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College Library, Cambridge. The continuation of the catalogue was called ‘The Seconde Parte of the Catalogue of English printed Bookes eyther Written in oure own Tongue or translated out of any other Language: which concerneth the Sciences Mathematicall, as Arithmeticke, Geometrie, Astronomie, Astrologie, Musick, the Arte of Warre and Nauigation, And also of Physick and Surgerie, London, by James Roberts, for Andrew Maunsell,’ 1595. The dedication, addressed to Robert Devereux, second earl of Essex [q. v.], is signed ‘Andrew Maunsell, Bookseller,’ and there follow letters to the ‘professors’ of mathematics and physic, and to the Stationers' Company and booksellers in general. Francis Meres [q. v.] makes familiar reference to Maunsell's ‘Catalogue’ in his ‘Palladis Tamia,’ 1598. The promised third part failed to appear, probably owing to Maunsell's death late in 1595. The ‘Catalogue’ of William London [q. v.] of 1658 ultimately superseded Maunsell's labours.
Another Andrew Maunsell or Mansell, apparently the elder Maunsell's son, was admitted to the freedom of the Stationers' Company on 6 Dec. 1613 (Arber, iii. 684), and on 4 May 1614 obtained a license to publish ‘A Fooles Bolt is soone Shot.’
[Maunsell's Cat.; Growoll and Eames: Three Centuries of English booktrade bibliography, New York, 1903, pp. 20–30, 107–8; Sinker's Cat. of Trin. Coll. Library, Cambridge; Brit. Mus. Cat. of Books before 1640.]
MAUNSELL, JOHN (d. 1265), keeper of the great seal. [See Mansel.]
MAUNSFIELD, MAUNNESFELD, MAMMESFELD, or MAYMYSFELD, HENRY de (d. 1328), chancellor of the university of Oxford, was educated at Oxford, and became fellow of Merton College. In 1283, according to Wood, he filled with glass at his own expense all the side windows of the chancel of the old collegiate church of St. John the Baptist in Merton College, putting his monogram on several of them. He was chancellor of the university in 1309, and again in 1311, appointing William Gifford his locum tenens (Wood, Fasti, pp. 18, 327). In the latter year he was professor of theology and rector of Flintham, Nottinghamshire (Tanner, p. 519), and he attended a provincial council about the Templars, held in York Minster (Brodrick, Memorials of Merton, p. 180).
On 17 Dec. 1314 he was elected dean of Lincoln (Willis, Cathedrals, iii. 76; Le Neve, ii. 32); he was collated to the prebend of Asgarby, Lincoln, in 1316, and was elected bishop of Lincoln in 1319; the latter office he declined (Brodrick, p. 181). In 1324 he was canon of Carlisle, and in 1328 he died, his will being proved on 6 Dec.
Pits, p. 863, Tanner, p. 519, Fabricius, ii. 223, and Brodrick all attribute to Maunsfield a commentary on Boethius, preserved in New College library (No. cclxiv. i) (Coxe, Cat. Codicum). The work was, however, by William of Wheatley [q. v.] (see Fabricius, ii. 171; Tanner, p. 760), and was merely dedicated by Wheatley to Maunsfield.
MAUNY, Sir WALTER, afterwards Lord de Manny (d. 1372). [See Manny.]
MAURICE (d. 1107), bishop of London, chaplain and chancellor to William the Conqueror, was appointed by him to the see of London, vacated by the death of Hugh of Orival, at the memorable council held at Gloucester (Christmas 1085–6). At the same time two other royal chaplains, William Beaufeu [q. v.] and Robert de Limesey were appointed respectively to the sees of Thetford and Chester (Lichfield) (Symeon Dunelm. ii. 213). Maurice was consecrated by Lanfranc at Winchester, 5 April 1086, having been previously ordained priest by him at Chichester, 19 March (Epp. Lanfranc, p. 24). Maurice was an early friend of Ranulf Flambard (ib. p. 135), and his moral character was, like Flambard's, open to grave reproach. Sober with regard to other pleasures, according to William of Malmesbury, his fondness for the female sex was carried to an extent unbefitting a bishop. He excused his licentiousness as a medical prescription, essential to his health (Malmesbury, Gesta Pontiff. p. 145). He attended William Rufus's first court at Westminster at Christmas 1087 (Henry of Huntingdon, p. 211; Freeman, William Rufus, i. 19). In 1094 he had a controversy with Anselm as to his right as metropolitan to consecrate the newly built church of Harrow, in the diocese of London, which by the verdict of Wulfstan of Worcester, then ‘one and alone of the ancient fathers of the English,’ was decided in favour of the primate (Eadmer, p. 22; Anselmi Epp. iii. 19; Freeman, u. s. p. 440). In the absence of Anselm, Maurice, as the highest suffragan of his province, crowned Henry I at Westminster, 5 Aug. 1100 (Hoveden, i. 157; Henry of Huntingdon, p. 233; Orderic, p. 783 B; Freeman, ii. 350), and witnessed the charter he put forth (Stubbs, Select Charters, p. 98; Freeman, u. s. p. 358). He also attended the council at Westminster, 29 Sept. 1102, as one of Anselm's assessors (Malmesbury, p. 118; Symeon Dunelm. ii. 235). The chief work which signalised the episcopate of Maurice was the commencement of his ca-