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a| Ms. Codex 234
a| Laws, etc. (Magna Charta cum statutis tum antiquis tum recentibus).
a| Magna Charta cum statutis tum antiquis tum recentibus, maximopere animo tenendis, nunc demum ad vnum, tipis aedita per Richardum Tottill h| [manuscript].
a| Imprinted at London ... : b| By Richarde Tottell, c| 1587.
a| 519 leaves : b| paper ; c| 19 cm.
a| Ms. codex.
a| Printed text of the Magna Charta, etc., interleaved with manuscript notes attributed to William Ellis.
a| Printed text in Latin, French and English; notes in French.
a| Title from t.p. of printed text (recto of first leaf of printed text).
a| Publication information taken from colophon (f. r of printed text). Printed text dated 1587 (t.p. and colophon).
a| Manuscript note on recto of first manuscript leaf: "This Book is Enterleaved with the Notes of Sr. Wm. Ellis, who was made a judge in the Co. Pleas in Aprill 1679 and who was Supersseeded in 1687." There is also a manuscript notation by a later owner, dated 1725, on the t.p. of the printed text.
a| Notes written in a small cursive hand. In addition to the interleaved notes, the printed text is covered with marginal notes in the same hand or hands.
a| Printed text is 8vo (15 cm.). Manuscript leaves are 17 cm.
a| No overall pagination or foliation. Printed text foliated in upper right corner of each recto: [i-viii] (unnumbered), , 2-250, [251-252]. No pagination or foliation of the manuscript text.
a| Modern parchment binding.
a| Many leaves brittle; fraying and splitting at the edges. The first manuscript leaf is torn and is missing a piece. Text written out to the edges of the manuscript leaves, leaving little or no margin; this appears to have caused some slight loss of text due to fraying of the edges. Some stains and smudges; some oxidation of ink.
a| Provenance: Thomas Phillipps (note inside front flyleaf: Phillipps Ms. 17231); Robert Dechert (given to him by his mother-in-law, Mrs. Helen Godey Wilson, as a Christmas present: dedicatory poem from her to Dechert was laid into the item and now is on file in the Library, together with a clipping from a dealer's catalog and some notes by Dechert dated 1972).
a| Gift of Robert Dechert, ca. 1972.
a| UPenn Ms. Codex 234
a| Laws z| England.
a| Codices. 2| aat
a| Notes. 2| aat
a| Manuscripts, English y| 16th century.
a| Manuscripts, Renaissance.
a| Ellis, William.
a| Phillipps, Thomas, c| Sir, d| 1792-1872, e| former owner.
a| Magna Charta.
b| Rare Book & Manuscript Library a| University of Pennsylvania e| 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206. j| Ms. Codex 234
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