Saturday, April 17, 2010

Items from The Hampton L. Carson Collection on display. Photograph from the original exhibition, August 5, 1930.

Magna Carta Regis Johannis…A.D.MCCXV. London, John Whitaker, 1816 Gothic type, printed in gold on vellum with borders illuminated in gouache with oil. A fine historiated initial “J” at the beginning of the text and a facsimile of King John’s seal at the end. Fifteen vellum pages interspersed with blank paper pages bound together. The present copy was probably painted by Thomas Willement (1786-1876), a heraldic writer and artist.

LC2 52

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