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England, Manchester, John Rylands Library MS Eng. 63
MS Appellation:Ox (Manly and Rickert)
Title:Canterbury Tales (Fragment)
Contents:Canterbury Tales, one page ending Miller's Prologue and three for beginning of Miller's Tale.
Date Range:1440-1450
Scribal Hands:
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No of Folios:2 (one bifolium)
Page Size:275 x 192
Frame:2 x vertical, 4 x horizontal enclosing top and bottom lines, ruled within, all in red ink.
Writing Space:215 x 120
Incipits and Explicits:Rubric explicit and incipit in space left for them.
Borders:Gold, rose and blue bar border down left side with sprays in upper and lower margins.
Illuminated Initials:6-line blue and green initial 'W' with white highlighting on illuminated gold ground with blue, rose and green
Miniatures:Miller riding on horseback and playing a pipe.
Further Information:Manly and Rickert I: 396-398. Seymour II: 251-253. MMBL. This bifolium is from Philadelphia, Rosenbach Library MS 1084/2).
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