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Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, McClean 182
Title:Regiment of Princes
Contents:Regiment of Princes
Date Range:1450-1500
Scribal Hands:
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No of Folios:4 heavy paper flyleaves match pastedown + 138 text + 1 parchment flyleaf or blank leaf at end of quire, original with scribblings + 4 heavy paper flyleaves match pastedown
Pagination:Older ink in upper outer corners recto in ink and underlined but modern, up to f154 for what is now f138 and also f155 for flyleaf now foliated f139.
Signatures:Modern pencil numbering of quires in lower outer corner recto of first leaf with arabic numbers.
Catchwords:By scribe in the usual place, running into gutter.
Page Size:220 x 170
Frame:2 x vertical, 4 x horizontal enclosing top and bottom lines, ruled; brown crayon, no pricking survives.
Writing Space:155 x 107 (frame); lines shorter
Incipits and Explicits:On f138r by scribe in lower half of page after end of text, 'Explicit liber Egidii de regimine Principum translatum Per Occlyff'.
Marginal Headings:Rubric glosses by scribe in Regiment, sometimes extensive; rubric headings occasionally in same size script as text and by scribe.
Paragraph Marks:Each stanza preceded by alternating blue with red pen flourishing or red with pale blue flourishing in same patterns but just tiny tendrils from left corners.
Flourished Initials:4-line blue lombard initials with red penwork flourishing.
Other Names (not owners):f53v recording gift of Mr Lambrt to William Cuff of Athlone in 1709 and several notes by Cuff as those that follow recording ownership in April 1709; 'William Cuff his book june ye 1 1709 on f107; 'William Cuff His Book Jan 1708 on f64v both in lower margins; erased owner's marks lower half of f138 under explicit may be legible under ultraviolet; many marginal annotations by 17-18th c. hand.
Further Information:Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum McClean 18 McClean catalolgue
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP