Pictures of Middletown and Wesleyan was adopted by library staff and friends as part of Wesleyan's Adopt a Book program in honor of Valerie Gillispie when she left Wesleyan to become the University Archivist at Duke University.
Manuscript volume of 87 sermons written on parchment; 30 lines to the page with occasional red or blue initials ; each page handnumbered in ms. Pricking holes visible. Ruling patterns visible. Some marginalia. Probably copied in England in the fifteenth century (dating based on use of pagination and heavy use of abbreviations). "Dr Adam Clarke, who examined this manuscript, supposed it to have been written about the beginning of the 14th century. It consists of sermons, &e. &e., J. Everett, Manchester, Sept. 9th 1831"--notation, front flyleaf. Imperfect: beginning and end. Pages 307-8 wanting. Lower right edge of page 233-4 torn with loss of text. Page 182 blank. "Ipso expositis a nobis indigent expone sed admoniente cum sanctum gregorium"--first line of text, p. 49.
Sebastian Brant 1458-1521, Jacob Locher 1471-1528, Johann Reinhard Grüninger, James Cooke Van Benschoten
Leaf 1a (t.p.): Stultifera nauis ... per Sebastianum. Bra[n]t: vernaculo vulgariq[ue] sermo[n]e & rythmo ... nup[er] fabricata: atq[ue] ia[m]pridem per Iacobu[m] Locher cognome[n]to Philomusum ... in Latinu[m] traducta eloquiu[m]: & per Sebastianu[m] Brant: denuo seduloq[ue] reuisa ..., A reprint of the first Latin edition printed by J. Bergmann in Basel, Mar. 1, 1497., Includes introductory and laudatory verses and additions by Brant and Locher., Imprint from colophon., Wesleyan copy has several pages bound in at front, on one of which has been pasted an engraving of a musk-deer. Tipped in before the title page is a leaf on which has been handwritten: Navis Philosophica, quae sine Velis Vera Fidei submersa est in portu stultitia 1795. Nomina Vectorum, qui fuerunt in navi., This is followed by a list of names of participants in the French Revolution who are assigned roles portrayed in the various woodcuts. For the most part the woodcuts have been colored by hand. Capital strokes supplied in red. Marginalia in ink, some of which have been partially erased. From the library of James Cooke Van Benschoten. Bound in half leather over paper boards.