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MS. 45.2 Of Guardianship, vol. 2

(old shelfmark **A.45.2) 

Author:Francis Dickens (d. 1755)
Language:English, with Latin
Origin:England, Cambridge
Date:18th c., ca. 1705 -1755
Material:Paper. Watermark: crowned lion with wheat sheaf and taper within crowned circle, motto PRO PATRIA EIUSQUE UBE[. . . .] E (ca. 95 x 80 mm; this watermark occurs in other Trinity Hall MSS and in Cambridge, Trinity College, MS B.16.45); crowned GR (also occurs in MS 31)
Physical Description:i original flyleaf + 374 pages, 195 x 160 (unruled; ca. 185 - 135) mm, ca. 25 long lines
Rubric:Of Guardianship, vol. 2
Incipit:In the tutela materna it is questioned whether by Novell 118 cap. 5 the mother be presented to all the ligitime in ye right line
2o folio:Whether, after Justinian’s
Explicit:(p. 365) or to an act of parliament in England
Contents:pp. 1 – 365, Of Guardianship, vol. 2
Script:Cursive mixed hand
Scribe:Francis Dickens
Provenance:Francis Dickens, (Fellow 1705 – d. 1755); his gift (no donor inscription, but part of the set of volumes given by Prof. Dickens and in his hand)
Binding:18th c., parchment over pasteboards, ‘Of Guardianship vol. 2’ in ink on upper cover, edges speckled red
Notes:Almost all text on rectos only. Contents list in pencil, 19th / 20th cent., fol. i recto.
Bibliography:C. Crawley, Trinity Hall : the history of a Cambridge college, 1350-1992. 2nd ed., expanded by G. Storey. (Cambridge, 1992), 124

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