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Detailed record for Egerton 3712

Title Cartulary of the Augustinian Priory of Wombridge, county Salop
Origin England, W. (Wombridge)
Date c. 1480 - c. 1500
Language Latin and some English
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 1 large historiated initial (f. 89v). Large initials in red with brown pen-flourishing. Drawings of notaries' marks (ff. 9, 36, 36v, 85, 89v).
Dimensions in mm 300 x 215 (245 x 180)
Official foliation ff. v + 97 (ff. 1 and 94-96 are medieval parchment flyleaves; + 2 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 2 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Gold-tooled brown leather, bound by Lewis 1827 (note on 1st flyleaf [f. iii]); gilt edges.
Provenance The Augustinian Priory of Wombridge, co. Salop, c. 1500.
Thomas Forster, last prior of Wombridge, early 16th century: inscriiption of his name (ff. 1, 97).
Thomas Lloyd, by 1824 (see Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1st ser., 9 (1886), pp. 305-06).
Stewart and Wheatley, by 1827 (see British Library Catalogue).
Sir Thomas Phillipps (b. 1792, d. 1872), baronet, collector of books and manuscripts: inscribed 'Phillipps MS 3517' and 'Ex Bibliotheca Phillippica 1827' (f. 1); his sale, Sotheby's, 27-28 June 1938, lot 443.
G. P. Mander: his sale, Sotheby's, 22 February, 1954, lot 12.
Bought by the British Museum in 1954, using the Bridgewater fund (12,000 bequeathed in 1829 by Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater (b. 1756, d. 1829).
Notes A long document relating to the Priory of St Werburgh at Chester is added at the end (f. 97), which was used previously as a binding for the volume.
2 leaves of a late 13th-century Antiphonar with musical notation (after f. 97, foliated iv and v).
Select bibliography British Library Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1951-1955, 3 vols (London: British Museum, 1979), I, no. Eg. 3712.


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