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English poetry and prose, 15th century

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MS. Laud Misc. 416

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  1. Peter Idley, Instructions to his Son (bk. ii)
  2. Cursor Mundi
  3. Vegetius, De re militari (English translation by John Walton)
  4. John Lydgate, Siege of Thebes
  5. Ps.-Aristotle, Secreta secretorum (English tr. by John Lydgate and Benedict Burgh)
  6. Geoffrey Chaucer , The Parliament of Fowls

Dates

  • 15th century

Extent

289 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Laud Misc. 416

Arrangement

Originally arranged and housed in 1641 at the Bodleian in Duke Humfrey’s Library, Selden End, compartment as ‘K 53’, see Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, p. 14

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 1479

Henry O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars secunda codices Latinos et Miscellaneous Laudianos complectens (Oxford, 1885, reprinted in 1973, with numerous corrections and additions, and an historical introduction by R.W. Hunt), Misc. no. 416

Custodial History

Owned by 'syster Ann Colville'? Manuscript 2059 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

15th century boards, resewn and recovered

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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