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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, 196

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196
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Decoration Description: 

Initials are metallic red, blue or green (Ker 1957, p. 76), and occur at pp. 1-110, often in a consistent sequence of green, red, blue. These large initials are offset.

Binding Description: 

Rebound in tanned goatskin in 1953 by John Gray; the previous binding was eighteenth-century. According to Wanley 1705, the title 'Spell boc wintres and sumeres' was on the outside of the old cover. Wanley took the hand to be Joscelyn's, but according to Ker 1957 (p. 75), Joscelyn's own description of the manuscript in Vitellius D. vii, fol. 131, suggests that the title was already there in his time.