Catalogue of the Library of Syon Monastery
Type of resource
ff. 112 + 3
[ca. 1400 - 1599]
varying numbers of lines to a page
a(2) 1(10) 2(12) (7 canc.) 3(10) (+1) 4(10) 5(8) (+1) 6(10) (two canc.) 7(2) (+1) 8(8) 9(2) 10(10) (one canc.) | 11(8)-14(8) (wants 8) b(1).
ff. a-b + i-ii + 1-112 + iii + c-d
The volume was admirably edited by Miss Bateson, Cambridge 1898, at the University Press.
There are very handsome initials, principally in pen-work, to the divisions of the Catalogue: three elaborate ones are on f. 1r. On the margin of this has been a picture.A roughly painted diaper ground remains, but an oblong patch, probably of finer vellum, which must have had a figure (either a suppliant or a dead man in a coffin), is gone. Above this an early copper engraving has been pasted on the page and torn off all except a small corner.
- CCCC MS 141, dating to c. 1500, contains the catalogue of the books of the Brigittine monastery of Syon. Its text has been printed twice, by Bateson and by Gillespie and Doyle. Several of the books listed have been identified with extant manuscripts in various collections.
- Registrum bibliothece de Syon
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