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Thirty sermons on st. Mary the Virgin

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MS. Add. A. 288
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Thirty sermons on st. Mary the Virgin, in Dutch, including (fol. 96) an account of some miracles done by her: the first sermon beg. 'Hier begint een seer schoon Cappittel vander grooter goedertierentjz enn werdichz van Maria. Sinte Ambrosius seet, alzo ghenadig was Maria': the only authors' names are st. Anselm (fo1. 56v), st. Ambrose (fol. It 2) and Jan van Adorp, 'biechtuader van on sen Conuent.' (fo1. 122). 'Desen boeck heeft ghescreuen Suster Lysbeth Lenaerts ... ende is voleynt Jnt Jaer ons heeren Anno xvc lxxviij Den xven dach Junij ...'


  • Creation: written in A. D. 1578 hy L. Lenaerts


144 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Dutch; Flemish

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 288, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. A. 288

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19911


Thirty sermons on st. Mary the Virgin

Biographical / Historical

Suster Lysbeth Lenaerts (fl. 1578).

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. V, no. 29494.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from H. Grevel on Feb. 19, 1885, for £1 1s.

Physical Facet

On paper; binding, stamped leather on boards, with clasp fittings (clasps lost), contemporary Dutch work.


9 × 7 in.

Thirty sermons on st. Mary the Virgin
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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