London, British Library, Additional 36791

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Repository: British Library
Idno:Additional 36791
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Date and Language
Date:s. xv1
Language: English
Dialect:Scribal Dialect: Warwickshire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 437 258, LP 8070 (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986, p. 245).
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An early fifteenth-century copy (c. 1425) of the Speculum Sacerdotale: a series of addresses to parish priests on the festivals of the Christian year in English.

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Physical Description
Support: Paper
Extent:275 x 200 mm
Collation: Unable to ascertain.
Layout:Pricking: none. Writing space of 215 x 150 mm. Single columns with 27 lines. Ruling not visible.
Writing: One hand writing a clear cursive of the fifteenth century in black ink (Weatherly 1936, p. 1). Characteristics: reversed circular e; long ascenders/descenders on some letters; double compartment a; ?; B-shaped w; short, hooked ascenders on h, l.
Decoration:No decoration.
Binding: Not medieval. 280 x 205 mm. Covered in brown/tan leather with gold edging and small lattice design in blind on front and back. Pasteboard. Five raised bands across the spine.
Foliation:ff. 143
Additions:Marginal notations and a table of contents at the end are in a later hand.
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Provenance:Belonged to William Bromley-Davenport, Esq., of Baginton, co. Warw. (sale-cat. 1903, lot 421).
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, January 2004.
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