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USA, San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library MS HM 114
Title:Troilus and Criseyde, Piers Plowman, Mandeville's Travels
Author:Chaucer and Anon
Contents:Piers Plowman, AC hybrid version, ff1-130v; Mandeville ff131r-184r; Susannah ff184v-190v; The Legend of the Three Kings ff190v-192v; Troilus and Criseyde ff193-318v.
Date Range:1425-1450
Scribal Hands:
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Dialect:LP : 6030; County : SE Essex
No of Folios:325 + iii
Pagination:Refoliated after 1971 fron f21-f118.
Quiring:1-6(16), 7(18), 8(16), 9(14 vii, x missing), 10-1(16) 17(16 +i), 18(16 +ii) 19(16), 20(16 +ii).
Signatures:Arabic numerals but mainly lost through cropping.
Catchwords:Remnants of frames in red and brown ink but mainly cropped.
Page Size:165 x 100
Frame:Frame ruling in dry-point and sometimes in plummet.
Marginal Headings:By the scribe to distinguish the Books and Proems.
Running Titles:'Troilus' on versos and the number of each book on rectos.
Paragraph Marks:Paraphs in red ink precede stanzas.
Other Names (not owners):On f299v and on the verso of the second end flyleaf is the signature of Thomas Browne. On ff 1r, 131r and 193r is the name 'Henrici Spelman (1564?-1641). Later the manuscript belonged to the 'I. Taylor' whose name also appears on f1r. His manuscripts were bequeathed to Anthony Askew and from him went to Richard Gough, Richard Heber and Sir Thomas Phillipps. It was acquired by the Henry E. Huntington in 1923.
Miscellaneous Info:Insets of additional leaves in the regular quiring represent omitted passages added by the scribe.
Further Information:Essex: LALME LP 6030, grid 578 190. Seymour I: 71-72. Dutschke, C.W. Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989).
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP