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English MS 83

Later Version Wycliffe Parablis of Solomon, etc., end of 14th/beginning of 15th century

Size: 98 x 66 mm. v + 149 + vii folios.

Later Wycliffite version of Proverbs, together with extracts from Ecclesiastes, the Song of Songs, the Wisdom of Solomon and Ecclesiasticus, and quotations from the Bible and the Fathers.

4-line gilded initial on a blue and pink ground on f. 5r; 3-line gilded initial on a blue and pink ground on f. 88v; numerous 2-line initials in blue ink with red penwork flourishes. There are manicules on ff. 7r, 10v, 12r, etc.

Former owners include Bertram, 4th Earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878) (Appendix no. 27A); and Henry Yates Thompson (1838-1928).

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