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If any person steal this book
A Book Plate — three lines
Note: Cf. 1896.
Subjects: bookplates



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 45, f. 169r2
Transcription:
If ony persone stele þis boke
he shalbe hongyd by a hoke
Note: Written in rubric to right of end of owner’s inscription below 3720; another hand writing in black ink adds after the end, ‘or by the necke with a rope’.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.163.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 256.