Lawrence, Kansas, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, Pryce C2:2 (with Oxford, Bodleian Library, Hatton 115)

Present Location
Collection
Shelfmark

C2:2 (with Oxford, Bodleian Library, Hatton 115)

Date
Medieval Provenance

General Information

Ker

supp 332

Gnuess/Lapidge

639

Summary

One folio from Hatton 115 after fol. 82. It contains a fragment of Ælfric's Sermo in Natale Unius Confessoris. Recto: '[...] dóm underfon be þam ðe ƿe geeornodon ær on | lífe...sƿa sƿa ge gehyrdon | [nú forþan ðe he ana is anes mannes sunu] 7 he [...]' (Assman 1889, pp. 53/88-55/120). Verso: '[...] cƿæð þæt we nyston hƿænne he cuman ƿolde. forþan...on urum tíman. elles | ƿe beoð [gehatene yfele ðeowan 7 unnytƿyrðe...]' (Assman 1889, pp. 55/120-57/150; Colgrave and Hyde 1962, pp. 69-70).

Glosses, s. xiii, by the Tremulous hand.

Digital Surrogate

Manuscript Items

Item: fol. 104

 

  • Title (B.1.5.11): Ælfric, Remaining Homilies by Ælfric: Homily for the Common of a Confessor

    Incipit(fol. 104r) dom underfon be þam ðe we gecomodon ær on life

    Explicit(fol. 104v) on urum timan elles we beoð [gehatene yfele ðeowan ond unnytwyr]ðe

    Note: Fragment

    Bibliography:

    Ker 1976, p. 125

    Colgrave and Hyde 1962, pp. 69-70

    Assmann 1889, pp. 55-57


    Object Description

    Form

    Single leaf

    Extent:

    • 214 mm mm x 157 mm mm (dimensions of all - size of leaves)
    • 190 mm mm x 98 mm mm (dimensions of all - size of written space)

    Note: Folio ruled with double bounding lines. Glue present on the recto from the binding.  


    Hand Description

    Number of Hands: 2

    Summary: One hand writes the main text. The Tremulous Hand provides glosses in Latin in the early thirteenth century.

    Hand: main text

    Scope: major

    Script: Insular script

    Ker reference: Ker supplement

    Description: An insular minuscule of the end of the s.xi2. The same hand who wrote Hatton 115, fols 1-64v, 66-139v (see Franzen 1998, pp. 44-52) and remarkably similar to BL, Faustina A. x.

    Summary of the characteristics of the hand:

    • a is Caroline in the combination æ.
    • Long s is regular initially and medially but not finally.
    • The cross-bar of ð is usually nearly horizontal and sometimes inclines slightly downwards from left to right.
    • Tall tapered ascender curving to the left.
    • descenders: tapered descenders with a serif which turns to the left, except p, which ends with a flat foot.

    Other manuscripts: BL, Faustina A. x, fols 3-101 (see also Ker 1957, p. 403).

    Date: s. xi2

    Hand: additions

    Scope: minor

    Scribe: Tremulous Scribe

    Script: English Vernacular Minuscule

    Description: Latin glosses Tremulous Hand (Colgrave and Hyde 1962, pp. 74-5).

    Date: s. xiiiex

    Decoration Description

    No decoration.

    Binding Description

    The leaf was found by John Siedzik, Curator of Manuscripts of the Spencer Library, in a copy of Kingsmill Long's translation of Barclay his Argenis (2nd ed., London: Henry Seile, 1636). The cover is dated to 'ca. 1636 x 1656' (Colgrave and Hyde 1962, p. 68). The sheet was found between the cover and a thin piece of pasteboard (Ker 1976, p. 125; Doane 1998, p. 32).


    Additional Information

    Administration Information

    Manuscript described by Orietta Da Rold with the assistance of Hollie Morgan and Johanna Green (2010; 2012) with reference to facsimiles and published scholarship.

     

    Surrogates

    Digital surrogate: http://vm133.lib.berkeley.edu:8080/xtf3/search?rmode=digscript;smode=basic;shelfmark=pryce;docsPerPage=1;startDoc=3;fullview=yes (accessed 18 July 2018)

    Doane, Alger Nicolaus, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile, Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1998), vol. 7: Anglo-Saxon Bibles and 'The Book of Cerne'

    Colgrave, Bertram and Anne Hyde, 'Two Recently Discovered Leaves from Old English Manuscripts', Speculum 37 (1962), pp. 60-78


    History

    Origin

    Originally in Bodleian Library, Hatton 115. Doane suggests Worcester as the place of production (Doane 1998, p. 31).

    Provenance: Christopher, Lord Hatton had the manuscript before 1644.

    Acquisition: The manuscript was acquired by the Bodleian Library in 1675. At some point a few leaves were removed. This sheet is one of six that were removed between fols 82-3 of the second booklet (Franzen 1998, p. 50 and Colgrave and Hyde 1962, p. 68). The book containing the sheet was acquired by the Spencer Library in 1957 from Pearson's Book Rooms, Cambridge (Collins 1976, pp. 48-9).

    Provenance

    Worcester

    Bibliography

    Assmann, Bruno, ed., Angelsächsischen Homilien und Heiligenleben, Bibliotek der angelsächsischen Prosa, 13 (Kassel: Wigand, 1889; repr. 1964)

    Colgrave, Bertram and Anne Hyde, 'Two Recently Discovered Leaves from Old English Manuscripts', Speculum 37 (1962), 60-78

    Collins, Rowland, Anglo-Saxon Vernacular Manuscripts in America, Exhibited at the Pierpoint Morgan Library, 1 April-9 May 1976 (New York: The Scheide Library; The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976), vol. 7

    Doane, Alger Nicolaus, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile, Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1998), vol. 7: Anglo-Saxon Bibles and 'The Book of Cerne'

    Franzen, Christine, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile (Tempe, AZ: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1998), vol. 6: Worcester Manuscripts

    Godden, Malcolm, ed., Ælfric's Catholic Homilies: The Second Series, EETS, SS 5 (London: Oxford University Press, 1979)

    Ker, N. R., 'A Supplementary Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon', Anglo-Saxon England, 5 (1976), 121-31, item 332

    Gneuss, Helmut, Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts: A List of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100 (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2001)