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0304 Cathay and the Way Thither : vol.1
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afford a version which has been in some manner and degree tampered with. I have examined this MS. and had a transcript before me.

  1. BRITISH MUSEUM. (Cotton Colin. Otho. D. 1.) I only know this by a note kindly sent me by Mr. Major, and can say no more of .it.

  2. CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, Cambridge. (No. 407.) An 8vo. on vellum of the commencement of the 15th century, containing also the Journey of Rubruquis and other matter. (See notice in D'Avezac's Edition of Ru.bruquis ; Rec. de Voyages, iv, p. 209). There is perhaps another MS. of Odoric in Corpus. For Asquini in his life of Odoric says that the old MS. of his narrative, which formerly existed in the Convent at Udine, was sold in his own day to ° an English gentleman passing through Friuli, by the heirs of a priest to whom it had been lent, and he understood that it was preserved in St. Benet's College, Cambridge. The MS. in question, however, only dated from 1448 (see Venni, p. 38).

  3. GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE, Cambridge. (No. 162.) A volume containing Odoricus de Ritibus Orientalium, with Pipino's version of Marco Polo, and other works relating to Asia. (See Cat. of MSS. of Gon. and Caius Coll., by the Rev. J. J. Smith, M.A., Camb., 1849.)

  4. BODLEIAN, Oxford. (Digby MSS., K. D. 11). A square 12mo, considered by Mr. Coxe of the Bodleian to date from soon after the middle of the 14th century. It contains a tract De Angelis, &c., ODORIC'S ITINERARY, and sundry more. The Odoric is in a hand full of contractions, and is headed, Incipit Itinerariwm Fri's Oclorici de Ordine Minor' approbatum sub manu notorii publici de mirabilibus Indic. It has then this preface : " Noverint universi quorum interest quod quidam frater Ordinis Iiinorum Odoricus nomine, Provinciae Paduanae, volens accedere ad praesentiam Summi Pontificis Dni Johannis Papae XXII, monitu ângelico ad locum et conventum unde exierat regressus est ; eo quod infra decendium fuerat moriturus, prout idem angelus sibi enunciavit. In suo igitur regressu scripsit modum martirii quatuor fr" minorum et alia quae audivit mirabilia in partibus orientis in (')