LIBRARY CATALOGUE AND INVENTORY OF THE CHURCH OF EAST DEREHAM

MS 1632
MS Short Title LIBRARY CATALOGUE AND INVENTORY OF THE CHURCH OF EAST DEREHAM, NORFOLK
Text LIBRARY CATALOGUE AND INVENTORY OF PLATE, VESTMENTS AND RELICS OF THE CHURCH OF EAST DEREHAM, NORFOLK
Description MS in Middle English on paper, East Dereham, Norfolk, mid 15th c., 2 ff., 21x14 cm, single column, (18x11 cm), 31+16 lines in a current Anglicana book script.
Binding London, 1993, cloth boards, sewn on 2 stations, by Celia Alberman.
Provenance 1. Church of St. Nicholas, East Dereham, Norfolk (ca. 1450-) ; 2. Sir Thomas Phillipps, Cheltenham, ex Ph 25750, (-1872); 3. Katharine, John, Thomas & Alan Fenwick, Cheltenham, (1872-1946); 4. Robinson Bros., London (1946-1971); 5. Sotheby's 15.6.1971:1599; 6. Alan Thomas cat. 33(1975):61; 7. Harry A. Walton Jr., White Oak Dairy Covington, Virginia (-1992); 8. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Commentary The library catalogue includes 3 "massbooks" bound in red velvet, doeskin, and deerskin, a breviary in doeskin, a Gospels with the Epistles, a processional with silver clasps, a Gradual with silver clasps, "a book called The Master Stories that the vicar has", and a glossed Psalter. The relics comprise a pyx containing St. Nicholas' rib, and a silver shoe of St. Withburga. Medieval library catalogues of parish churches are scarcely known, and only in public institutions.
Published Jeremy Griffiths: A Mid-fifteenth-century Book-list and Inventory from East Dereham, Norfolk. In: Norfolk Archaeology 42(1996), pp. 332-339. The Index of Middle English Prose. Handlist X. Irma Taavitsainen: Manuscripts in Scandinavian Collections. Cambridge, Brewer, 1994, p. 32. (Only text published.)
See also See also MS 1971, Text 3. Inventory of the possessions of the church of Gefu´ Giyorgis, received during the period of the office of Qesä Gäbäz Assäggahan, including 1 book of the funeral services, the book of hours sold, Ethiopia, 1519/1520
Place of origin Norfolk
Dates mid 15th Century

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