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 Red Basque Cap.Red Book of the Exchequer (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Red Book.
The book which gave account of the court expenditure in France before the Revolution was so called because its covers were red. We have also a “Red Book” in manuscript, containing the names of all those who held lands per baro’niam in the reign of Henry II., with other matters pertaining to the nation before the Conquest. (Ryley, 667.)   1

 Red Basque Cap.Red Book of the Exchequer (The). 


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