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Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Kk.1.3, pt.10 (X)
Title:Life of Our Lady
Contents:Life of Our Lady
Scribal Hands:
Examples of the hand. Click on the link above for full details and images of individual letter forms.

Dialect:Lydgate wrote this in 1415-1422, therefore after those dates; see Derek Pearsall, John Lydgate (1371-1449): A Bio-bibliography, English Literary Studies (University of Victoria), Monograph series, no. 71 (1997), p50.
No of Folios:1 new paper + 94 (and then another Part, 11 and 12, bound in after by a modern binder)
Pagination:Modern pencil in upper outer corners of recto folios.
Signatures:Roman numerals j-iiij only with no letters to count the quires and are in the ink and hand of the scribe.
Catchwords:By scribe in lower margin to right of text near gutter; sometimes with modified sleigh, concave on left side, concave at right looping back and crossing lower bar of sleigh; the line continues slanting towards bottom of folio.
Page Size:283 x 210
Frame:Drypoint square extending to edges
Writing Space:200 x 105
Incipits and Explicits:Explicit in rubric on f94 'Here endith the boke of the Natiuite of our lady and of the birth of our Lorde Ihu Criste'.
Marginal Headings:Rubric
Flourished Initials:2- and 3-line plain blue lombard initials, no flourishing.
Other Names (not owners):William Middleton's 'WM' on first folio and 'Lanselot Welles the sun of Wylliam Welles' in the top margin of f80 in hand of late 15th early 16th century.
Further Information:Luard catalogue; plate 9 of Petti, English Literary Hands from Chaucer to Dryden
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