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San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 34 C 18
Description: ff. x + 86 - Bound, s. XVII, in limp parchment, with traces remaining of 2 green silk fore edge ties. - At the foot of the spine, written upside down in a seventeenth century hand, "Fortescue." On f. i: a cancelled pressmark, "G.6" and a later pressmark, "K.5/6," both in the hand of John Egerton (1622-86), 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, and, in modern pencil, the Bridgewater pressmark "522" corrected to "1131." The current Bridgewater pressmark, "34 C 18," on a paper label on the front pastedown. - 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, 138.
Notes:-Former pressmark, EL 1131.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: English Country: England Century: 17th
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Part 1: ff. 1-86v
Description: - Paper - Cockatrice, similar to Heawood 838; Armoiries, similar to Briquet 1369; Aigle, similar to Briquet 124; unidentified watermark - 197 x 305 mm - 23-29 long lines, frame ruled in lead with no ruling across bottom of text frame; round prick marks in upper and lower margins. Collation beginning with flyleaves: 112(-1; 2 is the pastedown) 2-312 412(plus a quire of 4, ff. 27-30, between 2 and 3) 5-712 812(-12; 11 is the pastedown). Catchwords variously on the recto and verso of most leaves, written in the right lower margin immediately beneath the text and justified with the right margin.
Country: EnglandCardinal point:
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Assigned Date: s. XVIIinSearchable Date Range: 1600 - 1615
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;
Script: Secretary; Display script
Other Decoration: Marginal notes in the hand of the scribe identifying the speakers as "Fortescu" and "The lerned Man."
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 2

Text 1: ff. 2-26v; ff. 27-30v blank
Author: Sir John Fortescue
Title: Governance of England
Title: The dyfferens bytwene Dominium regale & Dominium politicum et regale
Language(s): English
Incipit: There be ii kynde of kyngdoms
Explicit: when they shull not mowe do servyce. Finis.
Notes: On f. 1r-v, chapter list. C. Plummer, ed., The Governance of England: otherwise called The Difference between an Absolute and a Limited Monarchy, by Sir John Fortescue (Oxford 1885; repr. 1926), here with chapters 1-18 only, pp. 109-54.g 

Text 2: ff. 31-51v; ff. 52-86v blank
Author: Sir John Fortescue
Title: Declaration upon Certain Writings Sent out of Scotland
Title: The Declaracion made by John Fortescue knyght uppon certen wrytinges sent out of Scotland, ayenst ye Kinges title to his Royalme of Englond
Language(s): English
Incipit: A Lerned man in the Lawe of this Lond
Explicit: for elles ye had done yerin ayenst ryght which me thynkyth ye be not disposid to do. Finis.
Notes: T. Fortescue, 1st Baron Clermont, ed., "The Declaracion. . .upon Certayne Wrytinges. . ." in The Works of Sir John Fortescue, Knight (London 1869) 1:523-41.