Item 49 - Transcript of the will of King Henry VII, with an engraving

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Crewe MS/49


Transcript of the will of King Henry VII, with an engraving


  • c. 1750 and 1622 (Creation)

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1 volume (31 x 20 cm), containing 50 leaves. The print is pasted to the verso of the front free endpaper. Bound, in the words of the sale catalogue, in ‘rich old blue morocco’, with ‘paned and tooled sides’.

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A cutting from a sale catalogue containing a description of this MS is pasted inside the front cover, as is the armorial bookplate of Robert, Earl of Crewe. The catalogue entry dates the MS to about 1750, adding that it is ‘Evidently an Official Copy, made for some special purpose, with Marginal Notes in a law hand writing.’

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Transcript of the will of King Henry VII, with an engraved portrait of him by John Payne from Francis Bacon’s Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh (1622). On the front of the book is stamped ‘Hen. VIIth’s Will’.

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Paginated i–iv, 1–96.

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  • English

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