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¶ Statuta regni angliae (c. 1446) [MS]

October 12, 2017

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Statuta regni angliae.

Illuminated manuscript. England, c. 1446. 271 leaves.

Note by Morris on flyleaf: “An English Book of good quality as to writing and ornament. The illuminated borders and armouries very characteristic of the place and period (1450), the red and blue letters very good. William Morris, Kelmscott House, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, 1891.”

Provenance: Edward Hailstone. — Hailstone sale, Sotheby, 23 April 1891, lot 2526. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1137 (sold to Leighton for £40).— Alfred Higgins. — Higgins sale, Sotheby, 2 May 1904, lot 225. — C. W. Dyson Perrins. — Dyson Perrins sale, Sotheby, 9 December 1958, lot 23. — Unlocated.

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_2013).


Sotheby 1898:

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