Oxford, Bodleian Library, Greaves 57

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Repository: Bodleian Library
Idno:Greaves 57
AltName:SC 3829
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Date and Language
Date:s. xv
Language: English
Dialect:Scribal dialect: Staffordshire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 383 284, LP 4245 (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986, vol. 4, p. 238). Hand of f. 12v - Shropshire (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin, 1986, vol. 1, p. 149).
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A fifteenth-century copy of John Mirk's Instructions for Parish Priests copied by John Holyns.

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Physical Description
Support: Paper
Extent:219 x 145 mm.
Collation: Unascertainable
Layout:No pricking visible. Writing space of 140/150 x 65 mm. Single columns with 25 lines. Not ruled.
Writing: One scribe, John Holyns, writing in a Secretary script. Characteristics: 2-shaped r; e-shaped ampersand; single compartment g; a with pointed head; angular flourishing on some top line ascenders. Note by scribe: f. 1 - 'assit principio sancta Maria meo Q. J. Holyns' written in same hand as the text.
Decoration: Some elongated and flourished ascenders on top line. Titles indented and underlined. First page only, two-line red initial and first letter of each line tinted red. Drawings: face drawn within letter A f. 4v top line first letter; head from ascender top margin f. 24v. Nota bene: hand ff. 60r, 97v.
Binding: Not medieval. 219 x 145 mm. Sewn on four thongs possibly in their original positions.
Foliation:ff. ii + 35
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Origin:Copied by whose name appears on f. 1r.
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, August 2003.
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