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Dd. x. 22. A parchment book, in octavo, containing 159 leaves, written in the xıvth century.

The initial letters of the several books abound with grotesque figures, and the other capitals are unusually bold. Short titles have been written in the margin throughout, and notes and pointers by a later hand. The leaves at either end have suffered from damp.

•SECUNDA PARS HISTORIE AUREE.' Begins, after the list of Capitula, and the rubric 'De situ Britannie,' f. 1:

Britannia insula a quodam troiano noie Bruto dicta. Britones vero de tractu Armoricano... Compare Beda, Hist. Eccles. 1. 1, and Henr. Hunt. Hist. 1.

After the rubric ‘De inico regum Anglorum, cap. 2 begins - Adam genuit Seth...'and carries the descent to Woden. After this is a table in 7 columns of descents similar to that in Howard's edition (fol. 1601) of Florentius Wigorniensis, p. 688. Compare 'Florentii Wigorniensis ad Chronicon Appendix,' printed in Mon. Hist. Brit. 1. 627–34: and ‘Historia Nennii.' Ib. 1. 74.

This is followed by cap. 3, ‘De primo aduentu Saxonum in Anglia,' beginning :

Peractis a natiuitate dni 449 annis de Germanie populis... Then follows ‘Genealogia regum Cantuariorum. ca. 4.' which chapter and the 8 succeeding are with some omissions the same as the text printed in Mon. Hist. Brit. 1. 635–642. After which follow 'De adventu Normannorum in Angliam, cap. 13,' and 'Genealogia regum Scottorum...cap. 14;' the latter ends :

... Margareta nomine que debuit fuisse desponsata Edwardo de Carnaruan qui fuit filius et heres Edwardi primi post conquestum. Genealogia Regum Saxonum, Liber 1"' is the running title.

‘A Natiuitate xpi. Liber 2us’ is the running title to this book, and the rubric before the list of 53 capitula, of which the first is ‘De Rachboldo duce Trisonum,' and the last 'De obitu sci Vltani.'

Of‘De conquesta terre sce. Liber zus' the first chapter is ' De causa mocionis usque terram scam.' and the 74th ‘ De morte regis Henrici.'

Of 'De Ricardo rege. Liber 4us' the first chapter is ‘De reditu ducis Ricardi in Angliam et de electione eiusdem...' and the 78th, ‘De morte regis Henrici.'

Of 'De Edwardo primo post conquestum. Liber Gus' the first is. De coronacione...' and the 97th ‘De treugis inter reges francie et anglie initis.' To the truce in the latter is the date Jan'. 19, 1342.

At the end, in another and somewhat later hand, is

[M]iseracoe dia Johannes Eps Penestrinus, Guills...sce Romane ecclie cardinales. Dilcis filiis Abbi Cist’i ceterisque aliis personis ordinis cisterciensis...

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A parchment book, consisting of nearly 100 pages, written in the early part of the xvith century, containing Instructions given by Andrea Griti Doge of Venice to Vincentio Zatani Commander of the Galleys, in 1524.

1. The first set of instructions is partly in Latin and partly in Italian. They begin (p. 1):

Nos Andreas Griti Dei Gratia Dux Venetiarum etc committimus tibi nobili viro Vincentio Zatani.-qui...sis capitaneus presentium

galearum iturarum ad viagium Alexandre (sic) quas galeas... The last two sections, numbered 59 and 60, are in Italian.

2. On page 34 commences another set of Instructions in Italian, with merely the heading ‘M DXXIIII. Die 11. Junii In Rogatis.' They are divided into 102 sections, of which a table is given on pp. 75–9. Before section 10 is the date ‘Die 7. Julij 1524. In Rogatis,' and before section 11 the date is. Die xi. Julii.'

At the end, p. 74, is ‘ Data in nostro Ducali Palatio die viïj Septembr. Indictione xiin. M. D. xxiiij. Pet Grasolarius. Duc, nots.'

The title page (p. 1) has an illuminated border, at the top of which is the winged lion of S. Mark with cliffs and sea in the back ground; on either side are portraits of a bishop and a dominican monk, and at the bottom is a shield, (Party per fess argent and azure, two bendlets conterchanged), and on the ground of a landscape over which the shield is suspended are the letters V. Z

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A small folio of parchment, now of about 40 leaves, having double columns of 43 lines each on every page, written in the xvth century. It is bound up with the next two MSS.

This appears to have been formerly part of a larger volume. The first leaf is marked cxxij on the first side, and 122 on the reverse ; two leaves that contained nearly the whole of chapters 2—8 of § 1 are missing, the next leaf being numbered cxxv and 125; leaves are missing between the pages marked 133 and cxxxvi, and between 143 and cxlvi, and 146 and cxlviii, and 151 and clx.


The text is that of Julius Valerius : see the edition 'Angelo Maio, Medio-
lani, mncocxvii.' and especially Editoris Prefatio, pp. xii-xvi. (In Brit.
Mus. Grenville Liby. 9006.)
After the capitula, the MS. begins:

Egypti sapientes sati genere divino primi feruntur...
From the list on the preceding page (cxxij) there appear to have been
xlix capitula in Liber 1. but the three after xlvi are wanting, as well as the
whole of Liber II. and part of Lib. . The latter ends :

... Valedictis singulis diem clausit extremum. On p. 138 begins Liber iv.:

Extincto in ipso etatis ac victoriarum flore alexandro magno triste apud omnes tota babilone silencium fuit. On p. cli: Explicit liber unus incipit vs. The second paragraph of the latter (the third in some MSS. as in No. 154 of Caius Coll. MSS. which is of the xuth century) begins:

Eodem tempore demosthenes atheniensis orator pulsus patria...
2. On the next leaf (p. clx.)
• Alexander ad Dindimum.'
The epistola' commences :

Si hec ita sunt ut asseris o dindime soli quantum iudeo...
This is printed in Vincentius, Spec. Hist. 1. Lib. v. cc. 69–71. See also
Coxe's Catal. Cod. MSS. Coll. Corp. Chr. Oxon. LXXXII. 4.

For another MS. see Dd. viii. 22. $ 3.


Semper memor tui etenim inter dubia bellorum nostrorum pericula... And ends (p. 169):

...quamdiu seculi volvitur orbita nominis mei fama habeatur in gloria. See under Dd. vii. 22. § 3.

4. •PRIMA RECAPITULATio de eodem Alexandro et de suis.' The last words, completing p. 170, are:

...qui cum carentinis bellum habuisse et egregie vicisse narratur. Amen.


Dd. x. 25.
A quarto, on parchment, of 163 leaves.

In three different handwritings: (a) ff. 1–4, (6) ff. 5—148, (c) f. 149 to end : they are however all of the xiiith or xivth centuries. ff. 1–4 have 29 lines in a page: ff. 5–148 have 30 : and the rest 28. On f. 46 is a table of contents : and at the top the words · Liber Lanthonii juxta Gloucest.' shew that the MS. was formerly the property of Lanthony Abbey.

1. ff. 1–4. A fragment of a Treatise on some of the Offices of the Church. Begins :

...atur lectio scripsit Moyse... Ends :

... quando erit Deus omnia in omnibus. 2. ff. 5—23. Liber ISIDORI JUNIORIS DE DIFFERENCIIS.' Begins (after the preface, 'Nonnulli norunt quod iste ...'):

Inter Deum et Dominum ...

Ends :

... absque exemplo humilitatis Christi. Opp. Rom. 1802. v. pp. 77–114.


Si virtutum finis ille maximus est ... Ends :

... mundi istius nexu debemus absolvere. Opp. Col. Agr. 1616. iv. pp. 182—197.

4. ff. 56–85. • EJUSDEM DE JACOB ET VITA BEATA.' Begins:

Necessarius ad disciplinam ... Ends :

.. peremptus est morte. Ibid. 1. pp. 151–169.

5. ff. 85--114. EJUSDEM DE PARADISO.' Begins :

Et plantavit Deus ... Ends:

... metemus ea que sunt spiritualia. Ibid. 1. pp. 53–66.


Accepi per communem

Ends :

dirigat in vitam eternam. Opp. Lugd. 1539, pp. 85—94.


Quidam Christiane ac fraterne caritatis obliti ... Ends :

voluntatem Dei sentient vindicantem. Ibid. pp. 109–117.


In libris beate memorie ... Ends:

...quod habeat veritas. Ibid. pp.

118—128. 9. ff. 138-148. · Liber PROSPERI CONTRA OBTRECTATORES SANCTI AUGUSTINI,' Begins :

Doctrinam quam sancte memorie ... Ends:

. duo ista permiscet. Ibid. pp. 95–109.

10. ff. 149–152. LIBER DE x Plagis EGYPTI.'

A Homily containing a comparison of the ten plagues with the ten commandments. Begins:

Non sine causa, fratres dilectissimi ... Ends:

.. pervenire illesi prestante domino, &c. 11. ff. 152--155. • De PONDERIBUS ET MENSURIS.' Begins :

Ponderum ac mensurarum ...

... onus Cameli efficiunt.
12. ff. 155–163. • JERONIMUS DE MEMBRIS DOMINI.'

A treatise on the anthropomorphic language of scripture, to which are appended brief notes upon the end of the world. Begins :

Omnipotens Deus, Pater et Filius et Spiritus Sanctus... Ends :

... ipsa dies judicii.

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