The James Catalogue Of Western Manuscripts



R.4.11


  • Shelfmark: R.4.11
  • Manuscript Title: Gervasii Chronica
  • Alternative Title:   Chronicle, Gervase of Canterbury
  • James Number: 644  View Printed Catalogue Entry
  • Date: Cent. xiv.
  • Physical Description: Double columns of 38 lines. The hand is "either late xiiith or an attempt made in the xivth to reproduce the writing of the xiiith" (Stubbs), well written.
  • Provenance: From Christ Church, Canterbury

    Given by Whitgift.

  • Religious House:   Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine Cathedral Priory (Christ Church)
  • Donor: Whitgift, John (1530/31?–1604), archbishop of Canterbury, master of Trinity
  • Size (cm): 30 x 20
  • Support: Vellum
  • Language: Latin
  • Century: 14th century
  • Folio: 184 ff.
  • Collation:  *4 (wants 1, 2 stuck to cover) | 18-238 (8 stuck to cover).
  • Second Folio:    opus tutum
  • IIIF Manifest URL:     https://mss-cat.trin.cam.ac.uk/manuscripts/R.4.11.json
  • Online Since:     09/06/2017
  • At the top of f.1 in red capitals is:
    + CRONICA GERUASII PARS PRIMA 1. f.1 Inc tractatus de combustione et reparacione cantuariensis ecclesie
    Anno gratie uerbi dei.
    Printed in the Rolls Series by Dr Stubbs (I.1)
    See his preface vol. I, p. li.
    2. Imaginatio Geruasii quasi contra monachos Cant. ecclesie.
    f.16 Nuntii sumus uenerande pater
    and similar documents, of which the last is
    Imaginatio cause quasi pro abbate.
    Licet ad uestram pater serenissime
    -in modico paruitas enitescat.
    Rolls ed. I. 29.
    3. f.51 Ingressus ad prologum operis sequentis (p.84)
    Tria sunt karissime frater
    potius deflenda est quam scribenda.
    f.52 Inc. prologus in cronicam geruasii
    Sanctorum uero orthodoxorum
    -aduersa plurima sunt dicenda.
    f.55 Cronica Gesuasii (p.91)
    Anno igitur gratie secundum dionisium m.c.
    Ending f.365
    et ut predictum est sicut primus liber in obitu regis Ricardi finem sortitus est sic secundus a initio regni regis Iohannis cum euentibus sumet initium.
    Finito libro reddatur gratia christo. Amen.

 

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