|Creator:||Pierre, de Peckham, d. 1293|
[between 1250 and 1275]
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Script: Written in gothic bookhand, below top line.
Plain initials, 3- to 2-line, alternate red and blue for each chapter. Headings in red. Guide letters for decorator.
Many leaves stained, damaged, but with little loss of text, except on bottom of f. 1 and top of f. 36, which are torn with loss of text.
Binding: Thirteenth century, England. Original wound, caught up sewing with heavy thread, on four tawed skin, slit straps laced through tunnels in the edge to channels on the outside of oak boards and wedged. The natural color endbands are sewn on leather cores which are laid in grooves on the outside of the boards and pegged. The spine is back bevelled. Covered in tawed skin, originally white, but now dark brown on the outside. The turn-ins of the upper board are serrated. Two strap-and-pin fastenings, the pins (traces only) on the lower board, the upper one cut in for the fabric-reinforced leather straps. Some sewing supports broken, one board detached, and some covering leather and straps wanting.
Purchased from H. P. Kraus in 1959 by Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on parchment of Pierre de Peckham, La lumiere as lais. All of Books I and VI, and part of Books II and V are missing.
ff. 60 : parchment ; 215 x 143 (178 x 113) mm.
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