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San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 34 B 23
Description: ff. ii + i + 195 + i - Bound, ca. 1840, in red morocco, gold tooled with the Bridgewater crest stamped in gold on both covers; gilt edges. - Note on f. 195v, s. XV/ XVI, "liber iste Restat Ricardo Bunney" with what appears to be a monogram of initials "M" (or "W"?) and "L"(?). On f. iii: "Liber Tho. Egerton ex dono Thomae hyggons" inscribed by Sir Thomas Egerton (1540-1617); the two signatures "J Bridgewater" by the first and second Earls (1579-1649 and 1622-86, respectively); "E:2." by the first Earl, corrected to "E:2./10." by the second Earl. On f. 1, in modern pencil, "513" corrected to "1122." - 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, 135.
Notes:-Former pressmark, EL 1122.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin French Latin; French Country: England Century: 14th
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Part 1: ff. 1-195v
Description: - Parchment - 129 x 189 mm - 14(+5) 2-108 1112(through f. 89) 12-158 166^6#(through f. 127) 17-238 2412. Catchwords placed between the double rule in the lower margin; none on quires 1, 11, 16, 24. 22-28 long lines; 23 long lines in art. 33. Ruled in lead with double rule across top and along the outer edge of the written space; additional double rules in the upper margin for running headlines (mostly cropped), along the outer margin (mostly cropped) and in the lower margin; slash prick marks at the 4 corners of the written space and in upper and lower margins for additional double rules.
Country: EnglandCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XIVinSearchable Date Range: 1300 - 1315
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;
Script: Anglicana
Other Decoration: : 8- to 5-line spaces reserved for initials; opening initial on f. 128, 8-line, in blue with red flourishing; paragraph marks in red throughout. Running headlines in the hand of the scribe, mostly cropped.
Notes: On some leaves where original headline has been cropped, a fifteenth century hand has supplied the title. Finding notes in the register of writs in the hand of the scribe. Erased note in lower margin of f. 5. Latin
Number of Texts: 7

Text 1: ff. 6-15v, 16-89v
Title: Statuta vetera
Language(s): Latin; French
Notes: On ff. 1-5v, preliminary matter. 

Text 2: ff. 15v-16
Title: Sententia lata super cartas
Title: Incipit sentencia lata super cartas
Language(s): French
Incipit: En le noun del pier del fyz e del seynt espiryt amen. Cum nostre seignur le Roi al honur de deu e de seynt eglise e al comun profist de sun Reaum a touz lours les choses desus escrytes, Nous Roberd Erceveske de Canterbyry et primas de tut Engletere amovescoms un foyz deus foyz e troys foyz puys que la brefte del temps plus loynge demure
Explicit: e de touz les sacramentes de seynt eglise enseveroms fiat fiat amen.

Text 3: ff. 89v-100
Title: Judicium essoniorum
Title: Summa Iudicium essoniorum
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Primum capitulum de difficultate essoniorum circa viros et mulieres sive circa plures tenentes pro indiviso
Explicit: et sic procedere debent alia placita iuxta eorum discrecionem. Explicit Iudicium Essoniorum.
Notes: G. E. Woodbine, ed., Four Thirteenth Century Law Tracts (Yale University Press 1910) 116-42. 

Text 4: ff. 100-107
Title: Modus componendi brevia
Title: Modus componendi Brevia
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Cum sit necessarium conquerentibus in Curia domini Regis ut sibi in suis casibus congruum exibeatur remedium
Explicit: Licet antecessor conquerentis de pastura illa fuerit disseysitus. Explicit modus componendi Brevia.
Notes: Woodbine, Four Thirteenth Century Law Tracts, 143-59, here ending incomplete with respect to the printed text. 

Text 5: ff. 107-113v
Title: Summa de bastardia
Title: Sequitur Summa de Bastardia
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Nota quod si bastardus se clamando legitimum heredem
Explicit: quamvis uxor infantis obierit dum fuerit in custodia. Nota si un hom claym par meyme la descent par bref de possessioun l'autre mette encuntre ly q'il est bastard qe unkes sun pier esposa sa mere l'enqueste deyt estre prys en la curt le Roi. Explicit Bastardia.
Notes: See Woodbine, Four Thirteenth Century Law Tracts, 1 and n. 3. 

Text 6: ff. 113v-125v; ff. 125v-127v blank
Title: Hengham Parva
Title: Sequitur parvum hyngham
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Notandum quod quinque sunt essonia. Prima de ultra mare, Secundum de terra sancta
Explicit: Quia nichil tam naturale est quam unumquisque dissolvi eo genere quo est ligatum. Explicit parvum hyngham.
Notes: On ff. 125v-126, added material. W. H. Dunham, ed., Radulphi de Hengham Summae (Cambridge 1932) 51-71; for the passage that begins"Homagium est iuris vinculum" see G. E. Woodbine, ed., Bracton on the Laws and Customs of England, trans. and with notes by S. E. Thorne (Harvard University Press and the Selden Society 1968-77) 2:228. 

Text 7: ff. 128-195v
Title: Register of writs
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Beginning with a writ of right, dated 20 Edward [I], 1291/92, with names of persons by initial only.