Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 535: Iohannes de Mera, Brachylogus
399 Height (mm) and 288 Width (mm)
Mary Pernham on f. 1v.
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CCCC MS 535 is a German manuscript which contains a dictionary called Brachylogus by the Dutch lexicographer, Johannes de Mera (fl. c. 1350). The dating of this manuscript is to the last quarter of the fourteenth century. At the end of the text it is noted that the Brachylogus was completed in 1354 in Mechelen. The book is decorated with many fine large coloured ornamental initials. This volume is part of the Elbing collection; a group of manuscripts which belonged to a Brigittine convent at Elbing (Elblag), near Gdansk. The collection was donated to Corpus Christi College by either Richard Pernham (1583?-1628) or his wife Mary, whose name is inscribed in many of these books.