BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
THE JAMES MARSHALL AND MARIE-LOUISE OSBORN
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Ranulph Higden, d. 1364, Polychronicon, translated into English by
John Trevisa. England; sixteenth century.
ff. 1r-3r Prohemye
ff. 3v-18r Index for the whole work
ff. 19r-25r Book One, incomplete
Paper. iii + 25 ff. 261 x 183 mm. 1 column.
Bound to tightly too collate. The quires of Book One are marked
a1, a2, a3.
Cursive bookscript. The title is in a large gothic script. The
spine was covered with a brown paper backing by R. N. Green-Armytage,
January 26, 1934, and the volume is kept unbound in paper boards.
Book label of R. N. Green-Armytage. Bequest of James M. Osborn,
Comments: This manuscript is evidently a copy of the 1495 edition
of the Trevisa translation, made by Caxton and Wynkin de Worde. The
index differs from the tabula of the printed text in that it is not
divided into books.
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