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London, Lambeth Palace Library MS 256
Title:Fall of Princes
Contents:Fall of Princes
Scribal Hands:
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No of Folios:180
Pagination:Modern numbering of quires in lower right corner of first folios, pencil, eg '13' on f96; modern foliation in upper outer corners, pencil.
Catchwords:By the scribe with flourishes from the descenders.
Page Size:444 x 280
Frame:4 x vertical enclosing columns, 4 x horizontal enclosing top and bottom lines. Ruling within columns in purple ink.
Writing Space:317 x 82
Borders:Sprays form border-like decoration
Illuminated Initials:7-line blue and rose on gold ground.
Flourished Initials:3-line gold with purple penwork decoration.
Other Names (not owners):On f180rb : 'Finis tocius libri / Of your charite pray for the writer of this book' written by scribe. bottom f1, 'Gl' or 'Gh' script and ink similar to, and possibly by, scribe; f280v, added by another hand, 'virtus laudata crescit'
Further Information:James catalogue, 403-4.
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP