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Manuscript Description
London, British Library, MS Harley 6251
Title:Prose Brut
Contents:Prose Brut
Date Range:1419 (siege of Rouen) is the last item in the chronicle.
Scribal Hands:
Examples of the hand. Click on the link above for full details and images of individual letter forms.

No of Folios:105 + 2 newer paper flyleaves both front and back
Pagination:Modern pencil foliation using arabic numerals in the usual place.
Signatures:Traces of signatures, 'dii' on f34, but most are faded or cropped
Catchwords:By the scribe in the usual place with sleigh beneath in which the right curve continues in a loop that crosses the base
Page Size:285 x 208
Frame:Brown crayon square; top line is the boundary of the top of the minims in the first line of text.
Writing Space:207 x 148
Incipits and Explicits:On f105v 'Here endithe the Croniculis of Englonde made and compilid be notabill clerkis to men to rede & to see what fill to fore in hire dayes N M
Marginal Headings:Red, by the scribe in space within the frame probably at the same time that he was copying the text.
Title by Scribe:Title in red on the first folio now faded and illegible.
Borders:Bar frame down left side parti-coloured gold, blue and red with green leaf sprays, gold balls and trefoils into left and lower margins.
Illuminated Initials:On f1 a 6-line gold initial on parti-coloured blue and red ground with white highlights.
Flourished Initials:2-line blue lombard initials with red penwork decoration.
Other Names (not owners):f105 'John
f105v 'James', 'quod William Le Neue (or Nens) Anagra Novem(?), 'Will LeNeve' all 16th or 17th century hands
Further Information:Harley Catalogue, 3. 346
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP