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Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department,  LC 14 09.5
Description: ff. iv + 274 + i - S. XIX#^ex# English pigskin, blind-stamped. Stamped in spine in gold: "Modus ienendi Parliamenium/Tractatus di Senescallo Anglia/Abreggement des Estatuts/Les Estatuts in Françoys Edw. Iii--7 & 8 Edw. Iv" - Sir Richard Sakevylle, chancellor of the Court of Augmentations, 1548; J. Palmer, 1730; Sir Alexander Acland-Hood, St. Audries, Co. SomerseThe Free Library of Philadelphia, Hampton L. Carson Collection, 1957 - Faye and Bond, p. 449-50, no. 9; Saints, Scribes, and Scholars, p. 29; Leaves of Gold, pp. 226-228, no. 79; Clark, Medieval Representation and Consent, p. 368; Mirroure of the Worlde, pp. 46, 59, fig. 3; Baker, English Legal Manuscripts, pp. 59-60.
Notes:-Verso of the second flyleaf, the book plate of H. Harvey Frost; Signature of J. Palmer, 1730 on the recto of fol. 1 and on verso of second flyleaf with a note, "bought of W. Bourne's [?] executors."
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 3
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Language: Latin Anglo-Norman Country: England Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. iv + 274 + i
Description: - Parchment - 365 x 260 mm - 1 column of 46 lines, lead point ruling; prickings are visible.
Country: EnglandCardinal point:
Region: City: London
Assigned Date: s. XV2Searchable Date Range: 1450 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Anglicana
Figurative Decoration: 6 historiated initials with full borders
Other Decoration: 5-line decorated and illuminated letters with foliate sprays throughout, 1-line red and blue initials throughout
Notes: The manuscript has been dated to ca. 1470. Two illuminators worked on this manuscript. The first painted the court scenes on fols. 46, 104v, 167r, 182r, and 245r; the second artist painted the scene on fol. 147r. Latin
Number of Texts: 4

Text 1: ff. 1r-4v
Title: Modus tenendi Parliamentum
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Hic describitur modus quomodo Parliamentum Regis Anglie anglicorum suorum tenebatur . . .
Explicit: . . . per racionabiles summoniciones parliamentum nichilominus censetur esse plenum

Text 2: ff. 4v-5r
Title: Tractatus de senescalsia Angliae
Title: Hic annotator quis sic Senescallus Anglie et quod ejus officium
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Senescalsia Anglie pertinet ad Commitissam Leycestrie.
Explicit: . . . decollatus apud Blakelowe in co. Warren.

Text 3: ff. 6r-44r
Title: Index to Nova statuta
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Index from Accusations to Wurstede 

Text 4: ff. 46r-262r
Title: Statuta nova (New Statutes)
Language(s): Anglo-Norman
Incipit: Come Hugh le despenser & Hugh le despenser le fitz nadgairs a la suite Thomas adonques Count de Lancastre & de Leytestre . . .
Explicit: . . . trois ans come desuis est dit sicome mesines les ordennances firent deuant cest act fait.
Notes: The statutes include 1 Edward III to 8 Edward IV 
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f. 46r   Initial E with King Edward III
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ff. 65v-66r   Decorated initials
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f. 147r   Initial H with King Henry IV
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