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Beda, De gestis Anglorum, etc. — Syon, Middlesex. Bridgettine abbey of St Saviour, St Mary the Virgin, and St Bridget.


Provenance: Syon, Middlesex. Bridgettine abbey of St Saviour, St Mary the Virgin, and St Bridget.
Location: Huntington Library, San Marino (CA, USA)
Shelfmark: HM 35300 (formerly Bury St Edmunds Cathedral, 1)
Author/Title: Beda, De gestis Anglorum, etc.
Type of evidence: bi: evidence from binding or pastedowns and from an inscription of ownership
  • Evidence:
  • Binding characteristic of Syon Abbey
  • Evidence:
  • Ownership inscription
  • Evidence:
  • Ownership inscription
Notes on evidence:

'Liber domus sancti Salvatoris de Syon ex dono Magistri Roberti Elyot a. d. 1490. Orate pro anima eius' (fol. i verso).

Visible in Betson's catalogue. White leather binding, s. xv.

On last leaf of Acts, verses 'Extitit hic Beda ...', and note 'Isti versus extracti erant a [?] quadam parvula rotula doctoris gaskun' (s. xv).

Date: s. xv in–xiii
Pressmark:

K.59.

Medieval Catalogue: SS1.669

Further details of medieval catalogue: SS1. BRIGITTINES: Syon: Registrum of the library of the Brethren, c. 1500-c. 1524
Ownership:

Given to Bury, St James's by Augustine Styward 1595.

Notes:

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