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Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Bodley 797, part III
MS Appellation:SC 2649
Contents:Three manuscripts written in the fifteenth century. Boethius: Chaucer's English translation of the five books is the last item.
Date Range:1425-1450
Scribal Hands:
Examples of the hand. Click on the link above for full details and images of individual letter forms.

No of Folios:i-cxciii (original numbering)
Pagination:Original Latin numerals. Boece begins on f. Cxxxviij
Signatures:Visible in first quire and may be 'I' followed by numerals 'i-vj'. In succeeding quires they have been mainly cropped.
Catchwords:Catchwords contained in scroll-like features tipped with red ink.
Page Size:268 x 178
Frame:Dry-point with some pricking still visible.
Writing Space:200 x 135
Marginal Headings:Headings for sections within the text in red ink. Marginal notation in dark ink for the Metrum and Prosae.
Running Titles:Book divisions in red ink as 'liber scds' underlined.
Title by Scribe:In red ink at the beginning of what was a separate book.
Paragraph Marks:Red ink. Also red upper case letters in places and red virgulae.
Flourished Initials:Red ink initials unflourished but with some primitive decoration.
Other Names (not owners):Madan records ' a nearly erased inscription (late 15th cent.?) reads 'Liber Johannis Hunte de Cherbury [Erdbury]. Eo iam demortuo pertinet magistro doctori Bury Augustiensium
then early 16th centruy, 'Liber domus Ihesu de Shene ex dono magistri Johannis Bury Augustiensis in sacra theologia professoris
on fol. i(v) is 'conventus Clar''.' NB. John Bury was a friar of Clare Priory in Suffolk.
Further Information:Madan, (17th century Collections), 469-471
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, King's Manor, York YO1 7EP