Cambridge, Trinity College, 655

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Repository: Trinity College
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Date and Language
Date:s. xiv
Language: English
Dialect:Scribal Dialect: Gloucestershire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 382 212, LP 7070 (McIntosh, Samuels, and Benskin 1986, p. 196).
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A fourteenth-century copy of Robert of Gloucester's Chronicle along with a prophecy in Latin and a French Brut.

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Physical Description
Support: Parchment
Extent:210 x 150 mm
Collation: iv + 1-310; 412; 510; 612; 7-810; 9-108; 11-1412; 15-168 + ii.
Layout:Pricking not visible. Writing space of 175 x 100 mm ruled for single columns with 34 lines. Frame ruled in drypoint but not visible for lines.
Writing: One scribe writing in black ink in an Anglicana Formata hand. Characteristics: B-shaped w; forked ascender on h and b; dotted y; long s in medial, short ascenders and descenders; thorn; 8-shaped g; yogh; 2-shaped r. Body height: 2mm.
Decoration:Each item started by a two/three-line gold initial on a quartered rose and blue ground with white filigree infill with a spray growing from ascenders and descenders of black lines and carrying a pair of gold balls topped by black squiggles. Other folios carry the same style of initial e.g. ff. 1v, 34v.
Binding: Not medieval. Size: 220 x 155 mm. Cover of dark brown leather with five raised bands across the spine (double thongs).
Foliation:ff. iv + 166.
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Acquisition:Given by Thomas Neville: 'Ex dono ornatisimi viri Thomae Nevile Decani Cantuariensis, & Collegij Trinitatis Praefecti'.
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, June 2004.
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