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Tokyo, Takamiya Collection MS 32
MS Appellation:olim Delamere; Dl, Delamere (Manly and Rickert)
Title:A collection including the Canterbury Tales
Author:Chaucer and Gower
Contents:Canterbury Tales ff20ra-157v
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 : 5970; County : Kent
No of Folios:ii + 175
Signatures:Some original signatures still visible and roman numerals in centre of footer at the beginning of most quires.
Catchwords:Of a possible 25 catchwords, 18 are present.
Page Size:330 x 250
Writing Space:260 x 205
Incipits and Explicits:In ink of text in the hand of the scribe
Running Titles:In ink of text in the hand of the scribe
Illuminated Initials:On f108 where the Tale of Melibeus begins is a large initial with champe spray.
Paragraph Marks:Blue and red before running titles, and explicits and incipits
Flourished Initials:Blue initial capitals of 2 or 3 lines in height with red flourishing
Further Information:Manly and Rickert I: 108-116. Seymour II: 241-245. Takamiya list in Marrow et al., The Medieval Book.
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