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Manuscript Description
Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Kk. 1.3, pt.20 (XX)
MS Appellation:Kk
Title:Canterbury Tales
Contents:Prioress's Tale (fragment)
Date Range:1400-1425
Scribal Hands:
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No of Folios:1
Pagination:Old ink, cracked but may be either '32' or '52
modern pencil '20' crossed out; modern pencil '25' and below this 'Kk. 1.3.20'.
Signatures:'bj' on lower right recto (?)
Page Size:285 x 195
Frame:2 x vertical, 8 x horizontal enclosing top and bottom lines, enclosing running titles and ruled for catchword; ruled in gray.
Writing Space:210 x 90
Incipits and Explicits:Explicit for Prioress's prologue incipit for the tale
Running Titles:'The Priouresses Prologue' on recto; 'The Prioresses Tale' on verso.
Paragraph Marks:Red paraphs before incipits and explicits; initials for each line touched in red as also in headings and running titles.
Flourished Initials:2-line red initial to begin tale
Further Information:Luard et al, vol. 2 p. 557
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP