Oxford, Wadham College, 13

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Repository: Wadham College
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Date and Language
Date:s. xv2
Language: English
Dialect:Scribe 1 (beginning to f. 169v, ff. 272r-287v): Scribal Dialect: Derbyshire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference 415 362, LP 581 (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin, vol. 1, p. 154). Scribe 2 (ff. 170r-271v, 288r to end) - Scribal Dialect: Staffordshire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: not mapped but McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin state 'language very like that of Hand A, from the border of NE Staffs with Derbys' (1986, vol. 4, p. 239).
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A manuscript of the third quarter of the fifteenth century containing Gower's Confessio Amantis c. 1470 (Macaulay 1957, p. clxiv).

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Physical Description
Support: Paper
Extent:290 x 210 mm
Collation: Quires of eights. Catchwords. Three leaves missing according to Brown.
Layout:Single columns with 30-48 lines. Not ruled.
Writing: Macaulay describes the first scribe's hand as 'cramped and ugly' whilst the second is 'neat and uniform'.
Decoration:According to Macaulay there is 'some decoration of the first page of the text in black and red' with the capitals, titles in red (Macaulay 1957, p. clxiv).
Binding: Manuscript not consulted.
Foliation:ff. 450.
Additions:Flyleaves at the beginning now carry a list of sheriffs and mayors of Chester for the years 1469-1499.
Condition:Manuscript not consulted.
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Origin:Book written for of Chester c. 1470 (see Macaulay 1899-1902, p. clxiii). Dedwood's name and device, a piece of the trunk of a dead tree, appear on f. 1. John Dedwood is listed as Sheriff of Chester in 1481 and Mayor in 1483 in the list on the front flyleaves. He was also Mayor in 1468. In 1765 the book belonged to Richard Warner of Woodford Row, Essex (Macaulay 1957, p. clxiv).
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, August 2003. Manuscript not examined. Described with reference to Macaulay 1957.
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