Volume II of The Viola da Gamba Society Index of Manuscripts Containing Consort Music includes manuscripts associated with John Browne (Clerk of the Parliaments), Philip Falle (prebendary at Durham), Sir Gabriel Roberts, John St Barbe of Broadlands, the Withy family of Worcester and Oxford and an anonymous late-seventeenth century scribe. As well as a detailed inventory of every manuscript (with anonymous works identified where possible), the descriptions include information on date, size, binding, paper, rastra, watermarks, collations, scripts, inscriptions and provenance, together with bibliographical references. Brief notes on the owners and copyists are provided. Of particular importance is the inclusion of facsimiles of all hands.
Contents: Preface; Notes on owners and copyists; Stephen Bing; John Browne; Phillip Falle; Gabriel Roberts; John St Barbe; Withy family; Anonymous [i]. Manuscripts: descriptions and contents; Hamburg, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (D-Hs):ND VI 3193; Cambridge, King's College, Rowe Music Library (GB-Ckc): Rowe ms 112-113; Rowe ms 113A; Rowe mss 114-117; Durham, Dean and Chapter Library (GB-DRc): A.27; D.2; D.4; D.5; D.10; Haslemere, Dolmetsch Library (GB -HAdolmetsch): ms II.c.25: London, British Library (GB-Lbl); Add.31423; Add.31424; Add.31431; Add.31435; Add.31436; London,Royal Academy of Music (GB-Lam): MS 600 (Spencer collection); London, Royal College of Music (GB-Lcm): MS 870; Oxford, Bodleian Library (GB-Ob): Mus.Sch.c.59-60; Mus.Sch.c.61; Mus.Sch.c.64-69; Mus.Sch.c71; Mus.Sch.c.77; Mus.Sch.D.241-4; Mus.Sch.D.261; Mus.Sch.E.415-8; Mus.Sch.E.428; Mus.Sch.E.430; Mus.Sch.E.431-6; Mus.Sch.E.437-42; Mus.Sch.E.447-49; Mus.Sch.E.451; Oxford, Christ Church (GB-Och): Mus.8; Mus.367-70; Mus.372-6; Mus.379-81; Mus.409-10; Mus.430; Mus473-78; Mus.716-20; Mus.728-30; Mus.1004; Mus.1018-20; NewYork, New York Public Library (US-NYp): Drexel 5624; Rochester University, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library (US-R): MS Vault M350.F216; Amendments to Volume I; Appendix I: Watermarks and paper types; Introduction; Index of watermarks and paper types described in the appendix; Appendix II: Facsimiles; Bibliography; Index.