Imperfect: portions of manuscript mutilated with significant loss of text. Edges frayed and upper portion of most leaves stained, with loss of text. Watermarks: unidentified bull's head, small in size, buried in gutter. Script: Written primarily by a single scribe in Secretary script, with additions and corrections added in the 16th century. Binding: Nineteenth century. Brown calf, blind-tooled. Title, in gold, on spine: "Life of St. Jerome. M. S.". Remains of early place mark on f. 22.
Manuscript on paper. Includes passages from the Lay Folks' Catechism; The Virtues of the Mass; and Symon Wynter's Amplification of the Life of St. Jerome, drawn from the Legenda aurea and from the apocryphal correspondence between Sts. Cyril and Augustine, and supplemented with revelations of St. Birgitta. Also contains excerpts concerning the Virgin Mary and confession.
Winter, Simon, d. 1448 [Contributor]
Catechisms Confession--Early works to 1800 Devotional literature, English (Middle) Exempla--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Jerome,--Saint,--d. 419 or 20
Annotations Devotional literature Manuscripts
Archives or Manuscripts
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Beinecke MS 317
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Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 317. Devotional Writings. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Complete work digitized.
Number of Pages: 147
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