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Part of the Anthony Taussig Collection of English Legal Manuscripts (OSB MSS 184).Taussig catalog number: MS 81.7.14 (number 3 in main catalog numbering).
A complete description of the contents is found in Baker and Taussig, Catalogue (London: 2007), pp. 4-7.
Layout: single column, 16-19 lines.
Script: contemporary Anglicana hand.
Decoration: Initials mostly in blue or burnished gold; 23 larger initials in burnished gold on red and blue grounds. One large illuminated initial with ivy-leaf border including a dragon.
Binding: contemporary stitching on three double bands; later vellum over pasteboard binding.
In Latin and Middle French.
Purchased from Anthony Taussig on the Hazel M. Osborn and the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Funds, 2012.
Manuscript, on vellum, in a single hand, of English statutes, many from the reign of Edward I. The volume opens with a table of chapters in the principal statutes, headed "Magna carta," followed by a copy of the Magna Carta as confirmed by Edward I (ff. 17-26) and a copy of his confirmation of the Carta de foresta. This is followed by copies of statutes including the Statutes of Westminster I and II; Quia emptores (Statute of Westminster III); statutes of mortmain and champerty; and Frangentibus prisonam.
198 ff. : parchment ; 84 x 60 mm.
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