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Detailed record for Royal 10 A XI

Author Gilbert of Tournai (Index Guibertus de Tornaco)
Title Sermons (f. 2); Statutes of the Church of Hereford (f. 258v)
Origin England
Date Last quarter of the 13th century or 1st half of the 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic hybrid
Decoration Initials in blue with pen-flourishing in red and blue. Paraphs in red or blue.
Dimensions in mm 235 x 160 (165 x 100)
Official foliation ff. 263 (ff. 1 and 263 are parchment flyleaves + 3 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the beginning and 4 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound on guards in 1971.
Provenance Thomas Trilleck, bishop of Rochester (1365-1372), bought from him by William Reed: inscribed ''Liber m[agistri] Wilh[elmi] Reed epi[scopi] Cicestren[sis] quem emit a ven[erabili] p[at]re d[omi]no Thoma Tryllek ep[iscop]o Roffen[si]. Oretis ig[itur] p[ro] utroq[ue]' (f. 1v). A text of the statutes of the Church of Hereford has been added at the end (ff. 258v-262): it is therefore possible that Thomas Trilleck was related to John de Trilleck, bishop of Hereford (1344-1360).
William Reed, bishop of Chichester (1369-1385), given by him to the Collegiate church of the Holy Trinity, Arundel (Sussex), founded by Richard Fitzalan, 5th Earl of Arundell, inscribed ''Liber mag[ist]ri et sac[er]dotu[m] collegii s[an]cte. Trinitatis Cicestr[ensis]. Ex dono ven[erabili] p[at]ris. Dom[ino]. Will[elm]i t[er]cii Ep[iscop]i Cicestr[ensis], qui id[e]m collegiu[m] a nobili viro d[omi]no Ric[ard]o com[ite] Arrundell' fundatu[m] ...' (f. 1v) with the pressmark 'XII volumen' and in the inventory of 1517 (see Ker 1964).
John Lumley, 1st baron Lumley (b. c.1533, d. 1609), collector and conspirator: inscribed with his name (f. 3); listed in the 1609 catalogue of his collection, no. 833 (see The Lumley Library, 1956); passed to Henry, prince of Wales.
Henry Frederick, prince of Wales (b. 1594, d. 1612), eldest child of James I: his collection became part of the Royal Library.
The Old Royal Library (the English Royal Library): in the catalogue of 1666, Royal Appendix 71 (f. 6 ) and in the 1698 catalogue of the library of St Jamesís Palace (see [Edward Bernard], Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae, 3 vols. (Oxford: Sheldonian, '1697', but 1698?), II, nos. 8085 and 8433).
Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.

Notes The scholar and friar Gilbert of Tournai (b. c 1200, d.1284) was actively involved in preaching the Crusades during the reign of Louis IX of France. There are nearly a hundred of his sermons in this manuscript, mostly for special occasions, with those at the end on the sacraments and commandments.
A further 14th-century copy of the sermons of Gilbert of Tournai is in Cambridge, Peterhouse Manuscript 200 (see M.R. James, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Peterhouse (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1899), p. 235).
Select bibliography George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and Kingís Collections, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1921), I, p. 307.

Medieval Libraries of Great Britain: A List of Surviving Books, ed. by N. R. Ker, 2nd edn, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks, 3 (London: Royal Historical Society, 1964), p. 4.

The Lumley Library: The Catalogue of 1609, ed. by Sears Jayne and Francis R. Johnson (London: British Museum, 1956), p. 111.

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