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Most passages of text in the first part begin with large decorative initials, primarily white floral designs on black grounds. Initial (green and red added) with full penwork border of swirling leaves on f. 1r; initial in colors and containing arms on f. 4r.
Some leaves stained, rubbed and difficult to read.
Binding: Twentieth century. Rebound in 1984 in the Yale University Conservation Studio. Non-adhesive paper binding.
Manuscript on parchment of Gregorius Bock, Scribal Pattern Book. This model book for scribes is composed of two parts. The first illustrates alphabets in various scripts; the alphabet is often preceded by a text written in that style. The second part of the codex is composed of decorative initials arranged alphabetically.
ff. ii + 50 + ii : parchment ; 178 x 123 (115 x 90) mm.
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Teaching resource: Barbara A. Shailor, Medieval Studies
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