Constitutiones provinciales ecclesiae Anglicanae.

Accession number: 
PML 76398
Lyndwood, William, 1375?-1446.
[Oxford] : [Theodoricus Rood], [about 1483-1484]
[350] leaves : illustration (1 woodcut) ; 39 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hans P. Kraus, 1980.

Title and imprint from ISTC.
Printed in Rood's types 2:200G, 3:87/88G, 4:88G, and 5:116G.
Signatures: a-c⁸ d⁶ e-i⁸ k⁶ l-o⁸ p⁶ q-s⁸ t⁶ v-y⁸ z⁶ A-D⁸ E⁶ F-N⁸ O⁶ P-R⁸ S¹⁰; aa-cc⁸ dd¹⁰: 350 leaves, leaves S10 and aa1 blank.
Paper format: Royal folio.
Woodcut, leaf a1v.
There are two settings recorded of sigs. a (with the exception of a4), b-i, k1 and k2. The two settings are easiest to distinguish by their headlines: setting I with short initial I, setting II with tall initial I. Harvard Law Library copy has variant setting of a2 recto, besides those set out by Chawner.
PML copy is setting II.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 36.6 x 26.5 cm.
PML copy missing 2 leaves: S10 and aa1 (blanks).

17th/18th century brown calf over wooden boards (39 x 27 cm), sewn on 5 supports; heavily damaged with losses to the leather and wood. Printed waste pastedowns (from a quarto Bible, 17th/18th century), with plain paper endleaves; plain endbands; sprinkled edges.
Variant Title: 

Constitutiones provinciales


Hand decoration: Contemporary English rubrication, primary initial (leaf a2r) in blue with red penwork decoration, remainder of initials in red, with red paragraph marks, L-brackets, and underlining. Annotations: Contemporary marginal notations in several hands sporadically throughout text, including list of headings (leaf a1v) and multiple Latin inscriptions (leaves a1r and dd10v).

John Calnerley, multiple inscriptions: "John Calnerley parson of becknam [Beckenham?] in kent and ston besides darford [Dartford?]", 16th century (leaf a1r); Christie's NY, 30 Jan. 1980, lot 206; Pierpont Morgan Library, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hans P. Kraus, 1980.