Manuscript: Harley MS 273
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British Library, Harley MS 273
 

Produced: England, Late 13th - early 14th c

Language: French

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Media: Vellum
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Folios:    Height: 21.5 cm   Width: 12.8 cm

Manuscript type: Bestiary

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 



Source: British Library - Collect Britain | Copyright Copyright 2004 British Library / Used by permission | Folio 75v


 
Description

"A calendar which precedes the other texts includes the dedication of the church of St. Lawrence, Ludlow (the largest parish church in Shropshire); the manuscript was undoubtedly made for use in the parish. It contains a variety of texts, all in French but not all religious--one concerns how a lord or lady show manage their estates, another gives rules for ensuring love and friendship -- which suggests that the book may have been owned by a wealthy layperson, rather than a cleric. A bestiary in French follows the psalter, illustrated with ink drawings." - British Library


 
Editions and Facsimiles

None known


 

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