Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI

Ms. Codex 1641 The history of King Richard the Third (unfinished)

Title

The history of King Richard the Third (unfinished)

Authors

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Call number

Ms. Codex 1641
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Origin

Written in England between 1674, when John Sheffield received the Order of the Garter, and 1694, when he was created marquess (arms on covers; Philadelphia Rare Book & Manuscript Company).
Date
between 1674 and 1694
Place
England

Summary

Late 17th-century copy of Thomas More's negative biography of Richard III of England, copied from the version edited by John Rastell in the Workes of Sir Thomas More knyght (London, 1557), including side notes and passages supplied by Rastell in translation from Thomas More's Latin version.

Notes

Extent

49 leaves : 308 x 194 (268 x 150) mm bound to 314 x 206 mm

Foliation

Paper, ii + 49 leaves; [1], 2-97, [98], contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.

Support

Paper

Binding

Contemporary morocco with gilt spine and covers stamped with the arms of John Sheffield after receiving the Order of the Garter; gilt edges and marbled endpapers.

Layout

  • Written in 31 long lines; frame-ruled in ink.
  • Decoration

    Margins ruled in faint red ink.

    Script

  • Written in cursive script, with names of people and places in slightly larger, bold roman script.
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