Statutes and ordonances

Record ID: 
76836
Accession number: 
MS M.18
Title: 
Statutes and ordonances
Created: 
ca. 1567.
Binding: 
Original English 16th-century brown calf gilt and blind-tooled with corner fleurons; in the center the arms of Queen Elizabeth surrounded by the Garter.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) before 1913.
Description: 
24 leaves (1 column, 22-24 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 210 x 150 mm
Provenance: 
Owned (ca. 1600?) by Robert Ambroson or Amberson, whose signature is on the first flyleaf; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) before 1913; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. written and decorated in England, shortly after 1567.
Texts: The statutes and ordonances of ye most noble Order of St. George named the Gartyer (fol. 1-23); history and ceremonial of the order under Edward III and Henry VIII (fol. 23-24); proceedings of the meetings held under Queen Elizabeth through 1567, the 9th year of her reign.
Decoration: gold paint initials on rose or blue squares.

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
English
Century: 
Classification: