MS. Holkham misc. 50
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
36 written lines, below top line; in 2 columns
Fine lettre bâtarde.
Miniatures with four-sided border, coat of arm, etc. (fols. 1r, 25r, 90r), one smaller miniature depicting the author/scribe at work, with one-sided border and coat of arms (fol. 2v)
19th-century Holkham binding of polished red straight-grained morocco over pasteboards; the spine lettered in gilt 'CHRONIQUE | DES CONTES | D'HAINAULT || MS | SEC. XV. || 658 | TOM. I.'
Provenance and Acquisition
Written for a member of the Berlaimont family (on whom see Goethals, 1849, (unpaginated)) who married into the Ligne family (with the quartered arms of both families), perhaps Gilles, Seigneur de Berlaimont, Hierges, Péruwelz, and Beauraing, who married Mary de Ligne, Lady of Lens, and Lady of Belœil (Hassall, 1970, 15); remained in the family until the 16th century.
The Augustinians of Lyon.
Bought by Thomas Coke (signed by him); bookplate of 'THOMAS WILLIAM COKE'
Acquired by the Bodleain, 1981
Formerly Holkham Hall, MS. 658, vol. I.
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Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.