Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud Misc. 321

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Repository: Bodleian Library
Idno:Laud Misc. 321
AltName:SC 1195
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Date and Language
Date:s. xvin
Language: English
Dialect:Scribal Dialect: Warwickshire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 436 266, LP 8000 (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986, p. 244).
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An early fifteenth-century (Ogilvie-Thomson 2000, p. 40) copy of Rolle's Psalter.

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Physical Description
Support: Parchment
Extent:180 x 120 mm
Collation: Catchwords: ff. 8v; 16v; 24v; 32v; 40v; 57v; 65v; 76v; 84v; 92v; 100v; 108v; 116v; 124v; 132v; 140v; 148v; 156v; 166v; 176v; 186v; 196v; 212v; 220v; 228v; 236v; 244v; 253v; 261v; 269v.
Layout:Pricking of horizontal slits. Writing space of 125 x 80 mm. Single columns with 28 lines. Ruling in drypoint.
Writing: One scribe writing in black ink in a small, neat, professional Anglicana Formata hand. Characteristics: dotted y to distinguish from ž; double compartment a; B-shaped w; 2-shaped r in medial position; slightly forked top to l; short ascenders, not much above minims. Body height: 2mm.
Decoration: F. 1r: four-line blue and red initial G begins the text with fine red and violet penwork extending into the top and left margin with a tail that nearly reaches the bottom. F. 1v: Psalter begins with a five-line capital B in red and blue with fine line penwork decorating the infill, red, and around the letter, red and violet. Red paraphs. Red underlining. Three-line blue initials with fine red penwork for divisions.
Binding: Not medieval. Size: 190 x 125 mm. Cover of tan leather with blind tooled edging of double rows. Five raised bands across the spine. Evidence of two clasps/thongs on the front cover and two on the back.
Foliation:ff. iii + 280. First two flyleaves are paper, third is vellum, ff. 277-8 parchment flyleaves, ff. 279-80 paper flyleaves. Note on f. 280v: 'iii + 280 (really 281 leaves as 55 is ommitted but 245 occurs 3 times)'.
Condition:Good but wormholes at beginning and end.
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Acquisition:From the library of Archbishop Laud: f. 1r 'Liber Guil: Laud Archiepiscopi Cant' et Cancellar' Vniversitats Oxoniensis 1636'.
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, August 2003.
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