THE OBITUARY ROLL OF JOHN ISLIP ABBOT OF WESTMINSTER, 150...
by Hope, W.H. St. John
Vestuta Monumenta, Vol. VII, Part IV. Part of a series of illustrated papers published irregularly between 1718 and 1906. In his essay, author notes that "it was the custom among the monastic orders as well as the Orders of Canons whenever one of the community died for a circular letter or brief to be sent to other monasteries" giving notice of the death. Includes Plates XV-XXIV, illustrating rolls from various English abbeys and priories. Detailed descriptions of the Islip and other contemporary rolls. Wrappers bent at edges and torn at bottom of spine, and very lightly soiled.