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Detailed record for Stowe 975

Author Philip Absolom (translator)
Title 'The Roll of Karlaverok': translated from part of Cotton Caligula A. xviii; followed (ff. 52-54) by a short account of Caerlaverock Castle
Origin England
Date 1817
Language English
Script Pseudo-Gothic
Decoration Large historiated initials in colour and gold (e.g. ff. 10, 14, 50). Large and small decorated initials in colours and gold, some with foliate or dragon extensions (e.g. ff. 2, 9, 13). Numerous heraldic shields (e.g. ff. 2, 4-8). Genealogical tree.
Dimensions in mm 255 x 180 (215 x 105)
Official foliation ff. 54 (preceded and followed by numerous original blank leaves)
Form Paper codex
Binding Post -1600. Gilt red leather; the leaves with gilt edges, 1818(?)
Provenance Philip Absalom, 1817: with his bookplate and scribal colophon: 'From a M.S. in the British Museum. A free translation from the old French' (f. 51); in the border of the same page is a scroll inscribed 'Philip Absalom m.dccc.xvii'.
Inscribed 'Add: / 17' in blue ink (upper pastedown) and '17' on the spine.
Notes The title-page (f. 1) reads: 'The Roll of Karlaverok: An Heraldic Poem, enumerating the Barons, Knights, and Gentlemen, who attended King Edward the First, into Scotland, Anno M.CCC.'
All versos are blank.
Select bibliography Catalogue of the Stowe Manuscripts in the British Museum, 2 vols (London: British Museum, 1895-1896), pp. 649-50.

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The earl of Warenne

f. 10
The earl of Warenne
King Edward I

f. 14
King Edward I

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