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Detailed record for Lansdowne 783

Title Statutes and ordinances of the Order of the Garter of St George
Origin England
Date c. 1510 - c. 1530
Language English
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration Large initials in gold on red and blue grounds.
Dimensions in mm 245 x 160 (145 x 95)
Official foliation ff. 28 (+ 6 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 1 original and 6 paper flyleaves at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house; rebound in 1970.
Provenance The order of the Garter: their arms together with the English arms, the Garter with the motto 'Hony soit qui mal y pense', surmounted by a crown (f. 1v).
Inscription, 15th-century: 'James lord hamylton Erle of harray' (f. 28).
Inscription, 15th-century: 'Edwards (?)' (f. 28).
Inscribed 'P 597' (f. 1).
William Petty (formerly Fitzmaurice) (b. 1737, d. 1805), 2nd earl of Shelburne and 1st marquess of Lansdowne, prime minister; purchased by the British Museum together with 1244 other Lansdowne manuscripts in 1807.
Notes Small text fragments pasted to 2nd flyleaf recto and verso.
Select bibliography [Henry Ellis and Francis Douce], A Catalogue of the Lansdowne Manuscripts in the British Museum (London, 1819), no. 783.
Last revised: 09 February 2007


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Heraldic arms and decorated initial

ff. 1v-2
Heraldic arms and decorated initial
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f. 1v
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f. 2
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