Instructions to his son
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- Instructions to his son
Albertano, da Brescia, 13th cent
Idle, Peter, d. 1474?
- Published / Created
- [late 15th century]
- Publication Place
Manuscript, on parchment, of Peter Idley's Instructions to his son, an adaptation (ca. 1445-50) of Albertano of Brescia's treatises addressed to his own sons. The manuscript was produced in England at the end of the fifteenth century and is written in anglicana and secretary script.
Binding: contemporary white leather over wooden boards; spine sewn on five double tawed leather thongs; remnants of clasp (three foliate metal pins) on upper cover.
Ex libris Thomas Dowse. Purchased at Sotheby's London sale, 2006 July 6, (lot 61) for the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection.
Fragments of late thirteenth-century graded calendar used as pastedowns.
Idley's Liber Secundus, a separate poem, follows the Instructions on f. 31v.
Numerous sixteenth-century ownership inscriptions of Thomas Dowse on flyleaves.
Original boards[?], bound in parchment.
Pastedowns from a late 13th century calendar (fragment) on parchment, in Latin.
Signed: T. Crumwell, Thomas Dowse his Book.
Verses from William Warner, Erasmus, and Shakespeare copied on flyleaves in sixteenth-century hands.
- 1 vol. (38 l.) ; 24 cm. x 17 cm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
English, Middle (1100-1500)
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Osborn fa50
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
Idley, Peter,--d. 1474?
- Subject (Topic)
Conduct of life--Early works to 1800
Didactic poetry, English--Early works to 1800
English poetry--Middle English, 1100-1500
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Youth--Conduct of life
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- Peter Idle, Instructions to His Son. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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