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Cambridge, Trinity College, R. 9. 17 (819)

Present Location: 
R. 9. 17 (819)
Medieval Provenance: 
Decoration Description: 

Titles in red, in rustic capitals or in the script of the text. Initials are red, and capital letters are tipped with red (


There is some underlining and marginal lines in red ochre crayon that could be the work of either Matthew Parker or his son (Lucas 1997, p. 35).

Binding Description: 

The binding is early nineteenth-century and is very tight, so that the frame rule and text go right in to the spine. There was heavy cropping so that in Booklet B the quire letters in red ochre crayon and some marginal additions only survive in part (Lucas 1997, p. 35). Brown, plain leather binding measuring 217mm x 155mm. The edge is rather neatly finished with a tooled zig-zag all around the very fore-edges of the binding. On the spine are seven tooled sets of triple lines (no gold) and at the top, black R on white sticker, and at bottom '17' on white sticker. Red small leather square on spine and tooled in gold "Alfrici / Grammat / Saxon / etc." in small caps. Foredge of the leaves all round are dyed red.