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MS. Holkham misc. 51

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Contents

Jacques de Guise , Annals of Hainault (tr. Jean de Wauquelin ; vol. II.)
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii (paper) + 206 + iii (paper)
Dimensions (leaf): 400 × 290 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 255 × 185-90 mm.
Foliation: Foliated as MS. Holkham misc. 50, and continuing from it: [clxi]-iiiClxviiij, including but not foliating most of the leaves with miniatures; the blank parchment leaves, and the paper flyleaves, foliated in modern pencil: i-iii, 365-369, as well as a few leaves omitted by the medieval foliator.

Layout

36 written lines, below top line; in 2 columns

Hand(s)

Fine lettre bâtarde.

Decoration

Miniatures, each with four-sided borders and coats of arms (fol. 161r, 229r, 286r, 331r, 349r).

Binding

Bound and decorated as vol. I but with with 'TOM. II.' on the spine.

History

Origin: Flemish ; c. 1490

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.

Gaspar de Guzman, Count-Duke of Olivares; to his nephew, Gaspar de Haro, Spain (see Gallardo, 1889, cols. 1479 and 1517).

The Augustinians of Lyon.

Bought by Thomas Coke (signed by him); bookplate of 'THOMAS WILLIAM COKE'

Formerly Holkham Hall, MS. 658, vol. II.

Record Sources

Draft description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

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