Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Eng 920
This bibliography was compiled by Justin Stover, Joshua O’Driscoll, Johanna Rodda and William Stoneman.
Please be advised that some links may require Harvard ID and PIN.
HOLLIS Record (Link) and Digital Images (Link)
Derek J. Price. Report on Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe MS Z (Dawsons). Unpublished typescript: Christ’s College, Cambridge, January 1953. HOLLIS
A description of this MS presumably prepared for the booksellers who owned it at the time; this typescript is now designated Houghton Library MS Eng 920.1.
Houghton Library. The Houghton Library Report of Accessions for the Year 1953-1954. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard College Library, 1953. MS cited pp. 5-6.
A brief discussion of the manuscript, without call number, and its text in a list of manuscript acquisitions from that year. HOLLIS
“Descriptions of a Manuscript of Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe.” Dawson and Sons, Ltd., Book Catalogue, Repository 7 (1954): 20-21.
W.H. Bond and C.U. Faye. Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962. MS cited p. 228.
A brief description of the manuscript and its contents. Additional notes on provenance and bibliography. HOLLIS
The Houghton Library, 1942–1967: A Selection of Books and Manuscripts in Harvard Collections. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard College Library [distributed by Harvard University Press], 1967. MS reproduced on p. 9.
Reproduction without call number.
R.E. Lewis, N.F. Blake, and A.S.G. Edwards. Index of Printed Middle English Prose. New York; London: Garland, 1985. MS cited no. 438.
Briefly cited in a list of manuscripts containing Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe. HOLLIS
Linda Ehrsam Voigts. “A Handlist of Middle English in Harvard Manuscripts,” Harvard Library Bulletin 33.1 (1985), pp. 1–96. MS cited p. 39 and pl. reproducing f. 3.
A description of the manuscript, providing excerpts of the text and a brief discussion of scholarship. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
Linda Ehrsam Voigts. “Scientific and Medical Books,” in Book Production and Publishing in Britain 1375-1475, eds. Jeremy Griffiths and Derek Pearsall, 345-402. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. MS cited p. 394, n. 54.
Brief mention in a footnote as a manuscript of Chaucer’s treatise unknown to Pintelon. HOLLIS
Digital Scriptorium. (Online) Accessed 16 April 2010. Internet Link
A searchable database of manuscripts from various collections. Search or browse under shelfmark MS Eng. Contains a basic description of the physical layout and contents of the manuscript. Link
Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts. Penn Libraries. (Online) Accessed 16 April 2010. Internet Link
A listing of manuscripts based on provenance. Search under shelfmark Eng 920. Listed in two entries: as Astrolabe Summa Chiromantia Link; as Chiromaney [Sic] (Chiromancy) And Physiognomy: The Boke Of Phisonomie And Pawmestry Link