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Oxford, Bodleian Library MS e Musaeo 116, Part I
MS Appellation:SC 3617
Contents:Astrolabe f1-6r; Mandeville's Travels; Godfrey super Palladium; Recipes for making wine
Date Range:1400-1425
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Dialect:LP 4271; County: Cambs
No of Folios:iii + 1-151 + i music + i flyleaf
Pagination:Modern pencil upper right corner. Obviously much missing from beginning of MS but foliation begins at 1.
Signatures:None visible
Catchwords:None in Astrolabe
Page Size:270 x 175
Frame:4 x vertical, 4 x horizontal; ruling visible on ff5v and 6r.
Writing Space:175 x 115 in two columns each measuring 50-55
Incipits and Explicits:Explicit for Astrolabe in ink of the text. Incipit for following piece is in red ink.
Paragraph Marks:2 only in red ink. Red ink cc for paraphs to be included.
Other Names (not owners):See Seymour Vol. 1 p. 118 for lengthy description of possible ownership. From Seymour is the following: fii verso the name 'Walter' with Latin date for 31st December 1470 f150 the will of N of Pecham ff65 and 148v (Part 2) 'Thome Foluylle' and 'Foluylle fisician'. On fii 'Vindica te tibi' linking it to Sir Kenelm Digby (d. 1665) whose press-mark visible on edges of upper leaves when volume is closed; not listed in Digby Catalogue (MS. Digby 234); bought for the Library in 1658.
Miscellaneous Info:Hand 1 ff1-56 also wrote majority of Gg 4.27 CT and Missouri fragment. Obviously a lot missing from the front of this MS. Astrolabe is unfinished. No attempt to decorate. Small guide letters left at beginning of pieces for a flourished or illuminated initial never completed.
Further Information:Cambs.:LALME LP 4271, grid 559 278 Madan, Falconer, and H.H.E. Craster and N. Denholm-Young, A Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, Vol. II, part II, MSS 3491-8716. Oxford, Clarendon, 1937, pp. 703-704
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP