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
Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Dugdale 45
MS Appellation:SC 6533
Title:Regiment of Princes
Contents:De Regimine Principum
Date Range:1440-1465
Scribal Hands:
Examples of the hand. Click on the link above for full details and images of individual letter forms.

No of Folios:i (new paper) + 98
Pagination:Modern pencil in upper outer corner recto, folios 1-98
Catchwords:By the scribe, smaller than the text, unembellished, usual placement
Page Size:225 x 173
Frame:2 x vertical, 4 x horizontal enclosing top and bottom lines, extending to edge of page; ladder in square; fine brown crayon
Writing Space:165 x ca. 90-100
Incipits and Explicits:'Cest tout' by the scribe at the end on f96v.
Title by Scribe:On f1r in top margin, a scribal heading 'Hoccleue de Regimine Principum', introduced by the same kind of red paraph and underlined.
Flourished Initials:2-line blue lombard initial with red penwork flourishing; red highlighting initial letter each stanza; Latin glosses introduced by red paraph and red underline; vertical stroke of paraph extended to run length of gloss.
Other Names (not owners):No names; weather, earthquake and comet notes for years 1569-1580 on f97r suggest northern ownership in those years (snow in April, interest in doings of Earl of Northumberland, Westmoreland, etc.)
Further Information:Madan, Falconer, and H. H. E. Craster and N. Denholm-Young, A Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, Vol. II, part II, MSS 3491-8716. Oxford: Clarendon, 1937. P. 1090.
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP