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Manuscript Description
Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Bodley 68, Part I
MS Appellation:SC 2142
Contents:Astrolabe (no diagrams)
Date Range:1400-1425
Scribal Hands:
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Dialect:LP 236; County: Lincs
No of Folios:ii + 50 (Astrolabe 13r-24v)
Pagination:Black ink, arabic. A later addition as lost corners are avoided.
Quiring:8, 10, 8
Signatures:None visible
Catchwords:Black ink. On f8 with red ink sleigh. On f18v with black ink parallelogram
Page Size:170 x 115
Frame:Some evidence of two ruled verticals and two horizontals but very faded
Writing Space:125 x 80
Marginal Headings:Black and red by scribe in first part of first section. In the English part which follows, headings in an ink now distinctly yellow.
Title by Scribe:'Brede and mylk for chylder'
Flourished Initials:Blanks left for initials. Guide letters still visible.
Other Names (not owners):On front flyleaf 'Sum liber Johannis Chaunteler de Oxon'. On f34 is 'scdm Ihem Somer' at head of folio and at the bottom, in contemporary numerals is the date 1403. On f39 is 'Anthonius Askam doctor astrologie'. On f48v is 'Thys book made the 27 Iune in forth yeare of the rayne of kyng edward the vith'.
Miscellaneous Info:Astrolabe begins on f13r after the Latin text, and runs to f24v. Begins with '[B]rede & mylk for chyld(ren) lityll lovys my son' Part 2 has tables 'secundum Iohannem Somer'. A contemporary hand has written 'anno Domini 1403'.
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