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USA, New York,NY, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library MS Plimpton 265
Title:Confessio Amantis
Contents:Confessio Amantis (imperfect)
Language:English and Latin
Date Range:1400-1425
Scribal Hands:
Examples of the hand. Click on the link above for full details and images of individual letter forms.

No of Folios:i + 171 + i
Catchwords:On f36v a catchword in a frame.
Page Size:390 x 260
Marginal Headings:Glosses in red ink mainly contained within the text box. Some marginal glosses, the usual for 'Confessor' and 'Amans' in red ink. Other explanatory glosses in margin in ink of text.
Running Titles:'P(ro)logus' on f1v.
Borders:Full bar borders on ff 37, 156, gold, pink, blue and red.
Illuminated Initials:Two-line gold initials with blue infill and pink surround or vice versa. Single-line initials in gold with blue flourishing and blue with red flourishing.
Miniatures:On f1v dream of Nabuchodonosor.
Flourished Initials:2-line blue initials with red flourishing.
Other Names (not owners):From Digital Scriptorium description: Verney family; Henry Hart; Edward Bromley; Gatacre family of Claverley, Shropshire; Quaritch catalogue 344 (1924) n. 16; George A. Plimpton (1855-1936). ' De Ricci, p. 1801.
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP