Instructions to his son

Information About This Item

Creator

Peter Idley

Title

Instructions to his son

Date

1490 - 1510

Description

Contents: H. G. Jones, "Peter Idley's Instructions to his son," Neuphilologische Mitteilungen74 (1973) 686-689.
Provenance: John Bagford (1650s-1716) to St. Martin-in-the-Fields; sale 1861 to Sir Thomas Phillipps, n.15758; his sale 22 May, 1913, lot 742; Sir Sydney Cockerell (1867-1962) sale Sotheby's 3 April, 1957; William Salloch (Ossining NY) Cat. 258 (1968) to U. Missouri.
Script: Cursive
Notes: Identifying this as a missing leaf from the Pepys ms in Cambridge, Magdalen College; see M. R. James, pt. 3 of Bibliotheca Pepysiana(1923) 67-69; Frag 177v Verses 2486-2511: actually the recto of the leaf; Frag 177r Verses 2514-2539: actually the verso of the leaf.
Decorations: Large "N" with a four-leaf flower inside and large foliage décor extending vertically into left margin

Identifier

Fragmenta Manuscripta 177

Source

http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/FragmentaManuscripta177_45

Relation

M. McC. Gatch, "Fragmenta Manuscripta and Varia at Missouri and Cambridge," Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society9 (1990) 434-75. J. Boffey and A. S. G. Edwards, New Index of Middle English Verse(London 2005) n. 1540.

Format

Paper - 161 x 208 mm - One column with 3 seven-line stanzas plus 5 lines of a fourth stanza visible, neither bounding lines nor ruling visible

Language

English

Type

manuscript fragment

Coverage

England