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[Blickling Homilies].

  • Manuscript, Book
  • English, Old (ca. 450-1100)
  • Latin
  • English
[England, between 971 and 1025]
150 leaves : parchment ; 210 x 150 mm.
Summary note:
Eighteen homilies for Sundays and Saints' days from the feast of the Annunciation to that of St. Andrew. Imperfect. Nine preliminary leaves contain a Sarum Kalendar for use at Lincoln (15th century) and sequences of the Gospels (16th century), showing that the manuscript was used in the administration of oaths to municipal officials at Lincoln.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Decoration: Penwork initials.
  • Origin: Written in England probably in the late 10th or early 11th century.
  • Foliated in pencil: xi, 139. Remnants of earlier foliation.
Binding note:
20th century. Fawn morocco, with brown inlays by M. D. Lahey, 1956, in matching case.
Homiletic texts in Old English. Calendar and gospels in Latin. Some English additions.
The names of mayors and other officials of the city of Lincoln, from 32 Edw. I to the end of the 15th century, are written throughout the manuscript; it was probably in the possession of the Corporation until the beginning of the 17th century; in 1724 it was given to William Pownall of Lincoln, who disposed of it to Sir Richard Ellys of Nocton, Lincolnshire; passed by inheritance to the Marquess of Lothian, Blickling Hall, Norfolk; his sale (Jan. 27, 1932, no. 2, facs.) to Courtland F. Bishop; his sale (Apr. 5, 1938, no. 285) to Rosenbach for John H. Scheide.
Publications about:
The Blickling homilies, the John H. Scheide library, Titusville, Pennsylvania / edited by Rudolph Willard. Copenhagen : Rosenkilde and Bagger, 1960.
De Ricci, p. 2323, no. 55
Cite as:
Scheide Library, Princeton University. M 71.
  • Sermons.
  • Manuscripts England 10th century.
  • Manuscripts England 11th century.
  • Parchment.
  • Morocco bindings (Binding) 20th century.
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