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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Parker Library, CCCC MS 5

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Collection:
Parker Medieval Manuscripts
Institution:
Corpus Christi College
Repository:
Parker Library
Settlement:
Cambridge
Country:
UK
Manuscript Identifier:
CCCC MS 5
Manuscript Title:
John of Tynemouth, Historia aurea, Part I
Origin Date:
xv
Material:
Vellum
Language:
Latin.
Dimensions:
20.1 x 14.5
Provenance:
The volume, with MS 6 and MS 7, belonged to St Alban's Abbey. On f. 1r of text, at top of col. 1, in large red letters is: Hic est liber S. Albani de libraria conuentus. At the bottom of the page in a large hand is: Uir uenerabilis dominus Willelmus Wyntresshull quondam huius Monasterii monachus inter plurima beneficia quibus honorem huius ecclesie multipliciter ampliauit. Hanc historiam que dicitur Aurea, et in partes duas diuiditur. non sine magnis sumptibus fecit conscribi: quod opus in libraria conuentus ad opus claustralium voluit remanere. Cuius donum auctorizando confirmauit reuerendus in Christo huius Monasterii pater et Abbas dominus videlicet Johannes Whethamstede sacre theologie professor predictumque librum in duobus voluminibus ut predicitur diuisum ad opus sui Conuentus pro futuris temporibus perenniter stabiliuit. Wyntreshull was among other things Almoner of the Abbey, and died perhaps about 1424. (See Horstmann, Nova Legenda Angliae, Oxford, 1901, I xlviii.)
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