Manuscript DescriptionTokyo, Waseda University MS NE 3691
|MS Appellation:||olim Messenger May Baverstock, 26 February 1982, lot 2|
|Title:||Mirrour of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ|
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|Further Information:||J.J. Griffiths says in his description of the Tokyo, Waseda MS of Love's Mirrour, that the Register of the Skinners Company (Guildhall 31692) up to 22 Henry VI (1443-1444) is also by this scribe, ff 2-19 (1441) and sporadically thereafter to 1443-1444. See also Griffiths in Eng/MSS Studies 5 (1995), 214-219. [for illust. of f4 see Robinson, Dated and Datable London, Plate 116.] For Griffiths see Nicholas Love at Waseda: Proceedings of the International Conference, 20-26 July 1995, ed. S. Oguro et al. (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1997). Note: Gilte Legende composed 1438 so Takamiya 45 must have been written after 1438. See also J.J.G. Alexander, 'William Abell, 'Lymnour' and 15th Century English Illumination' notes that the same artist did NLS Advocates' 18.1.7 (Nicholas Love), Manchester Rylands Eng. 1 (Troy Book), and Bodl. Laud Misc. 733 (Chronicle of England to Henry V).|