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Manuscript Description
London, British Library MS Egerton 2622
Date Range:1450-1475
Scribal Hands:
Examples of the hand. Click on the link above for full details and images of individual letter forms.

Dialect:LP 714; County: Derbys
No of Folios:0-71v
Pagination:Modern pencil. NB Astrolabe begins on f50, not 52 as later Index says.
Quiring:1-7(12), 8(was 12 now missing 4 leaves), 9(12)?, the rest impossible to fathom.
Signatures:Remnants. For example on f54 in bottom right is what seems to be av in brown ink. Remnants of a 'b' on f64r
Catchwords:Remnants of a single word on f62v. However, it may not be a catchword.
Page Size:173 x 120
Frame:2 x horizontal, 2 x vertical; brown probably ink ruling.
Writing Space:130 x 90
Marginal Headings:Within the text in red ink beginning with undecorated blue lombard capitals. Similar smaller capitals in alternating red and blue for lists of star signs and months for example.
Table of Contents:17th century(?) list of contents whose folio numbers no longer apply to present volume.
Title by Scribe:No title in the hand of the scribe but a 17th-18th century hand has written 'A Treatise of ye Fabrique and use of ye Astrolobe written by ye famous Clerke S(r) Geffrey Chaucer K(t)'.
Paragraph Marks:Red and blue alternating.
Flourished Initials:Blue with red flourishing. Used at the beginning of sections. Sometimes there are three initials on a page and the flourishing extends the whole length of the folio.
Other Names (not owners):On recto of first flyleaf is 'Purchd of Capt. A(?) N. Southey, 17 Jan 1885'
Miscellaneous Info:So tightly bound that it is very difficult to examine it. Some transcribed text of this manuscript , see:?
Further Information:British Library, Catalogue of Additions 1882-7, 349-350. Seymour vol. I, 115-116.
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP