MS. Lat. th. e. 47
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession): no full description available
31–3 lines (frame-ruled, written above top line); in 2 columns
Plain red initials.
Sewn on four split(?) straps, entering the wood boards through their outer face, and passing along channels in the inner face, and pegged; the boards with cushioned edges; covered with polished brown leather, blind-tooled with a simple lattice and panel design, and a small circular punch; traces of two original clasps at the fore-edge, and remains of a later (18th/19th-century) single clasp at the centre of the fore-edge; restored and re-backed
Provenance and Acquisition
Original (?) pressmark, 'K 1' (fol. 1r)
Augustus Frederick (1773–1843), Duke of Sussex , 6th son of George III, with his bookplate inscribed with the shelfmark 'VI | H. i. y', perhaps the MS. described in Thomas Joseph Pettigrew Bibliotheca Sussexiana. A Descriptive Catalogue, accompanied by Historical and Biographical Notices, of the Manuscripts and Printed Books contained in the Library of His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, K.G., D.C.L., &c. &c. &c. &c. in Kensington Palace, London, 1827, vol. I, pt. I, no. 87, pp. cli-clii [Bod. 259 d. 40], his sale, part II, by Evans, 31 July 1844 and three following days, perhaps lot 32 [Bod. Mus. bibl. III 8o 483a]
Various 19th- and 20th-century booksellers' cuttings, including one Maggs, c.1940
Henderson (bookplate with motto 'Sola virtus nobilitat')
Given by N. R. Ker , 1975. Formerly Dep. e. 93.
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.