Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Fr 39
Catalogue des livres, imprimés et manuscrits, de la bibliotheque de feu monseigneur le prince de Soubise, maréchal de France, dont la vente sera indiquée par affiches au mois de janvier 1789. Paris, 1788. MS cited. no. 4943.
Catalogue of the Important Manuscript Library of the Late Dawson Turner, Esq., formerly of Yarmouth. London, 1859. MS cited p. 171, no. 402.
Brief description. HOLLIS
A General Catalogue of Books . . . Quaritch Catalogue 1874. MS cited. p. 32, no. 139.
Catalogue of a collection of books formed by William G. Medlicott, of Longmeadow, Mass., selected with reference to studying or illustrating Anglo-Saxon language and literature, English ballads and ballad literature, early English and early French literature, English Bibles, catechisms, and liturgies, bibliography, palaeography, and Shakesperiana, with other collateral subjects, including many valuable, old, rare and curious books and manuscripts. Boston, 1878. MS cited no. 2727.
E. Langlois, ed. Le Roman de la Rose, par Guillaume de Lorris et Jean de Meun. 5 vols. Paris: 1914-24. MS cited vol. 1, p. 49, n. 1.
Briefly mentioned. HOLLIS
R. H. Hawkins, “The Manuscripts of the Roman de la Rose in the Libraries of Harvard and Yale Universities,” The Romanic Review (1928), 1-24. MS cited pp. 3-17.
Provides detailed descriptions of the contents, provenance, dating, script and physical properties of the MS, and edits some extracts. Plates reproduce ff. 1r and 74v. N. B. Cited as ‘Harvard A’ and given shelfmark of MS Fr 14.5. HOLLIS
E. K. Rand, “The Metamorphosis of Ovid in the ‘Le Roman de la Rose,’” in Studies in the History of Culture, 103-121. Menasha, WI: George Banta, 1942. MS cited p. 110.
Cited as ‘Harvard A’ based on Hawkins 1928, for layout and rubrication. HOLLIS
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. 970.
Very brief description. HOLLIS
Leslie C. Brook, “The anonymous conclusion attached to Guillaume de Lorris’s Roman de la Rose,” Neophilologus 79.3 (1995), 389-395. HOLLIS
Meredith T. McNunn, “Programs of Illustration in Roman de la Rose Manuscripts,” in Eric Hicks, Diego Gonzalez, and Philippe Simon, eds. Au champ des escriptures : IIIe. Colloque international sur Christine de Pizan, 737-753. Paris: Champion, 2000. MS cited p. 746, n. 26.
Discusses illumination of frontispiece. HOLLIS
Meradith T. McMunn, “The Illustrated Fragments of the Roman de la Rose,” in Interpreting and Collecting Fragments of Medieval Books: Proceedings of The Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500, Oxford, 1998, ed. Linda L. Brownrigg and Margaret M. Smith. Los Altos Hills, CA and London: Anderson-Lovelace and Red Gull Press, 2000, 97-113 at p. 106.
Cited as an example of a manuscript whose illustrations were added by or for a later owner. HOLLIS