Richard Rolle, The Fire of Love, etc.
|Creator:||Rolle, Richard, of Hampole, 1290?-1349|
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Written by a single scribe in bastard Secretary script. Marginal and interlinear glosses by several hands, 16th-17th centuries.
Blue initials, 2-line, with elaborate pen-work flourishes, in red: zigzags along the margin and foliage designs in and around the body of letter. Underlining, initial strokes, and simple helical line-fillers, in red.
Binding: Fifteenth century. Original, wound sewing on seven small, double, tawed-skin supports laced into grooves on the inside of oak boards and pegged. Covered in pink, tawed skin with two strap-and-pin fastenings, flower-shaped pin bases on the lower board. Fastenings wanting and supports breaking. Original pastedowns from an antiphonal (England, 13th century) with parts of the office for Stephen at Matins and at Lauds; musical notation on 4-line red staves.
Text on front pastedown: //Adoremus regem magnum dominum qui in sanctis... de ambulatione uenit ad eum et uirga quam manu//; text on back pastedown: //peregit et iesum a dextris uirtutis dei... sacratissimum beati stephani corpus statim terre motus//.
Signature of s. xv^^2 (partially erased) on p. 151: "Richard hennage." Early modern provenance unknown. Acquired from C. A. Stonehill in 1965 as the gift of Edwin J. and Frederick W. Beinecke for the Beinecke Library.
Manuscript on parchment (thick, furry) of 1) Richard Rolle, The Fire of Love. 2) Poem added, 16th century, by Richard Hutton. 3) Richard Rolle, The Mending of Life. 4) Verse life of John of Bridlington (d. 1379). Written in a Northern dialect; numerous marginal and interlinear notes in hands of 16th-17th centuries illustrate that the text was being read for comprehension in this period. Annotations include corrections (often by one individual on comments made by another), glosses on particular words, and whole passages transcribed in the margins.
ff. 87 : parchment ; 235 x 169 (178 x 111) mm.
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