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USA, New York, NY, Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum MS M 817
MS Appellation:Campsall
Title:Troilus and Criseyde
Contents:Troilus and Criseyde
Date Range:1403-1413
Scribal Hands:
Examples of the hand. Click on the link above for full details and images of individual letter forms.

No of Folios:1 (medieval guard leaf) + 2-120
Quiring:1(8) - 14(8) 15(7)
Signatures:No signatures.
Catchwords:Traces visible on ff9v, 57v, 59v, 81v, 89v, 97v, 105v, 113v. Only one catchword on f41v has survived cropping.
Page Size:305 x 210
Frame:1 x vertical, 2 x horizontal extending into inner, though not outer margin. Ruled in drypoint or very faint pencil. Occasional pricking is visible.
Writing Space:199-202 x 121
Incipits and Explicits:Book and prologue titles in red, explicit to the whole also in red.
Borders:On first leaf is full border, other borders use left margin and upper and lower margins only; mauve-pink, blue, dark red, gold leaf.
Historiated Initials:The first initial on f2r has a miniature enclosed in the letter 'T
a lady and gentleman exchanging tokens.
Illuminated Initials:Illuminated capitals attached to the borders begin proems and books. Small gold leaf initials begin each stanza with alternate red and blue background colour.
Miniatures:In the first initial of the manuscript.
Other Names (not owners):By 1530, the manuscript belonged to Robert Wood, a 'servus' of Cardinal Wolsey; remained in his family until the 18th century when it seems to have belonged to Richard Frank of Campsall.
Further Information:Krochalis, Jeanne, ed. Pierpont Morgan Library Manuscript M.817. Norman, Okla.: Pilgrim Books, 1986. Seymour I: 60-61.
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP