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MS.11 Extracts from the works of Peter of Blois, etc.

1. Description by M. R. James

2. Supplementary Description

1. Description by M.R. James

Haenel 13, 14.

Paper, 11.5" x 8.5", ff. 139, 33 lines to a page.

Cent. xv, well written.

On f. I: Liber Roberti Hare, 1565. 2 fo. et in thesauros.

The latter leaves rather obscured by damp at top.

Collation:

124 (wants 1) 234 324 440 516 (wants 16) 66 (wants 4-6).

Contents :

I. Selections from the Epistles of Peter of Blois   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . f. I

Hic sunt quedam electa de epistolis Petri Blesensis et non sunt epistole integre.

Inc. prologus in epistolis petri blesensis Batholonensis Archidiaconi.

Magnifico domino h. dei gratia illustri regi Anglie.

The next is

Consolacio super morte filii.

After no. 184 at f.iiiixx xv (95),

no. 185. Hic sunt aliqua electa de libro P. blesensis de amicicia

christiana et dileccione dei et proximi.

Inc. prol. Quoniam diminute sunt ueritates.

The extracts de Caritate seu dileccione dei begin on f. c.

no. 186. Hic sunt aliqua electa de libro P. Blesensis Contra perfidiam Judeorum.

quere epistolam de hoc supra que sic incipit. querela in literis tuis.  . . . . cxiii b

Propositi nostri est non intexere de sancta trinitate.

Ends f. 128: ieronimus in Ep. ad paulinum super librum geneseos

vi f. Expl. libellus contra perfidiam Judeorum.

187. Sermo de omnibus sanctis  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cxxviii

Mirabilis deus in sanctis suis in psalmo. Deus qui in se est mirabilis.

188. Innocentius IIIIus uniuersitati fratrum minorum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cxxix

Et si animarum affectantes profectus

—datum Neapoli. xi Kal. December pontificatus nostri Anno xii.

Declaracio domini pape Clementis pape iiiiti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cxxx

(To the Franciscans.)

Priuilegium Martini pape iiiiti concessum fratribus minoribus . . . . . . . . . .cxxx b

Litera directa regi Francie pro ecclesia Carnotensi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .cxxx b

Nicholaus episcopus etc. venerabilibus fratribus Archiep. Senonensi

et Ep. Autisiodorensi etc. Querelam grauem uenerabilis ecclesie

Carnotensis audiuimus.

Ends f. 134 a. Datum rome ap. s. mariam maiorem xiiii Kal. Apr.

pontificatus nostri anno secundo.

Tabula Epistolarum Petri Blesensis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cxxxiv b

In double columns.

Instructio ad prelatum qualiter debeat preesse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . f. 137

Uocauit to nobilis ecclesia Carnotensis de subdito in prelatum.

Ends f. 139 a : sermo adulatoris est longe a sacro eloquio alienus.

Explicit.

f. 139 b blank.

© N.J.R. James

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2. Supplementary Description

Author:Peter of Blois (d. 1203)
Language:Latin
Origin:England
Date:15th c., ca. 1450 - 1475
Material:Paper. Watermarks; church with cross above (fols. 1 – 81); scales, c.f. Briquet no. 2438, 2429 (fols. 82 – 139)
Physical Description:iii paper flyleaves + 139 folios + iii paper flyleaves, 288 x 204 – 220 (185 – 194 x 125) mm, 33 – 35 long lines, ruled in ink, catchwords, quire signatures (start of quire)
Rubric:Hic sunt quedam electa de epistolis Petri Blesensis et non sunt epistole integer. Incipit prologus in epistolis Petri Blesensis Bartholonensis Archidiaconi
Incipit:Magnifico viro .h. dei gratia illustri regi Anglie
2o folio:et in thesauros
Explicit:sermo adulatoris est longe a sacro eloquio alienus. Explicit
Contents:Fols. 1r – 94v, Extracts from the Letters of Peter of Blois; fols. 95r – 100r, Extracts from Peter of Blois, De amicicia Christiana; fols. 100r – 113v, Extracts from Peter of Blois, De caritate seu dileccione dei; fols. 113v – 128r, Extracts from Peter of Blois, Contra perfidiam Judeorum; fols. 128r – 129r, Peter of Blois, Sermo de omnibus sanctis; fols. 129r – 134r, Papal Letters, declarations and privileges related to the Friars Minor; fols. 134v – 136v, Table of Peter of Blois Letters; fols. 137r – 139r, Instructions to prelates, Vocavit te nobilis ecclesia (Declaration of Clement IV)
Script:Gothic bookhand (cursive)
Decoration:Red (occasionally blue) penwork initials [2 l.] for Extracts and Declarations etc, fols. 1r – 134r
Provenance:Robert Hare, (d. 1611) 1565 (fol. 1r); his bequest
Binding:20th c., (Cambridge Conservation Consortium) native dyed goatskin over paste boards; previous (19th c.) binding kept with MS
Notes:Two or more scribes. Contemporary ink foliation in Roman numerals. Briquet no. 2428, 2429 are mid-15th cent., from Luxemburg, Strasbourg, northern Germany.
Bibliography:M. R. James, Catalogue of Manuscripts in Trinity Hall (Cambridge, 1907), 13 – 14

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