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The Abbey of the holy ghost and other works

Title
The Abbey of the holy ghost and other works.
Created
[England], [ca. 1400-1470]
Physical Description
17 leaves : parchment ; 165 mm x 120 mm
Language
English, Middle (1100-1500)
Notes
Script: several hands.
Decoration: Abbey of the Holy Ghost has initials in blue with red penwork.
Binding: modern full red morocco.
In Middle English.
Provenance
Ex libris Henry Huth. Ex libris Walter Wilson Greg. Ex libris H. L. Bradfer-Lawrence (MS 8). Purchased from Toshiyuki Takamiya on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2017.
Access and use
This material is open for research.
Summary
Manuscript, on vellum, in several hands, containing several Middle English devotional texts. The Abbey of the Holy Ghost is followed by The Meditation of St. Anselm; The Five Sorrows of the Virgin; and an explanation of how to say the Psalter of the Virgin. These are followed by a poem to the VIrgin ("Mari moder well [th]e bee"); a six-line political poem referring to Edward IV ("The lyon sens thre days"); and a recipe for a medicine for pestilence, in a later hand.
Format
Archives or Manuscripts
Added to Catalog
November 27, 2013
References
A handlist of western Medieval manuscripts in the Takamiya collection / Toshiyuki Takamiya, in The Medieval book: glosses from friends & colleagues of Christopher de Hamel, ed. by Richard Linenthal, James Marrow and William Noel. 't Goy-Houten: Hes & De Graff, 2010, pp. 421-437.
The Abbey of the Holy Ghost and Other Works (Takamiya MS 67). General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Cite as
The Abbey of the Holy Ghost and Other Works (Takamiya MS 67). General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Genre/Form
Manuscripts, Medieval - England - 15th century.
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