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A catalogue of English legal manuscripts in Cambridge University Library

Author: John H Baker; J S Ringrose; Cambridge University Library.
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pioneer catalogue for one of the most important collections of English legal manuscripts.

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Genre/Form: Bibliography
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All Authors / Contributors: John H Baker; J S Ringrose; Cambridge University Library.
ISBN: 0851153763 9780851153766
OCLC Number: 31434264
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xc, 828 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1 The university library and the common-law tradition - some principal categories of legal manuscript 1250-1700: medieval statute-books and their contents; instructional material in the medieval books; mnemonic notes; later developments in law teaching; language; formularies; reports of cases. Part 2 Some notes on provenance: the old library; the Royal library - John Moore's collection; William Fletewoode (d.1594); Francis Tate (1560-1616); Geoffrey Palmer (1598-1670); Robert Nicholas (1595-1667); Bulstrode Whitelocke (1605-75); early ownership inscriptions. Appendices: Some constituent legal collections in the Royal library; the English legal manuscripts collected by John Moore; manuscripts in other collections held by the university library. Note on editorial method; the catalogue; table of statutes; tables of law reports - chronological table of reports, index of names of reporters, table of cases mentioned; table of incipits and titles; index of previous owners; index of names; index of subjects.
Responsibility: J.H. Baker ; with codicological descriptions of the early manuscripts by J.S. Ringrose.

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