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Studies on the Red Book of the Exchequer (Paperback) Loot Price: R204
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Studies on the Red Book of the Exchequer (Paperback): John Horace Round
Studies on the Red Book of the Exchequer (Paperback): John Horace Round

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Studies on the Red Book of the Exchequer (Paperback)

John Horace Round

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... 17 THE BED BOOK OF THE EXCHEQUER. Second only in honour to Domesday Book itself, the 'Liber Rubeus de Scaccario' has, for more than six centuries, held a foremost place among our national records. Prized by officials for its precedents, by antiquaries for its vast store of topographical and genealogical information, its well-thumbed pages have been scanned by twenty generations of students. At last--one may use the term advisedly, for the work was announced as ' in the press' for years--almost all its unpublished contents are made accessible in print.1 The responsible authorities of the Rolls Series could not have selected an official more obviously qualified to edit the great Exchequer register than was Mr. Hubert Hall. Devoting himself with special zeal to the records of the ancient Exchequer, he had produced, as the fruit of his studies, 'Court Life under the Plantagenets' (1890), and 'Antiquities and Curiosities of the Exchequer' (1891), while the papers in the third and seventh volumes of the Pipe Roll Society on 'the system of the Exchequer' were also from his pen. 1 The Bed Booh of the Exchequer, 3 vols. Edited by Hubert Hall, F.S.A., of the Public Record Office... under the direction of the Master of the Bolls. There is, perhaps, no man living, certainly no Englishman, so intimately conversant with the early records of what to the men of the twelfth century was already the mysterious, the almost sacrosanct Court of the Exchequer. But Mr. Hall had further claims. As Director of the Royal Historical Society, he was clearly an authority on history, while his knowledge of palaeography and 'diplomatic, ' which was an essential requisite in the editor of a corrupt and derived MS., comprising a congeries of records, is vouched for by the...


Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: John Horace Round
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-36009-6
Barcode: 9781230360096
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-36009-3

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