Manuscript: Egerton MS 1982
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British Library, Egerton MS 1982
(The Travels of Sir John Mandeville)
 

Produced: England, 15th century

Language: English

Author: John Mandeville
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Media: Vellum
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Folios:    Height:   cm   Width:   cm

Manuscript type: Single-author

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 




 
Description

" 'Ye buke of [the voiage and travails of Sir] John Maundeville.' The text differs considerably from that of the printed editions, and the prologue does not include the apocryphal passage found in Cotton MS. Titus C. xvi., in which the author states that he translated the work from Latin into French, and from French into English. On the fly-leaf, f. 2, is a note by E. Hill, M.D., 22 Mar. 1803; stating that en a leaf of paper, pasted on the inside of the old cover, was written, 'Thys fayre Boke I have fro the Abbey of Saint Albons in thy yeare of our Lord m.cccclxxxx the sixt daye of Apryll. Willyam Caxton,' together with the name of Richard Tottyl, 1579, by whose descendant, the Rev. Hugh Tuthill, the book was given to E. Hill." - British Library


 
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