Statuta vetera.

Published/Created:
England,
[14th century].
Physical Description:
198 ff. : parchment ; 84 x 60 mm.
Notes:
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.
Abstract:
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.
Topics:
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
Topics:
Edward--I,--King of England,--1239-1307
England.--Parliament
Taussig, Anthony
Language:
French, Middle (ca.1400-1600)
Latin
Genre:
Manuscripts
Format:
Mixed Material
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Osborn a57
Orbis Record:
11859583
Orbis Barcode:
39002091549478
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection
oid pointer:
11686469
Citation:
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.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
11685481
PID:
digcoll:3989715

Number of Pages: 408
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