The early history of the book is unknown.

In 1813 it was owned by Henry White of Lichfield, as shown by the inscription on the inside front cover.

In ???? it was purchased by Beryl Rowland from ???? for her personal library. Rowland was a scholar of Chaucer and the medieval bestiary genre.

On Rowland's death the book was given by her estate to the Special Collections department of the McPherson Library, University of Victoria, along with many other books from her library.


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