YALE UNIVERSITY BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND
MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
MANUSCRIPTS MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Henry, of Knaresborough, d. 1208, Sermon collection, [late 12th/ early 13th century].
1 vol. (317 l.) ; 18 cm. x 13 cm.
Henry of Knaresborough was a clerk and parson of Knaresborough in Yorkshire, and (from
1200) parson of Kirkby Stephen.
A collection of approximately 216 sermons, apparently compiled by Henry of Knaresborough
and presented to Fountains Abbey. The first 21 sermons, for the major feasts from
Advent to Pentecost, are attributed in a fifteenth-century hand on the front pastedown
to Henry of Knaresborough. The majority of the sermons are unidentified, though the
collection includes works of Mauritius de Sulliaco, Peter of Poitiers, Petrus Comestor,
and Hildebertus Cenomanensis.
Manuscript on vellum, produced in England in the early 13th century.
Ex libris William Ingilby. Ex libris Sir Henry Ingilby. Ex libris Lt. Col. Sir William
Ingilby. Ex libris Alfred Chester Beatty. Purchased from Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., on
the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Fund, 2004.
15th century table of contents on front pastedown with heading "Sermones Henrici de
Inscription on f. 2v: "Liber Sancte Marie de fontibus ex dono dompni Henrici di Knarresburc."
Inscription on f. 161v: "William Ingilby 30 of Jan 1645 the yeare beginning one the
Binding: contemporary with manuscript; leather over wooden boards, spine sewn on three
thongs, lower cover with metal stud and pin, upper cover with restored metal clasp.
Sermon Collection. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare
Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Fountains Abbey (North Yorkshire, England).
Preaching -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.