Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawl. poet. 139

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Repository:†Bodleian Library
Idno:Rawl. poet. 139
AltName:SC 14633
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Date and Language
Date:s. xiv2 (Lewis and McIntosh p. 155).
Dialect:Scribal Dialect: Shropshire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 371 326, LP 192 (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986, p. 233).
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A copy of the Prick of Conscience from the second half of the fourteenth century.

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Physical Description
Support:†Parchment. A long and narrow book.
Extent:260 x 140 mm
Collation: Catchwords: ff. 8v-scroll; 16v; 24v; 32v; 42v; 50v; 58v; 66v; 74v; 82v; 90v; 98v; 106v; 114v.
Layout:Pricking: round holes. Writing space of 215 x 105 mm. Single columns with 37 lines. Frame and lines ruled in drypoint.
Writing: One scribe writing in black ink in a neat, well spaced very formal Anglicana Formata hand which has all the characteristics of a Textura hand.
Decoration: First initial: four-line red Lombardic h with blue patterns, infill of self colour flowers with outlines in blue and boxed in red. Two-line Lombardic red capitals with blue decoration. Red and blue one-line Lombardic capitals. Catchwords in black scrolls with red colouring.
Binding: Not medieval. Size: 270 x 145 mm. Cover of black leather with gold stamped foliate decoration around borders with diamonds at corners facing centre of cover made up of leaves with scallops in middle. Diamond of leaves in centre containing a bird picking a berry from the leaves. Cover mitred and pasted over pasteboard. Six bands across the spine. No exterior furniture.
Foliation:vi (first two paper, rest parchment) + 122 leaves (120 parchment flyleaf, 121 paper flyleaf, 122 pastedown paper flyleaf).
Condition:Good. f. 119 bottom third cut off.
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Provenance:F. 107r: '' (seventeenth/eighteenth century).
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, March 2004.
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Related Manuscripts and other documents Textual Lewis and McIntosh state that the manuscript is related to London, British Library, MS Harley 1205 and Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng. poet. a.1 and the Lichfield subgroup throughout (1982, pp. 115-116).
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