London, British Library, Sloane 2027

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Repository: British Library
Idno:Sloane 2027
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Date and Language
Date:s. xvmed
Language: English
Dialect:Scribal Dialect (Hand of ff. 98r-169v): Warwickshire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 406 285, LP 4685 (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986, p. 244).
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A mid-fifteenth-century manuscript (Hudson 1966) containing the Secrets of Philosophers and The Chronicle of Robert of Gloucester among others. Only the Chronicle has been located to the West Midlands.

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Physical Description
Support: Paper. First few leaves remounted, first leaf fragment.
Extent:c. 290 x c. 200 mm
Collation: Unable to ascertain.
Layout:Pricking not visible. Writing space: 205 x 130 mm with a large bottom margin. Single columns with 36 lines. Frame ruled in lead point? (lines not really visible).
Writing: One scribe writing in black ink in an Anglicana hand. Characteristics: sigma s in final position; h with hooked ascender; B-shaped w with both ascenders of equal height and curling round to form a loop; double compartment d; reversed circular e in final position; 2-shaped r in medial position; g with bar crossing through lobe; double compartment a; long s in medial position; descender of b loops round to form two compartments; one with forward slash through it in final position. Body height 2-3mm.
Decoration: Initial page: three-line red initial H with crude penwork decoration and tinted green. Underlining in red. Three-line red Lombardic capitals. Red end-line decoration. Item 3: four-line blue initial G with red penwork flourishing and grotesque head protruding into left margin. Title in red scroll. Stanzas marked off by red line. Couplets bracketed. Item 5: no decoration. Item 6: no decoration
Binding: Not medieval. Size: 300 x 215 mm. Cover of brown leather with stamp of Sloane library on front. Five raised bands across the spine.
Foliation:ff. 188
Additions:Folios 93r-96r are blank and carry various scribblings.
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Provenance:Folio 96r: ''? of Knoll [Knowle SE of Birmingham] in the county of Waryke'. Folio 97r 'John osborn 1546'.
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, August 2003.
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