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London, British Library MS. Cotton Galba E.viii

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Codicological Data

Incipit
Begins on fol. 29, 'Here may a man here and knowe how Englonde was furst callud Albion and whom thorough [words marked for reversal in MS.] hyt hadde hys furst name as ye shull fynde yn thys boke wyth many othyr thynges'.
Matheson Version
CV-1430 JP: A
Matheson Number
74
Pages in Mathson, The Prose Brut
134-5
Date of production
Mid-C15(?)
References in LALME
No entry in LALME.
Items in the MS
3
Contents
  • 1. Lydgate, ‘Kings of England sithen William Conqueror’ (from William the Conqueror to Henry VI), fols. 2r-v [cf. BL MS. Stowe 69]
  • 2. The Three Kings of Cologne, fols. 3r-28v
  • 3. Brut Chronicle, fols. 29r-148r.
Related Manuscripts
N/A
Number of Scribes
    2
  • A: item 1
  • B: items 2-3.
Number of Leaves
iii (i-ii prob. mod. paper, iii parchment) + 148 fols (1 is a parchment flyleaf) + ii (ii is numbered 150); (prob. also iii-iv mod. paper, but not visible on film).
Mis-en-page
2 columns, 50 lines; frames, prob. in lead or ink
Dimensions
365mm x 225mm approx.
Materials and writing support
Parchment
Writing Space
258mm x 157mm approx.
Border
  • Fol. 4r side bar with sprays extending into top and bottom margins.
  • Fol. 29r: side bar with sprays extending into top and bottom margins.
Initials?
  • Item 2: 4r: ten line cap ‘I’ (prob. in gold) with sprays in the top and side margin;
    Fols 3r-4r: 4-line caps, prob. gold on coloured background, sprays extend into intercolumnar margin from initials on column b;
    remainder of text: 3-line capitals, prob. in red or blue ink, flourished (prob. in red or blue ink.
  • Item 3: Generally 2-line capitals (prob. in red or blue ink), flourished (prob. in red or blue ink.
Miniatures?
N/A
Rubrication
  • Item 1: headings with line markers (markers prob. in red); side notes with brackets and line markers
  • Item 2: paraphs (prob. in red or blue ink), side notes (prob. in red or blue ink); catchwords rubricated.
  • Item 3: chapter headings with line markers (prob. in red ink), not numbered; slashes in text for punctuation (prob. in red ink); paraphs (prob. in red or blue ink); John Page’s Poem, fols. 140r-143v, set out as verse with rhyme markers for couplets.
Annotation
See long description.
Erasures?
N/A
Graffiti?
See long description.
Style of hand
  • A: Secretary (with both Anglicana and Secretary ‘d’)
  • B: Secretary
Approximate date of hand
  • A: Mid-C15(?)
  • B: Mid-C15(?)
Described by (in order of investigator)
Ryan Perry; Jason O'Rourke.
Further information in the wiki?
Long Description

Culturally Mapping London, British Library MS. Cotton Galba E.viii

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Credits

Date of Description
15/10/03
Credits and Sources
Based on long description by Jason O'Rourke with textual descent from Matheson, PB.