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'A discourse of the comen weale of thys Realme of Englande,' with a table of contents

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MS. Add. C. 273

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'A discourse of the comen weale of thys Realme of Englande,' with a table of contents. This was printed in 1581 as by W. S. Miss Lamond's edition in 1893 shows that the discourse was written in 1549, perhaps by John Hales, that W. S. edited and revised it, but that the present MS. is quite independent of his work, and is a smoother and more literary form of the treatise than the Lambarde MS. used as the basis of the modern edition. A photo-lithographic reproduction of a few lines on fol. 1 is given in miss Lamond's edition.

Dates

  • written in the third quarter of the 16th century

Extent

126 pages

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 273, pp. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. C. 273

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19979

Overview

'A discourse of the comen weale of thys Realme of Englande,' with a table of contents

Biographical / Historical

John Hales (? 1516–1572) was administrator and member of parliament.

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. 29567.

Custodial History

From the OsterIey Park Library, with the armorial bookplate of the seventh earl of Jersey.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought at the Osterley sale (May, 1885), lot 799, for £12 10s.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

11 1/4 × 8 3/4 in.
Title
'A discourse of the comen weale of thys Realme of Englande,' with a table of contents
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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