Ownership inscriptions of Sir Henry Sharington (d. 1581). Script: Gothic bookhand. Decoration: some rubrication of initials. Binding: contemporary chemise binding of white leather over corded boards. In Anglo-Norman French with Middle English glosses and annotations. From the library of Lacock Abbey. From the library of Sir Henry Sharington. Purchased from Bernard Quaritch, Ltd. (Christies sale 8002, lot 12) on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Fund and the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2011.
Manuscript, on parchment, in two Gothic bookhands, containig copies of Walter of Biblesworth (Bibbesworth), Le tretiz ff.1-27v; Nicholas Bozon (c.1280-1320), Les proverbes de bons enseignements, here called Liber de proverbiis sapientie, ff.28-40v; Hue de Tabarie, Ordre de la chevalerie ff.42-53v; Le mariage des ix filles du diable, often attributed to Robert Grosseteste (1170-1253), bishop of Lincoln but here described as St Maurice, bishop of Paris's translation from the Latin, ff.54-67. The text of Le tretiz contains numerous interlineations and side notes in Middle English.
Administration of estates--Early works to 1800 Anglo-Norman dialect Chivalry--Early works to 1800 Conduct of life--Early works to 1800 French language--Study and teaching--Early works to 1800 French language--To 1500 Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Biblesworth, Walter de Lacock Abbey (England)--Ownership Sharington, Henry,--Sir,--d. 1581--Autograph
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Walter de Biblesworth, Treatiz de Gualter de Biblesworth. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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