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BRUT CHRONICLEff. 1-66v: [Brut Chronicle, beginning and ending defectively and with breaks in the text as follows: f. 1r-v:] //þat þey wold al make amendis And so þey departid oute from hir fadiris chambir…a kyng þat men callid latyme and anoþer// [ff. 2-11v:] //al þe power þat he myghte him for to helpe…and how how [sic] he was slayn of a Romayne, capitulo xxxixo// [ff. 13-136v:] //to norissh and þere þey dwellid til þey becom feir knyghtis…ordeynyd hym for to pas ovir the se aȝen// [ff. 137-163v:] //long destytude and void of pepil for as much as þe kyng of Englond was beyond the se…and þere he was wele & worthly resseyvid// [ff. 164-166v:] //& men of Armys and Archers a grete meyne wentyn to þe se to chastyn þe rebellis…& wan him there grete worship & gre of þe feld// [catchword:] And in þe next
England, s. XVmed
F. W. D. Brie, ed., The Brut or the Chronicles of England. EETS os 131 and 136 (London 1906-08) 3-5, 12-33, 49-297, 299-357, 365-369; HM 113 is listed among the defective and therefore not classifiable manuscripts by Brie, Geschichte und Quellen der mittelenglischen Prosachronik, The Brute of England oder The Chronicles of England (Marburg 1905) 85. For a list of the manuscripts, see L. M. Matheson, “The Middle English Prose Brut: A Location List of the Manuscripts and Early Printed Editions,” AEB 3 (1979) 254-66, including HM 113. Parchment, f. i (modern paper) + f. ii (parchment, see below) + f. iii (modern paper) + f. iv (parchment, see below) + ff. v-vi (paper, Main, Briquet 11380, Osnabrück and Bruges 1552) + ff. 166 + ii (paper); 257 × 172 (205 × 140) mm. 18(-1, -3 through 6) 28 quire missing 3-178 188(-6 after f. 136) 19-218 228(-3 through 6). Catchwords horizontally in the lower right corner; that on f. 92v possibly in another hand. 2 columns of 35 lines ruled in red ink with a set of double lines vertically in the outer margin and with 2 lines full across the upper margin (as if for running headlines) at 14 and 20 mm. above the text frame (e.g. ff. 9v, 19v) but usually cropped; some pricking visible. Written by one person in an anglicana formata script with some secretary forms after f. 93 (due to a lapse in time?). 3-line gold initials by one person throughout the volume on white-patterned blue or maroon grounds with infilling of the other color and with sprays of green leaves and gold motifs; paragraph marks in blue with red flourishing or in gold with blue or brown flourishing; jigsaw line fillers in red and blue, or gold and blue, or blue alone; rubrics throughout. On f. v, s. XVIex, notes of events during the reign of Edward III. Scattered notes in an eighteenth century hand in upper and lower margins of text. Bound, s. XIX, in English russia; marbled endpapers. A former pastedown, f. ii, is a fragment from a large missal, England, s. XIV/XV, with the canon of the mass as in the Sarum missal, ed. F. H. Dickinson (London 1861-63) cols. 620-25; size of the fragment, 82 × 257 mm.; width of the written space, 223 mm., in 2 columns, 2-line gold initial on white-patterned particolored ground. F. iv recto and verso, a leaf from the Legenda aurea of Jacobus de Voragine, containing the end of Nereus and Achilleus, all of Pancratius and all of De festivitatibus quae occurrunt infra tempus peregrinationis as in Th. Graesse, ed. (Bratislava 1890) 338-41: //hominibus innatam uxorem viro subici…sed iuxta paschalem terminum variatur//; the script may not be English; 249 × 161 (but trimmed), and written space of 221 × 145 mm.; in 2 columns of 38 lines ruled (frame only?) in a pinkish ink; simple decorative initials, 1-line, in the ink of the text; rubric in red. Written in England in the middle of the fifteenth century. Possession notes in the volume are: s. XVI: f. 1, partially cropped, “John Wynche [?]”; f. 15v, “John norton”; s. XVII, f. 1, “N. Blundeston”; s. XVIex, f. 1, cancelled, “Sam. Oliver pr. 1 s.” Thorpe cat., 1836, n. 250 to Sir Thomas Phillipps; his MS 8857. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington privately through A. S. W. Rosenbach in 1923.
Secundo folio: [f. 1] þat þeyBibliography: De Ricci, 51.
C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
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