The English Manuscripts of Richard Rolle

BookThe English Manuscripts of Richard Rolle

The English Manuscripts of Richard Rolle

A Descriptive Catalogue

Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies

2010

May 17th, 2010

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Richard Rolle - the Yorkshire hermit, visionary and transmitter of religious counsel - was widely recognised in the later English Middle Ages as a major spiritual author. However, this influential figure poses difficulties for scholars and remains a largely untapped literary resource. Encompassing over one hundred and twenty books, Rolle's work is central to the largely uninvestigated sacred culture of that period and provides scholars with a rich source of insight. Ralph Hanna has collected and catalogued this important body of work following detailed research of the manuscript evidence over two decades. Rolle's status makes it appropriate that he will be the only Middle English author other than Chaucer to have an author-based bibliography. The catalogue describes each of Rolle's books and includes full details of contents and codicology. The book also includes an introduction to Rolle’s work explaining its significance, examining the transmission of his writings, and providing a guide to the conventions of presentation used in the catalogue. A series of indexes provides useful additional resources.

Ralph Hanna is Professor of Palaeography at the University of Oxford, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the University of California, Riverside. He has published on medieval manuscripts, literary culture and Langland.

This will be an invaluable volume, obviously useful to those interested in its name author and his works, but also to all those engaged with later Middle English religious texts and their manuscript contexts.

Journal of the Early Book Society

Hanna’s descriptive catalogue is an invaluable source of information for those interested not only in Rolle’s English canon but also in the compilation of the medieval English manuscript book itself. The 123 examples meticulously catalogued here offer an author-based insight into the reading habits and textual tastes of the later Middle Ages thoroughly examined and researched by a master in his own field.

The Library, Vol 12, no.2

Author Information

Ralph Hanna is Professor of Palaeography (Emeritus) and Emeritus Fellow at Keble College, Oxford. He is a former Guggenheim Fellow, former Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute (Harvard University), and winner of the British Academy Sir Israel Gollancz Prize for English Language 2015. His books include Editing Medieval Texts (Liverpool University Press, 2015), Introducing English Medieval Book History: Manuscripts, their Producers and their Readers (Liverpool University Press, 2013) and Richard Rolle: Unprinted Latin Writings (Liverpool University Press, 2019).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Contents6
Acknowledgements12
Abbreviations and Abbreviated References14
Introduction Richard Rolle in English18
List of Manuscripts Described showing Rollean content40
Table of Equivalents to Ogilvie-Thomson’s Edition45
Plate Section47
1. Cambridge University Library, MS Dd.v.64 (iii) (13), fol. 22v47
2. Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson A.389 (93), fol. 95v47
3. British Library, MS Arundel 507 (45), fol. 3747
4. Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson C.285 (94), fol. 68v47
5. Bodleian Library, MS Hatton 12 (86), fol. 140v56
6. Huntington Library, MS HM 148 (107), fol. 105v56
7. Bodleian Library, MS Laud misc. 286 (88), fol. 34v56
8. Cambridge, Magdalene College, MS Pepys 2125 (4), fol. 10456
The Catalogue58
Note on Editorial Procedure59
1. Aberdeen, University Library, MS 24360
2. Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 38762
3. Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, MS *669/64663
4. Cambridge, Magdalene College, MS Pepys 212565
5. Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College, MS 8970
6. Cambridge, Trinity College, MS B.5.2571
7. Cambridge, Trinity College, MS B.14.38 (322)72
8. Cambridge, Trinity College, MS B.15.17 (353)74
9. Cambridge, Trinity College, MS B.15.42 (374)75
10. Cambridge, Trinity College, MS O.1.29 (1053)77
11. Cambridge University Library, MS Dd.iv.5478
12. Cambridge University Library, MS Dd.v.5581
13. Cambridge University Library, MS Dd.v.6482
14. Cambridge University Library, MS Ff.v.3084
15. Cambridge University Library, MS Ff.v.4085
16. Cambridge University Library, MS Ff.v.4587
17. Cambridge University Library, MS Hh.i.1289
18. Cambridge University Library, MS Ii.iv.991
19. Cambridge University Library, MS Ii.vi.4094
20. Cambridge University Library, MS Ii.vi.5595
21. Cambridge University Library, MS Ll.i.897
22. Cambridge University Library, MS Additional 304298
23. Cambridge MA, Harvard University Library, MS Richardson 36101
24. Dublin, Trinity College, MS 71 (A.2.1) + New Haven, Yale University Library, MS 1087 (olim Schøyen)102
25. Dublin, Trinity College, MS 75 (A.1.10)104
26. Dublin, Trinity College, MS 154 (A.6.12)107
27. Dublin, Trinity College, MS 155 (C.5.7)108
28. Dublin, Trinity College, MS 271 (C.2.7)110
29. Dublin, Trinity College, MS 432 (D.4.18)111
30. Durham, University Library, MS Cosin V.1.12115
31. Edinburgh, University Library, MS 93116
32. Edinburgh, University Library, MS 107 (II)118
33. Eton, Eton College Library, MS 10120
34. Hatfield (Herts.), Hatfield House, the Marquess of Salisbury, MS Cecil Papers 328121
35. Hereford, Hereford Cathedral, MS P.I.9123
36. Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral, MS 91125
37. Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral, MS 92129
38. Lincoln, Diocesan Records, Maddison Deposit, MS 2/11131
39. London, British Library, MS Additional 10046132
40. London, British Library, MS Additional 22283133
41. London, British Library, MS Additional 37049135
42. London, British Library, MS Additional 37790137
43. London, British Library, MS Additional 40769140
44. London, British Library, MS Arundel 158141
45. London, British Library, MS Arundel 507142
46. London, British Library, MS Cotton Tiberius E.vii147
47. London, British Library, MS Cotton Titus C.xix149
48. London, British Library, MS Harley 1022151
49. London, British Library, MS Harley 1706154
50. London, British Library, MS Harley 1806157
51. London, British Library, MS Harley 2406 (III)158
52. London, British Library, MS Lansdowne 455159
53. London, British Library, MS Royal 7 B.xiv161
54. London, British Library, MS Royal 18 B.xxi162
55. London, British Library, MSS Royal 18 D.i + Additional 74953163
56. London, British Library, MS Stowe 38165
57. London, Lambeth Palace Library, MS 34 + London, British Library, MS Royal 18 C.xxvi167
58. London, Lambeth Palace Library, MS 853169
59. London, Westminster School, MS 3170
60. olim Maldon (Essex), Beeleigh Abbey, Christina Foyle MS173
61. Manchester, Chetham’s Library, MS 6690174
62. Newcastle upon Tyne, Public Library, MS TH. 1678176
63. New Haven, Yale University Library, MS 324177
64. New Haven, Yale University Library, MS 331178
65. New Haven, Yale University Library, MS 360179
66. New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M 818181
67. [now vacant]181
68. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Ashmole 751182
69. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Ashmole 1393 (V–VI)186
70. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Ashmole 1524 (VI)187
71. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 110188
72. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 288190
73. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 423192
74. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 450194
75. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 467195
76. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 554196
77. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 877198
78. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 938199
79. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 953202
80. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 18204
81. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Don. c.13205
82. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 258206
83. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 302207
84. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 322209
85. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. poet. a.1213
86. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Hatton 12215
87. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 210217
88. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 286219
89. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 321221
90. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 448223
91. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 524224
92. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS e Musaeo 232227
93. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson A.389228
94. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson C.285231
95. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Tanner 1234
96. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Tanner 16235
97. Oxford, Corpus Christi College, MS 236236
98. Oxford, Magdalen College, MS lat. 52237
99. Oxford, Merton College, MS 94238
100. Oxford, University College, MS 56239
101. Oxford, University College, MS 64241
102. Oxford, University College, MS 74243
103. Oxford, University College, MS 97244
104. Paris, Bibliothèque Ste-Geneviève, MS 3390248
105. Salisbury, Cathedral Library, MS 56249
106. San Marino, Huntington Library, MS HM 127251
107. San Marino, Huntington Library, MS HM 148253
108. San Marino, Huntington Library, MS HM 502255
109. olim South Queensferry (West Lothian), Dalmeny House, the Earl of Rosebery257
110. Tokyo, Keio University Library, MS 170X@9/6 + San Marino, Huntington Library, MS HM 501159
111. Tokyo, Prof. Toshiyuki Takamiya, MS 66262
112. Uppsala, University Library, MS C.494263
113. Vatican, Biblioteca apostolica, MS Reginensis lat. 320264
114. Warminster (Wilts.), Longleat House, Marquess of Bath MS 29265
115. Warminster (Wilts.), Longleat House, Marquess of Bath MS 32269
116. Worcester, Cathedral Library, MS F.158272
117. Worcester, Cathedral Library, MS F.166273
118. Worcester, Cathedral Library, MS F.172274
119. York, Minster Library, MS XVI.I.9277
120. Cambridge, Jesus College, MS Q.G. 26 ( James MS 73)278
121. London, British Library, MS Additional 31044280
122. London, British Library, MS Harley 3913281
123. Untraced: Sotheby’s, 8 July 1974, lot 59283
Indexes286
English Works of Richard Rolle286
Associated English Texts288
Associated Latin Texts301
Associated French Texts305
Incipits of Unindexed English Prose306
Pre-Dissolution Owners309
Book-Producers315
Paper Stocks316
Manuscripts Referred to but not Described318