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Manuscript Description
Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Selden supra 56
MS Appellation:SC 3444
Title:Troilus and Criseyde
Contents:Troilus and Criseyde
Date Range:1441 (see comments)
Scribal Hands:
Examples of the hand. Click on the link above for full details and images of individual letter forms.

Dialect:Leics, Lincs
No of Folios:106 + i
Quiring:1-7(14) 8(12 but missing 10-12)
Signatures:No, but quire numbers in arabic numerals at the end of each quire on the verso of the final leaf.
Frame:Ink ruling
Writing Space:170 x 105
Incipits and Explicits:Each Book begins with an Incipit.
Marginal Headings:Occasional Latin rubrics added by the scribe.
Illuminated Initials:Blank spaces left for initials at the beginning of each Proem but never executed.
Miscellaneous Info:On fol. 2 is the following: 'Troilus. Explicit liber Troyly et Criseide quod Chaucer Anno domini millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo primo Anno Regni Regis Henrici Sexti post conquestum Anglie decimonono'.
Further Information:Madan: 17th Century Collections p. 636. Seymour, M. C. A Catalogue of Chaucer Manuscripts: Works Before 'The Canterbury Tales', vol. 1: 63-64, Aldershot, Hants: Scolar Press, 1995.
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP