|Creator:||William, of Nassington.|
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Probably from the library of the Franciscan convent at Lichfield. On deposit from the collection of Toshiyuki Takamiya, 2013-.
In Middle English, with rubrics in Latin.
Ownership inscription for the Francisan convent at Lichfield?, dated 1486.
Layout: double columns of 50-58 lines.
Script: English bookhand.
Decoration: initials in red and blue penwork.
Binding: original wooden boards, rebacked.
Manuscript, on parchment, in a single hand, containing the text of William of Nassington's poem. The Speculum vitae is followed by several other devotional texts in prose and verse, including Walter Hilton's prose commentary on Qui habitat and Bonum est; and poems on Purgatory, the evils of covetousness, a prayer to Jesus, and two dialogues, one between Christ and Man, and the second between Christ and a sinner.
84 l. : parchment ; 290 x 200 mm.
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