|Creator:||Rolle, Richard, of Hampole, 1290?-1349|
[between 1400 and 1450]
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Script: Articles 5-7 written by a single scribe in anglicana bookhand. Other texts by contemporary scribes in less careful bookhands, with article 4 in a less formal hand.
Flourished initials of good quality, 4- to 2-line, blue with red penwork designs incorporating leaf motifs and marginal extensions. Headings in red. Paragraph marks in blue.
Binding: Fifteenth century, England. Original, caught up sewing with very heavy thread on four tawed skin, slit straps laced from out to inside beech boards and pegged in channels which are filled with gesso (?). Green and gold, beaded endbands are sewn on cord cores laid in grooves in the outside of the boards. Spine lined with tawed skin. Covered in tawed skin, originally pink, with two fastenings, the catches on the lower board, the upper one cut in for brown leather straps. Spine covering disintegrating, thus exposing sewing. Covers much worm eaten.
Manuscript on parchment (thick) of 1) List of relics in an unidentified church of St. James, probably in Spain. 2) Indulgences for various prayers, masses, etc. when visiting the church of St. James. 3) Unidentified Middle English devotional text. 4) Unidentified prayer, probably a form of absolution related to indulgences in art. 2. 5) Ps.-Augustine, Ps.-Bernard, etc., and wrongly attributed to Richard Rolle, Speculum peccatoris, ending imperfectly. 6) Richard Rolle, De emendatione vitae. 7) Richard Rolle, Oleum effusum (final four sections of the Comment on the Canticles). 8) John of Peckham, extract from Constitutiones. 9) The Five Wiles of the Pharaoh in Middle English.
ff. iv + 104 : parchment ; 171 x 113 mm.
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