Copy of the statutes of the Order of the Garter presented to James V of Scotland when he was invested with the order in 1535. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description
French, Middle (ca.1400-1600)


  • 1535. (Creation)


  • 22 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    iv + 18 folios.

    Collation: 1⁴(preceded by 1 leaf), 2-4⁴, 5⁴(+ 1 leaf after 4).

  • Physical Description

    Binding of late eighteenth-century straight-grained morocco.

  • Scope and Contents

    The text is preceded by a large drawing in colour (most of the silver in which is oxidized) of the royal arms of England (impaled with those of St George) and of Scotland (folio ii verso). The preface and the first of the statutes are introduced by large illuminated initials and the remainder by small gold initials within alternate red and blue squares. Lacking the seal formerly attached to the cords visible at folios 1 and 18 verso.

  • Custodial History

    Formerly in the possession of Henry Wellesley, Principal of New Inn Hall, whose note identifying the volume is on the verso of the flyleaf.

  • Bibliography

    The volume was exhibited in the Heraldic Exhibition, Edinburgh, 6 July-3 October 1891, being number 693 in the 'Memorial Catalogue' (1892).