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London, British Library MS Additional 16165
Title:Boece; Anelida and Arcite
Author:Chaucer and Lydgate
Contents:Boece; other minor poems of Chaucer and Lydgate
Date Range:1423-1439
Scribal Hands:
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No of Folios:4 newer paper + 3 parchment written by Shirley + 4-257 (paper) + f258 written by Shirley + 2 newer paper
Pagination:Modern pencil, top right corner; includes parchment leaves at beginning and end.
Catchwords:Yes, by scribe with 'nota' preceding.
Page Size:297 x 210
Frame:Square in faint brown-gray crayon; not ruled; top line of text above top line of frame.
Writing Space:218 x 118
Marginal Headings:In black by Shirley in slightly enlarged display script.
Running Titles:By the scribe usually in the ink of the text.
Table of Contents:Added to right margin on f2 by Shirley; a 'Kalundare' of contents in verse on ff2-3v.
Paragraph Marks:Red paraphs and red double slashes for punctuation; red underlining; red-touched initials.
Flourished Initials:4-line plain red initials begin each text.
Other Names (not owners):'ma ioye Shirley' on f1; on third recto of newer leaves in a 19th century hand 'Purchased of Geo. Annesley Sir 11 July 1846'.
Further Information:Additional Catalogue. Margaret Connolly's book. Seymour vol. I, 41, 49-50.
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP