MS. Holkham misc. 52
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession): no detailed description available
36 written lines, below top line; in 2 columns
Fine lettre bâtarde.
Spaces left for miniatures on replacement leaves (fols. 1, 18, 72, 113); the originals had at least coats of arms (see offsets on facing leaves).
Bound and decorated as MS. Holkham misc. 50, but with 'TOM. III' on the spine.
Provenance and Acquisition
Spanish inscription (fol. iv verso).
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, fol. 1r); bookplate of 'THOMAS WILLIAM COKE'
Formerly Holkham Hall, MS. 658, vol. III.
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Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.