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Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Ashmole 391, Part VI
Title:Miscellany of scientific manuscript and printed items with Astrolabe
Date Range:1400-1425
Scribal Hands:
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No of Folios:12
Quiring:1(8), 2 (6), (2 leaves excised after f11).
Signatures:Remnants of Arabic numerals in black ink on first four verso leaves. Leaves of the second quire are torn at the bottom and nothing remains.
Page Size:230 x 150
Frame:No obvious ruled frame
Writing Space:160 x 110
Borders:First folio has four-sided border. Colours pink, blue, gold, white. Circles at corners and oblong boxes down sides and on bottom.Two heads of what look like dogs in lower border.
Illuminated Initials:There is one 3-line capital in blue, pink, gold and white at the beginning of the text.
Paragraph Marks:Red
Flourished Initials:Blue with red pen-work.
Miscellaneous Info:Structure of text defined by blue penwork initials with border flourishing. Diagrams in mixture of red and brown ink. Opening 'Lite Lowys my sone' has the initial capital L tied in to the decorated 4-sided border.
Further Information:Seymour notes: Facsimile of f1 is the title page of R. T. Gunther, Early Science in Oxford, vol. V, Chaucer and Messahalla on the Astrolabe (1929).
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