England, probably London, third and fourth quarters of the 15th century.
English stamped calf, gilt, ca. 1545, with motto ich dien of Edward VI Prince of Wales (his arms have been removed), by the King Edward and Queen Mary Binder.
320 leaves, (1 column, 28 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 244 x 165 mm
Written for Sir John Astley (d. 1486), arms on several pages: quarterly, 1 and 4, azure a cinquefoil ermine (Astley); 2 and 3, gules two bars or (Harcourt) over all a label of three points ermine); Thomas Fitzhugh (arms 'part azure a fesse inter three buckets sable hooped or'); Brian Tunstall; Thomas Tunstall; owned by Edward VI before accession in 1547; Astley family, to Sir A.E.D. Astley, 21st Lord Hastings; his sale (London, Sotheby's, July 20, 1931, pp. 9-15, lot 7, pl. VI-IX) to Quaritch; purchased through Quaritch in 1931.