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Royal 3 E IX f. 1v Inscriptions
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Description: Ownership inscription of a Franciscan convent, Canterbury, reading 'Iste liber est de communitate fr[atru]m minorum Cantuarie', and a 16th-century note describing the manuscript as the first volume of a Bible in 8 volumes, and referring to the set of books, now Royal 3 E I-V, VII-VIII, reading 'In this Bible withe a glosse and Com[m]entairies are 8 volumes and / in them are contayned Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numeri, / Deuteronomie, Esaye, Jeremye, Ezachiel, Daniel, Job, Psalmi / Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Cantica, Sapientia, Ecclesiasticus, Osee, / Joel, Amos, abdias, Jonas, Micheas, Nahum, Abacuc, Sophonias, / Aggeus, Zacharye, Malachye, Machabees, Matheum, Marc, / Luke, John, Act. Apost., Epist. Ad Romanos 1, ad Cotinth. 2, ad Galat. 1,/ ad Ephes. 1, ad Philipp. 1, ad Colocess. 1, ad Thessal 2, ad Thimoth 2., /ad Titu[m] 1, ad Philemonem 1, ad Hebreos 1, Jacobi 1, Petri 2, Joh[ann]is 3, / Juda 1, Apocalipse. Mss these are bounde in redde lether prynted./ Memorandum that in an other sute of the same order bounde in white lether in / 7 volumes you maye supplye yor wante of these followinge Josue, Judic. / Esdras, Ruth, Tobias, Hester. (added) ved. 3 E I-VIII./ So you wante in bothe only the bookes of Kinges and Chronicles. / Wherefore I woulde wishe yt bothe these fortes be kepte whollye and entierely / togither, that the one maye supplie / the wante of the other.' 
Origin: France, Central (Paris) 


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