The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark B.1.33
Manuscript Title Glossed Gospel of St Matthew
Alternative Title Matthaeus Glosatus.
James Number 31
Century 13th
Physical Description Text 14 lines, gloss 33. Well written: plain initials.
Provenance Given by Whitgift (?). Most likely from Buildwas. [Ker (1964) rejected Buildwas, but Sheppard (1997) re-established the volume as from Buildwas having belonged to Master Robert Amiclas]
Religious House Buildwas, Shropshire, Cistercian Abbey
Donor Whitgift, John (1530/31?–1604), Archbishop of Canterbury, Master of Trinity
Size (cm) 24 x 18
Folio 57 ff.
Material Parchment
Language Latin
Collation a8-g8 h8? (1 only left).
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f.1 Inc. prol. Matheus ex iudea
Gloss. Hec causa matheum.
Matheus cum primo predicarat.
f.57b Ends unfinished with vii. 27, ruina eius magna
Gloss, qualibet temptatione peiores fiunt.


Ker, N. R., Medieval Libraries of Great Britain, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks 3, 2nd edn (London, 1964)

Sheppard, J. M., The Buildwas Books: Book Production, Acquisition and Use at an English Cistercian Monastery, 1165-c.1400, Oxford Bibliographical Society Publications 3rd ser. 2 (Oxford, 1997), no. 46, pp. 237-40

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