Oxford, Bodleian Library, Douce 141

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Repository: Bodleian Library
Idno:Douce 141
AltName:SC 21715
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Date and Language
Date:s. xvin
Language: English
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An early fifteenth-century copy of the Prick of Conscience, Abbey of the Holy Ghost and various other didactic/devotional texts. The copy of the Prick of Conscience was written by two scribes with differing scribal dialects. The other texts have not been analysed.

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Physical Description
Support: Parchment
Extent:246 x 160 mm
Collation:Manuscript interleaved with paper. Collation not possible.
Layout:Pricking not visible. Writing space of 194 x 85 mm. Single columns with 36-37 lines. Frame ruled in drypoint.
Writing: Scribe 1 copied ff. 1r-96v in Textura with some Anglicana features. Scribe 2 copied ff. 97r-129v in Textura.
Decoration: Two and three-line blue initials with red penwork flourishing. F. 5v - nine-line blue initial I with red penwork flourishing. Initial page (f. 1r): thirteen-line blue initial Ž with extensive fine red penwork flourishing forming a two-sided border. Motifs include green dots and lines. Drawings in ascenders of a profile head on ff. 13, 123 and a face on f. 50.
Binding: Not contemporary. Early 18th century. 250 x 160 mm.
Foliation:ff. v + 151 + iii. The first five flyleaves are paper, the flyleaves at the end are paper apart from ii. The foliation includes an additional modern leaf between ff. 102 and 103, foliated 103a, first end flyleaf foliated 151. The manuscript is foliated with Roman numerals and the whole is interleaved with blank modern leaves.
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Provenance:Armorial bookplate of Joseph Haslewood and his printed description of the Prick of Conscience is pasted onto the initial flyleaves, ff. iii recto-iii verso, and signed 'Eu. Hood'.
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, 2003.
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Related Manuscripts and other documents See Lewis and McIntosh 1982, p. 100.
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