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England, British Library MS Sloane 1212
Title:Regiment of Princes
Author:Hoccleve and Lydgate
Contents:Extracts from Lydgate ff1-4 (vellum); Regiment of Princes ff5-100; fragments of poems by Lydgate ff101-102 (vellum).
Date Range:1450-1500
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Material:Paper quarto
No of Folios:Marbled fly + i paper flyleaf + 3 vellum leaves + 1-100 paper (now mounted separately) + 101-102 vellum + i older paper flyleaf + i newer paper flyleaf + marbled flyleaf
Pagination:Foliated in red ink, 1-102.
Signatures:Signatures although sheets now mounted separately.
Catchwords:Catchwords present
Page Size:215 x 145 obviously trimmed and remounted on paper guards
Writing Space:145 x 85
Marginal Headings:Nota signs in the left margin in the ink of the text to mark the stanzas but the text is copied continuously. Marginal glosses in the ink of the text and the hand of the scribe.
Title by Scribe:19th century title 'Thomas Hoccleve's de regimine principii'.
Flourished Initials:Space left for initial capital which has not been executed.
Other Names (not owners):Sir Hans Sloane
Further Information:ff 1rv (Brown Robbins Index nos. 2161, 2188) printed in 'Secular Lyrics of the 14th-15th Centuries', OUP., 1951; ff 3rv Lydgate's 'A Defence of Holy Church', lines 1-56 only--for collation of this text see H.M. McCracken, 'Minor Poems of Lydgate', EETS cvii, 1911, ff 30-32; ff101-102v, Lydgate's 'Ballade at the Reverence of Our Lady Giver of Mercy', H.M.McCracken, 'Minor Poems of Lydgate', EETS cvii, 1911 ff254-269; mottoes on ff1v, 101 etc see H.M.McCracken, PMLA, vol. xxiii, 1908, pp.128-140.
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