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Beinecke MS 100 England, s. XVI^^ex
The Fawkners' Glasse
1. f. 1r blank; f. 1v The fawkners' Glasse. 1. Washe your handes
alwayes before you feede her...16. Vse no Phisick withought an apparent
cause of a dysease. [Drawing of a falconer tipped in between ff. 1 and
2; see below.]
J. E. Harting, A Perfect Booke for Kepinge Sparhawkes or
(London, 1886) p. 3.
2. ff. 2r-18v A perfect waie and order to be observed in chosing and
keping of sparhawkes. Theare be certayne tokens wherby a man maye chose
them, to have them stronge...and for a flyinge hawke no better meate to
be hadd. [added in a later hand:] A brefe Rule to kepe a hawke...This
is a perfect Booke for kepinge of Sparhawkes or Goshawkes. ff. 19r-20v
Harting, op. cit., pp. 5-35.
3. ff. 21r-22v [Brief passages, most of which have been crossed
out:] Medicens and Practises which I never proved. To Clense a hawke
that hath Surfited. When her mewtes shew her to be surfyted...To cause
a hawke Mewe be tymes. Pull her flagges next her Principals...in Aprile
or Maye when the other flagge be home or nere//f. 23r-v blank
Harting, op. cit., p. 36 (lists only those sections not crossed
4. f. 24r - inside back cover Miscellaneous rules, in several hands,
for treating dogs, etc., e.g., To helpe Spanielles. For Mangines. Washe
the dogg throughly in Cowes pysse 3 or 4 tymes daylye the newer the
Parchment, ff. 24, 176 x 141 (147 x 108) mm. Written in ca. 27
long lines; leaves were first frame-ruled in ink, with horizontal lines
for text added in lead; prickings in corners of written space.
I-VI^^4 (+ 1 leaf added between ff. 1 and 2).
Articles 1 and 2 written by a single person in a careful secretary
script; other items added by several contemporary and later hands.
One loose leaf, presently tipped in between ff. 1 and 2, has pen
and ink sketch of falconer, with bird and dog; adapted from a woodcut
in G. Turberville, The Booke of Faulconrie (London, 1575). Inscription
above drawing: "Lorde let me not, in Vanitie/Delight more, then I
should in thee."
Binding: s. xvi-xvii. Limp vellum case with title lettered on
Written in England toward the end of the 16th century; early
provenance unknown. Belonged to W. A. Tyssen-Amherst, of Hackney (1835-
1909; bookplate); his sale (5 Dec. 1908, no. 340). Collection of C. F.
G. R. Schwerdt (see catalogue Hunting Hawking Shooting [London, 1928]
v. 2, p. 327, with plate no. 157 of drawing); his sale (Sotheby's, 12
March 1946, no. 2205). Purchased from Quaritch, 26 Oct. 1946, by the
Yale Library Associates, with funds contributed by Mrs. Samuel Milbank.
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 29, no. 100.
Barbara A. Shailor