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London, Lambeth Palace Library MS 491, Part 1
Title:Brut, Siege of Jerusalem, Awntyrs of Arthure
Contents:Brut, Siege of Jerusalem, Awntyrs of Arthure
Scribal Hands:
Examples of the hand. Click on the link above for full details and images of individual letter forms.

No of Folios:1-290v
Pagination:See signatures
Quiring:16s with parchment outer and centre leaves.
Signatures:Signature in the upper outer corner of all folios. Both quire and folio within the quire are indicated by arabic numbers, thus '14 1' on f169, '14 2' on f170, through to '14 16' on f184.
Catchwords:Yes, in the usual place with a red sleigh feature beneath.
Page Size:222 x 148
Frame:Square in grey-brown crayon
Writing Space:168 x 84 variable
Incipits and Explicits:Red chapter numbers in the margins.
Marginal Headings:Red, in text space for sub-headings in Brut; in upper margins before new text for the following works.
Running Titles:Red running titles for the Kings throughout the Brut.
Title by Scribe:Titles for works, for example 'The Kynges of Coloyne'.
Paragraph Marks:Red and occasionally blue. Red rhyme markers in verse texts.
Flourished Initials:Plain red 2-line lombard initials, sometimes alternating with blue.
Other Names (not owners):In the lower margin of f232 'Right wylbe louyd John Hays' in a fifteenth century hand but not the scribe's.
Further Information:James Catalogue, 681-684.
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP