YALE UNIVERSITY BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND
MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
MANUSCRIPTS MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
[England], [ca. 1450]
Natura brevium and other works.
In Latin and Law French. A copy of part of a testament in Middle English on p. 420.
ff. 420 : parchment ; 193 x 46 mm.
Restricted material. May not be seen without the permission of the appropriate curator.
Manuscript, on vellum, in multiple hands, containing the text of the "Old" Natura
Brevium; the text of The Old Tenures; and a register of writs from the reign of King
Edward III. These texts are followed by a copy of part of a testament by "John Norton
A catalogue of the legal manuscripts of Anthony Taussig / Sir John Baker and Anthony
Taussig. London: Selden Society, 2007.
Purchased from Anthony Taussig on the Hazel M. Osborn and the James Marshall and Marie-Louise
Osborn Funds, 2012.
Part of the Anthony Taussig Collection of English Legal Manuscripts (OSB MSS 184).
Taussig catalog number: MS 86.6.25 (number 69 in main catalog numbering).
A fuller description of the contents is found in Baker and Taussig, Catalogue (London:
2007), pp. 33-34.
Script: English book hands.
Decoration: initials have red and blue flourishing; many paragraph marks in red or
Binding: late eighteenth-century? full brown morocco, gilt. Title on spine: Fitzherbert
Natura Brevium. Codex MSS in membranis.
Natura brevium and Other Works. Anthony Taussig Collection of Legal Manuscripts,
James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript
Library, Yale University.
Edward III, King of England, 1312-1377.
Law -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Law -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
Writs -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Writs -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- England -- 14th century.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.