Rudimenta gallica[e] lingua[e] [manuscript], [between 1661 and 1699] | University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library
A collection of notes mostly on French grammar.
Fol. 2r-9r, 11r-41r, 79v-88v, 90v-93v, 95v-104v, 106v-107v: Notes on French Grammar -- Fol. 10r: List of books. -- Fol. 42r-46v: Exerpts from biblical book of Proverbs. -- Fol. 47v: Latin poem entitled "De Avaro". -- Fol. 48r-49r: List of books (a later hand in pencil dated 7 March 1778). -- Fol. 52v: "A Song: Hy ho Jerry go free ..." -- Fol. 105v: Mr. Butler's Law Made July ye 3 1712.
Script: In a late 17th century English hand.
Binding: Marbled paper wrapper.
Origin: Location and date conjectured based on fol. 1r inscription (same hand as text) in French which mentions the death of Cardinal Mazarine (d. 1661).
Provenance: Acquired from Norman, 6 April 1942.
Shelfmark: Urbana, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Post-1650 MS 216.
Fols. 32-35, 50-51, 53-78, 89, 94 and verso of most leaves blank.
Manuscript text continued upside-down from the rear on final 29 leaves (fols. 107-79).
Fol. 92 damaged; text affected.