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Guide to Roger of Waltham, Compendium morale. Manuscript, ca. 1400

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Roger of Waltham, Compendium morale. Manuscript (Ms 103)


ca. 1400

Manuscript Number:

Codex Ms 103


2 volumes; 30 x 21 cm


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
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Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


Unpublished treatise on rights and duties of princes. Includes an annotated transcript of the manuscript prepared by William Park Hotchkiss in 1931-1934. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 103.

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Scope Note

One of the seven or eight known copies of Roger of Waltham's (d. 1336) unpublished treatise on the rights and duties of princes, bound with the "Constitutions" of George Neville, Archbishop of York (ca. 1432 – 1476), from its synod held 1466. The codex also includes the "Constitutions" of an earlier synod held under John Kemp (ca. 1380-1454). Roger of Waltham's text is illuminated, rubricated, and decorated with gold, red, blue, and green ink.

Bound in 19th century English calfskin.

Text in Latin.

Foliation: 222 leaves.

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