BL Harley MS. 1568

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Production Practicalities and Reception Issues:

checked against microfilm

  1. Pressmark / Name of  Book: BL MS Harley 1568
  2. Matheson no.: 59
  3. Date(s): C15
  4. Type of book: Brut Chronicle
  5. Manuscript or print?: MS
  6. No of items: 1
  7. Contents: Brut chronicle, fols. 1r-182r.
  8. Writing support: vellum
  9. Watermark?:N/A
  10. Book Construction: N/A
  11. Collation: N/A
  13. No of leaves: ii + 183 + (ii?)
  14. Blank leaves: fol. 182 (½ of col. a and all of col. b), fols. 182v-183v.
  15. Quires: i-xiii8; xiv7; xv-xxiii8.
  16. Foliation: modern pencil, top right corner every ten fols. (description uses this set); alternative foliation in roman numerals (C15?) in ink, top right corner.
  17. Composite MS? no
  18. Booklets?: no
  19. Catchwords? (on which fols?): 8v, 16v, 24v, 32v, 40v, 48v, 56v, 64v, 72v, 80v, 88v, 96v, 104v, 111v, 119v, 127v, 135v, 143v, 151v, 159v, 167v, 175v.
  20. Quire signatures? (where?): no
  21. Damage?:
  • Page layout:
  • a. ruling: (ink or drypoint?) frames and lines in ink
    b. columns: 2
    c. lines: 38

    1. Decoration?: some caps are decorated with figures, e.g. fols.8v, 9r, 65v, 156r.
    2. No. of Scribes: 1
    3. Named scribes?: no
    4. Hand date; style; version; holograph, autograph?: C15 Anglicana with secretary features. Double-compartment ‘a’ and ‘g’, ‘d’ with looped ascenders, Secretary ‘w’.
    5. Hand, rubrication in other MSS?: The MS. was copied from the Heyneman ms or a common exemplar. The rubrication is therefore a copy of that found in the Heyneman ms, but is not by the same illuminator.
    6. Compiler?:
    7. Rubrication, sigla: fol. 1r: full bar border with foliage and sprays, prob. in colours and gilt; 8-line cap picturing Diocletian and his daughters, prob. in colours and gilt; rest of ms:  7 or 8-line caps infilled with figures in colours or 3-line solid caps on background with pen flourishes into margin, in colours; chapter headings with numbers and occasional lne markers, prob. in red, and 1-line solid caps prob. in blue; paraphs in text prob. in red or blue; proper names underlined; side notes in Latin.
    8. Biobibliographical information: marginalia, glosses, signatures, compiler/ scribe / owner / authorial identification:
    10. Front pastedown: modern pressmarks
    11. Flyleaf (ii r): modern pressmarks
    12. 48v: monogram ‘N [T?]’, C15?.
    13. 183v: Latin maxims, C15.
  • Glosses and underlining:
  • C16 glosses on fols. 4v, 162v, 183v.
  • Erasure on fol. 17r (chapter heading).
  • Immediate Ownership(s) / Patronage: N/A
  • Later ownership(s): N/A
  • Affiliations: (geo-)political, institutional etc:  N/A
  • Language(s); translation activities: N/A
  • Dialect:  N/A
  • LALME vol., page, LP, grid no.: N/A
  • Locality: region; household (secular/religious) urban / rural: N/A
  • Intertextual relations:

    1. Textual descent: Matheson ‘Common Version’, group CV-1419 [r&g]:B. See Matheson, PB, pp. 117, 121.
    2. Evidence of exemplar: according to Matheson, PB, 121, this ms is a copy of the Heyneman ms (Matheson no. 58, PB, pp. 119-120)or a common exemplar now lost. The illustrations imitate the portraits of the Heyneman ms, as well as following the rubrication style of Latin side notes.
    3. Decoration: copied from Heyneman ms or lost common exemplar; because of the different ending, it is evident that if copied from the Heyneman MS., the transcription occurred before it lost its rear leaves (which were replaced C.1460-80).

    Credits and acknowledgments:

    The description of this MS is from microfilm work by J O’R. Textual descent based on Matheson, PB. Revised by Ryan Perry.

    Select Bibliography for this MS



    Chapel Hill
    Heyneman ms

    Folger ms V.b.106


    illuminator has painted over some of the text when adding his capitals.

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