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Cambridge, Peterhouse MS 75, Part 1
Title:Equatorie of the Planetis
Author:Chaucer (?)
Contents:Equatorie of the Planetis
Date Range:1392-3
Scribal Hands:
Examples of the hand. Click on the link above for full details and images of individual letter forms.

Material:Possibly by Chaucer
No of Folios:1 new parchment flyleaf + 78 + larger heavy parchment possibly original wrapper + 1 new parchment flyleaf
Pagination:modern, pencil in upper outer corners recto
Quiring:mixed, quires of 12, 4 and 8
Signatures:most cropped but some, e.g., 1.iij to g.iiij on 65-66, i.ij to i.ij on 75-76; modern pencil quire numbers in lower outer corner of first folios
Catchwords:none; quires numbered by scribe.
Page Size:367 x 270 mm; folios 75-78 smaller
Frame:varies, but for text of Equatorie simple rectangle to edges with no ruling
Writing Space:varies; e.g., folio 72 is 302 x 210 mm
Miscellaneous Info:Considered by some, following Price, to be in hand of Geoffrey Chaucer
Further Information:Derek J. Price, The Equatorie of the Planetis (Cambridge, 1955); Kari Anne Rand Schmidt, The Authorship of the Equatorie of the Planetis (Cambridge, 1993)
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP