First published in 1944, this book presents the content of a 1623 catalogue of manuscripts in Worcester Cathedral library created by Patrick Young (1584-1652), the royal librarian to James I and Charles I. The catalogue, which was rediscovered in 1941, antedated other known catalogues of the library by approximately fifty years. The text is consummately edited, containing extensive notes and a detailed introduction. All catalogue material is in the original Latin with minor amendments where necessary. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Worcester Cathedral and its manuscripts.
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Table of Contents
Introduction; Young's catalogue; Notes on Young's catalogue; Appendices: 1. Medieval labels on Worcester manuscripts; 2. Worcester MS. F. 163; 3. Manuscripts in Tanner 268 catalogue (c.1676) not found in 1697 catalogue; 4. Quarto manuscripts listed in 1697 and no longer at Worcester; 5. Manuscripts added since 1623; 6. The list of quarto manuscripts '82-104' added in pencil at the end of the 1781 catalogue; 7. Concordance of 1906 catalogue and Young's catalogue; 8. The 'Offa' Bible and the Nero-Middleton cartulary; 9. Worcester manuscripts not described by Young; Index of extant manuscripts referred to; General index.