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London, British Library MS Arundel 140
MS Appellation:Ar (Manly and Rickert)
Title:Tale of Melibeus
Author:Chaucer and Mandeville
Contents:Part 1; a separate miscellany before being bound together; contains Mandeville's Travels. Part 2; Tale of Melibeus; probably an unbound booklet before bound with part 1.
Date Range:1450-1475
Scribal Hands:
Examples of the hand. Click on the link above for full details and images of individual letter forms.

No of Folios:Chaucer; 166-181
Quiring:All the leaves have been remounted.
Catchwords:No catchwords in Melibeus.
Page Size:276 x 207
Frame:Brown probably crayon ruled to define left margin and top border.
Writing Space:225 x 137
Other Names (not owners):On f78r is 'Elizabeth Ayeloff'. The name 'John Hill' occurs on f156r.
Miscellaneous Info:Totally unadorned; nothing apart from ink on paper.
Further Information:'Ex dono Henr. Howard Norfolciensis' on first folio of Mandeville's Travels. Manly and Rickert vol. I, 52-54. Seymour vol. I, 137.
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