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Detailed record for King's 420

Title Statutes of the Order of the Golden Fleece
Origin Netherlands, S.
Date after 1530, probably c. 1540 - c. 1560
Language Latin
Script Humanistic cursive, rubrics in Humanistic
Decoration 1 large initial and a full border with all'antica ornament, in colours and gold (f. 4). Small initials in gold on red or blue grounds.
Dimensions in mm 170 x 125 (130 x 80)
Official foliation ff. 40 (+ 3 modern paper and 3 medieval parchment flyleaves at the beginning, and 1 medieval parchment and 3 modern paper flyleaves at the end)
Collation i6 (ff. 1-6), ii-v8 (ff. 7-36; one blank unfoliated leaf follows f. 30, and one f. 31), 6four (ff. 37-40).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Blue leather stamped with the insignia of George III in the centre of both covers; gilt edges.
Provenance Written not earlier than 1531: the appendix (f. 32r-v) ends with ordinances of Charles V made in 1531.
King George III (b. 1738, d. 1820).
Given to the British Museum by King George IV in 1823 as part of the library of King George III.
Select bibliography George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and King’s Collections, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1921), III: Description of the King’s Manuscripts and Indexes to both Collections, p. 67.


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