Advanced Search   *   Manuscripts   *   Scribes   *   Authors   *   Letters
Home   *   About the Project   *   Bibliography
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
Find What? Search by
Manuscript Description
London, British Library MS Additional 28617
Title:Legend of Good Women
Contents:Legend of Good Women (fragments)
Date Range:1475-1500
Scribal Hands:
Examples of the hand. Click on the link above for full details and images of individual letter forms.

Dialect:Last quarter of fifteenth century.
No of Folios:3 modern flyleaves + i + 38 + 3 modern flyleaves
Pagination:On some folios at least four different sets of foliation.
Quiring:Dan Mosser gives the following assessment: completely refashioned ms with all leaves mounted on guards. Four partially intact surviving quires, all the same paperstock, a Column, (Briquet Colonne 4349 or very close (Montebourg 1425). Missing leaves and partial leaves are replaced/patched with Pro Patria+HD 17-18C Dutch paper). B(12) ('3-5), C(12)('1, 3; 2 & 4 only fragmentary and patched), D(10)('3; 9 half gone and patched), E(12)('12).
Signatures:Modern pencil beginning Bi
Catchwords:On 8v and 18v.
Page Size:265 x 193
Frame:Very faded now but seems to have been 2 x horizontal and 2 x vertical in brown crayon.
Writing Space:193 x 130
Incipits and Explicits:Incipits in display script eg f12r for each legend. Latin.
Flourished Initials:Blue initials with red flourishing which extends to half a folio at the left side of the text. Used at the beginning of each legend.
Other Names (not owners):On f12v Jhon [Kyony? or Kyng?]. On f38v is 'Thomas Worson'.
Miscellaneous Info:Fragments reconstructed. Thus several blank folios between pages or remnants of text. Pages appear to be foliated now according to the pages bearing text. This makes it rather confusing.
Further Information:Seymour vol. I 92-93.
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP