YALE UNIVERSITY BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND
MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
MANUSCRIPTS MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
[England], [between 1275 and 1299]
Bracton, Henry de, -1268, De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliæ.
In Latin; one lengthy marginal annotation in Law French.
ff. 213 : parchment ; 291 x 205 mm.
Restricted material. May not be seen without the permission of the appropriate curator.
Manuscript, on vellum, in a single hand, of a portion of Bracton's treatise on English
A catalogue of the legal manuscripts of Anthony Taussig / Sir John Baker and Anthony
Taussig. London: Selden Society, 2007.
Previously owned by Sir Gregory Osborne Page Turner; Phillipps MS 3097; William Carr;
W. J. Carr. 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 82.12.7 (number 19 in main catalog numbering).
A fuller description of the contents is found in Baker and Taussig, Catalogue (London:
2007), pp. 13-14.
Title from incipit.
Some early marginalia. Lengthy annotation in Law French (ff. 182v-183) concerning
a dictum by "Denam" (probably John or William de Denum).
Annotated on f. 1 in the hand of Sir Thomas Phillipps: H. Bracton De Legibus Angliæ.
From Sir G. P. Turner's Library. Phillipps MS 3097.
Layout: double columns, 32 lines.
Script: Gothic Textura.
Decoration: headings, paragraph marks, and running titles in red or blue; two-line
initials throughout in red and blue; two large initials in red and blue.
Binding: nineteenth-century full russia, blind-stamped. Gilt title on spine: Bracton
De Legibus Angliæ.
Henry de Bracton, De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliæ. Anthony Taussig Collection
of Legal Manuscripts, James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke
Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Bracton, Henry de, -1268.
Law -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Law -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- England -- 13th century.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.