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Instructions to his son

Instructions to his son

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Creator: Idle, Peter, d. 1474? Albertano, da Brescia, 13th cent
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Date: [late 15th century]
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Description:
On parchment.
Original boards[?], bound in parchment.
Pastedowns from a late 13th century calendar (fragment) on parchment, in Latin.
Signed: T. Crumwell, Thomas Dowse his Book.
In verse.
Two scribes?
Idley's Liber Secundus, a separate poem, follows the Instructions on f. 31v.
Fragments of late thirteenth-century graded calendar used as pastedowns.
Numerous sixteenth-century ownership inscriptions of Thomas Dowse on flyleaves.
Verses from William Warner, Erasmus, and Shakespeare copied on flyleaves in sixteenth-century hands.
Binding: contemporary white leather over wooden boards; spine sewn on five double tawed leather thongs; remnants of clasp (three foliate metal pins) on upper cover.
Ex libris Thomas Dowse. Purchased at Sotheby's London sale, 2006 July 6, (lot 61) for the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection.
Abstract:
Manuscript, on parchment, of Peter Idley's Instructions to his son, an adaptation (ca. 1445-50) of Albertano of Brescia's treatises addressed to his own sons. The manuscript was produced in England at the end of the fifteenth century and is written in anglicana and secretary script.
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1 vol. (38 l.) ; 24 cm. x 17 cm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Unknown (Mixed Resolutions)
Object ID: 2052743
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