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[circa 1300-1349] ; England.
[Treatises in Anglo-Norman verse].
In Anglo-Norman French with Middle English glosses and annotations.
iv l. + 67 l. + ii l. : parchment ; 208 x 135 mm.
This material is open for research.
Manuscript, on parchment, in two Gothic bookhands, containig copies of Walter of Biblesworth
(Bibbesworth), Le tretiz ff.1-27v; Nicholas Bozon (c.1280-1320), Les proverbes de
bons enseignements, here called Liber de proverbiis sapientie, ff.28-40v; Hue de Tabarie,
Ordre de la chevalerie ff.42-53v; Le mariage des ix filles du diable, often attributed
to Robert Grosseteste (1170-1253), bishop of Lincoln but here described as St Maurice,
bishop of Paris's translation from the Latin, ff.54-67. The text of Le tretiz contains
numerous interlineations and side notes in Middle English.
From the library of Lacock Abbey. From the library of Sir Henry Sharington. Purchased
from Bernard Quaritch, Ltd. (Christies sale 8002, lot 12) on the James Marshall and
Marie-Louise Osborn Fund and the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2011.
Ownership inscriptions of Sir Henry Sharington (d. 1581).
Script: Gothic bookhand.
Decoration: some rubrication of initials.
Binding: contemporary chemise binding of white leather over corded boards.
Walter de Biblesworth, Treatiz de Gualter de Biblesworth. James Marshall and Marie-Louise
Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Biblesworth, Walter de.
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Chivalry -- Early works to 1800.
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