Instructions to his son

Creator:
Albertano, da Brescia, 13th cent
Idle, Peter, d. 1474?
Published/Created:
[England]
[late 15th century]
Physical Description:
1 vol. (38 l.) ; 24 cm. x 17 cm.
Materials:
parchment
Notes:
On parchment.
Original boards[?], bound in parchment.
Pastedowns from a late 13th century calendar (fragment) on parchment, in Latin.
Signed: T. Crumwell, Thomas Dowse his Book.
In verse.
Two scribes?
Idley's Liber Secundus, a separate poem, follows the Instructions on f. 31v.
Fragments of late thirteenth-century graded calendar used as pastedowns.
Numerous sixteenth-century ownership inscriptions of Thomas Dowse on flyleaves.
Verses from William Warner, Erasmus, and Shakespeare copied on flyleaves in sixteenth-century hands.
Binding: contemporary white leather over wooden boards; spine sewn on five double tawed leather thongs; remnants of clasp (three foliate metal pins) on upper cover.
Ex libris Thomas Dowse. Purchased at Sotheby's London sale, 2006 July 6, (lot 61) for the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection.
Abstract:
Manuscript, on parchment, of Peter Idley's Instructions to his son, an adaptation (ca. 1445-50) of Albertano of Brescia's treatises addressed to his own sons. The manuscript was produced in England at the end of the fifteenth century and is written in anglicana and secretary script.
Topics:
Conduct of life--Early works to 1800
Didactic poetry, English--Early works to 1800
English poetry--Middle English, 1100-1500
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Youth--Conduct of life
Topics:
Dowse, Thomas--Ownership
Idley, Peter,--d. 1474?
Language:
English, Middle (1100-1500)
Latin
Genre:
Manuscripts
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Osborn fa50
Orbis Record:
9369296
Orbis Barcode:
39002092807107
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection
oid pointer:
1218309
Citation:
Peter Idle, Instructions to His Son. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
2052743
PID:
digcoll:3553972

Number of Pages: 45
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