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London, British Library MS Harley 4999
Title:Statutes of the Realm
Contents:Statutes of the Realm I Edward III to 18 Henry VI
Language:English and Latin
Date Range:After 18 Henry VI
Scribal Hands:
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No of Folios:3 newer paper probably added at rebinding + 2 heavier and yellowed parchment (a bifolium), blank + 228 finer, whiter parchment folios + 2 heavier and yellowed parchment (a bifolium), blank + 4 newer paper as at front.
Pagination:By the scribe; foliation in roman numerals upper outer corner recto.
Catchwords:By the scribe, a little to the left of centre under the text.
Page Size:303 x 150
Frame:2 x vertical, 2 x horizontal (square), ruled within, in pale purplish ink; pricking still visible at edges of most folios.
Writing Space:240 x 150
Incipits and Explicits:'Noua Statuta' at top of f1r.
Marginal Headings:By the scribe in his display script.
Running Titles:By the scribe but in a bolder and larger display script.
Paragraph Marks:Alternate red and blue before running titles, folio numbers, headings, and before the initial of each sentence.
Flourished Initials:2-line blue Lombard initials with red flourishing.
Other Names (not owners):Old shelfmark on f1r, top left, '139.B.11; pencil shelfmark after that '8' over '11' followed by centred 'C'.
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP