Gower MS Descriptive Catalogue

John Gower

MS Hunter 59 T-2-17 Portrait of Gower folio 6v John Gower Vox Clamantis Glasgow Univ Library www.lib.gla.ac.uk

Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts of the Works of John Gower
Derek Pearsall

Confessio Amantis - Third Recension Manuscripts

  • Geneva, Fondation Bodmer, MS 178 (formerly Keswick Hall, J.H. Gurney), s.xv first quarter (Ex QC P M T) 40.
  • London, British Library, MS Harley 3869, s.xv second quarter (Ex QC Q P M T).
  • London, British Library, MS Harley 7184, s.xv third quarter (52 leaves lost)
  • New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Osborn Collection, MS fa.l, s.xv first half. (Ex QC P M T)
  • Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Fairfax 3 (SC 3883), s.xiv ex. (Ex QC Q P M T)
  • Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Hatton 51 (SC 4099), s.xvi first half. Copy of Caxton's printed edition of 1483
  • Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Lyell 31 (formerly Clumber, bought from Sotheby 1937), s.xv med. (Ex)
  • Oxford, Magdalen College, MS (lat.) 213, s.xv third quarter (9 leaves lost) (Ex)
  • Oxford, New College, MS 266, s.xv first quarter (Ex QC; also Table of Contents)
  • Oxford, Wadham College, MS 13, s.xv third quarter (Ex QC T)
  • Washington, Folger Shakespeare Library, MS Sm.1 (V.b.29) (formerly Phillipps MS 8942), s.xv med.


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