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Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Laud misc. 581
Title:Piers Plowman, B version
Contents:Piers Plowman B Version
Language:English and Latin
Scribal Hands:
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Dialect:County : London/SW Worcs. See Samuels 1985; Hanna and Duggan.
No of Folios:iii + 93
Pagination:Modern pencil in upper right corner.
Catchwords:In bottom right hand corner of verso in black ink and boxed in rubric.
Page Size:185 x 265
Frame:Frame ruled in drypoint
Writing Space:130 x 225
Marginal Headings:Passus headings in text column in rubric.
Title by Scribe:Title in rubric at top of f1r : ? de petro plowman.
Flourished Initials:Initial letters at beginnings of passus are 3-5-line initials in blue with red flourishing.
Other Names (not owners):Ralph Coppinger; T. Long of Dorchester; John Thynne. Nicholas Brigham.
Miscellaneous Info:Scribal Dialect: Worcs/London.
Further Information:Hanna and Duggan
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