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MS. 85 Cutting from the Book of St Albans

(old shelfmark **A.85)

Title:Cutting from the Book of St Albans, or, Book of Hawking, Hunting and Heraldry
Author:Juliana Berners
Language:English, with Latin
Origin:England, ?York
Date:20th c., pre. 1961
Physical Description:Cutting from leaf, ca. 218 x 228 mm, ruled in pencil
2o folio:N/A
Contents:Cutting from Cote Armour, the treatise on heraldry, in the Book of St Albans. Recto: That is to say the contre of tempurnes. Verso: Primus lapis.
Script:Pseudo Gothic bookhand (cursive)
Artist::George Edward Larman (1895 – 1961)
Decoration:Ornamental initials [2 l.] in red with blue pen-flourishing; blue penwork linefillers in form of animals, fish, grotesques and drolleries; bar and ivy-leaf borders (originally three-sided) with foliate motifs.
Provenance:George Edward Larman (1895 – 1961); his bequest, 1961
Notes:The Book of St Albans, attributed to Juliana Berners, was published circa 1486. It contains three treatises on hawking, hunting and heraldry. This cutting is taken from the text of the treatise on heraldry (pp. aii-aiii). Larman probably planned to produce a manuscript of the whole of the treatise on heraldry. This fragment has evidence of water damage which perhaps caused Larman to abandon the project.

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