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USA, New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Library MS Osborn fa.45
MS Appellation:olim Schøyen collection, previously John Holloway
Title:Piers Plowman (fragment)
Contents:Piers Plowman (fragment)
Language:English and Latin
Scribal Hands:
Examples of the hand. Click on the link above for full details and images of individual letter forms.

No of Folios:2 folios
Catchwords:Lower margin of f1v, about 20 mm from right framing line ['to consiete (?)', following ' and grotes to gydderes.']
Page Size:Originally roughly 240 x 175; now much charred on margins
Frame:Frame and ruling in pencil, often invisible/erased. No visible pricking.
Writing Space:185 x 120
Marginal Headings:By the scribe in red ink
Flourished Initials:One initial, two lines high, blue ink, with red penwork flourishing; penwork extends into the margin for most of the height of the page. Latin tags and headings in red.
Miscellaneous Info:See: Hanna, Ralph III, 'Studies in the Manuscripts of Piers Plowman', The Yearbook of Langland Studies 7, 1993. [Special thanks are due to Morgan Swan of the Beinecke for locating and providing information relating to this manuscript]
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP