By Montague Rhodes James
M. R. James (1862-1936) is maybe top remembered as a author of chilling ghost tales, yet he used to be a 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 lots of of his tales replicate his educational history. His descriptive catalogues of manuscripts owned through schools, cathedrals and museums are nonetheless of price to researchers this present day. This quantity describes the McClean assortment, bequeathed to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1904 by means of Frank McClean, a Victorian polymath who was once a civil engineer by way of occupation but additionally pursued clinical learn and the gathering of antiquities, together with the 201 manuscripts and 230 early revealed books now within the Fitzwilliam Museum. The ebook is illustrated with 108 plates exhibiting folios from the gathering.
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10, for 167 e read 167 b. p. 72, 11. 13 and 15, for no. 34 read no. 35. p. 76, 1. 4, dele lead. 1. 9, for xviii read 1627. p. 108, 1. 8 from bottom, for 311 read 287. p. 114, dele 1. 7. 1. 7 from bottom, for diei rearf dies. p. 133, 1. r vie). p. 136, 1. 20, for Florentine read Neapolitan. p. 148, 1. 19, read old Spanish binding. p. 149, 1. 11 from bottom, for Omfri read Onufri. p. 152, 1. 5 from bottom, for Quintins read Quintin. p. 154, 1. 15, for Montaigu read Montaign 1. 16 from bottom, for similes read sinister.
Amos in hat with curved stick looks at sheep on R. Obadiah with scroll. Jonah emerges from red fish. Micah sits under arch (turrets R. ) with scroll. These three are probably unfinished and are rubbed. Nahum seated with scroll under architecture. Habakkuk similar. Zephaniah similar, damaged. Haggai. Three quatrefoils: a bishop, a youth, a man pointing up. In the lower margin, in rough outline, a hound pursuing a deer. Zechariah. An irregular quatrefoil: a man pointing up. Malachi seated with scroll.
Prol. libri sapientiae Salomonis Liber sapientie apud hebreos nusquam. Inc. liber sapientiae Salomonis . . . Ends f. 58. Expl. lib. sap. qui dicitur Salomonis. 3. Inc. prol. Libri Iesu filii Sirach . . . Multorum nobis et magnorum. Expl. prol. Inc. cap. lib. Ecclesiastici 127 chapters in double columns divided by red line, with grotesque heads, etc. at top and bottom. Cap. 127 is Oratio Salomonis. Text begins 60 b. Headings in red capitals to the chapters. Ends 107 a. Followed by a short extract.
A Descriptive Catalogue of the McClean Collection of Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum by Montague Rhodes James