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Cambridge, Trinity College, B. 15. 34

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B. 15. 34
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Decoration Description: 
  • p. 1 contains a full-page drawing of Christ in a mandorla (Wormald 1952, no. 15).
  • At the end of each homily there is a mark consisting of a group of four or five dots with four strokes radiating out of them (Ker 1957, p. 132).
  • Large initials are in red or olive-green.
  • Sentences begin with a smaller red initial.
  • The first line of each homily is in large, black capitals. On p. 337, they are surrounded by red dots.
  • Titles are in red rustic capitals.
Binding Description: 

Sixteenth-century binding of brown leather, elaborately tooled and gilded, with decorated clasps on the front. The cover of the binding is stamped at a later date with the arms of Archbishop Whitgift. Top, bottom and foredge are gilded, and '26' is written on the foredge. Front board of binding has had the pastedown removed, allowing an examination of the sewing, consisting of three thongs in the boards. The original binding was attached by four thongs, though. On the board 'Omilia. Saxon 26' is written; this seems to be a typical Parkerian designation. The unpasted pastedown is a sixteenth-century accounts page.