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New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library,  Plimpton MS 080
Description: ff. iv + 181 + i - Bound, s. XV, in deerskin over wooden boards with remains of 2 fore edge straps closing to pins on center back cover. - Given to William Porter in 1512 (note on front pastedown); George A. Plimpton (1855-1936). - De Ricci, p. 1767.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 16
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/PlimptonMS080_20
Language: Latin English Country: England Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-181v
Description: - Parchment - 203 x 141 mm - 22-27 long lines ruled in ink.
Country: EnglandCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XVmedSearchable Date Range: 1440 - 1460
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Formal gothic book hand.
Other Decoration:
Notes: Eleven leaves cut out: one after ff. 30, 71, 76, 88, two after f. 91, one after f. 95, 96, two after f. 126, one after f. 132. Refoliated February 1998.
Acknowledgments: - Dr. K. L. Scott kindly supplied the dating of this manuscript.
Number of Texts: 19

Text 1: ff. 1-30v
Author: Pseudo Bernard of Clairvaux
Title: Tractatus de interiori homine
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Multi multa sciunt et se ipsos nesciunt, alios inspiciunt et se ipsos deserunt
Notes: On ff. 29v-30v, verse: O lumen verum quo lux est facta dierum (Walther, Initia carminum12727). 
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Binding   Front cover.

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Binding   Back cover with 2 brass pins of differing design.

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Binding   Front pastedown with ownership note of William Porter, 1512 (although read by de Ricci as 1461). Note the narrow strip of tanned leather whipstitched along edge of chemise pocket.

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Binding   Back chemise pocket stained with organic pink colorant; under pastedown, evidence of 5 straight lacing paths; thongs secured with wooden pegs.

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Binding   Detail of spine, at top of book, with primary linen endband sewn over a hemp core and secondary decorative endband sewn in 2 colors of silk over multiple cores and through the primary covering; both primary and secondary covering are visible.

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Binding   Tail edge of book showing cushioned board profile, linen primary endband and fragmetns of multiple-core secondary silk endband in 2 colors; primary covering and remains of secondary covering (chemise / overcover).

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Binding   Fore edge of book with whipstitching clearly visible, attaching inner pocket to outer layer of chemise / overcovering; remnants of chemise skirts still present.

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f. 1   Particolored initial on gold ground with bar border and floral spray.

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Text 2: ff. 31-42v
Author: Anselm of Canterbury
Title: Orationes
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Contains Orationes10 (beginning defectively), 2 (divided in 2 parts), 14. 
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f. 37v   3-line gold initial at the second section of Oratio 2; catchword.

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f. 40   Quire and leaf signature, b iii, written adjacent to last text line; bottom strip of parchment cut away, carefully avoiding damage to text.

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Text 3: ff. 43-57v
Title: Devotional material
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Divided in the manuscript into as many as 9 sections, apparently not printed in the PL. 

Text 4: ff. 57v-59
Author: Augustine
Title: Confessions
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Dolor contenebratum est cor meum et quicquid aspiciebam mors erat. Et erat michi patria supplicium
Notes: Excerpt. 

Text 5: ff. 59-71v
Title: Devotional material
Language(s): Latin

Text 6: ff. 72-76v
Author: Anselm of Canterbury
Title: Proslogion
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Eia nunc homuncio fuge paululum occupaciones tuas
Notes: Prosologionpreceded on f. 72 by the defective piece of another text, seemingly also by Anselm of Canterbury. 

Text 7: ff. 77-82v
Author: Anselm of Canterbury
Title: Meditationes
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Contains Meditatio2 (beginning defectively) and Meditatio3. 

Text 8: ff. 82v-85v
Author: Anselm of Canterbury
Title: Orationes
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Domine ihesu christe redempcio mea, misericordia mea, salus mea te laudo
Notes: Contains Oratio20. 

Text 9: ff. 85v-93v
Title: Devotional material
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Divided in the manuscript into as many as 6 texts, missing some leaves; some of the texts are prayers. 

Text 10: ff. 93v-104v
Title: Prayers
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Divided in the manuscript into as many as 12 sections, mostly prayers (?). 
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ff. 96v-97   Prayer including the name John, perhaps from the exemplar, as it does not occur elsewhere in the manuscript, now somewhat erased (f. 97, lines 14-15, "exaudi me quoque miserimum peccatorem iohannem").

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Text 11: ff. 105-110
Author: Anselm of Canterbury
Title: Orationes
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Contains Oratio62. 

Text 12: ff. 110-116
Author: Anselm of Canterbury
Title: Meditationes
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Contains Meditatio11. 

Text 13: ff. 116-119v
Author: Anselm of Canterbury
Title: Orationes
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Contains Orationes65, 15. 

Text 14: ff. 119v-125v
Author: Anselm of Canterbury
Title: Meditationes
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Contains Meditatio20, and, on ff. 123v-125v another text, unidentified. 

Text 15: ff. 125v-140
Title: Prayers
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Contains 7 prayers. 

Text 16: ff. 140-144
Title: Fifteen Oes of St. Bridget
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: O ihesu christe eterna dulcedo te amancium
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ff. 141v-142   2-line blue initials; alternating red and blue 1-line initials.

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Text 17: ff. 144-154
Title: Prayers
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Divided into as many as 15 prayers. 

Text 18: ff. 154-155v
Author: Richard of Caister
Title: Prayer
Language(s): English
Incipit: Ihesu lorde that madyst me
Notes: R. H. Robbins, Index of Middle English Versen. 1727 (but with additional final stanza?). 
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f. 154  

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f. 155  

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f. 155v  

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Text 19: ff. 155v-180v; f. 181r-v blank
Title: Prayers
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Divided into as many as 19 prayers.