Copy, late 15th or early 16th century, of material, early 14th century-1364, concerning the Parlement de Paris. Edit




  • Early 14th century-1364. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    iv + 179 folios.



  • Physical Description

    0.00 linear metresiv + 179 folios.195.00 x 264.00 millimetres

  • Dimensions

    195.00 x 264.00 millimetres

  • Scope and Contents

    (i) List of contents (folio 1).

    (ii) Guillaume du Breuil, `Stylus curie Parlamenti` (folio 5). This manuscript was known to Félix Aubert who edited the ‘Stilus curie Parlamenti’ (Paris, 1909). It belongs to Aubert`s second family of manuscripts; chapter 25 follows chapter 21, and chapter 37 item 39 is omitted. There are many inaccuracies and the scribe made a number of additions in the margin.

    (iii) `Sequuntur ordinationes adiunctiones et statuta parlamenti` (folio 122). A collection of decrees and statutes relating to judicial procedures in the Parlement, 1344-1364.

    Written in one hand throughout. No decoration apart from one large blue initial (folio 5).

  • Arrangement

    Collation: 1¹⁰ (+2 before 1), 2-14¹², 15¹⁰ (+ 1 after 10). Catchwords and signatures. 23 lines.

  • Bibliography

    The royal decrees in section (iii) are printed in ‘Ordonnances des rois de France’ (Paris, 1723-1849), volumes 2-4.

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Paper: watermarks fleur de lis and unicorn, with one example (folio 7) of star and crown (cf. Briquet 6117).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Deposited, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates.

  • Custodial History

    There are no marks of ownership except for a 19th-century crest and motto, possibly of the Elphinstone family, stamped on the spine. The manuscript was bought by the Advocates’ Library in 1911.