[The Regiment of Princes].

Hoccleve, Thomas, 1370?-1450? [Browse]
Manuscript, Book
  • Middle English (1100-1500)
  • Latin
[England] ; [14--].
83 leaves : paper ; 290 x 207 mm


Former owner
Library of Congress genre(s)
Getty AAT genre
  • Ms. codex.
  • Decoration: Middle English rubrics, Latin topical notes in outer margins and explicits in red ink.
Binding note
Bound in 19th century brown morocco over pasteboards in England, possibly around 1870; endbands with secondary sewing in brown and tan.
Language note
Main text in Middle English, index and marginal summaries in Latin.
Early provenance unknown; later in the library of Thomas Rawlinson (1675-1725), English barrister and bibliophile (cf. inscription on front flyleaf verso: “E Cod. mss. Biblioth. Rawlinson 13 Mar. 1733”); in the 18th century in the possesion of Richard Farmer (1735-1797), who wrote notes about the author and the manuscript on front pastedown; acquired by the bibliophile Richard Heber (1773-1833) at the Farmer sale on 7 May 1798 and later sold on 17 February 1836 as part of the Heber manuscript collection by the London bookseller and auctioneer Robert Harding Evans (1778-1857); purchased by the London antiquarian bookseller Thomas Rodd (1796-1849) and later sold to Bertram Ashburnham, 4th earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878) who placed it in his “Appendix” collection. Acquired in 1897 by the British collector Henry Yates Thompson (1838-1929) and later by the London antiquarian bookseller Bernard Quaritch who offered it for sale in May 1899; purchased by Robert Garrett (1875-1961), of Baltimore, Maryland, Class of 1897, from Quaritch on 15 July 1925 and donated to Princeton University Library in 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift; of Robert Garrett, Princeton Class of 1897, 1942.
  • Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, pages 315-317
  • Ricci, S. de. Census of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, volume 1, page 892
Cite as
Garrett MS. 137, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
Other title(s)
Hokcleve. De regimine principum. M.S.
Robert Garrett Collection
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