Policronicon / Higden Ranulf.

Author
Higden, Ranulf, -1364 [Browse]
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Format
Book
Language
  • English
  • English, Middle (1100-1500)
Published/​Created
[London, England] ; [between 1400 and 1425]
Description
iii, 212, iii : parchment ; 450 x 300 mm

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Notes
  • Ranulf Higden's Polychronicon in the Middle English translation by John Trevisa.
  • Script: Anglicana formata; written by Scribe Delta.
  • Decoration: Books open with a 5- to 6-line painted initial with full floriate borders of bar frames, colored vines, and spray-work, of burnished gold, green, blue, pink, and magenta.
Binding note
England, early 19th century; diced Russia leather over pasteboard.
Language note
Text in Middle English.
Provenance
Garrett Ms. 151 was written apparently in London by Scribe Delta (see Script) in the first quarter of the 15th century, but its early provenance is unknown. Robert Garrett (1875-1961), of Baltimore, Maryland, Class of 1897, purchased the manuscript on 15 July 1925 from the London antiquarian bookseller Bernard Quaritch. Garrett donated the manuscript to the Princeton University Library in 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift; of Robert Garrett, Princeton Class of 1897, 1942.
References
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 1, pages 348-353
Cite as
Garrett MS. 151, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
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Robert Garrett Collection
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