A Descriptive Catalogue of the McClean Collection of by Montague Rhodes James

By Montague Rhodes James

M. R. James (1862-1936) is perhaps top remembered as a author of chilling ghost tales, yet he used to be a very good student of medieval literature and palaeography, who served either as Provost of King's university, Cambridge, and as Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and plenty of of his tales replicate his educational historical past. His descriptive catalogues of manuscripts owned by way of schools, cathedrals and museums are nonetheless of price to researchers at the present time. This quantity describes the McClean assortment, bequeathed to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1904 through Frank McClean, a Victorian polymath who used to be a civil engineer through career but additionally pursued clinical examine and the gathering of antiquities, together with the 201 manuscripts and 230 early published books now within the Fitzwilliam Museum. The e-book is illustrated with 108 plates displaying folios from the gathering.

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Divine Hand on R. Jud. Three Jews seated. ,, ,, Ruth. Elimelech above, Naomi and her sons below, journeying. 1 Reg. Hannah kneels at altar. Eli on L. 2 Reg. Man beheads the Amalekite. 3 Reg. David reclines: courtier and Abishag. 4 Reg. Ahaziah falls from tower. 1 Par. Seated figures. 24 CATALOGUE OF MANUSCRIPTS. [l2- 2 Par. Solomon kneels at altar. Esdr. Mason building; below, man with pack on yoke; at bottom, Cyrus. Nehemiah presents cup to king. Toiii reclining. Bird flies away. Esdr. ii. Decorative.

129); Cologne, early 14th century. Brigittine Psalter (f. 10); Cologne, 15th century. Psalter (f. i b ); Flemish, 13th century. „ (f. 15815); Flemish (Liege), c. 1300. „ (f. 5i b ); English, 13th century. » (f- 6s b ); „ (f. 1); English, early 15 th century. LIST OF PLATES XXIX PLATE XXXIV. XXXV. XXXVI. XXXVII. XXXVIII. XXXIX. XL. XLI. XLII. XLIII. „ XLIV. „ XLV. „ XLVI. „ XLVI I. » 47. Psalter (f. 1); English, 15th century. 49. Fragment of a Missal (f. 4 b ); Italian, 12th century. 50. Missal (f.

On the 2nd: Ardua pampinei persoluam munera Bacchi si mihi reddatur perditus iste liber Iacobus Boneuentus Iacques Bienuenu 1651 Contents: Prologues of Jerome. Frater Ambrosius. , and first leaf of Genesis gone). , Jos. gone. —2 Paral. , Esdr. , Job (2 proll. Cogor and Si aut). Psalter (Gallican). —Ecclus. (orat. Salomonis). Isa. , Nemo and Isaias in Jerusalem)—Dan. , Non idem. Temporibus ozie. Duplex apud hebreos). Amos. (Ozias. Amos propheta. ) The others have the usual prologues. 1, 2 Mace, proll.

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