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"Vita St. Dewi" colophon identifies the scribe as "Gulielmus Farrarus pbr."
"P: Legh" written on blank verso preceding the "Table."
Binding: Contemporary decorated calf, spine full-gilt, remains of label on spine.
Manuscript on paper in good secretary hand containing saints' lives and related material, including a saints' days calendar and several prayers and hymns in Welsh. Opening with a selection of Welsh lives headed "Buchedh y Seintiau", the volume includes "Vita St. Dewi, archiepiscopi, authore Ricemarcho" (Rhygyfarch); "Vita St. Albani ex lingua Anglica in Latinam translata, per Gulielmum Albanensem Monachum, qui claruit Anno 1170"; and several other lives in Latin and English.
The most extensive text in the volume is a lengthy English translation of Robert of Shrewsbury's life of St. Winifred, attributed to "Mr. Edward Morgan of Bechfield, a supposed catholique Prieste", who may well have been the Rev. Edward Morgan executed at Tyburn in 1642.
A selection of extracts from John Wilson's English Martyrologe (1608) concludes with "Certayne Additions in the late Englishe Martyrs, which came to the Authors knowledge after the printing of the former catalogue."
1 v. (ca. 260 p., with blanks) ; 29 x 19 cm.
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