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Physical description: On parchment. ii + 142 + iii leaves, 168 x 120 mm. Ruling in red.

Contents: Calendar in French.

Decoration: Calendar in red and black, with blue initials. 29 pictures (described in Sampson catalogue) 14 with continuous borders; 15 on three sides, others in outer margin, of framed flowers-and fruit. Initials; blue of grounds of gold and red; gold on grounds of red and blue patterned in white; capitals of text filled with yellow. Line fillers red and blue, patterned in white with gold.

Binding: Conserved by Ian Maver (2002 citation below) and rebound in tawed pigskin; 18th century gilt tooled, red morocco binding - with Aldenham and Rylands bookplates and inscription - now kept in separate box.

Provenance 1700-1799: 18th century inscription on endpaper of accompanying binding: Andre Francois De Paule Le Fevre Dormesson.

Provenance 1800-1875: Aldenham Abbey bookplate.

Provenance 1875-1875: Aldenham Abbey: lot 89 in 17 June 1875 sale of William Stuart of Aldenham Abbey (1798-1874).

Provenance 1900-1900: Thomas Glazebrook Rylands bequest: (1900). Rylands catalogue, page 12.

Published citations: Gyles, Lien, and Ian Maver (2002), 'Conserving eleven late mediæval manuscripts for Liverpool University', Studies in Conservation, 47:sup5, pages 88-91.

Published descriptions: Sampson, John (1900), A catalogue of the books bequeathed by the late Thomas Glazebrook Rylands to the Library of University College Liverpool, Liverpool: University Press.

Ker, N.R. (1983), Medieval manuscripts in British libraries, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Exhibitions: Medieval Manuscripts on Merseyside, 1993. University Art Gallery, Liverpool and Courtauld Institute Galleries, London. Item 12.


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    University of Liverpool Special Collections and Archives, LUL MS.F.2.8
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