. calf over oak boards. The covers bear a rectangle with rope plaitwork in triangular corners and centre circle, as well as quatrefoils in outer borders, all in blind. Spine has blind-tooled small rectangles, three fillets diagonally, four roundels. Remains of two clasps on the front cover.

s. xv2
acquired in 1961 from B. M. Rosenthal of New York Sinclair no. 163 msItem0451
20153 Hobart University of Tasmania Library MSS2
P. Vergilius Maro Opera - P. Ovidius Naso Opera



paper
water-mark is a set of scales cf. Briquet, Vol.I, no.2401 (Venice 1437, Catania 1438, Vicenza 1440, Munich 1441, Udine 1447-8, Bavaria 1454, Vienna 1457)




ii + 324 277 x 210 mm (12)1-27. Ar.-Av., 320v.-323v., Br.-Bv. are blank Catchwords agree quire signatures trimmed Edges cut and mottled
Worm-holes in the covers and in margins of centre gatherings.
one col. of 20 lines (24 lines on 254r.-319v.) Principal hand: German littera hybrida
hand (ii) smaller contemporary littera hybrida
red rubrics; caps and running Book numbers in red ; there are also caps in black ink, they are probably a later addition. 18c. (?) calf over boards, spine has stylised floral designs tooled in blind.

s. xv2
acquired in 1961 from B. M. Rosenthal of New York Sinclair no. 164 msItem0452
msItem0453
20154 Hobart University of Tasmania Library MS. 3
Guido Ebroicensis op Sermones de Tempore (fragments)



vellum



four bi-folios presenting 16 sides 215 x 155 mm


The sheets have been torn at the corners, many margins and areas of text are stained brown where they were in contact with wooden covers. . On the verso side, upper margin, of one folio is 'lxxxvi', while 'lxxviii, lxxix, lxxxv, lxxxvii, lxxxxiiii, lxxxxv, lxxxxvi' remain stuck to the inside covers of the volumes from which they were removed.

the sheets were removed at the turn of the century from inside the wooden covers of the two volumes of Robert Estienne, Dictionarium seu latinae linguae thesaurus cum gallica fere interpretatione, Paris 1531, in the possession of Professor Hermann Suchier. The professor's ex-libris in the form of a label is pasted in the lower margin of a bi-folio
2 cols each of 40 lines French littera gothica textualis red underlining; initials blue, with red penwork and red, with blue penwork.


s. xiiiex or s. xivin
acquired in 1961 from B. M. Rosenthal of New York Sinclair no. 165 msItem0454
20155 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 1
Breviarium



vellum, fly leaf i modern paper



i + 311, folio 311v. is blank 110 x 82 mm (10)1-5 (9)6 (10)7-23 (9)24 (10)25-31 (3)32 Catchwords agree
Edges cut and tinted red two cols each of 29 lines Italian littera gothica textualis red rubrics; red or blue caps; twenty-four Italian illuminated initials (10 x 10mm.) in gold, blue, and red, or green. A full border of floral and leaf sprays in gold, blue, green, red, and mauve on lr., as well as a blank shield in the lower margin. modern boards covered by linen, spine gilt russia and gilt lettering HORAE / DIURNAE; one silver clasp The evidence points to a Breviary of Franciscan origin.
s. xv1 inside front cover is 'Ex libris R. A. Crouch'
[N1] Colonel the Hon. Richard Armstrong Crouch (1868-1949), member for Corio in the first federal Parliament, public benefactor and art collector.
R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 166 msItem0129
20156 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 2
Horae



vellum,



i-ii, iii-iv + 248, iv.-iiv., 102v., 197v.-200v., 230r.-230v., 244v.-248v., iii r.-iv v. are blank 115 x 80 mm (12)1 (10)2-19 (8)20 (10)21-24(8)25 Catchwords agree quire signatures often cut off Edges cut and gilded one col. of 13 lines (Calendar 16) Italian littera gothica textualis black and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; caps blue, with red penwork or red, with blue penwork. Five historiated initials (from 40 x 35 to 30 x 30mm.) with full borders of floral sprays, spangles and intertwined branches, Florentine work - all in green, blue, red, and gold, depicting Virgin and Child (13r.), Death armed with a scythe (103r.), Christ with arms folded (163r.), David with harp (201r.), bare Cross (226v.). In the lower margin of 13r. is a blank shield supported by putti. 19c. dark brown pigskin over boards. Covers bear simple panel with a fleur-de-lis at each corner and centre leaf design, all gilt. Spine has a fleur-de-lis in each compartment and the lettering OFFICIUM / B.M. VIRGINIS / M.S.S. / SEC. XIV, all gilt. The last two feasts point to Florence or its environs as the provenance of the MS
s. xiv2 inside front cover is an engraved buckler bearing the motto ANIMO ET FIDE and interlaced E. W. B. of a monogram. Ar. has in modern pencil 'Officium B.M.V. Italian MS. 15th century with five illuminated pages' and 'Ex libris R. A. Crouch' R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 167 msItem0130
20157 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 3
Psalterium



vellum, fly leaves i-ii modern paper



i-ii + 77 145 x 103mm (10)1-2 (8)3 (9)4 (10)5-8 Catchwords agree

two cols each of 33 lines Italian littera gothica textualis red rubrics; small caps alternately blue, with red penwork, red, with blue penwork; illuminated initials (20 x 15mm.) in gold, blue, red, and white tracery on 16v.a (excised), 23r b, 30r.a, 44v.b, 62v.a. On 1r. is an historiated initial depicting the Virgin in prayer, while the borders contain a plain cross and Death with a scythe. There are three miniatures coloured green, blue, purple, red, carmine, flesh tints (no gold) with full borders of leaf sprays, roundels, flowers and precious stones in similar colouring. They depict : 42r. - Pope flanked by two cardinals showing scroll to two monks in brown habit, one with halo (Francis ?), while the border contains vignettes of an old man eating, a skull in profile and a naked girl; 48r. - Marriage of Mary and Joseph; 69v. - Christ bearing the Cross. 19c. pale blue brocade over boards

s. xv1 77r. prayers in Latin added by a 16c. hand; inside front cover 'Ex libris R. A. Crouch' R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 168 msItem0131
20158 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 4
Kalendarium



vellum,



5 folios folded in half, then thrice vertically to measure 140 x 42, sewn tog..ether at one end



folios folded in half, then thrice vertically to measure 140 x 42, sewn together at one end. The verso sides are blank but for a contemporary title of contents on a fold. Prickings in the margins.
one col. of 33 lines English littera gothica textualis gold and blue are used for special feasts in the Calendar, red ink for the tabulae. There are two drawings in ink of naked men seen frontally and on greenish grounds (5r.)

The provenance is certainly northeast England based on names mentioned in the Calendar.
s. xv 5v. by a 19c. hand '8070/2' R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 169 msItem0132
20159 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 5
Pontificale - Thomas Aquinas op Summa
Theologica (excerpt) - Regula Ad Inveniendum Principium Lunae




vellum



i-ii, iii-iv + 164 Ar.-Bv., 162v., 163r., 164v., Cr.-Dv. are blank 280 x 200 mm (2)1 (8)2-16 (6)17 (8)18-20 (6)21 (4)22 (2)23 Catchwords agree
Edges cut. There are worm-holes in fols 1-2, 145-64, but without loss of text. one col. of 18 lines or six groups of four-line red staves (black square notation) Three Italian hands (i) 1r-2v. a 15c. littera gothica textualis formata (ii) 3r.-158r. a littera gothica textualis of the second half of 14c. (iii) 158v.-162r. a 15c. littera hybrida currens Decoration and illumination are Italian: red rubrics; caps alternately red, with blue penwork and blue, with red penwork; two illuminated initials (45 x 35m.) with marginal leaf sprays (98r. and 102v.); eighteen historiated initials (65 x 55mm.) in gold, blue, mauve, green, pink, and white with marginal leaf sprays, depicting: tonsuring of a cleric (3r.), hostiarius receives a key (4v,), lector is handed a lectionary (6r.), ordination of the exorcist (7v.), acolite receives a taper (9r.), ordination of sub-deacon (11v.) and of deacon (14r.), bishop receives a crozier (32r.), benediction of an abbess (47r.) and of a virgin nun (48r.) and of a widow professing chastity (61v.) and of a church (63v.), reconciliation of a desecrated church (93v.), sign of the Cross on boys (105r.), priest points to a text (106v.), emperor greeted by clergy (123r.), benediction of an emperor (124r.), and of a king (131v.). brown pigskin binding over oak boards. The covers have blind tooling: groups of four fillets forming a centre rectangle; this is diagonally traversed by other groups of four fillets to form lozenges, each of these has a stylized design. Spine has gilt lettering PONTIFICALE / CIRC. / A.D. 1400.

s. xiv2 , s. xv
the Regula dated 1451
164r. in a 16c. hand is Lectio libri apocalipsis beati Iohannis apostoli. In diebus illis uidi ciuitatem sanctam .
noua facio omnia (Apoc. XXI, 2-5), and Secundum lucam. In illo tempore egressus ihesus . . . facere quod perierat (Luke XIX, 10); in the lower margin of 162r. is 'Ioannis Baptiste Detottis 1563 et mi gosto davero contanti l'anno detto' ; 164r. stencilled lion rampant and legend 'Sir T. P. / Middle Hill / 3201', and an erased note in 17c. or 18c. hand; 1r. carries 'MSS.Ph.3201' and 'Phillipps MS. 3201'; this owner purchased the volume, in 1824 at the sale of Sir George Osborne Page-Turner; early this century it was owned by L. S. Olschki of Florence (see Bibliography below); inside front cover is the 'Ex libris R. A. Crouch'
R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 170 msItem0133
msItem0145
msItem0146
20160 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 6
Liber Praecum



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iv + 199 Ar.-Bv., Cr.-Cv., Dv. are blank 73 x 52 mm (8)1-10 (6)11 (8)12-24 (9)25 Catchwords agree quire signatures present Edges trimmed one col. of 9 lines northern French littera hybrida rubrics red, occasionally blue; small caps in red; some initials blue, with red penwork 16c. calf over oak boards; covers bear four fillets forming centre panel in which are agnus dei and cock, all in blind. A leather strap, one brass pin and star remain. The memoriae of Augustinus and Nicolaus Tolentinas suggest Angustinian influence, while the rubrics and texts in the vernacular point to French provenance.
1500 or s. xviin Dr. in modern pencil 'Cat.G.Dunn I, 598' ; inside front cover 'Ex libris R. A. Crouch' R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 171 msItem0147
20161 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 7
I Horae (Use of Paris)




vellum



183; also iv another MS, see Sinclair no. 172 II 175 x 125 mm (12)1 (7)2 (8)3 (2)4 (7)5 (8)6 (7)7(8)8 (6)9 (5)10 (7)11-13 (8)14 (7)15 (5)16 (7)17 (6)18 (8)19-21 (5)22 (8)23-25 (6)26. Sheets are missing as follows: from quire 2, the first folio, from quire 5, the first, from quire 7, the sixth, from quire 9, the second and eighth, from quire 10, the sixth and possibly two more, from quire 11, the fifth, from quire 12, the fourth, from quire 13, the first, from quire 15, the fifth, from quire 16, the first, fifth and eighth, from quire 17, the fifth, from quire 18, the third and sixth, while quire 22 lacks its first, second and third sheets.

there are quire signatures in the lower left-hand recto corners Edges trimmed. All the miniatures and historiated letters have been removed. one col. of 16 lines French littera gothica textualis formata red, blue, and gold entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; caps and fill-ins in gold, red, and blue, with white tracery. Many large initials have marginal sprays. All the miniatures and historiated letters have been removed. 16c. calf over oak boards with bevelled edges. The covers carry in blind, border panels of rope plaitwork and inside the resulting oblong is a simple cross the arms of which are festooned with rope plaitwork. Two catches remain on the back cover; there are two studs in the front cover holding the remains of leather straps which have lost their clasps. Breton names in the Litany;
Names in the Calendar suggest a diocese not far from Paris, possibly Soissons.

s. xv [repeated in Sinclair no. 172 II]

Ar. in a 15c. hand has a note only partly legible under ultra-violet '. . . Domini Nicolai[N3 The Pontificate of Nicholas IV was 1288-92] PP. IIII A.D. MCCLXXXVIII . . .'; Av. in another 15c. hand are words, legible under ultra-violet, 'S . . . Lievy m'a syet ainsy A gand';[N4 Doubtless Ghent in eastern Flanders] another 15c. hand has copied on Br. the words of the Septem Versus by Bernardus Clarevallensis: Inlumina (sic) ocullos meos ne unquam . . . (Chevalier, no.27912; Leroquais Vol.I pp.32,71ff.), and on Bv. the prayer: Onypotens (sic) senpiterne (sic) deus quy ezechie regi . . . (Leroquais, Vol. I, pp.32,45ff.). Also on Bv., but in a 16c. Italian hand are two more prayers Oratio ad uirginem (copied as verse):
Mater digna dei uenie uia luxque diei . . . (Chevalier, no.11335) and the Orationes Beati Gregorii headed Oratio ad pietatem: O domine yhesu criste adoro te in cruce . . . (Leroquais, Vol.I, pp.103ff., Vol.II, p.346). Cr. - and originally Cv. before it was treated as a palimpsest - has a list of spiritual devotions in Portuguese or Aragonese in a 15c. hand. On Cv.-Dr. a 16c. Italian hand has copied three responsories: Missus est gabriel angelus ad mariam. . . . , Aue Maria gratia plena plena dominus tecum. .., Suscipe uerbum uirgo maria quod tibi a domino... These are followed on Dr. by a prayer in another hand Contra tempestates. Omnipotens sempiterne deus qui ad substentationem populi tui singulos fructus
.The upper margin of Dv. contains scribbles in yet another hand. Av. carries a label with the words 'E libris R. A. Crouch'
R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 172 I msItem0148
20162 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 8
Horae (Use of Rome)



vellum



iv + 129 110 x 68 mm (9)1 (8)2-16 i r.-ii v., iii r.-iv v. are blank

Edges cut and goffered.
Water stains in the margins of 123-9 and affecting text.
one col. of 24 lines French stylized littera gothica textualis Decoration is French in style: blue and black entries in the Calendar; blue or red rubrics; caps and fill-ins blue, and gold, or red, and gold. Initials white on gold with green and blue twigs. Twenty small miniatures (25 x 25mm.) in gold, green, blue, red, white, black depicting Luke (11v.), Matthew (12r.), Mark (13r.), Virgin and Child (20v., 23r.), Pietà (24r.), John Baptist (122v.), Peter and Paul (122v.), Stephen (123r.), Lawrence (123v.), Claudius (124r.), Anthony (124v.), Anianus (125r.), Martin (125v.), Francis (126r.), Clara (126r.), Agnes (126v.), Mary Magdalene (127r.), Genevieve (127v.), Paula (128r.). Fourteen large miniatures (100 x 55mm.) with the same colouring portraying John the Evangelist with Virgin and Child in the sky (10r.), Betrayal (14r.), Annunciation (26r.), Visitation (32v.), Crucifixion (41v.), Pentecost (43r.), Nativity (44r.), Shepherds (48v.), Magi (53r.), Presentation (57r.), Flight (61r.), Coronation of Virgin (67r.), David and Bathsheba (82r.), Job (95v.). old crimson velvet over boards; two clasps in the form of scallops. Perhaps Angers is the provenance based on the names in the Litany
s. xvi1 inside front cover is 'Ex libris R. A. Crouch' R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 173 msItem0150
20163 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 9
Pseudo-Bonaventura Regola Dei Novizi (anonymous translation)



vellum, fly leaves i-ii contemporary paper



ii + 204 220 x 155 mm (10)1-14 (8)15 (12)16 (8)17 (12)18 (8)19 (12)20 (4)21 After the final sheet of the last quire are the remains of five sheets, some of which presumably carried the end of the text.

i v., 193v., ii r.-ii v. are blank.

Some quire signatures Edges trimmed;
Worm-holes in 1-8, 177-204 without loss of text.
one col. of 19-20 lines Italian littera humanistica cursiva formata, hand (i) 1r.-155r., 159v.-204v. hand (ii) 155v.-159r. red and orange rubrics; initials alternately blue, with red penwork and red, with blue penwork to 18v., thence orange without penwork. 16c. calf over wooden boards with bevelled edges. The covers have three panels (formed by groups of three parallel fillets), the middle one blank, the other two with floral sprays, enclosing a centre rectangle bearing a patriarchal cross, all in blind. On the spine are floral sprays in blind and the gilt lettering S. BONAVEN / REGOLA / DE NOVIZI.

s. xviin Ar. modern pencil '7723 St Bonaventura Contemporary binding'; inside front cover 19c. pencil 'Bonaventura 137'; inside back cover modern pencil 'B-1-14' and 'xi.37' ; inside front cover 'Ex libris R. A. Crouch' R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 174 msItem0151
20164 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 10
Eadmer Vita Beati Wilfridi Episcopi - Beda Historia Ecclesiastica (ecxerpta)



vellum, fly leaves i-vi paper



i-vi + 37 225 x 160 mm (8)1-4 (5)5 i r., ii r.-ii v., iii v., 37r.-37v., iv r.- v v. are blank.
some quire signatures Edges trimmed
English littera prae-gothica textualis red rubrics and capitals; one initial coloured red, blue, and green (1r.) 19c. russia over boards, covers bear outer panel of stylized leaf pattern in gilt and inner panel with floral design in blind. Spine has gilt lettering VITA / S. / WILFRIDI / M.S.

s. xii2 the earliest owner of whom there is record is Sir William Betham.[N7 Ulster King of Arms (1779-1853), eminent antiquary and genealogist.] He sold it on 6 July 1830 (lot no.437) to Thomas Thorpe from whom it passed to Sir Thomas Phillipps who numbered it 13562 (printed number on spine and Av.) ; the MS. was lot no.1299 in Phillipps sale, London 1896 when it was acquired by Bernard Quaritch; it appeared as lot no.463 in the George Dunn[N8 George Dunn (1865-1912) of Woolley Hall, Maidenhead was a collector of incunabula and early printed books.] Sale, 11 February 1913 (see Av.), then as lot no.1167 in the J. Pearson[N9 John Pearson, nineteenth-century bibliophile and founder of a distinguished house of London booksellers.] Sale on 7 December 1924 at which it was purchased by James Tregaskis and Son of London; inside the front cover is the armorial book-plate (motto UBIQUE FIDELIS) of Boies Penrose II R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 175 msItem0152
msItem0153
20165 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 11
I Antiphonarium (fragment),




vellum



one sheet pasted inside front cover, not included in the total number of sheets given for the codex; the verso side only is visible. dimensions of the codex: 400 x 345 mm


Repairs have been made to the vellum in many corners. one col. of six groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation) Italian littera gothica textualis formata; contemporary with the hand of the principal MS
Edges trimmed, 16c. binding of oak boards (10mm. thick) with bevelled edges; brass centre-piece and corner-pieces on the covers; two old leather straps with two pins in the front cover. Between the straps on the cover edge is a brass strip. Spine is of pigskin. Covers bear centre panel with busts, floral designs and apostles seen full length, all in blind.

s. xv under cellophane on the front cover is the title by a 16c. hand 'Liber comprehendens Kyrie Patrem defunctis cum mandatum sequentias' (sic); inside back cover are typescript notes in English about the contents; inside front cover is 'Ex libris R. A. Crouch' R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 176 I msItem0154
20166 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 12
Liber Praecum



vellum



ii + 69 156 x 96 mm (9)1 (6)2 (8)3-4 (6)5-8 (8)9 (6)10 Ar.-Av., 15v., 68v.-69v., Br.-Bv. are blank.

Edges cut and gilded one col. of 17 lines lettre bourguignonne brown, and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; illuminated initials (30 x 30mm.) are gold on blue or on grey or on green. Nine full-page miniatures (96 x 58mm.), the first three surrounded by full frames of flowers, fruit, and floral scrolls in natural colours. They depict the Betrayal (1v.), the owner with patron saint, shield and motto (see below) (2r.), Margaret with the letters W and M in the lower panel (14v.), Nicholas (30v.), David in prayer (31v.), Virgin and Child standing on a crescent and in the surrounding frame the legend REGINA CELI LETARE ALLELVYA QVIA QVEM MERVISTI PORTARE ALLELVYA OR. (48v.), Christ with the emblems of the Passion (49v.), monogram of the name of Jesus in a circle bearing the legend 'Die name ihesus si gebenedijt ende sijnder liever moeder maria van nu tot in der ewicheit. Amen' (57r.), Anne with the Virgin and Child and border inscription O ANNA V DERDER HOECHST VERHEVEN MET GOD DAER BOVEN INT EWICH LEVEN. AMEN (64v.) 19c. black pigskin over boards; covers have one fillet at the top and bottom, and one thick and one thin fillet at the sides, all in blind The provenance is clearly the Low Countries based on the names in the Calendar.
s. xviin 2r. has a coat of arms azure a chevron three acorns or, motto 'OCVLI MEI SEMPER AD DOMINVM;[N11 Cf. vs.15 of ps. Ad te domine leuaui animam meam] 14v. carries the ciphers W and M (most probably for Margaret); 30v. has a marginal scroll with the legend DEN TIJT SAL COMEN; inside front cover is the 'Ex libris R. A. Crouch' R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 177 msItem0158
20167 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 13
Horae



vellum



i + 240 115 x 80 mm (10)1-6 (8)7 (12)8 (8)9 (11)10 (10)11-16 (11)17 (10)18-24 Quire 17 probably lacks its tenth sheet.

Fols 235v.-240v., Ar.-Av. are blank.

a few quire signatures remain Edges trimmed one col. of 14 lines German littera hybrida red rubrics; caps alternately red and blue sixty-one small illuminated initials (25 x 18mm.); seven large ones (32 x 30, 30 x 28mm.) in gold, red, or sepia, or green, or grey, or blue on 1r., 28r., 32v., 37r., 41v., 129r., 156v 15c. calf over oak boards; covers bear daisies interwoven with floral sprays and lozenges with quatrefoil clovers, all in blind; spine partly re-backed and has gilt lettering FLEMISH (sic) MS. / SAEC. XV. Modern brass clasps without straps. the mixture of Low and High German in the devotional
pieces suggests the region of Cologne

s. xv2 inside front cover 'Ex libris R. A. Crouch' R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 178 msItem0159
20168 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 14
I Regla et Santa Hermanidad Por Li Cabalheros de Sant Miguel Arcangel Y Sant Bartholome de Burgos




vellum



i + 19 252 x 175 mm (8)1 (3)2 (4)3-4


Edges trimmed one col. of 23-33 lines Spanish littera gothica textualis red caps; one full-page miniature on Av. depicting Christ crucified with Jerusalem in the background. It is a pen and ink composition, coloured lightly in blue, and brown. There is a frame derived from four blue and gold fillets and bearing the following legend in gold (now much rubbed):
O BONE IHESV ILLVMINA[N20] OCVLOS MEOS NE VNQVAM OBDORMIAM IN MORTE NE QVANDO DICAT INIMICVS MEVS PREVALVI ADVERSVS EVM IN MANVS TVAS DOMINE COMENDO SPIRITVM.

[N20] Cf. the Septem Versus by Bernardus Clarevallensis, Chevalier, no.27912 Leroquais, Vol.I, pp.32,71ff.
contemporary calf over oak boards; on the covers are blind-tooled three panels with floral sprays, three interlaced cords and St Andrew's crosses respectively, enclosing a centre rectangle in which is a cross whose arms and upright are of interlaced cords. Spine damaged. There are holes in the covers for clasps and pins.

s. xv three 16c. names on Ar. include the name 'Alamuy' purchased in 1947 from Leo Baer of Paris by Col. R. A. Crouch and subsequently presented to the Gallery Sinclair no. 179 I msItem0161
20169 Box Hill Saint Paschal's College no shelf-mark
Franciscus de Mayronibus OFM Conflatus in Librum Primum Sententiarum



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v + 213 325 x 220 mm (11)1 (12)2-16 (10)17 (12)18 Quire 1 lacks the first sheet Catchwords agree quire signatures Edges trimmed
Fly-leaf A has been cut in half vertically.
There are wormholes in A-B and 1-4.
two cols each of 50-2 lines French littera hybrida currens blue caps with red penwork and marginal scrolls; some running in brown ink. contemporary binding of calf over oak boards; covers have two panels, one with agnus dei in lozenges, the other with griffins and fleurs-de-lis in lozenges, all blind-tooled; remains of two leather straps and clasps; no spine.

s. xv1 across the back cover is a label with a title in a contemporary hand 'Conflactus francisci de Mayronis'; inside back cover in a 15c. hand is 'Masticatio mirabiliter conditorum cotidie / cum argumento sui conseruat a dolentibus' Br. in 16c. hand 'Philippe and Mary by the grace of God kinge and quene of Ynglande'; inside front cover is the number '11'; date of acquisition is not known; no shelf-mark. not known Sinclair no. 180 msItem0160
20170 Box Hill Saint Paschal's College
Missale (use of Rome)



vellum, fly leaves i-iii modern paper



iii + 395 335 x 245 mm (6)1 (12)2-5 (10)6 (8)7 (10)8 (12)9 (10)10 (6)11 (12)12 (6)13 (12)14-18 (10)19-20 (12) 21-23 (8) 24 (10) 25 (12)26-34 (10)35 (9)36 (6)37

Edges cut, two cols each of 25 lines Italian littera gothica textualis formata. A similar but slightly later hand has added texts on 252r.-252v., 390r.-394v. Italian in style: blue and red entries in the Calendar ; red rubrics; caps alternately red with blue penwork and blue with red penwork; illuminated initials (average size 50 x 45 in gold, red, blue, with white tracery on 7r.a, 7r.b, 20v.b, 23v.b, 32r.b, 112va, 113v.a, 121r.a, 127v.b, 138v.a, 154v.a, 173r.b, 175v.b, 180r.b, 181r.a, l89r.a, 205v.a, 210r.b, 254r.b, 256r.a, 259v.b, 267r.a, 272v.a, 276v.b, 281r.a 284v.b, 287v.a, 298v.a, 304r.a, 306r.a, 308r.b, 309v.b, 311r.b, 315r.b. One historiated initial (40 x 40mm depicting Christ (7r.b). One miniature (155 x l20mm portraying Mary and John at the foot of the Cross (182r.a). half pigskin, done in 1848 by George Bretherton, a book binder employed by Phillipps at Middle Hill (cf. the name inside front cover). Spine has gilt lettering ORDO / MISSALIS / FRATRUM / MINORUM

s. xiv2 395v. has '394' in a 15c. hand and in a later hand are three Benedictions; Br. by a 19c. hand is 'Missale Romanum. Codex missalis A.B.' and autograph 'Payne' (Messrs Payne and Foss from whom Sir Thomas Phillipps purchased the volume in 1848); inside front cover is a green seal with lion rampant (device of Phillipps) and '12289 Ph.' (no. repeated on spine); the MS. was acquired in 1910 by A. G. Little, then later by W. H. Robinson, and was subsequently presented to the library last owner: W. H. Robinson, it was subsequently presented to the library (details of the 1949 negotiations that resulted in the donation v be found in the article by Fr C. Kelly OFM, 'Franciscan Scholarship in the Middle Ages - II', Catholic Review, Vol.V (1949), pp.213-14) Sinclair no. 181 msItem0163
20171 Bundoora La Trobe University, Collection of D. H. Borchardt
Iacobus de Voragine OP Legenda Aurea (fragment)



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2 folios, two consecutive folios, probably from inside a quire 330 x 223 mm



two cols each of 30 lines Italian (?) littera gothica textualis red rubrics and paragraph marks; one red initial


s. xivex - xvin Date of acquisition is not known.
Sinclair no. 182 msItem0164
20172 Bundoora La Trobe University, Collection of D. H. Borchardt
Antiphonarium (fragment)



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one folio which has lost a few mm. of its outer margins 335 x 235 mm


the folio has lost a few mm. of its outer margins

The vellum sheet is stretched over the covers of Tavole di Iason Denores del Mondo et della Sphera, Paulo Meietto, Padua 1582.
one col. of ten groups of four-line red
- words (black square notation)
Italian littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics, caps red or red, and blue.


s. xv
Date of acquisition is not known. Sinclair no. 183 msItem0165
20173 Corio Geelong Church of England Grammar School no shelf-mark
Biblia Vulgata (Proverbia - Apocalypsis) - Regimius Altissiodorensis Interpretationes Nominum Hebraicorum



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iv + 248 222 x 150 mm (16)1-3 (14)4 (16)5-6 (14)7-8 (16)9 (12)10 (16)11-14 (8)15 (14)16 (12)17 Av.-Bv., 222v., Cr.-Cv. are blank.
A few catchwords remain
Edges trimmed, bottom edge bears contemporary lettering secunda pars biblie, spine damaged 2 cols each of 49 to 53 lines French (?) littera gothica textualis red rubrics; letters of running Book titles and small caps alternately red and blue; initials blue, with red penwork or red, with blue penwork old oak boards with bevelled edges covered with canvas; covers carry five brass studs in quincunx (centre one missing from front cover); spine damaged; remains of two straps.

s. xiii2 248v. in 15c. hand are listed a few locations for vocables such as 'amicus', 'detractio', 'gula', 'carus'; 1r. has '1540' in 16c. black ink; inside front cover are 15c. scribbles and date '1602'; inside back cover among further scribbles are 'A.D.1515', 'Librum hunc emi . . . anno domini 1442. . .'; Dv. in modern pencil '238', '218', 'qoavq', Ar. has in modern pencil 'Biblia Sacra Saeculi XIII', '383' and an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry numbered 1102; Dr. carries the date '22/2/19'
presented by C. A. S. Hawker in 1938 [N21 Charles Allen Seymour Hawker (1894-1938), pastoralist and politician; cf. Aust. Enc., Vol.IV, pp.443-4.] Sinclair no. 184 msItem0166
msItem0167
20174 Corio Geelong Church of England Grammar School no shelf-mark
Brut (incomplete)



vellum, paper



iv + 76 247 x 186 mm (6)1-2 (3)3 (7)4 (8)5 (7)6 (10)7 (3)5[sic, should read 8] (6)9 (4)10 (8)11-12. Quires 5, 11, 12 are intact, quire 1 lacks its first and last, quire 2, its second and seventh, quire 3 lacks its last five, quire 4 lacks its first, quire 6 lacks its first, quire 7 has such large gaps in textual matter that it is unlikely the existing ten sheets were part of a single quire, quire 8 lacks its third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh sheets, quire 9 lacks its first two, quire 10 wants its second, third, fifth, and seventh sheets. Margins have been excised from fols 26, 58-60, 62, 63, 65, 66 (loss of some letters), 71, 74. Av., Br.-Bv., Cr.-Dv. are blank. A few catchwords remain
Edges untrimmed,
Margins have been excised from fols 26, 58-60, 62, 63, 65, 66 (loss of some letters), 71, 74.
one col. of 33 lines English littera cursive formata red rubrics; paragraph marks alternately red and blue; large initials blue, with red penwork 19c. half morocco over boards; spine carries lettering gilt tooled ENGLISH / MSS. / CHRONICLE / 1400.

s. xv1 some marginalia and running titles in 16c. hand; some margins also contain chapter numbers in modern arabic numerals and summaries or dates; 37r. has a marginal note effaced; 47r. in 17c. hand 'T.B. was borne the 17 of October 1630' (year altered to read 1628); 50r. in the same hand 'Ffrancis'; 45v. has the signature 'John Baynes Anno Domini 1733'; 53v. has 'Thomas' and by the same hand on 55r. is 'Thomas Baynes anno Domini 1743'; Ar. carries a note in English about the contents and is signed 'E.C.' in 19c. hand; inside front cover '226' in modern pencil; inside back cover in effaced pencil 'Bd. . . 17/3/11 . . .'; Ar. in modern pencil ' and an attached sheet being a copy of the entry in. a sale catalogue of Bernard Quaritch, London from whom C. A. S. Hawker purchased the volume; inside front cover is his signature to a note on the extent of the contents. presented to the school in 1938 by Mr Hawker Sinclair no. 185 msItem0168
20175 Corio Geelong Church of England Grammar School no shelf-mark
Antiphonarium (fragment)



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one sheet 330 x 215 mm one sheet unfoliated which has lost a few mm. from its inner margin

the folio has lost a few mm. from its inner margin one col. of nine groups of four-line red staves (black square notation) with words English littera gothica textualis red rubrics; capitals black touched with red. On the recto side is one historiated initial, colouring blue, and white, with a ground of gold, and blue lozenges, while from the frame run vertical bars and ivy-leaf sprays (gold, white, blue, and washed-out pink) in the left-hand and lower margins; inside the initial is a Nativity scene, and outside the frame are animals and Joseph with halo and in blue habit, stirring food in a pan over a brazier.


s. xiv1
presented at an unknown date by Professor Ruskin Sinclair no. 186 msItem0169
20176 Corio Geelong Church of England Grammar School no shelf-mark
Biblia Vulgata (Iudices) (fragment)



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one bi-folio 274 x 188 mm two sheets joined together (one bi-folio) from the centre of a quire

rust marks without loss of text two cols each of 46 lines English littera gothica textualis initials alternately red, and blue, with white tracery on gold grounds with vertical bars in red, blue, and gold extending to the upper and lower margins and terminating in grotesques or ivy-leaf sprays; running Book titles and chapter numbers of letters alternately gold and blue with penwork


s. xiv2
acquired at an unknown date from Messrs James Tregaskis and Son of London Sinclair no. 187 msItem0170
20177 Melbourne Central Catholic Library
Antiphonarium



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148 465 x 305 mm (5)1 (4)2 (10)3 (8)4-7 (4)8 (8)9-12 ( 5)13 (6)14 (8)15-19 (6)20 (4)21. Quire 1 lacks its last two sheets, quire 2 wants its first and second folios. The recto side of fol.1 has been pasted onto the inside front cover and the verso of fol.148 onto the inside back cover

Edges trimmed
The recto side of fol.1 has been pasted onto the inside front cover and the verso of fol.148 onto the inside back cover
one col. of five groups of five-line red staves with (black square notation) Italian (?) littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; large red, or black initials old calf over wooden boards (15mm. thick), edges of covers reinforced with strips of iron, brass corner-pieces, centre-piece and five studs in quincunx. Spine calf strengthened by leather bands.

s. xv2
acquired for the library in 1937 from an unknown source by Fr W. P. Hackett SJ. Sinclair no. 193 msItem0171
20178 Melbourne National Gallery of Victoria MS.Felton 1
Horae (Use of Rome)



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iv + 116 178 x 125 mm (6)1 (8)2-7 (6)8 (9)9-15 Ar.-Bv., 59v.-60v., 106v., Cr.-Dv. are blank.

Edges cut and gilded one col. of 25 lines (Calendar 34) French lettre bourguignonne French in style: black and blue entries in the Calendar; blue and red rubrics; caps and fill-ins in gold, red, blue. Nearly every side has a panel of leaf sprays, flowers, and fruit in gold, blue, red, and green. Each month of the Calendar has a miniature (32 x 32mm.) of the zodiacal sign inserted in the exterior margin and another miniature (34 x 29mm.) depicting the labour of the month in the lower margin. Other small miniatures (40 x 30mm ) are of Luke 8r., Matthew 9r., Mark 10r., Christopher 114v., Sebastian 115v. There is one historiated initial (25 x 22mm.) of the Virgin and Child 10v. Eleven large miniatures (88 x 58mm.), said by Herbert (see Bibliography below) to be painted in the manner characteristic of Franciscus; [N28 For the work of the French 'egregius pictor Franciscus' see P. d'Ancona and E. Aeschlimann, Dictionnaire des Miniaturistes, 2nd ed., Milan 1949, p.78.] they depict John the Evangelist (7r.), Trinity with Mercy, Truth, Justice and Peace in the foreground (15r.), Visitation (27r.), Nativity (34v.), Shepherds (37v.), Magi (40v.), Presentation (43v.), Flight (46v.), Funeral Service (51v.), Pentecost (75v.), Three Living and Three Dead (78r.). In addition, the same artist is responsible for two full-page miniatures: David and Abigail (61r.) and Crucifixion (73r.). The work of a second artist has been incorporated as small scenes in the margins: Samson and Delilah, carol with jester in tree, maid with unicorn on her lap (7r.); Annunciation (15r.); knight on foot fights a wildman on horseback, boy steals fruit from a laden basket (27r.); huntsman feeds hound, stag at bay (34v.); wildman chases wolf with lamb, two lovers in a forest, two shepherdesses with dog and sheep in pen (37v.); caravan of camels, three retinues converge on the Holy City (40v.); man with lantern, Adam and Eve expelled from Paradise (43v.); jester dancing, duck-shooting with cross-bow (46v.); two angels in
prayer, boat approaching hermit in forest (51v.); man carrying boar, angel chases Adam and Eve from Paradise, wildman with wife and two children (75v.); two monks in prayer, grave-digger at work in church-yard (78r.).
19c. red velvet over boards, the exterior edges of the covers with red leather, floral sprays gilt. Corners strengthened by gilt plates, one gilt clasp. Spine re-backed red leather, with gilt-tooled lettering WHARNCLIFFE HORAE


s. xv2 inside front cover is the armorial book-plate (motto AVITO VIR ET HONORE) of Edward Montagu Stuart Granville, First Earl of Wharncliffe and pencilled shelf-mark '1072/3'; the volume was lot no.87 in the Wharncliffe sale at Christie's London in 1920 acquired through the Felton Bequest[N29] for the National Gallery of Victoria from sale at Christie's London in 1920

[N29 Alfred Felton (1831-1904), renowned public benefactor; see Aust.Enc., Vol.IV, p.33 and the Bibliography for this MS]
Sinclair no. 194 msItem0172
20179 Melbourne National Gallery of Victoria MS.Felton 2
Horae



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iv + 139 215 x 150 mm (8)1-6 (7)7 (8)8 (7)9 (8)10-15 (4)16 (8)17 (7)18 (2)19. Quire 7 lacks the fourth sheet, quire 9, the seventh, quire 18, the sixth. Fols 3-6 are misbound after 69. Av.-Bv. and Cv.-Dv. are blank. Catchwords agree
Edges trimmed and gilded one col. of 18 lines French littera gothica textualis formata French in style: red rubrics; fill-ins in gold, red, blue, and white. Four plain and forty-eight historiated initials with marginal ivy-leaf sprays, grotesques in margins. Coats of arms throughout. A full description of the anonymous artist's work will be found in the article by E. G. Millar (E. G. Millar, 'Bibliothèque de la National Gallery of Victoria a Melbourne. Livre d'heures exécuté pour Joifroy d'Aspremont et pour sa femme Isabelle de Kievraing', Bulletin de la Société Française de Reproductions de Manuscrits a Peintures, Vol.IX (1925), pp.20-32, pls I-III). 16c. calf over oak boards. Studs for clasps on the covers. Blind-tooling of fillets in three pairs forming centre panel which is divided by five pairs of vertical fillets. Each of the smaller panels is filled with floral and leaf motifs in blind. Spine without lettering, partly re-backed.

s. xiiiex the arms have been identified as those of Joffrey d'Aspremont and of his wife Isabelle de Kievraing; in the 16c. the volume was owned by a certain Walter Cromer who added another codex to the Horae (see Millar) ; 139v. has the memorandum '1624 Saturday the day of. . . at one of the clock in the morning Marie Tuke my oldest daughter was borne and baptised . . . Maria Dorothy Kempe'; the MS. was sold by Messrs Knight, Frank, and Rutley, 7 June 1915 as lot no.1671 in the collection of Sydney of Frognal, Chislehurst; the Horae were then separated from the other MS. and sold as lot no.138 at Christie's London on 2 March 1922 (see Cr.) to F. Rinder acquired from F. Rinder through the Felton Bequest for the National Gallery Sinclair no. 195 msItem0173
20180 Melbourne National Gallery of Victoria MS.Felton 3
Titus Livius Trois Decades (translation by Pierre Bersuire OSB)



vellum



ii + 510 440 x 325 mm (8)1-22 (4)23 (7)24-25 (8)26 (4)27 (9)28 (8)29-30 (6)31 (8)32-35 (6)36 (8)37-48 (2)49 (9)50 (8)51-56 (6)57 (8)58-59 (6)60 (8)61-66 (4)67 Ar., 207r.b, 207v., 211v., 376v.b, 510v.b, Br.-Bv. are blank Catchwords agree quire signatures in modern pencil incorrect towards the end Edges cut, tinted blue, and gilt goffered two cols each of 60 lines French littera gothica textualis formata French style: red rubrics and underlining; fill-ins of gold, blue, and red; illuminated initials in gold, blue, vermilion, mauve, green, often with grotesques. Marginal leaf sprays. Full spray borders with intricate vertical panels in gold and colour at the head of the Decades together with a miniature in four compartments 217 x 205mm. on 8r., 255 x 216mm. on 212r., 210 x 210mm. on 377r. Twenty-seven smaller pictures (95 x 95mm.), one at the beginning of the Prologue, and one at the head of each Book of each Decade. The illustrations are the work of two French artists. A full description will be found in the monograph by K. V. Sinclair (K. V. Sinclair, The Melbourne Livy, Melbourne 1961). Modern binding of brown morocco over wooden boards. Covers gilt, five squares in quincunx, each with a lozenge at a corner. Two metal studs, leather straps and gilt plaques. Spine gilt with floral designs.

s. xivex inside front cover in a 15c. hand is the note 'C'est le livre de Titulivius contenant trois livres'; Ar. by a 15c. hand 'lib. titi liuii et incipit in 2° fo. in processu libri tour laquelle'; 510v.a by another 15c. hand is the motto of Antoine de Bourgogne[N30 Grand Bâtard de Bourgogne (1421-1504), one of the most renowned bibliophiles of the fifteenth century, cf. A Boinet, 'Un Bibliophile du xve siècle: Le Grand Bâtard de Bourgogne', Bibiiothèque de l'Ecoie des Chartes, Vol.LXVII (1906), pp.255-69.] NUL NE SI FROTE Ob DE BOURGne'[N31] the MS. was offered for sale by Gilhofer and Ranschburg at Sotheby's London in 1931, but bought in; it was subsequently sold to Dudley M. Colman of Hove, and then to W. H. Robinson of London acquired from W.H. Robinson of London in 1937 through the Felton Bequest for the National Gallery Sinclair no. 196 msItem0174
20181 Melbourne National Gallery of Victoria MS.Felton 4
Horae



vellum



241 147 x 100 mm (3)1 (12)2 (11)3 (10)4-11 (11)12 (10)13 (8)14 (11)15 (10)16-19 (11)20 (10)21 (8)22 (11)23 (12)24 (3)25. Fols 1r.-3v., 16r., 98r., 102v.-107r., 134v.-136r., 187r., 214r.-216r., 222r.-222v., 228r.-241v. are blank Catchwords agree
Edges cut, gilded and goffered one col. of 13 lines (Calendar 16) Italian littera humanistica textualis formata Florentine in style: black and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; small initials in gold, blue, green, magenta, and large ones in gold, green, red, and blue. Historiated initials (28 x 28mm.) in gold, red, blue, purple, dark brown and set in borders of foliage and gold spangles. Seven of the initials contain a female saint (30r., 44r., 49r., 53v., 57v., 62r., 70v.) another (48 x 42mm.) depicts Pentecost (223r.), while five more(50 x 40, 42 x 35mm.) portraying Virgin and Child (17r.), David with a harp (108r.), Triumph of Death (137r.), Christ with the Cross (188r.), Pietà (217r.) are placed on sheets which face miniatures. The miniatures (80 x 47mm.) represent the Annunciation (16v.), David in prayer (107v.), Raising of Lazarus (136v.), Betrayal (187v.), Crucifixion (216v.) and are set in Renaissance borders of gilt foliage, putti, mermen, sphinxes, masks on blue, red, green, purple, or gold grounds. The borders also contain medallions and small scenes as follows: six medallion portraits of Apostles (16v.) and six others of Prophets (17r.), hermit kneeling outside a cave (107v.), David with the head of Goliath (108r.), three Evangelists or Prophets and Francis (?) holding a skull (136v.), three medallions with Prophets, ox-skulls, winged Death's head, Death with a scroll carrying the words 'Memento Mortis' (137r.), three Apostles and kiss of Judas in medallions (187v.), three Apostles and the Man of Sorrows (188r.), Three Marys, Peter, John and Image of Pity in medallions (216v.), five Apostles, Flagellation, John finding Angel in the Tomb, in seven medallions (217r.). The work is said to be that of the brothers Gherardo and Monte del Fora.[N32 The work of these celebrated Florentine miniaturists is discussed in P. d'Ancona and E Aeschlimann, Dictionnaire des Miniaturistes, 2nd ed., Milan 1949, pp. 84-5.] There are arms emblazoned on 13v. and 14r. modern binding of green sealskin, gilt, by W.H. Smith of Letchworth. Spine has gilt lettering HORAE / BMV and FLORENCE / 1495

s. xvex 13v. and 14r. bear the arms of the Strozzi and Acciaiuoli families. Lucrezia di Lorenzo Strozzi married Roberto di Donato Acciaiuoli in 1494. The Strozzi arms have been covered by those of the Albizi family. Roberto's elder brother Alessandro married Maria d'Antonio di Luca Albizi. In 1910 the volume was purchased from Messrs G. W. Davis of London by C. W. Dyson Perrins whose book-plate is inside front cover along with no.'9l' (also on spine) sold at Sotheby's London in 1960 and acquired through the Felton Bequest by the National Gallery of Victoria Sinclair no. 197 msItem0175
20182 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *ef 091/R66L
I Antiphonarium




paper



iv + 398 426 x 290 mm (7)1 (8)2-8 (9)9 (8)10-16 (4)17 (8)18-33 (4)34(8)35-49 (6)50 (8)5. Fol. 1r. is backed with transparent linen, while Ar.-Av., Bv., 396r.-398v., Cr.-Dv. are blank
a few quire signatures Edges trimmed one col. of eight groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation). Fols 391-8 ruled in red ink, two cols each of 30 lines littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; caps red, or blue, or black with head in profile near the uprights; initials surrounded by flowers and fruit, in gold, red, bue, green, black. Six historiated initials with woodcut picture portraying Moses and the burning bush (242r.), Jonah (250v., 285v.), Joshua (269r., 353v.), David and Uriah (391r.). 16c. calf over oak boards 10mm. thick. Front cover has five brass studs in quincunx, two pins, brass strips on corners, back cover has only two studs left, but there are two spikes fixed into the bottom edge; also on the covers are fillets forming two panels (each with a series of tall vases and busts) around a centre rectangle with lozenges bearing floral design. The tooling is blind. The spine is re-backed and has lettering LIBER / ANTIPHONARIUS / ROMANUS / (1566), and shelf-mark in gilt.

s. xvi Br. in modern hand are notes on the nature of the volume acquired in 1901; 1r. has the stamp PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA 22 OCT. 1901 and the stock no.'140059' Sinclair no. 200 I msItem0176
20183 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *f096/J483
Hieronymus Explanationes in Isaiam



vellum, paper



iv + 258 347 x 240 mm (7)1 (8)2-8 (7)9 (8)10-12 (7)13 (8)14-15 (7)16 (8)17-32 (6)33. Quire 1 lacks the second sheet, quire 9, its seventh and quire 13, its fourth; Ar.-Bv., 258v., Cr.-Dv. are blank a few catchwords remain quire signatures in arabic numerals Edges trimmed. Worm-holes in fols 1-2 two cols each of 41 lines German littera hybrida red rubrics; one historiated initial (47 x 43mm.) in plum, mauve, brown, blue, green depicting Hieronymus as a cardinal standing in an ambulatory with a lion at his feet (1r.a). Other initials in two styles. The first, illuminated (50 x 40 to 35 x 33mm.) in gold, blue, brown, red, green with acanthus sprays in the margins, occur on 11v.b, 24v.a, 38v.b, 49v.b, 111r.a, 126v.a, 137v.a, 151r.a, 207v.b and uncompleted ones of the series can be seen on 179r.b, 194v.a, 223r.a, 239va. Initials in the second style (50 x 40 and 45 x 40mm.) are coloured blue, and pink and have a border panel (30mm. wide) of flowers, leaves, insects on sepia ground and are on 82v.a and 165r.a. In the panel on 82v.a are two monkeys playing bagpipes, others blowing bubbles and two bears dancing. contemporary binding of calf over wooden boards. Each cover once had five studs in quincunx. One brass clasp remains; brass strengtheners on outer corners of covers. Blind-tooling as follows: centre panel divided into lozenges by transversal fillets in fours, each lozenge with a rosette. Spine calf re-backed carries gilt lettering S. HIERONYMI / EPISTOLAE / MS / SOEC.XV. (sic) and gilt shelf-mark *fo96/J483.

s. xv2 137v.a in gold is the motto Ihesus Maria; front cover has title in a contemporary hand 'Explanationes diui Iheronymi doctoris prophetam in isaiam'; 1r. stamp of PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA with date 1 April 1902 and stock no.'143179'. acquired in 1902, 1r. stamp of PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA with date 1 April 1902 and stock no.'143179'. Sinclair no. 201 msItem0178
20184 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *f091/C71
Aegidius Romanus OESA De Regimine Principum



paper, vellum
water-mark is an ox-head with flower on stalk, the closest representation in Briquet, Vol.IV being no.14781 (Augsburg 1432, Munich 1433),




vellum + 166; First, two centre and last sheets of the quires are vellum, the others paper 298 x 210 mm (12)1-12 (13)13 (9)14 Fols 164r.-166r. are blank Catchwords agree some quire signatures Edges trimmed. Worm-holes in lower half of gatherings. two cols each of 42-5 lines German littera hybrida red rubrics and caps; running Book titles in brown ink surrounded by red rectangle. Edges trimmed, contemporary binding of calf over oak boards (10mm. thick). Three fillets in blind forming rectangle in which are two diagonals, each of three fillets. Remains of metal clasps on back cover. Five holes in quincunx, studs removed. Corner edges and at top and bottom near the spine are brass plates. Inside the back cover is an iron stud which probably held a chain

s. xv1 front cover has the title 'Egidii Regimen Principum' on a contemporary label; to Av. is attached by a modern paper slip a 15c. statement of accounts in German, it is much smaller than the folios of the volume and is torn at the top right and at the bottom right corner; on Av. in a late 15c. hand is the note 'Hunc liberum (sic) legauit ad liberariam (sic) ecclesie beate Marie uirginis Venerabilis uir dominus Iohannes Schuneman[N36] utriusque iuris et Medicine doctor huius ecclesie Canonicus et in decretis lector cuius anima requiescat in pace'; inside front cover in 19c. ink '550' and in pencil 'Egidius [pound sing]5.5.0', 'o/s/d-', 'w/tu/-' ; A'v. has 'Phillipps 550': Sir Thomas Phillipps purchased the codex in 1824 from van Ess;[N37] also on Av. are '2784.10.14' and 'M444.10' and the stamp PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA 30 DEC. 1910; inside the back cover in pencil is 'Dobell[N38] per E. 30.12.10.105'


[N36] The minims in the surname are difficult to determine, u may = n and n may = u.

[N37] Leander van Ess (1772-1847) Professor of Catholic Theology at the University of Marburg and renowned book collector. Another codex he owned was acquired by the State Library in Melbourne see below, p.328.
acquired in 1910; on Av. are '2784.10.14' and 'M444.10' and the stamp PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA 30 DEC. 1910 Sinclair no. 202 msItem0179
20185 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *f091/Au 45
Augustinus Opera



paper
water-marks are crown with latin cross cf. Briquet, Vol.II, no.4645 (Lyons 1459-69), ox-head with eyes, nostril and cross cf. ibid., Vol.IV, no. 15064 (Eberbach 1454-65), another type of ox-head cf. ibid., Vol.IV, no.15096 (Lyons 1455), a bunch of grapes cf. ibid., Vol.IV, no.13012 (Dusseldorf 1445-56 with variants in many places to 1484), a helmet cf. ibid., Vol.I, no. 2901 (Lorris 1450).




vi + 204 288 X 210 mm (12)1-17. Ar.-Dv., 203r.b, 203v., 204r., Fr. are blank.

Edges trimmed two cols each of 44 lines German littera hybrida red rubrics and running titles; caps red, or alternately red, and blue. 1r. has a red initial with dark brown penwork 15c. sheepskin over oak boards. Covers carry two fillets forming a rectangle with two more fillets drawn diagonally, in blind. Spine has lettering AUGUSTINI . . . OPERA covered by labels. On the back cover are the remains of two leather straps and on the outer edges of the front cover are parts of two metal clasps.

s. xvmed 1r. stencilled lion rampant with legend 'Sir T. P. / Middle Hill / No.621': he purchased the codex in 1824 from Leander van Ess;[39] the spine has two labels bearing printed nos '2784' and '10' ; inside front cover are '8/8/-', 'k/j/-', and 'Augustin [pound sign]3-10-0' in pencil; Fv. has the note 'Dobell per E.30.12.10.70' in pencil while Er. and Ev., has in ink 'M.445.10' and the stamp of the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA with the date '30 Dec. 1910' acquired in 1910; Er. and Ev. the stamp of the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA with the date '30 Dec. 1910' Sinclair no. 203 msItem0180
20186 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *091/B47C
Biblia Vulgata - Remigius Altissiodorensis INTERPRETATIONES NOMINUM HEBRAICORUM



vellum, paper



vi + 595 130 x 90 mm (21)1 (23)2 (24)3-4 (20)5 (24)6-7 (22)8 (24)9 (14)10 (16)11 (12)12 (24)13-20 (22)21 (20)22 (22)23 (26)24 (14)25 (18)26 (24)27 (9)28. Quire 1 lacks three sheets, quire 2, one sheet, quire 25, one or more. A few catchwords, no quire signatures, foliation modern in arabic numerals by tens, no pagination. Ar.-Bv., Dr., Er.-Fv. blank. A few catchwords
Eges cut two cols of 46-8 lines French littera gothica textualis a few rubrics; running titles with letters alternately red, and blue; capitals are alternately red, with blue penwork and blue, with red pen work; large initials (15 x 14mm.) in blue, red, white and generally figuring a bird of grotesque shape. 19c. half calf boards with gilt stamp PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA on front cover; spine has gilt lettering BIBLIA SACRA. names in the Sanctoral suggest southern English or Norman provenance
s. xiii2 245r.a-248v.b in a contemporary littera gothica textualis is a list of incipits of Epistles and Gospels for the Proprium de Tempore (Advent to September), for the Proprium Sanctorum (247v.a), and for the Commune Sanctorum (248r.b), breaking off. . . Residuum quere in fini libri (the remainder are no longer at the end of the volume). In the Sanctoral are the names of Iacobinia, Iulita, Thomas Herefordensis, Albanus, Denis, Michael in monte, Edmundus Rich Cantuariensis, suggesting southern English or Norman provenance; 137r. in a 16c. hand 'Johannes Chippingdale'; 248v. by another 16c. hand 'Johannes Andersoon' (?); 299v. has 'Jhesus Christ' in a 16c. hand; 305r. has a note in Latin commenting on the Day of Judgement in Isaiah; 495v. carries a scribble in a 16c. hand, apparently mentioning the predictions of prophets and ending with the name 'Johannes Tevyonere' (?); 595v. in a 19c. hand 'No.8'; Cr. modern pencil '16/262' and 'repair'; Cv. carries the stock no.'245734'; 1r. has '7' in ink; spine and Dv. have the library's shelf-mark *091/B47C acquired 3 April 1912 Sinclair no. 204 msItem0181
msItem0182
20187 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *096/B47L
Biblia Vulgata (Leviticus) - Walafridus Strabus Fuldensis OSB Glossa Ordinaria



vellum, paper
The water-marks are 'Bath 1824' on C-F, H, I and 'J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1828' on B and J.




xi + 101 310 x 225 mm (8)1-12 (5)13 Catchwords agree quire signatures on the verso of the last folio of each gathering Edges trimmed
The vellum is holed in places or of irregular size, but there is no loss of text. Worm-holes in fols 1-21 and 101.
three cols each of 42-4 lines employed as text- text-gloss, gloss-text-gloss, gloss-text-text French littera gothica textualis formata paragraph marks and letters of the running titles are alternately red, and blue; caps alternately blue, with red penwork and red, with blue penwork 19c. vellum over boards, two fillets in blind around the edge of the covers; spine has ink lettering XXVII / LEVITICUS / CUM GLOSSIS ET / COMMENTARIO, and the library's shelf-mark (see below).

s. xiv1 101v. by a 15c. hand much faded 'cha. . . aqua rosarum funiculi ui. . .'; 1r. in 16c. ink hand '190' and '156'; Gr. 19c. ink 'Commentaire sur le Lévitique par Raban, Archevêque de Mayence au 9e siècle. F.Axx' Gr. and 1r. carry the pencil no.14, and other initials of booksellers; 1r. again one finds in the margins 'Perf.101 Collated. Perfect 101 fol.P.11.0' and 'Comment. supra Lib. Levitici'; inside front cover in 19c. pencil 'Codex xxvii'; Ar. has '18' in modern pencil and an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry no.181; Av. in modern pencil '546/471' and '11 .vii. Christie' and '444/se/p/D'; Br. in pencil '114z' and 'R.S.Ldn.IV.04. XIV Century French 546/471' in the hand of the owner Robert Carl Sticht[N42] whose ex-libris dated 1909 mentioning his wife's name, Marion Oak Sticht, is pasted inside the front cover, along with the label A. H. Spencer, 86 Bourke St., Melbourne; inside back cover an extract from Spencer's sale catalogue, entry no.43 and the pencil note '85 Ld'; Av. has 'Ex Libris of Public Library of Victoria'; Fr. carries the library's stamp bearing the date 3 April 1923 and modern pencil no.16; inside back cover in modern pencil is 'Spencer 3.4.23. [pound sign]14.14.0; Fv. has the stock no.'293567', Kr. the letters 'djk' in a rectangle, while on Jr. and Kv. is the shelf-mark *096/B47L

[N42] Metallurgist and book collector (1856-1922), see Aust.Enc., Vol.VIII, pp.293-4.
acquired in 1923; Fr. carries the library's stamp bearing the date 3 April 1923 Sinclair no. 205 msItem0183
msItem0184
20188 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *091/P44
Petrus Comestor OSA Historia Scholastica - Stephanus Langton Expositio Litteralis in Historiam Scholasticam, Expositio Moralis in Historiam Scholasticam



vellum, paper



iii + 139 (8)1-3 (10)4 (8)5-9 (6)10 (8)11 (9)12 (8)13-16 (6)17 (4)18. Quire 17 lacks its last two sheets and quire 18 lacks its first four, but no loss of text is indicated 235 x 165 mm (8)1-3 (10)4 (8)5-9 (6)10 (8)11 (9)12 (8)13-16 (6)17 (4)18. Quire 17 lacks its last two sheets and quire 18 lacks its first four, but no loss of text is indicated; Av. and Cr. are blank
quire signatures on verso of last sheet of first ten gatherings Edges untrimmed; Worm-holes in fol.139 two cols each of 46-48 lines on 1r.-97v., and 51-53 lines on 98r.-138v. French littera gothica textualis red rubrics; red caps and running titles 18c. or 19c. royal blue velvet over boards. Spine has sticker with State Library's former shelf-mark *091/B47P (struck through).

s. xiii1 139r. by 14c hand is 'Aue maria gratia plena dominus tecum benedicta tu in mulieribus et benedictus fructus uentris tui. Amen' and whole phrase repeated in 15c. hand; inside back cover is the auto- graph of Robert Sticht 'R.S.Ldn III.03' and '58Ld' and 'dhg' in a rectangle and 'sek' in pencil; inside front cover 'Ex libris Robert Carl and Marion Oak Sticht 1909', together with the label of A. H. Spencer, 86 Bourke St., Melbourne, and in modern pencil 'Biblia Sacra', '466c/o/s/p', 'See Catalogue extract at end of Volume'; an extract from the Spencer sale catalogue, entry numbered 78, is in- side back cover, with the note 'Spencer 3.4.23 [pound sign]9/9/-' ; Br. carries 'Ex Libris Public Library of Victoria', By. its stock no.'293568', and Ar. and 139v. its stamp PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA ; Cv. bears the library's shelf-mark *091/P44; Ar. has the typed title 'Petri Comestoris Historia Scholastica (omit- ting the Actus Apostolorum)'
Sinclair no. 206 msItem0185
msItem0186
msItem0187
20189 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *ef096/R66L
Antiphonarium (fragment)



vellum



seven folios in one gathering 480 x 340 mm


Edges trimmed one col. of eight groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation) Italian littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; caps alternately red, with blue penwork and blue, with red penwork; initials coloured red, mauve, blue, white; on 1v. is an historiated initial (115 x 100mm.), Italian style, in gold, blue, pink, vermilion, grey, brown, black, depicting, in the upper half, Herod ordering soldiers to slay children, and, in the lower half the slaughter is carried out. modern red calf over oak boards. Covers have a wide and narrow fillet in blind and in the centre the stamp of the Public Library of Victoria with lettering in gilt VELLUM LEAVES / FROM A / FIFTEENTH CENTURY SERVICE BOOK.

s. xiv1 (?) 7v. in modern pencil is 'III.Ld.'; acquired 3.4.1923 from the Melbourne bookseller, A. H. Spencer; 1r. has library's stock no.'M3986' and shelf-mark *ef096/R66L (repeated on the front cover).

Sinclair no. 207 msItem0188
20190 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *f096/Il.1, the stock no is 293260
I Psalterium ? (fragment)




vellum, paper



part of a collection of forty-nine Italian historiated initials from four different manuscripts, mounted on 19c. laid paper. One front (A) and one back fly-leaf (B). 105 x 105 mm






19c., boards covered by vellum

s. xiv Inside back cover is an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry no.678, then the note 'R.S. Ldn. IV.04' indicating the year in which the volume was purchased by Robert Carl Sticht; inside front cover is his ex-libris (includes the name of his wife Marion Oak Sticht), with the label of the next owner 'A. H. Spencer, 86 Bourke St, Melbourne'; an extract of his sale catalogue is inside back cover with the note 'A. H. Spencer 3.4.23' ; Ar. has the stamp of the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA with the same date; By. and spine have the library's shelf-mark *f096/Il.1. The stock no. is 293260. Ar. has the stamp of the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA and the date 3.4.23, acquired from A. H. Spencer, 86 Bourke St, Melbourne Sinclair no. 208 I msItem0189
20191 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *096/R66L, the stock no is 294067
I Liber Obsequialis (Use of Constance)




vellum, paper



ii + 65 272 x 185 mm (8)1-8 (1)9 Catchwords agree a few quire signatures Edges trimmed
Loss of lower margins of 6, 24, 25, 29, 30, 48. Two lines of music excised from fol.46.
one col. of 24 lines German littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics and caps; one initial (65 x 65mm.) on 1r. in gold, blue, red with a floral and leaf border in red, yellow, blue, green 15c. pigskin over oak boards. Covers bear large lozenges tooled in blind. One clasp on a leather strap still in use, traces of two others.

s. xv2 On 1r. in red ink by contemporary hands are Ihs and Ihs Maria . . . (third word illegible).

on 13v., 14r., 64r. in a late 15c. German littera hybrida currens are additional notes to the texts; 65v. are Benedictions in Latin by another contemporary hand; Bv. in a second half 15c. German littera hybrida is an agreement much rubbed mentioning 'Cunrat Knittel' and 'Hans Knittel Brandeburger'; spine carries old paper sticker with the letter 'z'; inside front cover in modern pencil is '3949 MSS. Ph.[pound sign]9/9/- (indicating a volume owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps) and 'Ex libris Robert Carl and Marion Oak Sticht 1909' and the label of the next owner, A. H. Spencer, 86 Bourke St., Melbourne; Br. has an extract from his sale catalogue, entry no.28, and in modern pencil 'thg' in a rectangle and 'Spencer 1.5.23. .[pound sign]9/9/-' (the date the library purchased the volume), together with the shelf-mark *096/R66L; fol.1r. carries the library's stock no.'294067' in brown ink.
Br.: purchased from A. H. Spencer, 86 Bourke St., Melbourne on 1.5.23 Sinclair no. 209 I msItem0193
20192 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *096/R66Hf, the stock no 327753
Horae (Use of Rome)



vellum, paper



ii + 265 146 x 110 mm (6)1-2 (8)3 (6)4 (8)5-15 (6)16 (8)17-21 (7)22-23 (8)24 (7)25 (9)26 (8)27 (7)28 (8)29-32 (9)33 (7)34 (4)35.
Quire 22 lacks its fourth sheet, quire 23, its fourth, quire 25, its fifth, quire 26, its last, quire 33, its first, all without loss of text. However, there are gaps in the text as a result of the removal of the sixth sheet from quire 28, and the first sheet from quire 34.

Av. is blank


Edges cut, tinted russet one col. of 17 lines French lettre bourguignonne northern French: black and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; small caps in gold, blue, red. Some of the loops of the caps contain pen sketches of human faces cf. 16r., 20v., 60r., etc. Most of the folios have vertical border panels (95 x 23mm.) with leaf sprays, fruit, flowers, insects, birds, grotesques and are coloured red, green, blue, brown, yellow, grey, occasionally gold. The design on the verso is often a copy of the one on the recto.[N47 For other examples of this kind of identical decoration see item nos 15, 73, 154, 220.] The folios of the Calendar also contain vignettes depicting the labours of the months. Fol.13r., 21r., 27r., 45r., 57r., 61v., 66r., 70r., 74r., 82r., 99r., 121r., 153r. have full-page borders with large coloured initials. One historiated initial (214v.) depicting Christ the Redeemer. Miniatures (75 x 55mm.) in gold, red, blue, green, black portray the owner kneeling on a hillside and praying to Christ the Redeemer (199r.), Holy Face (200v.), Crucifixion (202v.), Margaret (264v.). old calf over oak boards; remains of gilt clasp. Covers bear three fillets forming a centre panel at whose outer corners is placed a star and inside which are stars and lozenges with a fleur-de-lis, all in blind. Spine has gilt lettering HORAE. The provenance is most likely St Omer based on names in the Calendar
s. xvex in the border panels of 57, 61, 74, 124, 125, 165, 174, 220 is a scroll bearing the motto DISCO PATI; Ar. in modern pencil is the note 'c.1490 Hours Flemish style probably from St Omer'; Br. carries the stamp PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA, 11 OCT. 1926 ; Bv. has stock no.'327753' ; spine and inside back cover bear shelf-mark *096/R66Hf acquired in 1926 from Mrs Adelaide Hackett after it had been in the library of J. T. Hackett Sinclair no. 210 msItem0195
20193 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *521.1/C79
Antiphonarium



vellum



one folio 400 x 248 mm


one sheet which has lost several mm. of its outer margins through its use as a book cover one col. of ten groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation) German (?) littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; red or black ink caps; one large blue initial with red penwork


s. xv The sheet serves as the covers to Nicolaus Copernicus, Astronomia Instaurata libris sex comprehensa, Amsterdam 1617, and the shelf-mark is *521.1/C79. acquired in 1926 Sinclair no. 211 msItem0196
20194 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *096/R66Ho
Horae (Use of Paris)



vellum



vi + 125 145 x 90 mm (6)1 (8)2-9 (4)10 (10)11 (6)12 (10)13 (6)14 (10)15 (9)16 Cv., Dr.-Ev. are blank

Edges cut and gilded one col. of 20 lines (Calendar 33) French littera hybrida French style: black and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; small and large caps, fill-ins are blue and gold or red and gold. Small miniatures (35 x 35mm.) in gold, green, blue, red with white and black for light effects, portraying Luke (8r.), Matthew (9r.), Mark (10v.), Virgin and Child (18v.), Pietà (21v.), Michael (118v.), John Baptist (119v.), John the Evangelist (120r.), Peter and Paul (120v.), James (121r.) Sebastian (121v.), Nicholas (122v.), Anne (123r.), Mary Magdalene (123v.), Catherine (124r.), Margaret (124cr.), Genevieve (125r.). Large miniatures by two artists. The first employs a frame 80 x 55 or 75 x 55mm. with arched top, marble pillars, plinth, colouring bright red, blue, purple, green, gold, white, flesh tints. His pictures are of John the Evangelist (7r.), Betrayal (11v.), Annunciation (23v.), Visitation (39v.), Crucifixion (46v.), Pentecost (47v.), Nativity (48v.), Shepherds (53v.), Magi (57v.), Presentation (61v.), Flight (65v.), Coronation of Virgin (71r.), David with harp (76r.), Trinity (118r.). The second painter, responsible for Job (88r.), used a frame 86 x 60mm. with gold pilasters and complete cornice. 19c. light brown calf over boards by J. W. Zaehnsdorf; covers bear centre panel in blind in which is a circle with a leaf design in gilt; spine has six fleurons gilt Perhaps Chartres is the provenance based on names in the Litany

s.xvex 1r. has the illegible signature of a former owner; inside front cover is armorial book-plate with legend 'Ex Bibliotheca Nicolai Joseph Foucault[N48 Celebrated French administrator (1643-1721), intendant of Montauban, Bearn, and Poitou.] comitis consistoriani'; Ar. has the ex-libris of C. W. Loscombe; Av. book-plate of Alfred Trapnell and no.'2118'; Br. with ex-libris of Public Library of Victoria; 125v. and Bv. have the stamp PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA; inside front cover the stock no. '356603'; Cr. in modern pencil 'c.1490 Hours Roman use, Parisian work, Zaehnsdorf binding'; Fr. has '2118'; Fv. in modern pencil 'P.Lar/-/-, 1/6/29, I. 31/5/29'; spine and inside back cover is the shelf-mark *096/R66Ho.
Sinclair no. 212 msItem0197
20195 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *f096/R66Hb
Horae (Use of York)



vellum



ii + 72 345 x 235 mm (6)1-2 (8)3-4 (6)5 (8)6-8 (6)9 (8)10 Av. and Br. are blank

Water stains on 62-3, no loss of text two cols each of 26 lines. Calendar one col. of 26 lines French lettre bourguignonne Flemish style: black and red entries in Calendar; red rubrics; caps red or gold with blue penwork and blue with red penwork; large caps in gold, red, blue, white. Large illuminated initials (50 x 40mm.) with marginal extensions and floral panels in the same colours and the addition of green. The leaves of the Calendar contain vignettes (46 x 37mm.) depicting the labours of the months (May has been excised). There is a blank shield in the lower margin of 13r. Edges trimmed

s. xv2 1r. lower margin bears the signature 'Lumley'[N49] scribbled out; in the 19c. the MS. was owned by T. W. Bramston, according to de Ricci see Bibliography below); Ar. has the note in modern pencil 'With the book-plate of Lord Amherst of Hackney,[N50] see De Ricci, Catalogue, Page 101' and the book-plate is pasted inside the front cover along with a label bearing 'Felton Bequest' through which the MS. was acquired in 1933 from W. H. Robinson, cf. inside back cover the pencil note 'Felton Bequest 1933. Wm. H. Robinson ERA/-/- *f096 / R66H71 c.1471'; a card, loose in the volume, reads 'Book of Hours (c.1471, Bruges). Apparently written in Colard Mansion's office for
Edward IV or the Earl of Arundel. Mansion was later Caxton's printing partner on the Continent'; Bv. and spine have the shelf-mark *fo96/R66Hb; on Ar., Bv., 1r., 72v. is the stamp PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA.


[N49] Signature of John, Lord Lumley (1534?-1609) and identical with the one that constitutes pl.II of S. Jayne and F. R. Johnson, The Lumley Library, Catalogue of 1609, London 1956. This MS. does not appear in the 1609 inventory.

[N50] Lord Amherst (1835-1908) was a celebrated collector of antiquities and incunabula.
acquired in 1933 from W. H. Robinson Sinclair no. 213 msItem0198
20196 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *096/R66Hm
Vigiliae Mortuorum



vellum, fly leaves i-iii, ix-xii modern paper



vi + 96 195 x 140 mm (6)1-2 (8)3 (9)4 (6)5 (8)6-12 (5)13. Ar.-Cr., Dr., Fr.-Fv., 43v., Gv.-Lv. blank. Catchwords agree
Edges cut and gilded one col. of 14 lines (Calendar 17)
French littera gothica textualis formata French style: gold, red, blue entries in the Calendar; red, or blue rubrics; caps and fill-ins in gold, blue, red. Each side has a panel border of floral and leaf sprays in red, blue, green, gold, pink, yellow. Three large initials in gold, blue, red, with vertical gold bars to the frame of a miniature. Three miniatures (the first two 85 x 60, the third 90 x 60mm.) depicting John the Evangelist on a chequer-board and lozenge ground (13r.), David in prayer on a similar ground (22r.), Burial Service under starry blue sky (44r.). The name of the artist IAQUE V. is in a fill-in on 89r. 19c. dark brown velvet over boards, spine lost. Besançon provenance based on names in the Litany
s. xv
acquired in 1933 from W. H. Robinson Sinclair no. 214 msItem0199
20197 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *f096/B47E
Biblia Vulgata (Epistolae Paulinae) - Walafridus Strabus Fuldensis OSB Glossa Ordinaria



vellum, paper

18c. paper the water-mark being a shield with three patriarchal crosses surmounted by a crown and flanked by the initials C.B.




iv + 151 320 x 205 mm (8)1-11 (7)12 (8)13-19 Quire 12 lacks its seventh sheet. Av.-Bv., Cr.-Dr. are blank.
It is possible that the signature (now lost) mentioned by an 18c. owner was that of the scribe. Edges trimmed
Some edges irregular, worm-holes throughout, no loss of text. Fol.151 has been mutilated to the point of almost total loss of text
three cols only the centre one ruled, 17 lines. The cols are gloss-text-gloss principally Italian littera gothica textualis red rubrics; caps alternately red and blue; coloured initials (from 45 x 45 to 25 x 25mm.) in blue, red, yellow, green on 24v., 75v., 85v., 100v., 106r., 114v., 126r., 129r. The one on 85v. contains a portrait of Paul. 18c. boards, sheepskin back, spine carries gilt lettering XXIV / EPI. CAN[macron]O / CUM GLOS / INTERL / MS. and the library's shelf-mark

c. 1200 or s. xiiiin 1r. by 16c. hand, brown ink '3.6.Glossa interlinearis epistolarum ad Romanos'; inside back cover in 18c. hand 'foglie N.151, Iniziali N.14, Segnato N.AP.'; inside front cover by 19c. pencil hand 'From the Imperial Russian Library, St Petersburg'; Ar. carries an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry no.1; inside front cover 'Public Library, Museums and National Gallery of Victoria, Felton Bequest'; Br., 1r., 150v. have the stamp 'Public Library of Victoria'; Ar. has the library's stockno.'400206'; Dv. in modern pencil 'Felton B.T. 3.3.33.[pound sign] 67.10.0'; Dv. bears the shelf-mark *f096/B47E.
Sinclair no. 215 msItem0200
msItem0201
20198 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *096/R66, stock no.434116
I Horae (fragment)




vellum



9 folios; part of a four MS codex 170 x 122 mm (8)1 (1)2

Edges trimmed and gilded. The four manuscripts have been bound together since the 16c


one col. of 25 lines French littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; caps and initials in gold, red, and blue. One historiated initial (39 x 38mm.) depicting Mary and John at the foot of the Cross (1r.) 16c. calf over boards, gilt-tooled in Lyonese style, re-backed without lettering. The volume is enclosed in a case, also calf, by Gruel

s. xiv2 Br.-Bv. 15c. French hand is an account by Simon le Gloux of the capture of Hugues Henry in 1443 and of his death in 1444, and of the death of his wife Marguerite de Loyesme, in 1482 ; inside front cover in 16c. hands 'Remond. ex legato domini Ioannis Remondi. Lambert . . . ex legato domini nicolai lambert patris mei . . . maire et bailly' ; Bv.-Cv. carry notes in French about members of the Bégat family in the years 1537-48; the MS. was purchased at Sotheby's London on 31 July 1934 by Gabriel Wells, then later by W. H. Robinson; it was acquired from them in 1936 by the State Library with the assistance of the Felton Bequest see Ar. 'Presented to the Public Library of Victoria by Felton Bequest 1.2.1936'; inside back cover 'Don Felton Bequest [pound sign]390. 1.2.36' and shelf-mark *096/R66; inside front cover is the library's stock no.434116. acquired from W. H. Robinson with the assistance of the Felton Bequest 1.2.1936 Sinclair no. 216 I msItem0202
20199 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *096/G94
Guillelmus de Digulleville OCist. Pilgrimage of the Life of Man, Pilgrimage of the Soul (anonymous adaptation)



vellum, paper





(10)1-9 (5)10 (10)11-22 (2)23 Ar., 216v., 217r., Br. are blank Catchwords agree quire signatures [in modern pencil?] Edges trimmed one col. of 34 lines English littera cursive formata; two hands: ii only fols 96r.-96v., i 1r.-95v., 97r.- end English: red rubrics; blue initials, with red penwork. Pen and ink drawings, those between 1r. and 57r. are often coloured red, yellow, green, while the remainder are without colouring. Each drawing occupies from 10 to 15 lines. 17c. calf over boards; covers bear a pair of fillets around the edges, thus forming a panel which is traversed vertically by two pairs of fillets, all blind-tooled. On the spine are the gilt letters GRACE / DIEV / ENGL

s. xv on 1r. in a 15c. hand is the name 'Cawsod'; 1r. and 215v. carry the signature of Sir John Rouclyffe Kt;[N57] 212v. bears a name that is almost indistinct, perhaps 'Arfferton'; on 216r. in a 16c. hand is the note 'Md. that I have payd ye therde. Merci Abbes, Obeyance prioresse, Distixlme prioress, Poverty stuerd, Chastity chanbreen or Chastelan, Lession or studie pitancer, Orison (?) harbinger, Invocation trumpeter', and 217v. in a different hand are scribbles beginning 'Maria gratia plena dominus tecum', then in a 17c. (?) hand 'Marke rages' and 'Remember now thy Creator in the dayes of thy youth'; inside the front cover is the armorial book-plate of the Clifford family of Chudleigh[N58] and the motto SEMPER PARATUS; in addition there are notes (information inaccurate) in English by a 19c. hand about the date of the text and its English versions; Av. has the library's stock no.'432894'; the volume was acquired in l936 from W. H. Robinson, cf. on Bv. the reminder 'Felton Bequest 19.12.36 [pound sign]600'; the shelf-mark *096/G94 is on Bv. and the spine.

[N57] A. I. Doyle of Durham University has kindly advised me that Sir John was from Cowthorpe, South Yorkshire. His will was proved in 1531, cf. J. Raine, Testamenta Eboracensia, 6 vols, London 1836-1902, Vol.V, pp.319-23. There is no specific mention of this MS. His father, Sir Brian Roucliffe, a Baron of the Exchequer, had bequeathed him in 1495 'omnes libros tam Anglicos quam Latinos et Gallicos' (ibid., Vol.IV, p.106). Sir Brian's father, Guy Roucliffe, [sign of cross/dagger]1460 (ibid., Vol.II, p.238) could have been the first owner. Guy's wife was Iohanna de Burgh of Kirtlington, Nottinghamshire.

[N58] Other manuscripts from the Clifford collection are nos 3-13
acquired in l936 from W. H. Robinson Sinclair no. 217 msItem0206
msItem0207
20200 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *096.1/R66A, stock no.507904
Hieronymus de Moravia OP Tractatus de Musica (excerptum) - Antiphonarium



vellum



ii + 428 285 x 200 mm (8)1-24 (4)25 (8)26-46 (4)47 (8)48-50 (5)51 (8)52-54 (3)55 (4)56 Fols 424v. and Br. are blank Catchwords agree
Edges trimmed one col. of 27 lines or nine groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation) Principal hand is mid-14c. French littera gothica textualis formata. A similar but later hand has filled 424r., 425r.-428v. caps black ink, or gold, with blue penwork, or red, with blue penwork, or blue, with red penwork; rubrics are red; in the French style are illuminated initials with marginal extensions of ivy-leaf sprays in gold, blue, red, with white tracery on 1r., 54r., 80v., 125v., 154r., 207v., 211v., 253r., 261r., 316v., 369v., 398r., 404r. Twenty-three historiated initials (50 x 40, 45 x 40, 45 x 45mm.), some with chequer-board and lozenge grounds, all with colouring similar to that of the illuminated initials, depicting the Annunciation (4v.), Nativity (35r.), Magi (46v.), Resurrection (126r.), Ascension (143r.), Pentecost (147v.), Andrew (197v.), Presentation (234r.), Annunciation (249r.), Peter the Martyr (257v.), Translation of Dominic (266v.), Purification (269r.), Paul's Crucifixion (276r.), Peter (281v.), Christ and Mary Magdalene (287r.), Dominic (294v.), Lawrence (299v.), Assumption (305v.), Louis of France (311v.), Nativity (324v.), Michael (334r.), All Saints (345r.), Funeral Service (350v.). old calf over oak boards, four brass bosses (fifth lost) in quincunx on each cover with brass corner-pieces. One pin for a clasp remains on the back cover, one leather strap. Spine has gilt floral sprays and lettering ANCIEN PLEIN CHANT / DU 14e SIECLE / BEAU MANUSCRIT / A MINIATURES / SUR PEAU VELIN.

s. xivmed inside back cover in contemporary black ink 'Correct pour la saison d'iver'; Av. carries the impression of a shield but no details of the arms remain; inside front cover is a stencilled lion rampant with legend 'Sir T. P. / Middle Hill / 223'; on the spine is the printed no.223 of Sir Thomas Phillipps who is thought to have obtained the MS. in Paris before 1824; Av. in 19c. hand '423' and '48'; sold at Sotheby's London in 1946, then in 1947 by W. H. Robinson to the State Library of Victoria, cf. Bv. 'W. H. Robinson 5.2.1947. [pound sign] IER/-/- stg'; Ar. carries the library's stock no.507904 and Bv. the present shelf-mark *096.1/R66A. acquired in 1947 from W. H. Robinson Sinclair no. 218 msItem0208
msItem0210
20201 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *f096.1/Au4 , stock no. '507905'
Scriptores Historiae Augustae - Eutropius Historia Romana (translation by Paulus Diaconus) - Paulus Diaconus Historia Romana



vellum



ii + 216 378 x 250 mm (10)1-21 (6)22 Fols 213v.,216r-216v.,Bv. are blank
Catchwords agree quire signatures present (many trimmed off) Worm-holes in fols 208-16 without loss of text.

one col. of 36 lines Italian littera humanistica textualis Florentine: red rubrics; small gold caps on blue, red, and green; seventy-nine historiated initials (50 x 50 to 35 x 35 mm.) in gold, red, purple, blue, green with sprays and spangles and occasionally short vertical panels between initials on the same folio; they all contain portraits of emperors and empresses seen half or three-quarters facing, or in profile; those on 10v. and 88r. are painted to represent coins. Fol. 1r. has a three-sided border of green trunks with a white scroll bearing a motto (see below), fourteen amorini with blue wings, an angel in purple behind a gem-stone cluster, a laurel wreath surrounding a shield and two smaller shields in the lower margin, flower sprays and gold spangles in profusion. contemporary red morocco over wooden boards with bevelled edges. Covers have holes for clasps, two for the outer edges and one for each top and bottom edge. Five panels each with a different pattern, forming a rectangle with trellis-work, all in blind. Top of the spine has been repaired with red brocade.

s. xv2 1r. has the Medici motto LE TANS REVIENT, a large shield or, six palle gules and one azure charged with three fleurs-de-lis or; the small shields are or, eight pallegules and one azure; Ar. in the 16c. hand which provided the index is 'Sex Scriptores Historiae Augustac us accedunt Eutropius et Paulus diaconus'; inside front cover also by a 16c. hand is '269', then two blobs of red sealing wax each with the impression (some details indistinct) of a shield with mantle and surmounted by a coronet and blazoned quarterly 1 and 4 with six palle, 2 and 3 per pale a plain cross and a two-headed splayed eagle, over all a shield per pale, the sinister also per pale, the dexter indistinct, surmounted by apapal tiara and ombrellino; inside front cover in l9c. pencil 'The paintings are supposed to be done by Julio Clovio, Sale 1671, Sotheby July 18, 1825, Payne Feb. 1826. 566', and 'The arms at the bottom of the 1st Page of the Volume are I believe those of the Medici family. P.'; Ar. by the same hand 'Thos Philhipps / Middle Hill / 1828' followed by his stencilled lion rampant with legend 'Sir T.P. / Middle Hill / 2163 a 2.902'; then there is his printed no.'2163' at the foot of the spine. acquired in 1947 from W. H. Robinson: at the foot of the spine; inside back cover in modern pencil 'W. H. Robinson 5.2.1947'
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20202 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *f096.1/R66P, stock no.507906
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149 480 x 315 mm (3)1 (8)2-17 (6)18 (8)19 (4)20. Fol. 1v. and 3v. are blank. Catchwords agree
Edges cut, gilded, and goffered one col. of 32 lines French littera gothica textualis formata French style: red underlining and rubrics; caps and fill-ins in gold, red, blue; illuminated initials (from 65 X 45 to 30 x 30mm.) in gold, red, blue. Full borders on 4r. and 6r.; other folios each with marginal panel (345 x 40mm.) of floral sprays, fruit, animals in gold, blue, green, red, mauve. The panel on the verso reproduces that on the recto. Five miniatures in rich hues: 4r. Bishop anoints children (65 x 60mm.) and blesses them (65 x 60mm.); 6r. Bishop ordains priests (95 x 90mm.); 56r. Bishop dedicates an altar (85 x 85mm.); 142r. Metropolitan consecrates a bishop (95 x 95mm.). 19c. russia over oak boards with bevelled edges. Spine has gilt lettering PONTIFI / CALE / MIRAPIS / CENSE

s. xvi1 6r. the ordination of the hostiarius opens 'Nos Philippus dei gratia episcopus mirapiscensis' while on 4r. and elsewhere the borders feature his arms, a shield or three chevrons sable; on 7r. and 8r. only is a shield or two chevrons azure which I have not been able to identify; inside front cover is the signature (perhaps autograph) 'Philippus de Levi Episcopus Mirapiscensis Dei Gratia 1537'; along with it are the notes 'Ce livre a esté relié par moy en 1673 Du Puy du fou de Champagne', then, in the hand of Sir Thomas Phillipps, 'This binding was in red velvet with silver clasps, both of which had been taken off before I had it', and by another hand 'nouvellement relié en 1849 par ordre du possesseur Sir Thos. Phillipps de Middle Hill' - the MS. had been acquired by him in Paris about 1824
Printed no.4418; the numbers 'Ph.4418 a.1. 449' are in modern pencil inside front cover, while inside back cover are 'W. H. Robinson. 5.2.1947. [pound sign]DAR/-/-stg.'; 1r. has the library's stock no.507906; 149v. bears the shelf-mark *f096.1/R66P.
acquired in 1947 from W. H. Robinson: inside back cover in modern pencil 'W. H. Robinson 5.2.1947'
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20203 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *f091/J77, stock no.587559
Flavius Iosephus De Bello Iudaeorum (translation attributed to Rufinus Aquilegiensis)



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ii + 147 325 x 225 mm (8)1 (10)2-14 (9)15 Ar., Av., Br. are blank Catchwords agree several quire signatures remain Edges cut, gilded, and goffered two cols each of 43 lines Italian littera gothica textualis red rubrics and running titles; small initials alternately blue, with red penwork and red, with blue penwork. One ornamental border (1r.) with vine fronds and spangles, two heads in Lombard style, one in profile and the other three-quarters facing. The colouring is blue, pink, green, white, gold and these shades are also employed for the illuminated initials (35 x 35mm.) on 1r.a, 2v.a, 35r.a, 62r.a, 77v.b, 88r.a, 98v.b, 118v.b. Av. carries a sticker with the legend 'Bound by C. Lewis, Duke St, St James's' -- blue morocco with gilt crest (see below). Spine has gilt lettering IOSEPHI / HISTORIAE / CODEX / ANTIQUISS. / SUPRA / MEMBRANIS.

s. xv1 covers bear a crest, the initials T. W. and the motto DEUS ALIT ME, and at this owner's sale in 1827 the volume was acquired by Sir Thomas Phillipps and numbered 3505 (this number is on the spine); Av. carries the State Library's stock no.587559 while on Bv. is 'W. H. Robinson 5.9.49 [pound sign]A- -/-/- stg.' indicating the year in which the MS. was purchased. Bv. also has the shelf-mark *f091/J77. purchased in 1949 from W. H. Robinson Sinclair no. 221 msItem0215
20204 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *091/G79, stock no.587591
Statuta - Britton - Registrum Brevium - Radulphus de Hengham Summa Parva - Fet Asaver



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iv + 166 270 x 175 mm (6)1 (8)2-13 (7)14 (8)15-18 (9)19 (8)20-21 Ar. marbled, Bv., Cr., Dr. blank, Dv. marbled Catchwords agree quire signatures present Edges trimmed at the top two cols each of 47 lines scribe (i) 31r.a - 27 v b, 31 r a -109r.a early 14c. English ceremonious court hand with the words 'Assit principio sancta maria meo' on 1r. and 31r. and 'Aue Maria' on 31r.

scribe (ii) 27v.a - 30v.b, 110 r. a - 166 r. a early 14c. English cursive court hand
rubrics in brown ink; paragraph marks, section marks and roman numerals alternately red and blue; illuminated initials in red, blue, gold, with white tracery and some marginal leaf sprays 19c. russia, covers with gilt outer panel of vine plants and a blind-stamped inner panel of sprays and florets. Spine carries florets in gilt and blind and gilt lettering STATUTA/ANTIQUA/ANGLICA/ MS. as well as a sticker with the printed no.'109'

s. xivin 109v. in a 15c. hand: Rex uicecomiti Essex. salutem. Supplicauit nobis Willelmus de Bukworth uicarius Ecclesie de Branketre[N68 Branketre is a common late medieval form of Braintree in Essex, cf. P. H. Reaney, The Place-Names of Essex, Cambridge 1935, p.416 William de Bucworth was presented to the vicarage of Braintree by the rector John Wengrave on 1 June 1370, cf. R. C. Fowler, Registrum Simonis de Sudbiria diocesis Londoniensis A.D. 1362-1375, 2 vols, London 1916-38, Vol.I, p.273.] ut cum ipse de uita sua ac mutulatione (sic) membrorum suorum per Iohannem yeuan de Claro capellanum et Iohannem May capellanum grauiter et math feste . . .; 166r. b in a 14c. or 15c. official hand: . . . super nouum statutum de iuratoribus[N69 41 Ed.III.] - in the margin is 'Lancastr.' - Si Willelmus Carles chr. fecerit te securitatem etc. tunc pones per uadium etc. Otonem de Halsale et alios quia sint etc. in quindena Sancti Hillarii apud Westmonasterium ad respondendum tam nobis quam prefato Willelmo Carles quar. cum in parliamento nostro apud Westmonasterium ultimo tento . . .' (reference to process in quodam articulo de Juratoribus in 38 Edward III and to case lately held at the Lancashire assize before William de Skipwyth and other unnamed justices between William Carles and his wife on the one hand and Henry T . . . and others on the other . . .) ; still on the same folio there are ten rather battered lines beginning Ibant tres boni fratres ad montem oliueti . . . in a different hand of the same period; below this in yet another contemporary hand 'Obiit Iohannes de Bre . . .' and an incomplete date '. . . CCCXXX . . .' ; then in a different 15c. hand De attornato faciendo ad sectam faciendum. Littera. Pateat uniuersis etc. quod ego I. de D. attornatus et loco meo . . . ; another contemporary hand has doodled: Pateat uniuersis per presentes quod Ego I. de D. - ; Av. carries the stencilled lion rampant and legend 'Sir T.P. / Middle Hill' and in ink 'no.109'; Br. has the signature 'Thos. Phillipps' who acquired the codex from Thomas Thorpe inside front cover and on Cv. is the note 'Presented to the Public Library of Victoria by Mr Geoffrey Cohen 13.4.1949'; Av. has the library's stock no.587591 while on Cv. is the shelf-mark *091/G79. Presented by Mr Geoffrey Cohen in 1949 Sinclair no. 222 msItem0216
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20205 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *091/B63, stock no.587673
Boethius De Musica - Pseudo-Hucbaldus Musica Enchiriadis



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v + 56 305 x 210 mm (8)1-7 Av.-Bv., Cv., Dr.-Er. are blank
quire signatures in roman numerals placed in the centre of the lower margin of last folio verso of each gathering Edges cut and gilded
Some folios have been repaired. Most sheets have purple stains, however, they rarely efface the text. Worm-holes in fols l-18 without loss of text.

It appears that in the 15c. this MS. was the last part of another volume.
one col. of 39-40 lines Rhineland or northern Italian littera prae-gothica textualis orange rubrics and green, orange, or brown ink drawings 19c. brown morocco over boards, gilt, by C. Lewis (see below), spine gilt with lettering BOETII / MUSICA / M.S. f SEC. XIII (sic).

s. xi1 Cr. in a 15c. littera hybrida currens is a schematic table of astrological texts mentioning such authorities as Ptolomaeus, Thebit, Iohannes Hispalensis Alkabitus, Albumasaris, Alfagranus, and there follows immediately a much rubbed transcription of a commentary (here without ascription) on portion of Arzachel, Canones ad tabulas tholetanas and it begins: Quoniam cuiusque actionis quantitatem[N72] archazel (sic) arabus composuit tabulas ad ciuitatem toletti . . .; 56v. among scribbles now almost illegible is a 15c. musical diagram of the diatesseron; Ar. has a note 'Boetii Musica, an Ancient MS. in fine Condition with diagrams. A MS. of a work of rare occurrence bound by C. Lewis. H. Drury[N73] 1824'; spine carries the small printed number '3345', being that of Sir Thomas Phillipps; Ev. in modern pencil 'W. H. Robinson 5.9.1949. [pound sign]LE-N/a/-' Ar. has the stock no.'587673'; Ev. bears the library's shelf-mark *091/B63.

[N72] These opening words are underlined and are the incipit of Arzachel's text, cf. Thorndike, 1268.
[N73] Henry Drury (1778-1841) see above p.185 for another MS. he owned.

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20206 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *f091/P95A, stock no.'587676'
Ptolomaeus Almagestus, Conclusiones Almagesti (translation by Gerardus Cremonensis) - Nine other Astrological Texts



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iv + 193 360 x 240 mm (10)1-16 (8)17 (6)18 (4)19 (5)20 (8)21 (2)22, The last quire lacks its final sheets containing the conclusion of the text.
Ar., 173v.b, 174v., 183v.b, Cr., Cv., Dr. are blank.
Catchwords agree quire signatures on verso of last sheet of gathering Edges trimmed
Fol.174r. has unfinished drawings for eclipses. Worm-holes in fols 1 and 2 without loss of text.
(i) 1r.a-173v.b, two cols each of 54 lines,
(ii) 176r.a - 182v.b, two cols unruled,
(iii) 182v.b - 183r.a, two cols each of 42 lines,
(iv) 184r.a-193v.b, two cols unruled,
(v) in margins of 1r.-6r., 10v., 13r.-13v., then on Br.-Bv., then 175r. two cols unruled,
(vi) 175v. and margins of 177v.-183v
Several hands: (i) 1r.a-173v.b, first half 13 Italian littera gothica textualis
(ii) 176r.a - 182v.b, second half 14c. Italian littera gothica textualis
(iii) 182v.b - 183r.a, first half 15c. Italian littera hybrida currens
(iv) 184r.a-193v.b, mid-15c. Italian littera hybrida currens
(v) in margins of 1r.-6r., 10v., 13r.-13v., then on Br.-Bv., then 175r., 175v. and margins of 176r.-177r. a small 15c. littera hybrida currens
(vi) margins of 177v.-183v. contain another 15c. littera hybrida currens
red rubrics; small caps alternately red, with blue penwork and blue, with red penwork. Illuminated initials Italian work (30 x 30 to 20 x 20mm.) in gold, green, red, blue with white tracery on 1r., 13v., 33v., 44r., 57v., 73v., 90r., 108r., 149v., 161v. 17c. (?) boards in quarter red calf, spine bearing gilt lettering PTOLEMAEI ALMAGESTUS / ET ALIA OPUSCULA.

s.xiii1 s.xiv2 s.xv1 s.xvmed s.xv s.xv Br. has an erasure of words in a 15c. hand; 18c. number on the spine is '179', and printed no.'6551'; inside front cover 'Payne 1833, MSS. Phillipps': the codex was in the Biblioteca S. Marci, Florence until ac quired by J. T. Payne during one of his continental tours, he sold it in 1833 to Sir Thomas Phillipps; Dv. modern pencil 'Robinson 5.9.49. [pound sign]L - - - /-/- st.'; Av. has the State Library's stock no.'587676' while the shelf-mark *f091/P95A is on Dv.
Sinclair no. 224 msItem0223
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20207 Parkville University of Melbourne, Law Department no shelf-mark
Indenture



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one sheet 271 x 139 (max.) mm with a fold of 20 mm


Hanger with red seal damaged bearing the impression of the letters I and S intertwined.




Surrey (West Clandon and Witley) 1462

Sinclair no. 225 msItem0233
20208 Perth State Library of Western Australia MS.1
I Breviarium




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vii + 58 170 x 120 mm (8)1 (7)2 (8)3-6 (3)7 (6)8 (2)9 The first sheet of the first quire is from another contemporary manuscript and it has a miniature and layout that do not correspond to the design impressed on Cv. Quire 2 wants its seventh sheet, quire 7 lacks at least one folio after its present third sheet, quire 9 wants its final sheets. Bv.-Cv., 1v., Gr. are blank

Edges trimmed one col. of 21 lines or seven groups of four- line red staves with words (black square notation) French littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; coloured caps; illuminated initials and marginal extensions in gold, red, blue, with white tracery; the initials on 51r.-58v. are alternately red, with blue penwork and blue, with red penwork. On 1r. is a miniature, from a contemporary MS., depicting David and Goliath, surrounded on three sides by a border in which are grotesques, flowers, and a boy in blue tunic with fishing-line. a vellum sheet (see MS Sinclair no. 231 II), and on the spine in the 19c. was placed the lettering 'Manuscrit Plein Chant' and '13e & 14e siècle' (sic).


s. xv1 on front cover a 15c. hand has written 'Les processions avec les respond[s] du saint jeudi'; on Av. in a l6c. hand is the note 'Pour ce souvenir ce que l'on dit aux pourcessions que l'on fait au dortoier, a l'enfermerie, a l'ouvroy[r] et a la cuissine . . . de quoy la prieure dit la colette'; on 58v. in a 16c. hand is a note in French about the responsory Ascendente de ualle; on Dr.-Fv. in the same hand are responsories and antiphons (with music) for the feasts of Michael, Apostles, Martyrs and the Ad Benedictus Dominica 24 post octauas Trinitatis; in many places in the codex the letter i received a dot and syllables were given stress marks, probably in the 1 7c. -- see the comment in French by a 19c. hand on Br.; Ar. has '450' in modern pencil and brief remarks in English on the date of the MS.,
Sinclair no. 231 I msItem0235
20209 Perth State Library of Western Australia MS.2
Iohannes Damascenus De Fide Orthdoxa (transation by Burgundio Pisanus) - Anselmus Cantuariensis Opera - Hildebertus Cenomanensis Excerpta - Ivo Carnotensis Sermones - Iohannes de Rupella OFM De Divisione Multiplici Potentiarum Animae



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ii + 239 320 x 210 mm (2)1 (6)2 (8)3-7 (3)8 (8)9-25 (9)26 (8)27 (7)28 (8)29-31 (4)32 . Fols 51r.b, 51v., 211v., Br.-Bv. are blank Catchwords agree quire signatures Edges untrimmed
Worm-holes in fols 1-29.
two cols each of 50-2 lines (i) French littera gothica textualis formata, from fol 9 to the end
(ii) and (iii) littera cursiva currens: 1r.-8v.
red caps, chapter nos and rubrics; initials alternately red, with blue penwork and blue, with red penwork. 18c. (?) bleached sheepskin over boards; spine has gilt-tooled lettering DAMASCENUS / CUM DIV. LIBRIS / ANSELMI / COD. MEMBR. SEC. XIV.

s. xiii1 on 9r. in a 14c. hand is 'Istum librum emit dominas matheus cardinalis a monasterio sancte Marie di palaçolis[N3] folium 1'; Av. has in 19c. pencil 'Joannes Damascenas'; Ar. has '281.4' in modem pencil; inside front cover by modern hands are 'No.38' and '260'; 9r. also has the stamp of the Victoria Public Library, Perth, Western Australia with date 19 June 1903 and the stock no.20096; the volume was acquired in 1903 from Messrs Angus and Robertson, Melbourne; Ar. has the price '[pound sign]24.0.0 1 vol.' in modem pencil; former shelf-mark D85.i.4 can be read inside front cover and on the spine where it is partly effaced; now MS.2. acquired in 1903 from Messrs Angus and Robertson, Melbourne Sinclair no. 232 msItem0237
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20210 Perth State Library of Western Australia MS.3
Breviarium (Use of Utrecht)



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iv + 113 115 x 100 mm (8)1-2 (2)3 (8)4-14 (7)15. Fols 1v. and 2r. are stuck together.
Br., lr.-2r., 26r.-26v., Cr.-Cv., Dv. are blank.
A few catchwords remain a few quire signatures remain
Edges cut and gilded
Fols 1v. and 2r. are stuck together.
one col. of 27 lines Netherlandish littera hybrida black and red entries in the Calendar; red rubrics; caps alternately blue and red; large initials alternately blue, with red penwork and red, with blue penwork; four illuminated initials (44 x 44mm.) coloured gold, vermilion, blue (27r.), gold, and carmine (38r. and 77v.), blue, carmine, olive green (90v.). 19c. calf over boards, covers have one gilt fillet and in the centre rectangle a blind-stamped frame with three verticals meeting arrow head and stylized floral pattern. Spine is gilt with lettering LECTIONARIUM ET PRECES.[N6]
[N6] The rubric on 19r. (see below) and the contents suggest more a Breviary than a Lectionary
evidence from names points to an Augustinian foundation in the Low Countries, almost certainly to a church of John Baptist
s. xvmed Dominical Letter on 15r. is dated m.cccc.lvi
purchased from E. Jenkins of Melbourne on 30 September 1907 Sinclair no. 233 msItem0243
20211 Eastwood, NSW Macquarie University, Collectin of Emeritus Professor A.G. Mitchell, MA, PhD none
Horae (fragment)



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one folio mounted 145 x 95 mm now trimmed to 92 mm


one folio mounted, trimmed, one col. of 16 lines French lettre bourguignonne red rubrics, no initials or caps; identical recto and verso marginal panel (76 x 20mm.) of flowers and leaf-sprays in gold, blue, green, and red.


s. xv2
Acquired by Sir Edward Ford OBE in 1956 and presented to the present owner in 1961 Sinclair no. 244 msItem0244
20212 Lawson, NSW Collection of K. Burridge none
Horae (fragment)



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one folio 158 x 118 mm


Water stain in the lower margin one col. of 16 lines English littera gothica textualis formata, red rubrics, small initials gold with blue penwork, or blue with red penwork; one large 'Q' in faded red, with tail and ground blue, centre in gold; fill-ins are gold, red, and blue.


s. xv1 (?)

Sinclair no. 245 msItem0245
20213 Paddington, NSW Collection of C. A. Pearl none
Iohannes Boccatius De Mulieribus Claris



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watermark is an ox-head surmounted by a simple star, not identical with any of the ox-heads in Briquet, although it is of the style of no.14184 in Briquet, Vol.IV





216 x 145 mm (12)1-13 (13)14 Av., Br.-v. are blank Catchwords agree quire signatures by the scribe as A1, A2 etc., then again by the rubricator as Ai, Aii, Aiii, etc. Edges trimmed
Water stains occasionally in the upper and lower margins.
one col. of 27 lines Italian littera fere humanistica red rubrics; initials alternately red with blue penwork, blue with red penwork. Chapter titles in the tables on 1r.-3r. have been underlined in red and provided with a folio number by the rubricator. On 3v. is an historiated initial depicting the author kneeling, clad in a crimson academic gown, presenting his work to Andreola Acciaiuoli da Firenze, Countess of Altavilla, who is seated beneath the canopy of a mauve-coloured throne. In three margins, framing the text, is a panel of leaf-sprays and flowers in blue, mauve, black, green, red, and brown. The outer margin contains the shield of an unidentified owner. Surmounted by a processional cross, the arms are quarterly 1 and 4 gules, a bend argent, 2 and 3 gules, a single-headed splayed eagle argent. 19c. crimson paper over boards with gilt florets around the edges; spine re-backed with red morocco carries lettering in gilt BOCACII / DE / MULIERIBUS / CLARIS / MANUSCRITS (sic) and lower down M.S.

s. xv third quarter apart from the unidentified coat of arms mentioned above, the MS. carries on Ar. the stencilled lion rampant, and 'Sir T. P. / Middle Hill' and '2862' of the celebrated English collector Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart. He had acquired it from the Parisian bookseller Royez between 1823 and 1826. [N1]

[N1] See A. N. L. Munby, The Formation of the Phillipps Library up to the year 1840, Cam bridge 1954, pp.21,149.
The codex was sold c.1946 to the present owner by Messrs Angus and Robertson of Sydney Sinclair no. 246 msItem0246
20214 Roseville, NSW Collection of the Hon. Sir John Ferguson, OBE none
I P. Papinius Statius Thebais (fragments)




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2 folios bound as front fly-leaves (=A and B) 135 x 98 mm


all four edges trimmed resulting in loss of text, a few interlinear glosses and an occasional note by a contemporary hand in the margin

last four words uulgo et neglecta regentum effaced by rubbing and trimming
one col; the number of lines per col. was originally between 38 and 40, judging from the gaps in the text on the surviving fragments French littera gothica textualis



s. xiii2

Sinclair no. 247 I msItem0112
20215 Sydney, NSW University of Sydney, Collection of Professor A. J. Dunston, MA none
Missale (fragment)



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twelve small strips from a single folio 308 x 220 mm


twelve small strips from a single folio now pieced together under glass; eight small pieces of vellum lacking, each carrying portions of lines of the text one col. of 32 lines German littera gothica textualis formata red initials and rubrics


s. xv1 (?)
The strips of vellum were removed from the binding of a volume containing the Cornucopiae of Niccolò Perotti, printed at Basle in 1536, though not first bound until 1539. The book was acquired in 1967. Sinclair no. 248 msItem0107
20216 Sydney, NSW University of Sydney, Collection of Professor W. M. O'Neil, MA DipEd Book of Hours 15 cy./W.M.O'N.1965 E.F.
Horae (fragment)



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one folio 186 x 130 mm


one sheet mounted one col. of 16 lines English (?) littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; caps in gold on red and blue grounds with white tracery; simple marginal sprays of red flowers, green or gold leaves; fill-ins are blue and red with white tracery


s. xv1
Acquired by Sir Edward Ford OBE in 1956 and presented to the present owner in 1965.
Sinclair no. 249 msItem0108
20217 Sydney University Library MS. Additional 19
Dènombremente de Fiefs



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l34 fols Seventy-one sheets are missing between the present first and second gatherings, and possibly one or two folios after the last quire. 420 x 290 mm (12)1-6 (14)7 (12)8-11

The whole of the first gathering is badly stained by water and the text much rubbed in places; the outer edges of the first seven sheets have been stripped right back to the text. Fols 55r.-v. are blank.

Edges untrimmed, no binding, original ties still attached to a few of the gatherings.
one col. of 30 to 33 lines French lettre bourguignonne

N 8 According to M. René Robinet, the Conservateur en Chef of the Archives du Nord, in Lille, Louis de Rouvroy's Dènombrement was made 15 October 1539 (Arch. du Nord, B.3847).
de sainct leonard ou dit Raisse s. xvi1
Purchased in 1968 from Mrs M. J. Monner of Mosman Sinclair no. 250 msItem0109
20218 Ballarat, Vic Collection of A. L. Nicholson, MB, BS, DPM, MANZCP
Horae (fragment)



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one folio 174 x 122 mm


one folio mounted
a few millimetres have been lost through trimming
one col. of 15 lines French littera gothica textualis formata fill-ins in gold, blue, and red; on the recto side is a marginal panel of white and gold grounds. On the former are gold and blue whorls of acanthus leaves and on the latter, cornflowers or thistles. The other three sides of the text are bounded by three narrow bars coloured gold, red or blue, then gold. The same style of decoration is found on the verso side where it profusely adorns the text and a miniature (90 x 60mm.) depicting the Flight into Egypt, the work of a French artist of the late 15c. On the distant horizon, in the blue haze, appear the gothic spires of churches in a walled city dominated by a castle and keep. On a hill, a statue appears to be toppling from a golden pedestal. The initial D under the miniature is blue on a gold ground and carries red and blue leaf-sprays.


s. xvex
Acquired in 1958 from Messrs Maggs Bros of London Sinclair no. 251 msItem0127
20219 Ballarat, Vic Collection of A. L. Nicholson, MB, BS, DPM, MANZCP
Horae (Use of Rennes) (fragment)



vellum, modern paper: A and B



ii + 12 208 x 155 mm (6)1-2 Ar.-v., Br.-v. are blank

water stains around the outer edges and prickings in the outer margins; edges untrimmed one col. of 17 lines French littera gothica textualis formata gold KL against blue and red ground with white tracery, placed at the head of each month; rubrics are red modern scarlet leather over boards, and on the front cover is the lettering 'Fragment on Vellum from a Manuscript Book of Hours French, 15th Century'

s. xv1 the diocese of Rennes based on the feasts' and saints' names Acquired in 1960 from The Folio Society Sinclair no. 252 msItem0126
20220 Ballarat, Vic Collection of A. L. Nicholson, MB, BS, DPM, MANZCP
Horae (Use of Bourges) (fragment)



vellum



one folio 177 x 128 mm


one sheet mounted one col. of 15 lines French littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; fill-ins red and blue with white tracery and gold roundels; small initials in gold on red and blue grounds; on the recto side against a blue ground is a large initial in pale red and white tracery, the oval of the letter being gold and carrying blue and red scrollwork. The initial has gold and red marginal extensions which serve as a frame to a miniature; in the margins are gold and blue ivy-leaves on black spiral stems interspersed with blue, green, mauve, and white flowers. The miniature (65 x 60mm.) by an unknown French artist depicts the Shepherds looking heavenwards to scan the banderole with the words 'Gloria in excelso terra', held by an angel.


s. xvmed The lower margin of the recto side carries the modern pencil note 'M/15/F/102'. Acquired in 1960 from The Folio Society. Sinclair no. 253 msItem0125
20221 Ballarat, Vic Collection of A. L. Nicholson, MB, BS, DPM, MANZCP
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one folio 160 x 110 mm


one folio mounted one col. of 18 lines French lettre bourguignonne blue rubrics, initials alternately gold on blue ground, gold on red ground. On the verso side is a marginal panel of cornflowers and poppies in blue, green, red, pink, and black on a plain ground. One historiated initial (37 x 37 mm.), on the verso side also, depicts Catherine with her attributes.


s. xv2
Acquired c.1961 from The Folio Society. Sinclair no. 254 msItem0124
20222 Ballarat, Vic Collection of A. L. Nicholson, MB, BS, DPM, MANZCP
Biblia Vulgata (Habakkuk - Zephaniah) (fragment)



vellum



one folio 214 x 152 mm


one sheet mounted 2 cols each of 50 lines French littera gothica textualis rubrics red; running titles with letters alternately red and blue small caps red with blue penwork, also red and blue penwork in left-hand margins; large initial T in dark blue with white tracery, touched with gold, against a pale carmine ground.


s. xiii2 The Folio Society claims that the Bible was once owned by the Carthusian Monastery of the Val de Benediction in Ville neuve-lès-Avignon. The lower margin of the verso has the modern pencil note 'M/13/F/230'. Acquired c.1961 from The Folio Society Sinclair no. 255 msItem0123
20223 Ballarat, Vic Collection of A. L. Nicholson, MB, BS, DPM, MANZCP
Graduale? (fragment)



vellum



one historiated initial 75 x 60 mm


one historiated initial pasted on cardboard and mounted

Letter C (75 x 60 mm) depicting Christ with bifurcate beard and wearing a blue habit and a red cloak bearing gold designs. His head has a halo. His right hand is raised as if giving a blessing, while his left hand holds a simple stave with a cross-piece. He stands against a dark blue sky flecked with gold cloud. The curve of the C is carmine and green leaf has been placed at the centre and at each end of the open letter. The surrounding ground for the initial is gold. In The Folio Society Catalogue (see Bibliography below) the miniature is claimed as the work of the Milanese artist Mercati Venturino di Andrea[N9] (floruit 1466-75) who illustrated service books for the Benedictine Convent of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, near Siena, in 1472 and 1473.


s. xvex The Folio Society states that the fragment had been in the collection[10] of C. W. Dyson Perrins DCL, FSA (1864-1958). [N10] Sinclair finds no reference to the miniature in G. F. Warner, Descriptive Catalogue of the
Illuminated Manuscripts in the Library of C. W. Dyson Perrins, 2 vols, London 1920.

The Folio Society states that earlier, at least in the eighteenth century, the MS. to which it belongs had been owned by the Monastery of San Vittore in Milan.
Acquired in 1961 from The Folio Society Sinclair no. 256 msItem0122
20224 Ballarat, Vic Collection of A. L. Nicholson, MB, BS, DPM, MANZCP
Graduale? (fragment)



vellum



one historiated initial 178 x 153 mm


one historiated initial pasted on to cardboard and mounted

Letter R (178 x 153mm.) depicting the Resurrection. On high, against a background of gold with purple and grey cloud effects, is the risen Saviour, seen in his entirety. He wears a white loin-cloth; his wounds are clearly visible. A red robe is behind him. His right hand is raised in blessing, while the left holds a staff from the top of which floats a banner blazoned with a red crucifix. Beneath the figure of Christ is the tomb. In the left foreground are two Roman guards, while a third, clutching a sword, runs off to the right. They have helmets, tunics, shields and scabbards. The initial itself is purple with blue and gold adornment, the curve of the letter is capped with leaves in green, while other leaf flourishes to the letter are orange. The initial is on a gold ground. In The Folio Society sale catalogue (see Bibliography below) the miniature is said to be in the Lombard style of c.1550.


s. xvimed The Folio Society states that the miniature had earlier belonged to C. W. Dyson Perrins DCL, FSA (1864-1958).

[N11] Sinclair states: I find no reference to the miniature in G. F. Warner, Descriptive Catalogue of the Illuminated Manuscripts in the Library of C. W. Dyson Perrins, 2 vols, London 1920.
Acquired in 1961 from The Folio Society Sinclair no. 257 msItem0121
20225 Parkville, Vic Trinity College, Lepper Library R099/Ar.4
Hugo de Sancto Victore De Sacramentis Christianae Fidei (fragments)



vellum



2 folios serving as fly-leaves (front = A and back = B); both trimmed fol. A 165 x 130 mm., fol. B 165 x 143 mm


Part of the left-hand side of each sheet has been folded and pasted on to the cover, the remainder of the sheet having been trimmed to the size of the printed page. The effect, when one comes to read the verso side, is that one is deprived of a vertical strip of the text in the second column. More text has been lost with the trimming of the upper and lower edges.

Fly-leaf B is bound upside down; its text should be read before that of A.
two cols, each has lost several lines through trimming; the cols on A now have 32 lines and on B 27 lines French littera gothica textualis the rubrics are red, while the plain initials are alternatively red and green


s. xiiimed
The book in which the folios are found was presented to the Leeper Library in 1882 by G. W. Rusden;[N12] Geroge William Rusden (1819-1903), distinguished historian and educationist, cf. Aust.Enc., Vol.VII, pp.519-20. Sinclair no. 258 msItem0120
20226 as Sinclair 258? Collection of Dr R. L. Sharwood, LLm, SJD, BA
Biblia Vulgata (Liber Regum Tertius) (fragment)



vellum



one folio 214 x 152 mm


one sheet mounted 2 cols each of 56 lines French littera gothica textualis running titles with letters alternately red and blue, initials red with blue penwork, or blue with red penwork; red and blue penwork occupies the space between the columns of text


s. xiii2 The Folio Society claim that the Bible was once owned by the Carthusian Monastery of the Val de Bénédiction in Ville-neuve-lès-Avignon.
The lower margin of the verso has the note 'MS.53. [pound sign]3/3/-. F/M' in modern pencil.
'13c. French Bible 6. Folio Society 169'
Acquired c. 1961 from The Folio Society Sinclair no. 259 msItem0117
20227 as Sinclair 258? Collection of Dr R. L. Sharwood, LLm, SJD, BA
Grant



vellum



one sheet



mounted in such a way that only the text is visible





s. xivin On the verso of the mounting is the note 'MS.1111. (1) [pound sign]7'

N13 by Sinclair: I have not been able to determine the location of the property mentioned in the Grant. Newenton became Newton, Newington or Newnton in many English counties.
Acquired at an unknown date Sinclair no. 260 msItem0118
20228 as Sinclair 258? Collection of Dr R. L. Sharwood, LLm, SJD, BA
Breviarium (fragment)



vellum, paper



one folio 200 x 126 mm


one folio mounted two cols of 32 lines English littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; gold initials on blue and red grounds with white tracery; caps either gold with blue penwork or blue with red penwork


s. xiv2 among the pencil notes on the mounting are 'M/14/E/118. C. 14th English Lectionary. 1 Folio Society 59' Acquired c.1960 from The Folio Society Sinclair no. 261 msItem0119
20229 as Sinclair 258? Collection of Dr R. L. Sharwood, LLm, SJD, BA
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one folio 170 x 122 mm


trimmed in places, one folio mounted one col. of 14 lines French littera gothica textualis formata gold, blue and red fill-ins, caps alternately gold with blue penwork, blue with red penwork


s. xv1
Acquired at an unknown date from The Folio Society Sinclair no. 262 msItem0114
20230 as Sinclair 258? Collection of Dr R. L. Sharwood, LLm, SJD, BA
Psalterium (fragment)



vellum



one folio 173 x 128 mm one folio

irregular in shape, one folio mounted, left-hand side of the sheet has been repaired one col. of 19 lines Italian littera humanistica textualis formata red rubrics much faded; caps blue or gold each with pale red or pale purple penwork; Florentine style initials being gold on blue grounds and white branch-work picked out with green and red


s. xv2 in modern pencil 'M/15/I/123' 1 Folio Society 60 Acquired c.1960 from The Folio Society Sinclair no. 263 msItem0115
20231 as Sinclair 258? Collection of Dr R. L. Sharwood, LLm, SJD, BA
Horae (fragment)



vellum



one folio 192 x 132 mm




French littera hybrida red rubrics, initials and caps are gold on either red or blue grounds


s. xvi1 On the mounting are notes in modern hands:
'Cat. IV. 98 [pound sign]6' in pencil, 'Lettre Bâtarde M/15/F/508' in ink, 'Manuscript leaves in orange folder 508-511' in pencil
Acquired at an unknown date Sinclair no. 264 msItem0116
20232 Roseville, NSW Collection of the Hon. Sir John Ferguson, OBE
II Missale (fragments)



vellum



2 folios (= C and D) one employed as the back fly-leaf, the other pasted inside the cover, each with a small overlapping fold each folio is approximately 135 x 114 mm, including folded piece


The outer edges have been trimmed off.
German littera prae-gothica textualis capitals and rubrics are orange


s. xii2

Sinclair no. 247 II msItem0113
20234 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 7
II Commentary Unidentified (fragment)



vellum



3 folios, one pasted inside front cover, one is fly-leaf D and the third is pasted inside back cover. D and the pastedown on the inside back cover appear to be the remains of a bi-folio. current size fits main MS: 175 x 125 mm., trimmed on all sides, it is impossible to determine the original size,


Rust stains and worm-holes in the fly-leaves; iii v. and iv r. are palimpsests

three folios, one of which is pasted inside front cover, one is fly-leaf D and the third is pasted inside back cover. D and the pastedown on the inside back cover appear to be the remains of a bi-folio. As these sheets have been trimmed on all sides it is impossible to determine the original size. There were originally two cols to a side (ruling dry-point), each col. on each side has lost a lot of text through trimming, both horizontally and vertically. There are worm holes in each sheet, and rust stains on all colunms. The ink has now faded to a light brown.
originally two cols, now each trimmed littera gothica textualis, probably of French origin there are no caps, no underlining, no rubrics visible on the remaining fragments


s. xiv1 [repeated in Sinclair no. 172 I]

Ar. in a 15c. hand has a note only partly legible under ultra-violet '. . . Domini Nicolai[N3 The Pontificate of Nicholas IV was 1288-92] PP. IIII A.D. MCCLXXXVIII . . .'; Av. in another 15c. hand are words, legible under ultra-violet, 'S . . . Lievy m'a syet ainsy A gand';[N4 Doubtless Ghent in eastern Flanders] another 15c. hand has copied on Br. the words of the Septem Versus by Bernardus Clarevallensis: Inlumina (sic) ocullos meos ne unquam . . . (Chevalier, no.27912; Leroquais Vol.I pp.32,71ff.), and on Bv. the prayer: Onypotens (sic) senpiterne (sic) deus quy ezechie regi . . . (Leroquais, Vol. I, pp.32,45ff.). Also on Bv., but in a 16c. Italian hand are two more prayers Oratio ad uirginem (copied as verse):
Mater digna dei uenie uia luxque diei . . . (Chevalier, no.11335) and the Orationes Beati Gregorii headed Oratio ad pietatem: O domine yhesu criste adoro te in cruce . . . (Leroquais, Vol.I, pp.103ff., Vol.II, p.346). Cr. - and originally Cv. before it was treated as a palimpsest - has a list of spiritual devotions in Portuguese or Aragonese in a 15c. hand. On Cv.-Dr. a 16c. Italian hand has copied three responsories: Missus est gabriel angelus ad mariam. . . . , Aue Maria gratia plena plena dominus tecum. .., Suscipe uerbum uirgo maria quod tibi a domino... These are followed on Dr. by a prayer in another hand Contra tempestates. Omnipotens sempiterne deus qui ad substentationem populi tui singulos fructus
.The upper margin of Dv. contains scribbles in yet another hand. Av. carries a label with the words 'E libris R. A. Crouch'
R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 172 II msItem0149
20236 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 11
II Antiphonarium (fragment),




vellum



six sheets (fols 1-6) dimensions of the codex: 400 x 345 mm fols 1-6

Repairs have been made to the vellum in many corners. one col. with six or seven groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation) Italian littera gothica textualis formata, hand I fols 1-4, hand II fols 5v. - 6v. by a slightly later hand red rubrics; caps blue, with red penwork and red, with blue penwork Edges trimmed, 16c. binding of oak boards (10mm. thick) with bevelled edges; brass centre-piece and corner-pieces on the covers; two old leather straps with two pins in the front cover. Between the straps on the cover edge is a brass strip. Spine is of pigskin. Covers bear centre panel with busts, floral designs and apostles seen full length, all in blind.

s. xv under cellophane on the front cover is the title by a 16c. hand 'Liber comprehendens Kyrie Patrem defunctis cum mandatum sequentias' (sic); inside back cover are typescript notes in English about the contents; inside front cover is 'Ex libris R. A. Crouch' R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 176 II msItem0155
20237 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 11
III Antiphonarium (fragment),




vellum



two sheets (fols 7-8) dimensions of the codex: 400 x 345 mm fols 7-8

Repairs have been made to the vellum in many corners. one col. with from three to six groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation) Italian littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics Edges trimmed, 16c. binding of oak boards (10mm. thick) with bevelled edges; brass centre-piece and corner-pieces on the covers; two old leather straps with two pins in the front cover. Between the straps on the cover edge is a brass strip. Spine is of pigskin. Covers bear centre panel with busts, floral designs and apostles seen full length, all in blind.

s. xv under cellophane on the front cover is the title by a 16c. hand 'Liber comprehendens Kyrie Patrem defunctis cum mandatum sequentias' (sic); inside back cover are typescript notes in English about the contents; inside front cover is 'Ex libris R. A. Crouch' R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 176 III msItem0156
20238 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 11
IV Antiphonarium



vellum



160 sheets, (9-168) dimensions of the codex: 400 x 345 mm (9)2-4 (8)5 (7)6-7 (6)8 (4)9-10 (7)11 (5)12 (8)13 (9)14 (7)15 (10)16 (9)17-20 (6)21 (9)22 Thirty-nine sheets are missing from the original foliation: quire 2 lacks its first, quire 3, its sixth, quire 4, its seventh, quire 5, its fourth and ninth, quire 6, its second, eighth and ninth, quire 7, its first, fourth and sixth, quire 8, its first, third, fourth and fifth, quire 9, its second, third, sixth, seventh, eighth and tenth, quire 10, its first, third, fourth, eighth, ninth and tenth, quire 11 wants its eighth and ninth, quire 13, its first and last, quire 14, its first, quire 15, its first, third and fourth, quire 17, its fourth, quire 18, its tenth, quire 19, its first, quire 20, its ninth. Catchwords agree, no quire signatures or pagination, but contemporary foliation in roman numerals and then in arabic numerals by a later hand. Folio 168v. is blank.

Repairs have been made to the vellum in many corners. one col. of six groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation) Italian littera gothica textualis formata red, and blue rubrics; caps alternately red, with blue penwork, blue, with red penwork; sixteen initials (from 70 x 70 to 35 x 30mm.) in gold, blue, red, mauve, and white tracery; ten historiated initials with the same colouring, portraying Stephen (10v.), John the Evangelist (13v.), Innocents (16v.), a saint's head (22v.), Purification (26r.), Matthew (32v.), Tiburtius, Valerianus and Maximus (38r.), Paul (56r.), Lawrence (62v.), dragon (118v.). Edges trimmed, 16c. binding of oak boards (10mm. thick) with bevelled edges; brass centre-piece and corner-pieces on the covers; two old leather straps with two pins in the front cover. Between the straps on the cover edge is a brass strip. Spine is of pigskin. Covers bear centre panel with busts, floral designs and apostles seen full length, all in blind.

s. xv under cellophane on the front cover is the title by a 16c. hand 'Liber comprehendens Kyrie Patrem defunctis cum mandatum sequentias' (sic); inside back cover are typescript notes in English about the contents; inside front cover is 'Ex libris R. A. Crouch' R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944 Sinclair no. 176 IV msItem0157
20239 Ballarat Ballarat Art Gallery Ms Crouch 14
II Commentary Unidentified (fragment)



vellum



four folios: one bi-folio pasted inside the front cover and another inside the back cover;

Only one side of each folio is visible
Each pair of folios measures 260 x 180 mm., so that each sheet was originally approx. 180 x 130 mm


The text is much rubbed and stained; some legible sections two cols each of 36 lines scriptura notularis c.1300 emanating from a Dominican or Franciscan Studium in France; the writing suggests two hands, one by an old man, the other by a younger person
contemporary calf over oak boards; on the covers are blind-tooled three panels with floral sprays, three interlaced cords and St Andrew's crosses respectively, enclosing a centre rectangle in which is a cross whose arms and upright are of interlaced cords. Spine damaged. There are holes in the covers for clasps and pins.

c.1300 or s. xivin three 16c. names on Ar. include the name 'Alamuy' purchased in 1947 from Leo Baer of Paris by Col. R. A. Crouch and subsequently presented to the Gallery Sinclair no. 179 II msItem0162
20240 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *ef 091/R66L
II Antiphonarium (fragment)



paper



two folios which have lost several mm. of the outer margins, pasted inside the front and back covers, the former being a verso side, the latter a recto. Top right-hand corner of the recto sheet carries no.'176' in modern pencil. 425 x 273 mm



one col. of nine groups of four-line red staves with words (black square notation) German littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics, red initials with pen drawings of faces, other initials brown, green, and red


s. xv Br. in modern hand are notes on the nature of the volume acquired in 1901; 1r. has the stamp PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA 22 OCT. 1901 and the stock no.'140059' Sinclair no. 200 II msItem0177
20241 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *f096/Il.1, the stock no is 293260
II Antiphonarium (fragment)




vellum, paper



part of a collection of forty-nine Italian historiated initials from four different manuscripts, mounted on 19c. laid paper. One front (A) and one back fly-leaf (B).






Letter D (70 x 70mm.) with a bearded saint holding a closed book, in pink, carmine, vermilion, blue, sepia from a 14c. MS. 19c., boards covered by vellum

s. xiv Inside back cover is an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry no.678, then the note 'R.S. Ldn. IV.04' indicating the year in which the volume was purchased by Robert Carl Sticht; inside front cover is his ex-libris (includes the name of his wife Marion Oak Sticht), with the label of the next owner 'A. H. Spencer, 86 Bourke St, Melbourne'; an extract of his sale catalogue is inside back cover with the note 'A. H. Spencer 3.4.23' ; Ar. has the stamp of the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA with the same date; By. and spine have the library's shelf-mark *f096/Il.1. The stock no. is 293260. Ar. has the stamp of the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA and the date 3.4.23, acquired from A. H. Spencer, 86 Bourke St, Melbourne Sinclair no. 208 II msItem0190
20242 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *f096/Il.1, the stock no is 293260
III Antiphonarium (fragment)




vellum, paper



part of a collection of forty-nine Italian historiated initials from four different manuscripts, mounted on 19c. laid paper. One front (A) and one back fly-leaf (B).







19c., boards covered by vellum

s. xiv Inside back cover is an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry no.678, then the note 'R.S. Ldn. IV.04' indicating the year in which the volume was purchased by Robert Carl Sticht; inside front cover is his ex-libris (includes the name of his wife Marion Oak Sticht), with the label of the next owner 'A. H. Spencer, 86 Bourke St, Melbourne'; an extract of his sale catalogue is inside back cover with the note 'A. H. Spencer 3.4.23' ; Ar. has the stamp of the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA with the same date; By. and spine have the library's shelf-mark *f096/Il.1. The stock no. is 293260. Ar. has the stamp of the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA and the date 3.4.23, acquired from A. H. Spencer, 86 Bourke St, Melbourne Sinclair no. 208 III msItem0191
20243 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *f096/Il.1, the stock no is 293260
IV Unidentified Text (fragments)



vellum, paper



Forty-six leaves with letters portraying human figures in various postures

part of a collection of forty-nine Italian historiated initials from four different manuscripts, mounted on 19c. laid paper. One front (A) and one back fly-leaf (B).
30 x 25; 25 x 25; 25 x 20; 20 x 20 mm




Italian littera gothica textualis bononiensis
19c., boards covered by vellum

s. xiv Inside back cover is an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry no.678, then the note 'R.S. Ldn. IV.04' indicating the year in which the volume was purchased by Robert Carl Sticht; inside front cover is his ex-libris (includes the name of his wife Marion Oak Sticht), with the label of the next owner 'A. H. Spencer, 86 Bourke St, Melbourne'; an extract of his sale catalogue is inside back cover with the note 'A. H. Spencer 3.4.23' ; Ar. has the stamp of the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA with the same date; By. and spine have the library's shelf-mark *f096/Il.1. The stock no. is 293260. Ar. has the stamp of the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF VICTORIA and the date 3.4.23, acquired from A. H. Spencer, 86 Bourke St, Melbourne Sinclair no. 208 IV msItem0192
20244 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *096/R66L, the stock no is 294067
II Breviarium (fragment)



vellum, paper



one folio (as fly-leaf A of item Sinclair 209 I) now 275 x 210 mm


loss of text on one side and bottom by trimming,
sub-carolingian and of German Empire origin plain orange initials


s. xiiin
Br.: purchased from A. H. Spencer, 86 Bourke St., Melbourne on 1.5.23 Sinclair no. 209 II msItem0194
20245 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *096/R66, stock no.434116
II Psalterium et Horae





vellum



10-216; 207 folios; part of a four MS codex 170 x 122 mm (6)3 (4)4 (8)5-15 (7)16 (8)17-25 (4)26 (8)27-29 (2)30 (starting at third quire for the whole volume), folios 16r., 17r., 18r. are blank

Edges trimmed and gilded. The four manuscripts have been bound together since the 16c


one col. of 24 lines (Calendar 33) French littera gothica textualis style of Liege: black and red entries in Calendar; rubrics red, and occasionally blue; caps alternately red and blue; illuminated initials throughout in gold, red, blue with marginal extensions. Twenty-three historiated initials depict David playing harp (20r.), David before God (35r.), Innocents (53v.), Creation (54r.), Jonah (63v.), David playing bells (75v.) two monks singing before a lectern (86r.), David in prayer (87v.), Trinity (98r.), Doubting Thomas (121v.), Virgin and Child (131r.), Betrayal (140v.), Christ blindfolded (145v.), Flagellation (151r.), Christ bearing Cross (153v.), Crucifixion (155v.), Deposition (158r.), Three Marys (161r.), Judgement (163v.), Annunciation (183r.) Presentation (191r.), Annunciation (200v.), Coronation of the Virgin (207v.). A boy with hoop and ball figure in the margin of 20r. In the Calendar each month is provided with two lozenge-shaped miniatures in gold, blue, red, with a red, or blue roundel at the corners showing the labour of the month and the appropriate zodiacal sign. Three full-page miniatures in two compartments portraying Annunciation and Nativity (17v.), Magi and Presentation (18v.), Ascension and Pentecost (19v.). The colouring is gold, red, blue, white. The pictures are set in panels with six quatrefoil frames containing heads of saints. Blank shield at the bottom of 216v. 16c. calf over boards, gilt-tooled in Lyonese style, re-backed without lettering. The volume is enclosed in a case, also calf, by Gruel

s. xiiiex Br.-Bv. 15c. French hand is an account by Simon le Gloux of the capture of Hugues Henry in 1443 and of his death in 1444, and of the death of his wife Marguerite de Loyesme, in 1482 ; inside front cover in 16c. hands 'Remond. ex legato domini Ioannis Remondi. Lambert . . . ex legato domini nicolai lambert patris mei . . . maire et bailly' ; Bv.-Cv. carry notes in French about members of the Bégat family in the years 1537-48; the MS. was purchased at Sotheby's London on 31 July 1934 by Gabriel Wells, then later by W. H. Robinson; it was acquired from them in 1936 by the State Library with the assistance of the Felton Bequest see Ar. 'Presented to the Public Library of Victoria by Felton Bequest 1.2.1936'; inside back cover 'Don Felton Bequest [pound sign]390. 1.2.36' and shelf-mark *096/R66; inside front cover is the library's stock no.434116. acquired from W. H. Robinson with the assistance of the Felton Bequest 1.2.1936 Sinclair no. 216 II msItem0203
20246 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *096/R66, stock no.434116
III Horae (Use of Rome)




vellum



part of a four MS codex 170 x 122 mm (9)31 (6)32 (9)33 (10)34 (4)35

Edges trimmed and gilded. The four manuscripts have been bound together since the 16c


one col. of 24 lines French littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; caps gold, red, and blue; initials with similar colouring; illuminated marginal extensions with ivy-leaf sprays on nearly every folio. 16c. calf over boards, gilt-tooled in Lyonese style, re-backed without lettering. The volume is enclosed in a case, also calf, by Gruel Fiacre (in the Litany) is a saint associated more particularly with the diocese of Meaux.
s. xiv2 Br.-Bv. 15c. French hand is an account by Simon le Gloux of the capture of Hugues Henry in 1443 and of his death in 1444, and of the death of his wife Marguerite de Loyesme, in 1482 ; inside front cover in 16c. hands 'Remond. ex legato domini Ioannis Remondi. Lambert . . . ex legato domini nicolai lambert patris mei . . . maire et bailly' ; Bv.-Cv. carry notes in French about members of the Bégat family in the years 1537-48; the MS. was purchased at Sotheby's London on 31 July 1934 by Gabriel Wells, then later by W. H. Robinson; it was acquired from them in 1936 by the State Library with the assistance of the Felton Bequest see Ar. 'Presented to the Public Library of Victoria by Felton Bequest 1.2.1936'; inside back cover 'Don Felton Bequest [pound sign]390. 1.2.36' and shelf-mark *096/R66; inside front cover is the library's stock no.434116. acquired from W. H. Robinson with the assistance of the Felton Bequest 1.2.1936 Sinclair no. 216 III msItem0204
20247 Melbourne State Library of Victoria *096/R66, stock no.434116
IV Horae (fragment)



vellum



part of a four MS codex 170 x 122 mm (8)36-37

Edges trimmed and gilded. The four manuscripts have been bound together since the 16c


one col. of 21 lines French littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; caps and initials in gold, red, blue 16c. calf over boards, gilt-tooled in Lyonese style, re-backed without lettering. The volume is enclosed in a case, also calf, by Gruel


Br.-Bv. 15c. French hand is an account by Simon le Gloux of the capture of Hugues Henry in 1443 and of his death in 1444, and of the death of his wife Marguerite de Loyesme, in 1482 ; inside front cover in 16c. hands 'Remond. ex legato domini Ioannis Remondi. Lambert . . . ex legato domini nicolai lambert patris mei . . . maire et bailly' ; Bv.-Cv. carry notes in French about members of the Bégat family in the years 1537-48; the MS. was purchased at Sotheby's London on 31 July 1934 by Gabriel Wells, then later by W. H. Robinson; it was acquired from them in 1936 by the State Library with the assistance of the Felton Bequest see Ar. 'Presented to the Public Library of Victoria by Felton Bequest 1.2.1936'; inside back cover 'Don Felton Bequest [pound sign]390. 1.2.36' and shelf-mark *096/R66; inside front cover is the library's stock no.434116. acquired from W. H. Robinson with the assistance of the Felton Bequest 1.2.1936 Sinclair no. 216 IV msItem0205
20248 Perth State Library of Western Australia MS.1
II Legal Finding



vellum, paper



one sheet approx. 290 x 206 mm when stretched out


used as a cover for MS. Sinclair 231 I
much rubbed, illegible in places and wants the beginning and ending
single col. of 34 lines French littera hybrida currens



s. xv

Sinclair no. 231 II msItem0236
20249 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 18
II Epistola




vellum



one folio now measuring 215 x 155 mm


lacking several mm. of width; it has been folded in two, one half lining the inside front cover of the volume, the other half appearing as fly-leaf A and being covered with notes;

The whole document is rubbed and illegible in places
fourteen lines German littera hybrida currens



s. xv1
The volume was for a long time in the possession of Sir John Sulman,[175] whose family presented it in 1967

[N175] Architect and art patron (1849-1934), cf. Aust.Enc., Vol.VIII, pp.352-3.
Sinclair no. 148 II msItem0297
20250 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Additional 18
III Missale (fragment)



vellum



one sheet 216-220 x 154-160 mm


one sheet (=fly-leaf B) having lost several mm. of its original length and width, part being pasted inside the back cover and part acting as an endpaper. two cols of text; he original number of lines per col. is not known Two German (?) hands of late 14c. or early 15c., both employing a littera gothica textualis formata red rubrics; initials red or blue


s. xivex or xvin
The volume was for a long time in the possession of Sir John Sulman,[175] whose family presented it in 1967

[N175] Architect and art patron (1849-1934), cf. Aust.Enc., Vol.VIII, pp.352-3.
Sinclair no. 148 III msItem0298
20251 Sydney Public Library of New South Wales, Dixson Library Q3/1
II Anon. Passiones (fragments)



vellum



one sheet 305 x 230 mm


the right-hand margin trimmed off (original width was probably 280mm.) and lower margin and a few lines of text also trimmed (height was once approximately 335mm.); two cols each now of 24 lines French littera prae-gothica textualis



s. xii2 or s. xiiiin
Sir William Dixson bequeathed the MS. in 1952 Sinclair no. 35 II msItem0364
20252 Sydney Public Library of New South Wales, Dixson Library Q3/1
III. Missale (fragments)



vellum



one sheet 305 x 240 mm


both edges and part of the lower margin lost one col. of six groups of four-line red staves with words Italian (?) littera gothica textualis formata one black initial surrounded by red penwork on verso.


s. xv
Sir William Dixson bequeathed the MS. in 1952 Sinclair no. 35 III msItem0365
20253 Sydney Public Library of New South Wales, Dixson Library Q3/1
IV Breviarium (fragments)



vellum



five strips 150 x 150 mm


five strips which had been used to strengthen the old binding, and now bound in as fly-leaf F impossible to determine the original numbers of cols and lines per col Italian littera gothica textualis red rubrics; caps alternately blue, with red penwork and red, with blue penwork.


s. xivex
Sir William Dixson bequeathed the MS. in 1952 Sinclair no. 35 IV msItem0366
20254 Sydney Public Library of New South Wales, Dixson Library Q3/1
V. Unidentified Commentary (fragments)



vellum



one bi-folio 300 x 220 mm


loss of several mm. of text from the top of the sheet and from one side
A portion of one of the four cols of text has been trimmed off vertically when the bi-folio was cut to the size of the sheets in the Graduale.
each half of the bi-folio originally had two cols, each col. now has 40 lines of text Italian littera gothica textualis one plain red initial remains


s. xiii1
Sir William Dixson bequeathed the MS. in 1952 Sinclair no. 35 V msItem0367
20255 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 1
II Theological Treatise (fragment)




vellum



four sheets 386 x 270 mm



two cols each of 51-53 lines English littera hybrida



s. xv1
Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 99 II msItem0421
20256 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 1
III Commentary on Mark's Evangelium (fragment)



vellum



one sheet 386 x 270 mm


Worm-holes without loss of text two cols each of 51 lines English littera gothica textualis



s. xv1
Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 99 III msItem0422
20257 Sydney, in the University of Sydney University Library MS. Nicholson 15
II [Comentatio in Decem Libros Ethicorum Aristotelis] (fragment)



vellum, paper



2 sheets 345 x 235 mm
There is a phrase of text in a rectangle, presumably a catchword, at the bottom of Cr).

two cols each of 61 lines Italian littera hybrida red rubric; one blue initial with red penwork


s. xv1
Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924 Sinclair no. 113 II msItem0444