Ms. codex. Layout: Written in long lines; frame-ruled. Script: Purportedly in the hand of Michael Dalton; cf. ms. note of R.W. Bridgman on recto of third flyleaf: "This is the original manuscript of Mr Dalton's small Breviary, the corrections of which appear to be in Mr Dalton's own hand writing." Binding: 18th cent., early. Full calf, gold tooled; rebacked; blue marbled endpapers; yellow edges. Accompanying materials: With an engraved portrait of Dalton, dated 1770, pasted in. Provenance: 1. Dalton -- 2. Engraved armorial bookplate (with motto: Favente Deo amicoque benigno) of Richard Whalley Bridgman on inside of front board -- 3. Collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps -- 4. Purchased from Last, 20 October 1942. Shelf-mark: Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Pre-1650 MS 0165. Former shelf-mark: Phillipps MS 23053.
89 leaves : paper ; 174 x 106 mm. bound to 180 x 119 mm.
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A breviary of the state of the Roman (or Westerne) Church & Empire, the decay of true religion, & the rising of the Papacy : from the tyme of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, till Martin Luther/Michael Dalton; Richard Whalley Bridgman; Thomas Phillipps, Sir; Pre-1650 Manuscript Collection (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book & Manuscript Library.; [England, 1634]