Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawl. D. 100

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Repository: Bodleian Library
Idno:Rawl. D. 100
AltName:SC 12918
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Date and Language
Date:s. xvin
Language: English
Dialect:Scribal Dialect: Worcestershire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 373 251, LP 7731 (McIntosh, Samuels and Bensin 1986, p. 250).
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An early fifteenth-century manuscript of Mandeville's Travels (1966, p. 192).

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Physical Description
Support: Mostly paper with some parchment bifolia.
Extent:200 x 140 mm
Collation: Catchwords: ff. 11v; 23v; 34v; 46v; 57v.
Layout:Pricking: variable, sometimes double holes or slits, sometimes single holes or slits. Writing space: 160 x 90 mm. Single columns with 24 lines. Ruling: traces of brown crayon for the frame.
Writing: Scribe 1 (ff. 1r-32r), writing in black ink in a neat Anglicana Formata hand. Characteristics: ascenders on b and l at right angle; B-shaped w; ž; ?; looped ascenders on b, h, and l; 8-shaped s in initial position; double compartment a; 2-shaped r in medial position. Body height 2-3mm. Scribe 2 (ff. 32v-73v), writing in brown ink in a more open, less tidy Anglicana hand. Characteristics: sigma s; curled ascenders on b, h, l; looped ascender on d.
Decoration:Infrequent two-line red initials with amateurish penwork, some with profile heads. Some words underlined in red. Latin in red. Red paraphs. Top line ascenders elongated and tinted red.
Binding: Not medieval - eighteenth century. Size: 210 x 145 mm. Cover of brown leather mitred and pasted over pasteboard with blind tooled double lines around edge and on left side blind tooled foliate border. Spine blind tooled with foliate designs and 'SIR JOHN MAUNDEUI__ TRAUALLS' stamped in gold. Four bands across the spine. No exterior furniture.
Foliation:ff. 1-73
Additions:F. 1r: 'See že Book intitaled on že Back (An Account of the Holy Land) where there are ten leaves before this'.
Condition:Relatively good condition but binding needs attention. F. 28v - bottom half of leaf missing, now repaired.
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Provenance: Inscription on f. 12r, 'Thomas Chylde of Longgley' (fifteenth century). Inscription on f. 53r seems to be another inscription by 'Thomas Child'. Inscription on f. 23v, '' (?Langley Green, extreme W. Worcs). See also Seymour 1966 for more details, p. 192.
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, March 2004.
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