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Name: Statuta - Legal Texts

Repository: Nicholson Museum

Settlement: Sydney, in the University of Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:
Bracton (excerptum)
ARTICULI NARRATIONIS
REGISTRUM BREVIUM
DELAYES EN PLEE DE TERRE
NOTABILIA STATUTORUM
Statuta
LA COURT DE BARON
NOVAE NARRATIONES

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Acquisition: acquired by the Nicholson Museum before 1870, perhaps from Sir Charles Nicholson himself

Binding: 15c. sheepskin, stained pink, over oak boards, one strap and metal spike. Spine carries modern gilt lettering MAG.CART. / CAM (sic) ALIIS M.S.S. / SAEE (sic) XIV.

Catchwords: A few catchwords remain

Collation: (7)1 (8)2-4 (12)5 (10)6 (8)1-10 (12)11-12 (16)13 (12)14-24 (10)25 (12)26-27 (8)28-33. Quire 1 lacks its seventh sheet; quire 27 measures only 105 x 73 mm. 109r., 256v.Ñ257v., 339v. are blank. Fols 328 and 332 are shaped like crescents; theÑ the lower diagonal halves of fols 9 and 12 are missing

Composite:

Condition: Edges untrimmed, Fols 328 and 332 are shaped like crescents; theÑ the lower diagonal halves of fols 9 and 12 are missing

Deco desc: red caps, fillÑins, paragraph marks and rubrics

Dimensions: 185 x 115 mm, quire 27 measures only 105 x 73 mm

Extent: 339 folios

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Hand desc: Nine different 14c. English cursive court hands

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Layout: one col, nine hands (i) 1r.Ñ5v., 23 lines to col. (ii) 5v.Ñ7v., 36 lines (iii) 8r.Ñ84v., 25 lines (iv) 84v.Ñ85v., incomplete sides (v) 86r.Ñ97v., 25 lines (vi) 98r.Ñ125v., 25 lines (vii) 125v.Ñ279v., 31 lines (viii) 280r.Ñ291v., 22 lines ix) 292r.Ñ339v., 30Ñ33 lines

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List bibl: B. Reeve, Catalogue of the Museum of Antiquities of the Sydney University compiled by the Curator, Sydney 1870, item 1327; K. V. Sinclair, ÔAnother Manuscript belonging to Butley PrioryÕ, Notes and Queries, Vol. CCVII (1962), pp. 408Ñ10; ÔAnglo-Norman Studies: the last twenty yearsÕ, Australian Journal of French Studies, Vol.II (1965), p.252; Exhibition, p.31, no.74.

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Orig date: s. xiv

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Provenance: 332r. by 15c. hand are scribbles and an alphabet with the words ÔIstud halfebetum (sic) . . . homo[N79] iohanni sakyll (?)Ô; 332v. has contemporary scribbles; 109v. ÔMd quod in domo (?) domini millesimo quadringintesimo (sic) (erasure) er (?) parliamentum apud Bury in com[itatu] Suff[olciensi] et 1446Õ80 by a 15c. hand; 7v. and 108v. have erasures which are illegible under ultra-violet light; 7r. by a 19c. hand ÔNote. This book formerly belonged to the library of the Priory of Butley in the County of Suffolk. William Tylney Spurdens. Dec. 3d 1816Õ

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 93

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Support: vellum

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