Oxford, Bodleian Library, Add. C. 220

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Repository: Bodleian Library
Idno:Add. C. 220
AltName:SC 29430
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Date and Language
Date:s. xvin
Language: English
Dialect:Scribal dialect: Gloucestershire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 418 218, LP 6960 (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986, vol. 4, p. 196).
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An early fifteenth-century copy of John Mirk's Festial.

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Physical Description
Support: Parchment. Very thin, fine parchment.
Extent:260 x 175 mm.
Collation: Collation unascertainable. Catchword on f. 32r.
Layout:Pricking for the frame visible. Ruled in drypoint. Left margin has two lines ruled down its side and the first letter of each word is written on the outer edge of the two lines so that there is a gap between the first letter and the rest of the word. Single and double columns (ff. 2r-8v only). Double columns ruled with 40 lines; single columns ruled with 36 lines. Writing space: single - 190 x 117 mm; double - c. 190 x c. 60 mm with c. 10 mm between columns.
Writing: One scribe writing in black/brown ink in an Anglicana script. Characteristics: long s in intial position; double compartment d; hooked ascender on b and l; B-shaped w; frequent use of ž and ?. Body height 2 mm.
Decoration:Two-line blue initials with elongated red penwork flourishing, c. 25 lines on ff. 1v, 2r, 8v, 21v, 23v, and 31v.
Binding: Not medieval. Twentieth century? Size: 270 x 185 mm with blue leather on pasteboard. 'Legenda Sanctorum in English (fragm)' stamped onto spine along with shelfmark.
Foliation:ff. ii + 33 + xviii. ii and xviii are modern paper flyleaves. Modern foliation in purple crayon in the fore edge corner.
Condition:The leaves are in good condition although the beginning and end of the manuscript are missing. Some folios have been patched, e.g. f. 18. Ff. 19 and 20 have been re-attached and pasted onto modern paper.
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, August 2003.
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Related Manuscripts and other documents Scribal London, British Library, MS Additional 10301 is in the same hand but in Wiltshire dialect (McIntosh, Samuels and Benskin 1986, vol. 1, p. 100).
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