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This list comprises the Middle English manuscripts placed on deposit by Prof. Toshiyuki Takamiya at Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  Detailed descriptions of the works can be found in  The Medieval Book: Glosses from Friends & Colleagues of Christopher De Hamel, edited by James H. Marrow, Richard A. Linenthal, & William Noel, Houten: Hes and De Graaf Publishers, 2010, pp. 421-440.

The books can be seen at the Beinecke Library Rare Books Reading Room.

THE TAKAMIYA COLLECTION OF MIDDLE ENGLISH MANUSCRIPTS ON DEPOSIT AT THE BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY

 

MS 3.  Walter Hilton, The Scale of Perfection and Of Angels’ Song, in Middle English prose.  Probably East Berkshire, early 15th century.

MS 4.  Nicholas Love, The Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ, in Middle English prose; and poems in Middle English.  Northern England, c.1450.

MS 6.  John Hardyng, Chronicles of England (second version), in Middle English verse.  England, after 1464.

MS 8.  Nicholas Love, The Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ, in Middle English prose.  Yorkshire (?), c.1410

MS 9.  Geoffrey Chaucer, A Treatise on the Astrolabe, Middle English prose, c.1450.

MS 12.  Brut Chronicle, in Middle English prose.  England, 15th century.

MS 15.  William of Nassington (?), Speculum vitae, in Middle English verse, and other works.  Northern England, c.1425.

MS 16.  Edward Plantagenet, Second Duke of York, The Master of Game, in Middle English prose.  England,  2nd or 3rd quarter of 15th century.

MS 17.  Richard de Caistre’s hymn Ihesu lord that madyste me, and John Lydgate, Fifteen Joys of Our Lady, both in Middle English verse.  England,  mid-15th century.

MS 18.  Brut Chronicle, in Middle English prose.  Norfolk (?), c.1437–1450 (or possibly later).

MS 19.  Edward Plantagenet, Second Duke of York, The Master of Game, in Middle English prose.  England, 1st quarter of 15th century.

MS 20. Nicholas Love, The Mirror of the Blessed Life of Christ, in Middle English prose.  England, mid-15th century.

MS 22.  Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales.  England, perhaps East Midlands, c. 1460–1490.

The Sion College Chaucer.

 

MS 23.  William Langland, Piers Plowman, B version, in Middle English alliterative verse.  England, c.1550.

MS 24.  Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, in Middle English verse.  England, probably London, 1440 – 60. 

The Devonshire Chaucer.

MS 28.  Wycliffite Bible, St. Matthew’s Gospel, and the Acts of the Apostles (Early Version), in Middle English prose.  England, c.1400

MS 29.   Brut Chronicle, in Middle English prose.  England,  c.1420 – 50.

MS 30.  John Lydgate, The Fall of Princes, in Middle English verse, mid-15th century.

MS 31.  Wycliffite Bible, New Testament, in Middle English prose.  England, c. 1400.

MS 32.  Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, and other works in Middle English verse.  England, 2nd quarter of 15th century.

The Delamere Chaucer.

MS 33.  John Lydgate and Benedict Burgh, Secretum Secretorum, and other works, primarily in Middle English verse and prose.  England,  late 15th century.

MS 35.  Chronicle of the Kings of England, in Latin and Middle English verse.  England, c.1275 and c.1435.

MSS 36 and 53.  Old Testament Chronicle and Genealogy of Christ, in Middle English prose.  England, 1st half of 15th century.

MS 38.  Johannes de Caritate, The Privyté of Privyteis, in Middle English prose, together with another, unidentified Middle English astrological prose text.  England, c. 1484.

MS 39.  The Wyse Boke of Fylosophy and Astronomy, with other astronomical texts in Middle English prose.  England,  c.1500

MS 40.  John Lydgate, The Fall of Princes, in Middle English verse.  England, c. 1465 – 75.         

MS 45 (part of).  Gilte Legende, in Middle English prose.  England, mid-15th century.

MS 46.  Herbal in Middle English prose and verse.  South Lincolnshire, 1st quarter of 15th century.

MS 51.  Robin Hood, fragment of a ballad, in Middle English verse.  England, mid-15th century.

MS 52.  Chronicle of the Kings of England, in Middle English verse.  England, 2nd half of 15th century.

MS 54.  South English Legendary, in Middle English verse.  England, c. 1400–1450.

MS 56.  Prayer roll, in Middle English and Latin, partly in verse.  England, possibly Tewkesbury, c.1435–1450.

MS 59.  Guy de Chauliac, The Inventory of Chirurgy, in Middle English prose.  England,  c. 1450.          

MS 60.  Bernard of Gordon, De prognosticis, in Middle English prose.  England, 1st quarter of 15th century.

MS 61.  Medical and Alchemical Miscellany, Middle English, Latin and Norman French, in verse and prose.  English,  mid-15th century, with additions up to about 1570.

MS 63.  Nicholas Love, The Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ, in Middle English prose.   England, c.1450.

MS 64.  John Mandeville, Travels, in Middle English prose.  England, early 15th century.

MS 65.  The Abbey of the Holy Ghost, and other devotional texts, in Middle English prose and verse.  England,  c.1400–1470.

MS 66.  Richard Rolle, Emendatio vitae, Ego dormio, The Commandment, Form of Living, and Walter Hilton, Mixed Life, all in Middle English prose.  Norfolk, 2nd quarter of 15th century.

MS 67.  Brut Chronicle, in Middle English prose.  England,  c. 1450.

MS 78.  John Lydgate, The Fall of Princes, in Middle English verse.  England,  c.1440.

MS 79.  John Lydgate, The Fall of Princes, in Middle English verse.  England,  c.1450–1475.

MS 94.  Verse and prose in Middle English and Latin.  England,  3rd quarter of 15th century.

MS 95.  Planetary calendar, in Middle English prose.  England, perhaps London, c.1450.   

MS 96.  Speculum Christiani, in Middle English verse and prose, and Latin prose.  England,  early15th century.

MS 97.  Mirour of Mans Salvacioune, in Middle English verse.  England, mid-15th century.

MS 98.  John Gower, Confessio Amantis, in Middle English verse.  London, c. 1393.

MS 100.  Book of Hours, Use of Sarum, in Latin and Middle English. London, c. 1410 – 15.

MS 112  Prayer roll, in Latin and Middle English verse.  England, c. 1430.

MS 113  Wycliffite Lectionary, in Middle English prose.  England, early 15th century.

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