Analysis of Content
On the complete text see John D. Cowley, A Bibliography of Abridgments, Digests, Dictionaries and Indexes of English Law to 1800, Selden Society (London, 1932), pp. xix–xx and p. 1, and John D. Cowley, ‘The Abridgement of the Statutes', Library, 4th ser., 12 (1931-2), 125-73. In Latin and Law French; popularly known as ‘Vetus abbreviamentum or vieux abridgment'.
Imprint: [London: John Lettou and William de Machlinia, 1480-2]. Folio.
Remarks: As dated by BMC; Sheppard and GW date [c.1482].
Collation: [*4] A–N8.
GW: GW 3;
Hain: C 5609;
Goff: Goff A‑3;
BMC: BMC XI;
Proctor: Pr 9760;
Others: Beale S 39; Duff 375; Oates 4178-9; Rhodes 1; Sheppard 7511; STC 9513.
Copy number: A-001(1)
Leaf H1 only.
Binding: Bound in a modern guard-book of miscellaneous fragments.
Size of fragment: 276 × 190 mm.
Manuscript notes: ‘totum' in lower margin of the verso.
Paragraph mark, before running title on verso, supplied in red.
Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834). Bequeathed in 1834.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Douce Fragm. 9b.
SHELFMARK: Inc. c. E7.1(3).
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