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Oxford, Bodleian Library MS e. Musaeo 54
MS Appellation:SC 3554
Date Range:1400-1425
Scribal Hands:
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No of Folios:31
Pagination:Modern pencil top right.
Quiring:1-3(8), 4(8)
Signatures:None visible
Catchwords:On 8v and 16v in ink box with pointing hand forming right hand corner. Outlined in red ink.
Page Size:275 x 190
Frame:2 x vertical; pricked and ruled in dry-point with 31 lines; grey ruling.
Writing Space:210 x 130
Incipits and Explicits:Red ink
Marginal Headings:Figures numbered in black ink some in margins.
Title by Scribe:'Bred and mylk ffor childeren'.
Paragraph Marks:Red
Flourished Initials:Blue 6-lined lombard initial with red flourishing
Other Names (not owners):On f1 in left margin is 'Iiffray Chaucer'. In right margin is 'Dnus Gaufredus Chaucerus' and 'Galfredi Chauceri Tractatus de Ratione et usu Astrolabii ad Ludouicum filiu(m). Top of folio 'Robertus Byley' (?) On f30v 'Liber Francisci Beyley, 1637'. Also'Franc Beyley Noui Collegij Socius Anno Dom. 1637'. Also Ned Tourner'. All seem to be in same hand.
Further Information:Closely affiliated Cambridge Dd 3.53. The two manuscripts were copied by the same scribe.
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP