Royal folio (390 x 281mm.), 417 leaves (of 420, without 2 blank leaves at end of first part and one at end of second part, tabula bound first), double column, 44 lines, Gothic letter, 3- to 6-line initials supplied in red or blue, 9-line initial H on [a]1 in gold on a blue and burgundy ground with decoration down the inner margin, 18-line initial I on [a]2 in blue and white, 7- to 11-line initials in red and blue with red penwork decoration, [aa]1 with leafy decoration in three margins on both sides of the leaf, red paragraph-marks, modern half pigskin over wooden boards, early annotations in a fine calligraphic hand (including textual corrections), manuscript signatures, [aa]1 supplied from another copy and remargined, marginal tear in [cc]10 (not affecting text), binding slightly rubbed
Bequeathed to the Bishopric of Cornwall by the Rev. Franke Parker, M.A., Rector of Luffincott, Devon, 1883, bookplate (partly obscured)
The date of this edition has been assigned a terminus ante quem by a note of acquisition dated 1475 (see BMC). This particular copy shows signs of close reading and the text, where corrupt, has been neatly erased and rewritten.
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