Three Newly Recovered Leaves From The ‘Winchester Anthology’*

18 Sep 2017

This note reports the recovery of three folios missing from the late-fifteenth-century miscellany known as the ‘Winchester Anthology’ (British Library, MS Additional 60577) within the collections of the Bodleian Library, inside one of the eighteenth-century notebooks of the antiquarian Thomas Hearne (MS Hearne's Diaries 42). An account is given of the material composition of the leaves as well as their textual content; as part of this discussion, a suggestion is offered as to where precisely these leaves were originally situated inside the ‘Winchester Anthology’.