Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Selden supra 64 John Bale, Index Britanniae scriptorum

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  • s. xvi
  • English manuscripts

Private notebook used by John Bale for the compilation of his alphabetic catalogue of authors, known since its 1902 edition as Index Britanniae scriptorum.

Selden supra 64
Provenance and related aspects
s. xvi
Hands, scribes
Bale (John)
Bale (John)
English protestant churchman; bishop of Ossory (1552/3); antiquarian and collector of manuscripts; author of a number of polemical plays, such as Kynge Johan, and an autobiographical work called The Vocacyon of Johan Bale.

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The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.


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Poole, Reginald Lane, and Mary Bateson [eds.], Index Britanniae scriptorum, Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series, 9, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1902.
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