[Fall of princes]
|Main Author:||Lydgate, John, 1370?-1451?|
|Related Names:||Maddocks, Richard Esq. , former owner., Humphrey Duke of Gloucester 1391-1447, associated name., Laurent de Premierfait -1418., Boccaccio, Giovanni 1313-1375.|
|Language(s):||English, Middle (1100-1500)|
[England, approximately 1450]
Manuscripts, Medieval > Illinois > Urbana > Specimens.
Manuscripts, English (Middle) > Illinois > Urbana > Specimens.
Gothic scripts > Great Britain > 15th century.
Poems > Great Britain > 15th century.
Former shelf-mark: XF. 821 L98f 1450 (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).
Former shelf-mark: Ms. 4134 (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).
Shelf-mark: Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Pre-1650 MS 0084.
Provenance: 1. Richard Maddocks, Esq. -- 2. Sold by Sotheby's, 1 March 1949 (lot no. 499) -- 3. Purchased from C.A. Stonehill, 1 July 1950.
Origin: Written by an unknown scribe, presumably in England, ca. 1450.
Binding: 18th-century (?) calf over paper boards; gold tooled; red spine label "Lidgate MS".
Decoration: Alternating red or blue initials at the beginnings of each paragraph; occasional red and blue pen-flourished initials.
Script: Written in a Gothic book script.
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 45 lines; frame-ruled in lead with double inner and outer vertical bounding lines; prickings in outer margin.
Collation: Paper, fol. iv (paper; i is pastedown) + 192 (paginated 3-50, 53-240, 243-390) + iv (paper; i is pastedown)
Title supplied by cataloger.
192 leaves :
410 x 265 (290 x 190) mm. bound to 422 x 302 mm.
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