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San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 34 A 08
Description: ff. ii + 169 + ii - Bound, ca. 1840, in red morocco with the Bridgewater crest stamped in blind on both covers; marbled endpapers; gilt edges. - The material on f. 2v suggests early ownership in Staffordshire. On f. 149, three armorial shields: the first, of England: gules, 3 lions passant gardant or; the second, of Spencer: quarterly argent and gules, 2 and 3 fret or, overall a bend sable; the third, of Garland of Lincolnshire (?): gules, 2 bars or, in chief 3 bezants. On f. 1v, ca. 1500, "Robert Bulkeley." On f. 3, pressmarks in the hand of John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater: "T/4," "L:CC:G.8," and "L:CC:H:15./1." - 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). De Ricci, 133. Legal Manuscripts, n. 7 open at f. 34.
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Language: Latin; French Country: England Century: 14th
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Part 1: ff. 1-169v
Description: - Parchment - 86 x 130 mm - 12(contemporary flyleaves included in the foliation) 210(+10) 36(calendar) 48 56 6-228; the 3 center bifolia of quire 20 (ff. 155-160) and the center bifolium of quire 21 (ff. 165-166) reversed in binding. Catchwords in inner lower margin, usually set off by red or blue paragraph marks. 24 long lines, ruled in lead with double vertical bounding lines for the written space and with additional sets of double rules in the 3 outer margins. Calendar ruled in pale red ink for 2 columns of 20 lines and written in a textura script.
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Assigned Date: s. XIVmedSearchable Date Range: 1340 - 1360
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Script: Anglicana formata
Figurative Decoration: On f. 13v, full page miniature of the Crucifixion with Mary and John the Evangelist.
Other Decoration: 12- to 9-line white-patterned blue or pink initials set on grounds of the other color, infilled with trilobe leaves and grotesques in orange, green, pink and blue on gold grounds, with cusped U-shaped extensions in the margins in the same colors, also including grotesques.
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 20-169v
Title: Statuta vetera
Language(s): Latin; French
Notes: On f. 2, notes of courts held at Audeley; f. 2v, copy of a court roll dated at Audeley 1329; f. 3r-v, cancelled leaf; ff. 4-13, chapter list of Magna Carta and other statutes; f. 13v, miniature; ff. 14-19v, calendar (added, s. XV).