BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Beinecke MS 618
Carta de foresta. England, ca. 1580.
Paper with watermark similar to Briquet 12781. 67 f. 296 x 206 (210 x 133)
mm. 1 column, 36 lines; outline of text area in ink; no prickings.
I^^50 (50, containing text, is wanting), II^^20 (19,10 wanting).
English secretary hand.
Bound in grey paper boards, with title and date on spine.
Contents: statutes relating to the laws of the forest and the hunting rights
therein. A comparison of this codex with Beinecke MS 89 reveals that, except
for small details, the two volumes are very similar to each other.
Provenance: a note on f. 1r states that the manuscript is from Ruddington Hall.
Charles Sheldon (notation on bookplate); Francis P. Garvan. Gift of Francis P.
Garvan (transferred from the Sterling Library of Yale University, Department of
Manuscripts and Archives, 3 October 1979).
Secundo folio: Quid de (index); at any of (text)