'The Statutes of the most noble Order of the Garter,' 1522-1571
MS. Add. A. 278
Held at the Weston Library
'The Statutes of the most noble Order of the Garter', 1522-1571, in English: preceded by the titles and coloured arms of King George ii, and of the duke of St. Albans, who was installed as K.G. on April 21, 1741, and for whom this volume was no doubt written and bound.
- written in or soon after 1741
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 278, pp. 1-2]
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MS. Add. A. 278
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 19055
'The Statutes of the most noble Order of the Garter,' 1522-1571, written in or soon after 1741.
Biographical / Historical
Charles Beauclerk, 2nd Duke of St Albans (1696-1751) was a politician.
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. V, no. 29395.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought at a Sotheby auction on Aug. 16, 1884 (lot 2169), for £2 10s.
On paper; binding, blue morocco, with gold ornament and royal arms, contemporary
9 1/4 × 7 3/8 in.
- 'The Statutes of the most noble Order of the Garter,' 1522-1571
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