Oxford, Bodleian Library, Douce 304

| Shelfmark | Date and Language | Contents |
| Physical Description | History | Record History | Bibliography |


Shelfmark
Country:England
Settlement:Oxford
Repository:Bodleian Library
Idno:Douce 304
AltName:SC 21878
Back to Top

Date and Language
Date:s. xv
Language:English
Dialect:Scribal Dialect: Gloucestershire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 362 208, LP 7220 (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986, p. 197).
Back to Top

Contents
A fifteenth-century paper copy of a medical book of diseases and medical recipes.

Back to Top

Physical Description
Form:Codex
Support:Paper and parchment. The first and last leaves of each section are parchment.
Extent:270 x 200 mm
Collation: Unable to collate.
Layout:Pricking: none. Writing space of 210 x 145 mm. Single columns with 27 lines. Ruling in drypoint?
Writing: One scribe writing in brown ink in an Anglicana hand (or Secretary? see Braswell 1987, p. 73). Characteristics: long s in initial position; sigma s in final position; hooked ascender on b and h; ; 2-shaped r in medial position; 8-shaped g; distinctive w; straight descenders; Body height 2-3mm.
Decoration: Titles in red, red paraphs, some red punctuation, some letters tinted red. Some two-line red lombardic capitals with red penwork. Marginal notes in red.
Binding: Not medieval. Size: 275 x 200 mm. Cover of red paper, now faded, over pasteboard. Five raised bands across the spine.
Foliation:Really 105 for ff. 5-7 are one leaf, f. 18 is double, ff. 75-77 is one leaf, f. 80 is double and f. 90 is double.
Additions:
Condition:Good
Back to Top

History
Origin:Unknown
Provenance:Owned by in the sixteenth century (f 11r), by (1648-53) and other members of that family (f. 90v, 96v, etc), and in 1661 by William Perrott.
Back to Top

Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, March 2004.
Back to Top

Bibliography
Back to Top