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As ynn the bowke  nete  alleyn  cann bee donne,
And ther we fownde one Mr. Grenefelde, a gentilman of Bukynghamshire, getheryng up part of the saide bowke leiffes (as he saide) therwith to make hym sewelles or blawnsherres to kepe the dere within the woode, therby to have the better cry with his howndes. "
Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages
fbharjo commented on the word bowke
Middle English - chest
March 3, 2014