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Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Bodley 619
MS Appellation:SC 2151
Date Range:1425-1450
Scribal Hands:
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No of Folios:ii + 72 (text ends at bottom of f68r. The verso is blank and four leaves follow which contain notes in several hands).
Pagination:Top right. Arabic numerals in ink.
Quiring:1-8 (80 9 (8) (but missing 6-8)
Signatures:A 'b' is visible on ff17r and 19r; bottom right, ink. Remnants of either a 'd' or an upper case A on f35r. On f49r is fi with f +cropping on ff50r and 52r. On ff57, 58 and 59 a very faint 'g' is visible. On f60 the 'g' is clear.
Catchwords:All present; within frame, bottom right, black ink hand of scribe
Page Size:140 x 90
Frame:2 x vertical, 2 x horizontal; brown lining.
Writing Space:90 x 60
Incipits and Explicits:The first one is 'here begynneth the descripcioun of thin Astrelabie'. Thereafter, the use of red ink for incipits and explicits defines the divisions of the text.
Marginal Headings:Red ink
Title by Scribe:'Brede and Milke for children'
Paragraph Marks:Double parallel lines mark places where paraphs to go. None included.
Flourished Initials:Space allotted on first folio. An unadorned small L in ink is in the four-line space. Spaces have been left for initials throughout the manuscript with visible guide letters.
Other Names (not owners):On f69v is 'Constat More de Mychelmalvarn monoch
see Seymour for suggestion that he could have been a monk of the Benedictine priory of Great Malvern.
Miscellaneous Info:In red ink above first line 'Brede and Milke for children'. Small compact, handy little book. Unfinished with regard to paragraphs and flourished initials.
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