Date:1435 -1450

Dimensions:173 cm Length x8 cm Width

Type:Prayer Roll


Shelfmark:Takamiya MS 56



Contents:Collection of Middle English and Latin prayers. Reverse of roll contains horizontal inscription suggesting that the item may have been intended as a birth girdle.

Description:Written in a single hand on parchment.

Bibliography:Morse, Mary. "'Thys moche more ys oure lady mary longe': Takamiya MS 56 and the English Birth Girdle Tradition." In Middle English Texts in Transition: A Festschrift Dedicated to Toshiyuki Takamiya on his 70th Birthday, edited by Simon Horobin and Linne Mooney, 199-219. York: York Medieval Press, 2014.
Morse, Mary. "Two Unpublished English Elevation Prayers in Takamiya MS 56." Journal of the Early Book Society16 (2013): 269-277.
Takamiya, Toshiyuki. “A Handlist of Western Medieval Manuscripts in the Takamiya Collection.” In The Medieval Book: Glosses from Friends & Colleagues of Christopher de Hamel, edited by James H. Marrow, Richard A. Linenthal, and William Noel. Houten, Netherlands: Hes & De Graaf Publishers, 2010, 431.

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