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The Resource The Rawlinson Collection, Bodleian Library, Oxford, S.J. Ogilvie-Thomson

The Rawlinson Collection, Bodleian Library, Oxford, S.J. Ogilvie-Thomson

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The Rawlinson Collection, Bodleian Library, Oxford
Title
The Rawlinson Collection, Bodleian Library, Oxford
Statement of responsibility
S.J. Ogilvie-Thomson
Creator
Compiler
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1755 Richard Rawlinson bequeathed his vast collection of books and manuscripts to the Bodleian Library. The manuscripts alone numbered over 5,000, and the 167 of these which contain Middle English prose are indexed in this Handlist. They cover almost every genre in the field. Scriptural and devotional writing is represented by copies of the New Testament, three different works by Rolle and three by Hilton, Love's Mirror, a Primer, Sacerdos Parochialis, The Chastising of God's Children, The Mirror of Our Lady, The Mirror to Lewd Men and Women, excerpts from the works of St Catherine of Siena and St Bridget of Sweden, Mirk's Festial, other sermons, Wycliffite treatises, the only English copy known of William Thorpe's Testimony, prayers, several copies of Pore Caitiff, and more. Secular and political writing includes versions of Mandeville's Travels, John Fortescue's On the Governance of England, translations of two works by Alain Chartier, and The English Conquest of Ireland. There is a rich selection of historical prose, with ten Bruts in whole or part, royal genealogies, accounts of royal weddings and of the coronation of Richard II, descriptions of court etiquette, the deposition of Richard II, the challenge for the English throne of Henry IV and his speech of acceptance. Scientific and utilitarian prose is illustrated by Chaucer's Astrolabe, grammatical treatises, alchemical writings by Lull and Ripley, medical treatises, especially urologies, and, in a lighter vein, extracts from the J.B. Treatise on hunting and country life, as well as separate works on hawking, angling and gardening. The abundance of recipes, medical, culinary and veterinary, singly and in collection, have been treated in this handlist in particular detail."--
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Ogilvie-Thomson, S. J
Dewey number
016.828108
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • Z6605.E5
  • PR281
  • Z6605.E5
LC item number
  • I53 1984 v.23
  • .I52x vol. 23
  • O455 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Series statement
The index of Middle English Prose
Series volume
handlist XXIII
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rawlinson, Richard
  • Bodleian Library
  • Manuscripts, English (Middle)
  • English prose literature
  • Rawlinson, Richard
  • Bodleian Library
  • English prose literature
  • English prose literature
  • Libraries
  • Manuscripts, English (Middle)
  • England
Label
The Rawlinson Collection, Bodleian Library, Oxford, S.J. Ogilvie-Thomson
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
975367590
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xl, 367 pages
Isbn
9781843844778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)975367590
Label
The Rawlinson Collection, Bodleian Library, Oxford, S.J. Ogilvie-Thomson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
975367590
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xl, 367 pages
Isbn
9781843844778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)975367590

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