Cambridge, Trinity College, 383

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Repository: Trinity College
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Date and Language
Date:s. xivex
Language: English
Dialect:Scribal Dialect: Staffordshire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 412 309, LP 36 (McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin 1986, p. 237).
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A late fourteenth-century copy (Thompson 1998, p. 38) of the Cursor Mundi written by a single scribe.

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Physical Description
Support: Parchment
Extent:310 x 210 mm
Collation: Catchwords: ff. 8v; 16v; 24v; 32v; 40v; 48v; 56v; 64v; 72v; 80v; 88v; 96v; 104v; 112v; 120v; 128v; 136v.
Layout:Pricking not visible. Writing space: double columns 220 x 70 mm; single columns 220 x 155 mm (ruled for, does not fill width). Single and double columns ruled for 40 lines. Frame ruled in brown crayon and lines in drypoint.
Writing: One scribe writing in black/brown ink in an Anglicana Formata script. Characteristics: B-shaped w; 2-shaped r; thorn; looped ascender on d; sigma s in initial position; double compartment a; reversed circular e in final position; yogh; long s in medial position; 8-shaped g; ascenders and descenders relatively short. Body height: 2mm.
Decoration:Six-line initial in red and blue patterns with infill of leaves outlined in red with space between coloured red. Red penwork surrounds the initial and the left leg of H gives way to alternate red and blue lines that form a left-sided border that then travels along bottom of page to just over half way. In the upper margin top of left leg of H forms a border in red and blue. Four-line blue initials with red infill and red penwork flourishing into left margin form other divisions in the text. Further two-line blue initials with red penwork flourishing. Red and blue paraphs.
Binding: Not medieval. Size: 310 x 225 mm. Cover of tan leather with stamped gold motif in centre and gold and blind tooling, of lines, on edges. Six double bands across the spine.
Foliation:ff. ii + 141 + iv. 2 paper flyleaves + 142 + 2 parchment flyleaves, 2 paper flyleaves.
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Provenance:Various inscriptions: '' written at end of the text, f. 142v, in a different ink, and on f. 143v. '' and '' written on flyleaf at back, both written in the same hand. 'Jeames Stacye' is also written on f. 144r.
Acquisition:Donated by George Willner during the seventeenth century (see Horrall 1978, p. 15 and Thompson 1998, p. 38.).
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, June 2004.
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Related Manuscripts and other documents Scribal Similarities with Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson A.389 (Thompson 1998, p. 38).
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