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USA, San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library MS HM 111
Title:Hoccleve holograph of his works.
Contents:Hoccleve's Works
Date Range:1421-1426
Scribal Hands:
Examples of the hand. Click on the link above for full details and images of individual letter forms.

Dialect:LP 6420; County: London
No of Folios: i + 47 + i
Pagination:Paginated in the 18th century (according to Dutschke), rectos only, through p31 (folio 16) with 1 and 2 in present position (according to Dutschke; newer pencil foliation in usual place, 1-47.
Quiring:Usually 8's. See Dutschke, 1.146 for full collation.
Signatures:Signatures by Hoccleve just for which bifolium is which, in roman numerals in upper right corner, eg ff9-11 have ij and iiij, as noted by Dutschke; modern signatures in pencil at bottom right of every folio in the manuscript, in letter plus arabic number and for second halves of quires as well as first.
Catchwords:By the scribe towards the centre of the lower margin.
Page Size:210 x 155
Frame:Framed in grey lead with no base line.
Writing Space:155-170 x 97
Marginal Headings:In same black ink as text but larger and more decorative form of the script, by Hoccleve; Dutschke notes that some of these added later: ff1, 37v, last 4 words of heading on f38v, and the name 'Carpenter' on f 41; also marginalia on ff1v, 2r-v, 10v.
Flourished Initials:2-line blue lombard initials with red flourishing.
Other Names (not owners):At beginning of verse 'A de B et C de D on f41r, the first line reads, 'See heer my maister Carpenter I yow preye'' and 'Carpenter' is written in darker black ink over erasure, with end of 'maister' and beginning of 'I yow' squeezed and also written in darker ink, as if another name there first which Hoccleve erased and substituted Carpenter.
Further Information:Dutschke 1.144-147.
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP