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Name: Brut (incomplete)

Repository: Geelong Church of England Grammar School

Settlement: Corio

Associated Manuscript Items:
Brut (incomplete)

Library ref: no shelf-mark

Acquisition: presented to the school in 1938 by Mr Hawker

Binding: 19c. half morocco over boards; spine carries lettering gilt tooled ENGLISH / MSS. / CHRONICLE / 1400.

Catchwords: A few catchwords remain

Collation: (6)1-2 (3)3 (7)4 (8)5 (7)6 (10)7 (3)5[sic, should read 8] (6)9 (4)10 (8)11-12. Quires 5, 11, 12 are intact, quire 1 lacks its first and last, quire 2, its second and seventh, quire 3 lacks its last five, quire 4 lacks its first, quire 6 lacks its first, quire 7 has such large gaps in textual matter that it is unlikely the existing ten sheets were part of a single quire, quire 8 lacks its third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh sheets, quire 9 lacks its first two, quire 10 wants its second, third, fifth, and seventh sheets. Margins have been excised from fols 26, 58-60, 62, 63, 65, 66 (loss of some letters), 71, 74. Av., Br.-Bv., Cr.-Dv. are blank.


Condition: Edges untrimmed, Margins have been excised from fols 26, 58-60, 62, 63, 65, 66 (loss of some letters), 71, 74.

Deco desc: red rubrics; paragraph marks alternately red and blue; large initials blue, with red penwork

Dimensions: 247 x 186 mm

Extent: iv + 76


Hand desc: English littera cursive formata


Layout: one col. of 33 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: The Brut or the Chronicles of England, 2 vols, F. W. D. Brie (ed.), London 1906, 1908

Music notation:


Orig date: s. xv1

Orig place:


Provenance: some marginalia and running titles in 16c. hand; some margins also contain chapter numbers in modern arabic numerals and summaries or dates; 37r. has a marginal note effaced; 47r. in 17c. hand ÔT.B. was borne the 17 of October 1630Õ (year altered to read 1628); 50r. in the same hand ÔFfrancisÕ; 45v. has the signature ÔJohn Baynes Anno Domini 1733Õ; 53v. has ÔThomasÕ and by the same hand on 55r. is ÔThomas Baynes anno Domini 1743Õ; Ar. carries a note in English about the contents and is signed ÔE.C.Õ in 19c. hand; inside front cover Ô226Õ in modern pencil; inside back cover in effaced pencil ÔBd. . . 17/3/11 . . .Ô; Ar. in modern pencil Ô and an attached sheet being a copy of the entry in. a sale catalogue of Bernard Quaritch, London from whom C. A. S. Hawker purchased the volume; inside front cover is his signature to a note on the extent of the contents.

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 185



Support: vellum, paper


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