Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud Misc. 463

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Repository: Bodleian Library
Idno:Laud Misc. 463
AltName:SC 1596
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Date and Language
Date:s. xvin
Language: English
Dialect:Scribal Dialect: Worcestershire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 382 254, LP 7750 (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986, p. 250).
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An early fifteenth-century copy of the South English Legendary.

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Physical Description
Support: Parchment
Extent:350 x 230 mm
Collation: Catchwords: ff. 16v; 25v; 33v; 41v; 49v; 57v; 65v; 73v; 81v; 89v; 97v; 105v; 113v; 123v; 131v; 145v; 153v.
Layout:Pricking: where visible, vertical slits. Writing space: two unequal columns: recto - 275 x 60 mm, 275 x 115 mm. This is reversed on the verso with the wider column coming first. Double columns with 48 lines. Frame and lines ruled in drypoint.
Writing: Ink: black fading to brown. One scribe writing in an Anglicana hand. Body height 3 mm.
Decoration:Two/three-line red lombardic capitals begin saints' lives. Red paraphs.
Binding: Medieval binding. Size: 356 x 235 mm. Cover of wooden/oak boards covered in what was red leather but now faded to white with dirty brown on top, mitred and pasted. Back pastedown has come off revealing the binder's work beneath. Six staggered channels carrying double leather thongs held in place by wooden pegs, channels either 3 or 4 cm long. Six raised bands on double thongs across the spine. Evidence of three leather straps on front cover and one on the back cover. No exterior decoration.
Foliation:ff. 166
Condition:Beginning and end slightly tattered.
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, March 2004.
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