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1. San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 35300
Description: - ff. i (contemporary parchment) + 170 - Bound, s. XV, in whittawed leather over bevelled wooden boards; 2 fore edge brass clasps catching on the back cover, the straps restored; remains of 2 paper labels on the spine, the upper one illegible, the lower "K." On the back cover, a label under horn: "V. Beda de gestis Anglorum. Idem super actus apostolorum et epistolas canonicas. 2#^o# fo. et prassini" as is common on books from Syon Abbey. Some modern restoration. - Written in England, pt. I in the middle of the fifteenth century and pt. II at the end of the thirteenth. Belonged to Robert Elyot, fellow of All Souls College and vice-provost of Eton until his death in 1499. His characteristic profile face brackets and pointing hands occur mainly in pt. II, e.g., on ff. 121v, 124v, 125 (the hands) and on ff. 150, 155v, 164v (the face); these are in the same orange-tinged red ink as some of the underscoring and marginal notes; the faces, hands, underscoring and notes, including arts. 1 and 4, also occur in black ink (e.g. ff. 134v-135); N. R. Ker, "Robert Elyot’s Books and Annotations," The Library ser. 5 vol. 30 (1975) 233-37 with plates. Given by him to the Bridgettine abbey of Syon at Isleworth, Middlesex, as attested by the note on f. i verso: "Liber domus Sancti Salvatoris de Syon ex dono magistri Roberti Elyot Anno domini 1490. Orate pro Anima eius." Identified as K.59 in the early sixteenth century catalogue of that abbey printed by M. Bateson, Catalogue of the Library of Syon Monastery, Isleworth# (Cambridge 1898) 87; see Ker, MLGB, 185, and Emden, BRUO, 638. Belonged to Augustine Styward, who wrote his name on f. 1; given by him to the library of the church of St. James in Bury St. Edmunds in the year of its foundation, 1595; on f. i verso, "Augustinus Stywarde dono debit Bibliothecae in Eccelesia D. Jacobi infra villam de Buria S. Edmundi Anno Domini 1595 Augusti 29 et Aetatis sue tricesimo sexto." Styward also owned Oxford, Bod. Lib., Bodley 130 (SC 27609), a herbarium from Bury. Regarding the Styward family, see W. Rye, Genealogist n.s. 1 (1884) 150-57 and 2 (1885) 34-42. On f. 1, s. XIX, "St. James’ Library in Bury St. Eds."; on the front pastedown a small round label, "Church Congress Exhibition, 111."; the same label on New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, MSS 287 and 417. Sold by St. James, Sotheby’s, 12 July 1971, lot 36 with facsimile of the Syon inscription on f. i verso and with a plate of the back cover. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Schenkl 4959. Chronica , 7.
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