Anglo-Norman Poetry

Creator:
Guillaume, le Clerc, 13th cent
Herman, de Valenciennes, 12th cent
Petrus Alfonsi, 1062-1110?
Wace, ca. 1100-ca. 1175
Published/Created:
England
s. XIII/XIV [13th-14th centuries]
Physical Description:
ff. ii + 224 + ii : parchment ; 300 x 200 (253 x 170) mm.
color illustrations
Notes:
Script: Written by 6 scribes in large gothic bookhand. Scribe 1: ff. 1r-75r, 111r-130v, 153r-183v (characterized by decorative descenders in final line of text); Scribe 2: ff. 75r-97v (z with small horizontal crossbar); Scribe 3: ff. 98r-110r, 131r-152v, 189r-201v, 212v-216v (exaggerated ascenders in top line of text); Scribe 4: ff. 184r-188v; Scribe 5: second column of f. 201v (crude script); Scribe 6: ff. 202r-212r, 216v-224v (poorly formed).
4-line initials, divided blue and red (ff. 111r, 153r, 189r), with penwork in red and blue or red only. 3- and 2-line initials, red with blue penwork or vice versa (quire VI lacks flourishes on initials). Paragraph marks in red or blue; some rubrics at beginning of articles. 1-line initials stroked with yellow or red. Ink drawings in margins include King Arthur (f. 189r).
Early repairs with parchment throughout; no loss of text. Waterstains, ff. 221v-224r. Rubbing on f. 224v has caused some loss of text in col. a.
Binding: Nineteenth century. Diced red/brown calf, gold-tooled.
In Anglo-Norman and Latin.
Acquired by Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 4156). Bought from C. A. Stonehill, in 1968, by Edwin J. Beinecke for the Beinecke Library.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment (poor quality) of 1) Herman de Valenciennes, Bible. 2) Herman de Valenciennes, L'Assomption de Notre Dame. Often found, as here, following the poem on the Bible by the same author. 3) Petrus Alphonsus, Disciplina clericalis, followed by three moral precepts. 4) Poem in Anglo-Norman on Genesis. 5) Robert de Ho, Les Enseignements de Robert de Ho. 6) Extract from the romance Partenopeus de Blois. 7) Vie de saint Eustache. 8) Letter of Prester John to Emperor Manuel Comnenus, tr. into Anglo-Norman verse by Raoul d'Arundel; this is the earliest translation of the letter (ante A.D. 1100), and the only one known in French verse. 9) Guillaume le Clerc, Bestiaire. 10) Notes on the influence of the moon. 11) Le voyage du Chevalier Owen au purgatoire de saint Patrice. 12) Wace, Roman de Brut. Some 15th-century glosses, in Middle English and Latin, occur in the text.
Topics:
Anglo-Norman poetry
Bestiaries
Bible
Christian poetry, French
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Romances, Anglo-Norman
Topics:
Genesis (Anglo-Saxon poem)
Guillaume, le Clerc, 13th cent.
Henri, de Valenciennes, 1204-1261
Manuel I Comnenus, Emperor of the East, ca. 1120-1180
Prester John (Legendary character)
Language:
English
French
French, Old (842-ca.1400)
Latin
Genre:
Bible
Drawings
Hand coloring
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Rubrics
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Beinecke MS 395
Orbis Record:
9777664
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
1008714
Citation:
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 395.
Anglo-Norman Poetry. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
2002532
PID:
digcoll:3321827

Number of Pages: 460
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