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Bod-Inc: M-239

Mirk, John

Liber festivalis [English].


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘The helpe and grace of almyghty god . . .’

a2v Mirk, John: Liber festivalis. Mirk's Festial, ed. Erbe. See M‑232 and M‑234.


Imprint: Westminster: Wynkyn de Worde, 1499. 4°.


Collation: a–z8 [et] [con] [rum]6.

Illustrations: Woodcuts: see BMC.


ISTC: im00623000

Hain: C 2484 (I);

Goff: Goff M‑623;


Proctor: Pr 9716 (I);

Others: Duff 317; Sheppard 7465; STC 17967 (I).

LCN: 14453557


Copy number: M-239(1)

Bound with a manuscript Book of Hours in English; see A Descriptive, Analytical, and Critical Catalogue of the Manuscripts Bequeathed unto the University of Oxford by Elias Ashmole, ed. William Henry Black (Oxford, 1845), 1053-4.

Wanting gatherings a–l, leaf p8, and all after y8. Leaf m1 mutilated.

Binding: Seventeenth-century old calf. Rebacked in 1959 by Ron Harvey; ‘R. H. 8.3.59' in pen on the rear pastedown.

Size: 195 × 140 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 180 × 117 mm.

A few notes in Welsh on m4r, n4v, x3v, and x4r. Several notes, including drafts of letters, in English: n2r, q1r (referring to ‘o r con[se] . . . in our marches of Wales).

Provenance: ‘John ap John' on m2r in a fifteenth/sixteenth century hand. ‘Edward hayre(?)' on m5r. On n2r: ‘ . . .' On o2v: ‘[ ] hynd de Ruthyn in Comitati de yoman(?) [ ] obligari Thom de Gloganoc in Comitati de [ ]'. On s3v: ‘Petrus hynd(?) est verous possessor hunc librum sibi vendicat'. On t8r: ‘T. L. est verus possessor huius | Libri vell huic libro testes per me Thomas Lewis'. On v6r: ‘Thomas ap John o[wne]s this boke god mak hym a good man amen'. ‘Mary G(?)ibbs' on x1v. On y2v: ‘Thomas Morys de Ruthyn'. Elias Ashmole (1617-1692). Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1692. Transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1860.

SHELFMARK: Ashm. 1288(2).

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