Abbreviamentum statutorum.

Accession number: 
PML 712
[London] : [John Lettou and William de Machlinia], [approximately 1481-1482]
[108] leaves ; 28 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title and imprint from ISTC.
Printed in Lettou and Machlinia's types 1:140G and 2:102G.
Signatures: [1]⁴; A-N⁸: 108 leaves.
Paper format: Chancery folio.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 27.1 x 20.5 cm.

19th-century English blind- and gilt-tooled full brown goatskin over paper boards (28 x 21 cm), sewn on 5 supports by Leighton. Plain paper pastedowns and endleaves; decorative endbands; gilt edges.

Hand decoration: Contemporary English rubrication, primary initials in blue with red foliate decoration (blue pigment largely washed away in PML copy), with rest of initials in red, paragraph marks, and captial strokes. Rubrication likely from Lettou shop, see BMC XI 248-49 and Fig. 18. Annotations: Minimal contemporary marginal notations in two hards, including title to tabula (leaf [1]/1r). Contemporary manuscript alpha-numeric quire signatures added to unsigned leaves.

Fettiplace (Fetyplace) family: Edmund Fetyplace, inscriptions and pentrials, including "Edmundus Fetyplace / possessor libri est istius > [con]d Robertus Trobe" and "Iste liber attinett ad me Edmond Fetyplace," and Hampton Fetyplace, signatures, 16th century (leaves N7v and N8v); Cambridge University Library, shelfmark: AB.3.17 (no. 2) (leaf [1]/1r), Cambridge duplicates sales, 20 March and 1 Dec. 1742; Roger Wilbraham (1743-1829), through inheritance to: Roger William Wilbraham (1817-1897), Delamere House, his sale, Sotheby's, 27 Feb. 1899, lot 1816 for £107 to Tregaskis for: Richard Bennett (1849-1930), armorial bookplate and purchase notes: No. 33a, 4/3/99 and price code: dm/-/- (front pastedown); Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.