Guide To Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library


EL 35 B 54(EL 6107)

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REGISTER OF WRITS
England, s. XIVin
ff. 1-96v: Register of writs, beginning with a writ of right dated 12 February, 33 Edward [I], 1307, brought by John de Cawod against William de Wystowe for a messuage in Nottingham; no running headlines or chapter divisions; leaves apparently missing after ff. 88 and 96 with loss of text. Parchment, ff. 96; 215-220 × 147-153 (164-172 × 89-95) mm. 1-210 38(but with loss of 1 bifolium?) 4-910 1010(-1, 10). Catchwords in inner lower margin, giving the final words of the last verso as well as the first words of the new quire. 30 long lines, ruled in lead with top and bottom 2 lines full across; vertical rules in outer margin forming an approximately 30 mm. wide column for notes; a narrow double rule in the lower margin; slash prick marks along the outer margin and at the 4 corners of the written space. Written in an anglicana script. Opening initial, badly rubbed, 5-line in blue with red flourishing; alternating red and blue paragraph marks within the text and in the margins setting off finding notes in the hand of the scribe. Some other contemporary marginalia. First and last leaves worn and dirty. Unbound; formerly sewn on 5 bands of which part of 1 remains. Written in England towards the beginning of the fourteenth century. Pressmarks of the Bridgewater Library, “6107” and “35 B 54,” on labels glued to the outer margin of f. 1. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington with the Bridgewater Library in 1917 (see pp. 5-7).
Secundo folio: teneatis B. de tanto
Bibliography: De Ricci, 146.
Abbreviations
De Ricci
S. De Ricci, with the assistance of W. H. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1935-37; index 1940)

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
Electronic version encoded by Sharon K, Goetz, 2003.
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