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[Sir John Mandeville's travels]

[Sir John Mandeville's travels]

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Itinerarium. English
Creator: Mandeville, John, Sir
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Date: [ca. 1440]
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Title supplied by cataloger.
Annotation, in a later hand, on f1r: Sir John Mandevile's Travails.
Script: cursive anglicana hand in brown ink; 32 lines per page.
Side notes and notation marks in various hands, 15th-17th century.
Opening illuminated initial with ivy-leaf sprays into margins and 17 blue initials with extensive red penwork flourishing. Three contemporary or near-contemporary marginal drawings, one with color wash, of manicula.
Binding: 18th-century full mottled calf, gilt. Spine label reads: Mandevil's travails.
Sir John Mandeville is the suppositious author of the "travel" book known as the Book of Sir John Mandeville, or Mandeville's Travels. Written in the 14th century in Anglo-Norman French, it was widely popular and thought to be an accurate account of a knight's journey through Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
From the collection of John Theyer; from the collection of John Barwick of Charing; ex libris Walter Sneyd; ex libris Sir Thomas Brooke; from the collection of Sir John Arthur Brooke (Sotheby's London sale 25 May 1921, lot 921); from the collection of Sir R. Leicester Harmsworth (Sotheby's London sale 15 October 1945, lot 2023). Purchased from Martayan Lan Rare Books on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Fund, 2011.
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Manuscript on parchment of a Middle English text of the Book of Sir John Mandeville, probably related to the "Defective Version." Biblical quotations in Middle English on f63v-f64v.
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64 leaves : parchment ; 220 x 145 mm.
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