File Brogyntyn MS II.2 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Seneschaucy, legal and vaticinatory texts

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Brogyntyn MS II.2 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

Title

Seneschaucy, legal and vaticinatory texts

Date(s)

  • [14 cent., first ½], [15 cent., first ½] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

i, 24 ff. : Parchment ; Section i (ff. 1-18): 285 x 210 mm. (written space 240-250 x 170 mm.); Section ii (ff. 19-24): 285 x 195-200 mm. (written space 210-220 x c. 155 mm.).

Bound in pasteboard with a papered spine, [19 cent.]; 'De legibus', 'De Vaticiniis Sibyllinis', 'MS. Vellum, no. 15', and 'Porki[ngton] Libr[ary]' written along the spine.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

'Hugh Griffith', [late 16 cent. x early 17 cent.] (f. 24, erased). Section i probably to be identified with MS 29 in Thomas Phillipps's original catalogue of 1837; it is MS 15 in the revision of Thomas Philipps's catalogue (Brogyntyn MS I.23 and NLW MS 1197A); omitted in the Second Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts (London, 1874).

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Scope and content

A composite volume in two sections, the first, [15 cent., first ¼ (after 1401)] (ff. 1-18), containing the Anglo-Norman treatise on Seneschaucy (ff. 4-7), Walter of Henley's treatise on husbandry in Anglo-Norman (ff. 7-10), and various legal texts (ff. 1-4, 10-18 verso); the second, [14 cent, first ½], a defective copy of an unidentified Latin text on vaticination (ff. 19-24). The two sections were probably not bound together until after 1837.
Section i is written by a single hand, in anglicana, in uniform script in pale ink, apart from f. 18 verso, which was evidently filled later by the same hand. Section ii is written in anglicana by a single hand of the first half of the fourteenth century, in brown ink. There is no rubrication. The scribe exaggerates ascenders in top lines and decorates them with profile heads. There are six stabmarks in the inner margin.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Item: 1.1 Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS II.2). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 6028461. Date: 20030207. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS II.2) : Paper broken and brittle, some missing. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.2 Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS II.2). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 6028461. Date: 20031021. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: G. Edwards. Status: Manuscript Volume (Brogyntyn MS II.2) : Volume rebacked. Institution: WlAbNL.

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Conditions governing access

Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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Language and script notes

Anglo-Norman, Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

One or more leaves missing at the beginning; f. 19 damaged; outer half of f. 24 cut away after end of text at foot of first column.

Finding aids

A detailed list of the contents is available at http://www.llgc.org.uk/catpdf/brogii2.pdf

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Note

Title based on contents.

Note

Formerly Porkington MS 15.

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Secundo folio: Cum autem aliquod.

Note

Section i: Frame ruling in plummet. 38-47 long lines. A single quire of eighteen leaves in which 13-14 are an inserted bifolium. The leaf or leaves which preceded f. 1 must have been lost early, to judge by the soiled state of f. 1 and f. 18 verso.

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Section ii: Ruled in plummet. Two columns, 31 lines. A quire of six, probably the six central leaves of what was once a larger quire. No signatures or catchword.

Note

[Section i probably produced in Hampshire; Section ii produced in England or Wales.]

Note

Preferred citation: Brogyntyn MS II.2 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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vtls006028461

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO BROGYNTYN MS II.2.
  • Text: Brogyntyn MS II.2 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $q - One or more leaves missing at the beginning; f. 19 damaged; outer half of f. 24 cut away after end of text at foot of first column; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..