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'Les drois & les establissemens de Normendie par quoy les contens & les quereles sunt finees', Written in the second half of the 13th cent. in Normandy (?)

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MS. Selden Supra 70

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'Les drois & les establissemens de Normendie par quoy les contens & les quereles sunt finees', or 'La coustume de Normendie' (fols, 12, 14v) in 121 chapters, and two parts. The prologue begins 'Pour cheu que nostre entencion est a esclarier en cheste euure':
  1. Fols. 3-9 contain some rather later reports of a few cases
  2. Fol. 11v a table of the Solar Cycle from 1168 to the 17th century
  3. Fols. 131-157 are blank
  4. Fol. 158 is a fly-leaf containing a small fragment of a Latin 13th cent. legal record.
'Johan Cousin Johanne Lescoquentine estang' le samedi auant la seint Marc' (about 1300: fol. 158): 'Iste liber partinet a Joannes du Viaret [?] 15th cent. (ibid.).

Dates

  • Written in the second half of the 13th cent. in Normandy (?)

Extent

159 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Selden Supra 70

Arrangement

Old Selden mark = 70

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 3458

Custodial History

Manuscript 3473 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated capitals, etc.; binding, stamped leather on renovated boards, 15th cent. N. French work

Dimensions

4 3/4 × 3 1/2 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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