Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ashmole 1481

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Shelfmark
Country:England
Settlement:Oxford
Repository: Bodleian Library
Idno:Ashmole 1481
AltName:SC 7720-26, 7790-91, 8247-76
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Date and Language
Date:s. xv
Language: English
Dialect:Scribal Dialect, ff. 4r-12r: Worcestershire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 391 260, LP 7680 (Benskin and McIntosh 1986, p. 250). Scribe of ff. 36r-41v: Lincolnshire. Linguistic Atlas Grid Reference: 496 353, LP 277 (Benskin et al 1986, p. 145).
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Contents
A rough book made up of various booklets regarding medicine. Only the English texts have been recorded here.


















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Physical Description
Form:Codex.
Support: Parchment. Dimension vary from c. 240 x 140 mm to 250 x 165 mm.
Extent:c. 240-250 x 140-165 mm
Collation: Unascertainable.
Layout:Varies, but writing space for ff. 4r-12r is 240 x 150 mm.
Writing: Variety of cursives. Scribe of ff. 4r-12r: ascenders on top line elongated and slightly patterned. Characteristics: small neat Anglicana script; sigma s in final position; 2-shaped r in medial position; ž; B-shaped w; single lobed a with pointed head; n with distinctive loop on final minim that loops up and over the letter; angular, 8-shaped g; long s in initial position; b with hooked ascender that meets the bowl; hooked ascender on l; double lobed a in initial position; backward e in final position. Body height: 1.5 mm.
Decoration: Some texts with red highlighting but usually no decoration.
Binding: Not contemporary. Size: 260 x 175 mm. Cover of tan leather over pasteboard. Four bands across the spine.
Foliation:Confused, c. 150 leaves.
Additions:
Condition:Good. Edges on some folios curled.
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History
Origin:Unknown.
Provenance:F. 4r - 'Thys ys my boke whoso euere sathe naye'. Written to the side of a recipe on f. 33r - various names 'lemstere, master thomas, master clarke, master mathews, and master maycott of the charturous'. The names are bracketed and the word 'fesiscians' is written beside the bracket, below is written 'surgenns master roberd laurens in frydays stret jamys scotte thorne'.
Acquisition:
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Record History
Catalogued and encoded: Rebecca Farnham, University of Birmingham, August 2003.
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Bibliography
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