YORK, Yorkshire, Benedictine abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin
An index catalogue of selected authors, s. xv, in BL MS Harley 2268, fol. 295r, is printed by R. Sharpe & others, English Benedictine Libraries: the Shorter Catalogues, CBMLC 4 (1996), B120. Select list of titles noted by Leland, printed ibid. B121. The Registrum Anglie reported 123 titles (see R. H. Rouse & M. A. Rouse, CBMLC 2 (1991), 300–301).
The pressmark consists of a letter and a number preceded by In. the mark is written on a flyleaf at the foot of the first leaf of text.
Discussion of the library and its documentary evidence (mainly bequests) is forthcoming by N. L. Ramsay & J. M. W. Willoughby, The Libraries of the Secular Cathedrals, CBMLC.
List of thirteen service-books in an inventory of s. xvi printed by J. Raine, Historians of the Church of York, 3, Rolls Series 71 (1894), 387, and in Dugdale, Monasticon, 6/3. 1205. List of about 76 books bequeathed absolutely or (39–76) conditionally by John Newton (d. 1414) printed from a York register by Raine, Testamenta Eboracensia 1, Surtees Soc. (1836), 365–6, 68–9. List of titles seen by Leland, printed in Collectanea, 4. 37, and De scriptoribus Britannicis, p. 230.
Catalogue of AD 1372, second folios given, with additions of s. xiv–xv, in Dublin, Trinity College, MS 359, printed by K. W. Humphreys, The Friars' Libraries, CBMLC 1 (1991); a new edition is forthcoming by J. M. W. Willoughby.
YORK, Yorkshire, Hospital of St Leonard (formerly of St Peter)
Service-books mentioned in record of an inquisition, 1364, in PRO C 145/188, no. 10, printed by N. L. Ramsay & J. M. W. Willoughby, Hospitals, Towns, and the Professions, CBMLC 14 (2009), SH126. Four bequests of books, of 1400, 1427, 1440, 1445, printed ibid. SH127–130.