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Part of the Anthony Taussig Collection of English Legal Manuscripts (OSB MSS 184). Taussig catalog number: MS 86.6.25 (number 69 in main catalog numbering).
A fuller description of the contents is found in Baker and Taussig, Catalogue (London: 2007), pp. 33-34.
Script: English book hands.
Decoration: initials have red and blue flourishing; many paragraph marks in red or blue.
Binding: late eighteenth-century? full brown morocco, gilt. Title on spine: Fitzherbert Natura Brevium. Codex MSS in membranis.
In Latin and Law French. A copy of part of a testament in Middle English on p. 420.
Purchased from Anthony Taussig on the Hazel M. Osborn and the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Funds, 2012.
Manuscript, on vellum, in multiple hands, containing the text of the "Old" Natura brevium; the text of The old tenures; and a register of writs from the reign of King Edward III. These texts are followed by a copy of part of a testament by "John Norton of Wadyngham."
420 p. : parchment ; 193 x 46 mm.
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