Commentary on Philippians, by Anthony Higgin

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      GB 206 Ripon Cathedral MS 29
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  • Language of Material
      English Latin Greek
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (78 ff.) Parchment wrapper. Ff.1-59 are foliated in contemporary ink. Ff.52-62, 66-71 are blank. Ff.2, 54, and 58 are torn out. Inscribed "Anth: Higgin" on f.1r

Scope and Content

Contains: (1) f.1r: a few genealogical notes on the family of Henry VII; (2) f.3r-end: "Epistola Pauli ad Phillippenses explicata in Collegio Diui Iohannis anno domini 1591, Decembris 8, inchoata".

Administrative / Biographical History

Anthony Higgin (d. 1624), the son of Thomas Higgin of Manchester, was educated at St John's College, Cambridge, where he became a Fellow in 1574. In 1583 he became rector of Kirk Deighton near Wetherby in Yorkshire, and in 1608 he was appointed Dean of Ripon an appointment he held until his death. He collected books extensively throughout his life, and left them to the church at Ripon when he died. The surviving part of his collection, which numbers about 1250 volumes, is now preserved in Leeds University Library as part of Ripon Cathedral Library.

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From the library of Anthony Higgin, Dean of Ripon


In English and Latin, with a few words in Greek

Additional Information

Formerly shelved as XVIII.E.37