Previously owned by members of the Heneage family, circa 1530-2013; ex libris Godfrey Clement Walker Heneage of Compton Bassett, Walker-Button Archive. Purchased from Richard A. Linenthal (Christie's London sale, 12 June 2013, lot 31) on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Fund, 2013. With: multiple entries on front and back flyleaves in Latin and English containing notes on the family history of various members of the Heneage family, 1528-1820 and undated. Also 6 pages of similar notes, laid in. With: two horoscopes on back flyleaves for Michael Heneage, 1532 March 28. Layout: single columns of 34 lines. Script: anglicana. Decoration: two full-page borders accompanied by three-line foliate initials on a gold ground (ff.1, 40); three three-sided borders (ff.32, 35, 92v), four- and five-line initials in gold on a ground of blue and red with white ornament and leafy sprays extending into the margin (ff.20v, 90v, 92v), one three-line foliate initial on a gold ground with extensions forming a two-sided border (f.81), two-line and three-line initials alternately in gold with blue penwork, or blue with red penwork, usually forming reserved leafy designs within the body of the initial and extending up and down the left margin, one- to six-line paraphs in the text and margins alternately gold with blue penwork or blue with red penwork, Binding: contemporary white doeskin over cushioned boards, sewn on six double bands; remains of two clasps including nails. Lower edge of leaves inscribed "hylton" in a contemporary hand. Center of upper board inscribed with a capital E and W-B in a nineteenth century hand.
Manuscript, on parchment, containing the complete text of Richard Rolle's De emendatione vitae. This is followed by a complitation of extracts from texts mainly by Rolle, including portions of the Incendium amoris and the Melum and a passage from the Speculum peccatoris of Pseudo-Augustine. Followed by Thomas Fishlake's Latin translation of both books of Walter Hilton's The Scale of Perfection. William Jordaen's Latin translation of Willem Ruusbroec's van den blinckenden Steen appears between Books 1 and 2 of the Hilton.
De Emendatione vitae and other works.
Devotional literature, English (Middle)--Translations into Latin Devotional literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)--Early works to 1800 Devotional literature, Latin (Medieval and modern)--Translations from English (Middle) Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library Mysticism--Catholic Church--Early works to 1800 Spiritual life--Catholic Church--Early works to 1800
Fishlake, Thomas Heneage family Hilton, Walter, -1396. Scale of perfection Jordaens, Wilhelm Rolle, Richard,--1290?-1349 Ruusbroec, Jan van, 1293-1381
Manuscripts, Medieval--England--15th century
Archives or Manuscripts
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James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection
Richard Rolle, De Emendatione vitae and other works. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Number of Pages: 333
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