[between 1300 and 1350]
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Script: Written in small, cramped anglicana by one scribe.
Twelve illuminated initials (crudely drawn and much rubbed), in dark red, blue, gold, green, and orange, with simple borders extending the length of the folio. Paragraph marks in blue or gold throughout.
Lower half of ff. 33, 78 torn; large portions of text stained and illegible.
Binding: 15th-16th centuries. Original sewing on four double, tawed cords laced into flush wooden boards. The covering extends over the endbands and is sewn around them. Traces of a secondary embroidery. Spine lined with tawed skin extending to outside of boards. Covered with tawed, cream-colored skin. A brass catch on the lower cover and traces of a clasp attachment on the first few leaves. Lower board detached, upper board and most of the spine covering wanting, probably for some time.
In Latin and Anglo-Norman.
Manuscript on parchment of 1-2) Registrum brevium. 3) Novae narrationes (in Anglo-Norman). 4) Part of an article of indenture (13 lines; 18th-century hand), in English, concerning William Jenninges of Birmingham.
ff. ii + 214 + vi : parchment ; 120 x 80 (81 x 49) mm.
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