By Montague Rhodes James
M. R. James (1862-1936) is perhaps most sensible remembered as a author of chilling ghost tales, yet he used to be an exceptional student of medieval literature and palaeography, who served either as Provost of King's collage, Cambridge, and as Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and lots of of his tales mirror his educational historical past. His particular descriptive catalogues of manuscripts owned by way of schools, cathedrals and museums are nonetheless of price to students this present day. James' catalogue of the manuscript holdings of Pembroke collage was once first released in 1905. Now reissued, it will likely be welcomed through librarians and researchers alike.
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Xii, in a fine bold hand. Cent. 14 CATALOGUE OF MANUSCRIPTS. [l6- Old binding, flat boards and back, strap and pin fastening, broken. Chainmark at bottom of first cover. Along the back in Lombardic capitals, G. 8 OMELIE GREGORII SVPER (EVAN)GE... From Bury. On f. I of text: Omelie gregorii de armario claustri monachorum S. edmundi G. 8. Collation: a4 (i stuck to cover, 2 gone): I8 (gap after quire 4)~98 (wants 3) io 8 (gap before 15)—158 166. C. inc. Epistola S. Gregorii Pape ad Secundinum Ep. (Tau)rominitanum: in green, brown and red capitals .
1-5, 7-12, 15-81, 83-85, 87 -92, 94-102, 104-109, i n , 113-115, 118 XXXIX IX. N O T E S ON FRAGMENTS. Two fragments both apparently taken out of no. 25 (Sermons). I. Vellum, 12§ x 8-f, ff. 8 (one quire of 8 leaves), double columns of 44 lines. Cent. xiii, very well written. 1. At top of f. 1 in a hand like that of Henry de Kirkstede which appears in several Bury M S S . : hie est finis illius notabilis summe que uocatur verbum abbreuiatum que quidem continet Cli capitula. It is rather more than half a column and ends immensum et inexplicable.
Th. Anlaby. F. W mi . Rowell tract, de principiis rerum naturalium cum aliis. Bonaventura super 4 Sent. . . . Gawin Blenkensop. Notingham super Evang. etc. . . . Sermones Dominicales. ) Stukely. ) Th. Wright. Textus Ethic. Metaphys. Polit. Rhetor, etc Ric. Greene. 32. Rich. Cockeram. 33. J. Cambirton. Have no books marked as MSS. Jo. ffirbye. Pastorale Greg, et Dieta salutis Lincoln, de lingua. T. Rotheram. Epp. Cypriani T. Hill. Petrarchae Africa etc. This ends the medieval period. In the subsequent part of the Register I note the following gifts of manuscripts.