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double columns, each averaging 70 lines. The titles are derived from the MS. itself.

- 1. Tractatus Corone Domini Regis. fol. 1.

2. Statuta de Scaccario Domini Regis. fol. 1. 3. Districtiones de Scaccario. fol. 1 6. 51 Hy. III. sc. 4. 4. Statuta Exonie. fol. 1 6. 5. Capitula eorundem Statutorum. fol. 2. 6. Tractatus de Antiquo Dominico Corone. fol. 2 b. 7. Statutum de Londoneis (Gavelot). fol. 2 b. 8. Magna Carta de libertatibus Anglie. 35 ch. fol. 3. 9. Carta de Foresta. 16 ch. fol. 4.

10. Sententia lata in transgressores contra libertates cartarum.

fol. 4b. 11. Consuetudines de foresta. fol. 4 6. 12. Inquisitiones de foresta. fol. 5. 13. Forma literarum de foresta. fol. 5. 14. Capitula Regardatorum. fol. 56. 15. Assisa foreste. fol. 5 b. 16. Articuli de Eschaeteria. fol. 6.

17. Adhuc de his que spectant ad officium Escaetorum Domini Regis unde tot inquirenda sunt. fol. 6 b.

18. Provisiones sive Statuta de Merton. fol. 7.
19. Statuta de Marleborge. fol. 76.
20. Statuta Westmonasterii prima. fol. 9 b.
21. Statuta Gloucestrie. fol. 12 b.
22. Statuta Westmonasterii secunda. fol. 13 b.
23. Statuta Wintonie pro pace terre conservanda. fol. 21.
24. Brevia eorundem, fol. 21 b.

25. Breve commissionis justiciariorum statuti de Wyncestria sive Exonie. fol. 22.

26. Statuta de religiosis, sive contra religiosos. fol. 22. 27. Statuta de emptoribus terrarum. fol. 22. 18 Ed. I.

28. Statutum quod vocatur Actone Burnell de mercatoribus. fol. 226.

29. Statuta alia de mercatoribus edita apud Westmonasterium. fol. 22 b.

30. Statutum de anno et die sive de bissextili. fol. 23 b.
31. Statutum de conspiratoribus. fol. 23 b.
32. Statutum de Berewike. fol. 23 b.

33. Statutum de his qui ponendi sunt in assisis et juratis. fol. 23 b.

34. Statutum de bigamis. fol. 23 b. 35. Statutum de vasto facto in tempore alieno. fol. 24. 36. Statutum armorum. fol. 24. 37. Statutum de militibus. fol. 24 b. 38. Exceptiones contra regiam prohibitionem. fol. 24 b. 39. Statutum regis de regia prohibitione allocanda. fol. 24 b 40. Statutum de quo warranto. fol. 25. 41. Statutum de presentibus vocatis ad warrantum. fol. 25. 42. Statutum aliud de quo warranto. fol. 25. 43. Statutum de quo warranto novum. fol. 25 b. 44. Statutum de finibus. fol. 25 b.

45. Articuli et provisiones concessi a rege apud Lyncoln. fol. 26.

46. Statutum editum apud Westmonasterium anno 34 super statutum Wincestrie fundatum. fol. 27 b.

47. Diffinitiones Brevium. fol. 28.

48. Quedam summa de modo compositionis Brevium. fol. 28 b.

49. Narrationes in Brevibus. fol. 29.
50. De natura essoniorum. fol. 30.
At fol. 34, a fragment of some statute relating to debtors.
51. Registrum Regis de Cancellaria. fol. 346.
ff. 41 to 44 wanting.
52. Summa que dicitur Fait a Savoir. fol. 45.

53. La ditee et le enseignment de chescune maniere de office qe append a ly emprouvement de manyers. fol. 50 6.

54. Une summaire qe est appele housebondrie 'Ceste ditee si, feysoyt Sire Waltier de Hengleye.'

See also Dd. vii. 14, and Ee. 1. 1. 55. De ponderibus et mensuris. fol. 54 b. 56. De homagiis faciendis. fol. 54 b. 57. De homagio Johannis Baillol regis Scottorum. fol. 54 b.

58. Carte, conventiones, cirographa, obligationes, testamenta; Modus placitandi in curia baronis, militis seu libere tenentis ; Quomodo debemus inbreviare et irrotulare placita, attachiamenta querelas, essonia, optulaciones, amerciamenta, leges vadiatas, dies amoris, concordationes, querelas in comitatu, narrationes, diffamationes, transgressiones, et earum responsiones, appellationes in comitatu, appellationes coram justiciariis de rapina, de morte hominis, de fugientibus ad ecclesiam, captiones laycorum, attachiamenta laycorum et clericorum, et deliberationes eorum. In comitatu officium et etiam officium in hundredo et similibus ; officium coronatoris; Modus abbreviandi et ordinandi officium prepositi sive seneschalli; Inventarium manerii; Ordinatio computi; Visus franci plegii; Assisa panis et cervisie; Lucrum pistoris; Judicium pillorii sive collistrigii ; Summa de rebus venalibus; Et extenta manerii. fol. 55 to fol. 60.

59. Articuli Lincolnie, qui dicuntur Traylebastoun. fol. 61.

60. De articulis inquirendis in itinere justiciarium sive vetera placita Corone. fol. 61.

61. Nova placita corone. fol. 62.

62. Omissa in tractatu de computo sive de officio senescalli. fol. 63.

63. Articuli inquirendi in curia de visu franci plegii. fol. 63.

64. Quedam summa que vocatur Interpretatio verborum. fol. 63 6.

65. Sacramentum Regis Edwardi, filii regis Edwardi tempore sue coronationis. fol. 63 6.

66. De damnis adjudicandis. fol. 64.

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67. Tractatus de literarum compositione. fol. 64 6.

. Ff. 68 to 91 (both inclusive) are wanting. 68. Summa de legibus Anglie que vocatur Brittone. fol. 92.

The phraseology of this manuscript varies very slightly from that of the edition printed by Robert Redman; but the printed book is only divided into chapters (12b), and the MS. is partitioned into six books (containing altogether 139 chapters) as follows:

Lib. 1. De plez personels.

2. De plez reals.
3. De morte antecessorum.
4. De Jure patronatus.
6. De Jure dotium.

6. De mero jure. 69. Tractatus de modo placitandi. fol. 140 b. (See above, No. 47, which is a fuller and more perfect copy of this tract.)

70. Summa que dicitur · Magnum Hengham.' fol. 143 6. 71. Alia Summa que dicitur Parvum Hingham. fol. 148. 72. Summa Bastardie. fol. 150. 73. Exceptiones contra Brevia. fol. 151 6. 74. Placita placitata. fol. 153. 75. Arbor consanguinitatis. fol. 157. 76. Figura Affinitatis. fol. 158 b. 77. Placita. fol. 159 b.

78. Extenta manerii; Articuli visus Franci Plegii; Dies communes in Banco; Dies dotis. fol. 177.

79. Henricus de Bracton de legibus et consuetudinibus Angliæ. fol. 178.

This MS. extends over 160 pages. It is imperfect. All is wanting after Lib. iv. Tract. 3, cap. 17.

On comparing it with Tottel's edition of 1569, some slight variations occur, and the MS. appears to contain some additional matter. It is frequently annotated in the margin.

This Collection of Statutes is described in the second report on the searches instituted by the Record Commission (1812) as 'not appearing to bear any character of accuracy or authenticity.'

415-419

Dd. vii. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Five folios, on vellum, in double columns, of 55 lines each in the first four volumes, and of about 70 lines each in the fifth volume, of the xiv th century.

NICOLAI DE LYRA OPERA.

The handwriting of the first four is apparently the same, that of the fifth is not so good, or so large as that of the others.

The first four, as they are marked on the fly-leaf contain the commentaries of De Lyra on the entire Scriptures, and were given in the year 1457 to the Monastery of St Albans, as appears from the document copied on the fly-leaf at the beginning of the first three.

Vol. I. of 319 leaves, contains the commentary on Genesis—Paralip”, with part of the 1st chap. of Esther, ending on v. 10, 'nam virum etiam sobrie potatum.' On the first page is :

Si Lyra non lyrasset

Totus mundus delirasset. A leaf is lost after f. 82. The initial letters of the books are illuminated, and there are coloured pictures of the Tabernacle, Ark, &c. to illustrate the text, chiefly from f. 70–90. Two prologues are prefixed to the Postils.

Vol. II. of 286 leaves, contains the COMMENTARY on ESTHER (which is here complete), TOBIAS, JUDITH, JOB, Psalms, PROVERBS, ECCLESIASTES, CANTICLES, WISDOM, and ECCLESIASTICUS.

This volume appears to be perfect; some leaves, however, between 212 and 239 inclusive, are misplaced; they should be read in the order: 236— 239, 216–235, 212–215. The pages containing the latter chapters of Canticles have a wrong title at the top.

Vol. III. of 266 leaves, contains the commentary on all the Prophets and the first two books of Maccabees.

Vol. IV. of 328 leaves, contains the commentary on the Books of the
N. T.
At the foot of the last column, f. 328 b, 1, is added:

Explicit postilla super Apocalipsim
ffinito libro reddatur gloria Christo.

Scriptoris anime te Christe precor misereri.
The last volume (Dd. vii. 11) differs slightly in binding from the pre-
ceding four, and is also a little smaller.

It is paged throughout on each leaf, the last being marked 595.

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