Part of the Anthony Taussig Collection of English Legal Manuscripts (OSB MSS 184).Taussig catalog number: MS 81.7.14 (number 3 in main catalog numbering). A complete description of the contents is found in Baker and Taussig, Catalogue (London: 2007), pp. 4-7. Layout: single column, 16-19 lines. Script: contemporary Anglicana hand. Decoration: Initials mostly in blue or burnished gold; 23 larger initials in burnished gold on red and blue grounds. One large illuminated initial with ivy-leaf border including a dragon. Binding: contemporary stitching on three double bands; later vellum over pasteboard binding. In Latin and Middle French. Purchased from Anthony Taussig on the Hazel M. Osborn and the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Funds, 2012.
Manuscript, on vellum, in a single hand, of English statutes, many from the reign of Edward I. The volume opens with a table of chapters in the principal statutes, headed "Magna carta," followed by a copy of the Magna Carta as confirmed by Edward I (ff. 17-26) and a copy of his confirmation of the Carta de foresta. This is followed by copies of statutes including the Statutes of Westminster I and II; Quia emptores (Statute of Westminster III); statutes of mortmain and champerty; and Frangentibus prisonam.
Feudal law--England--Early works to 1800 Forestry law and legislation--England--Early works to 1800 Law--England--Early works to 1800 Law--Great Britain--Early works to 1800 Magna Carta Maintenance and champerty--England--Early works to 1800 Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library Mortmain--England--Early works to 1800
Edward--I,--King of England,--1239-1307 England.--Parliament Taussig, Anthony
French, Middle (ca.1400-1600) Latin
Archives or Manuscripts
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James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection
A catalogue of the legal manuscripts of Anthony Taussig / Sir John Baker and Anthony Taussig. London: Selden Society, 2007. Statuta vetera. Anthony Taussig Collection of Legal Manuscripts, James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Number of Pages: 408
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