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London, British Library, Cotton Vespasian A. xxii

Present Location: 
Vespasian A. xxii
Medieval Provenance: 
Decoration Description: 

The initial letter 'V' of First Series of Homilies [Catholic Homilies I]: De Initio Creaturae is enlarged and supplied in red. It appears that there was the same intention for the other items, as there is space left at the beginning of each item, but the illuminated letters were never supplied.


On the pastedown at the front in the bottom left-hand corner is '29.G' in pecil, now crossed-out, with '18a' in pencil above it. The stamp on the recto of the first paper flyleaf says 'COTTON MS. | VESPASIAN A. XXII'. The recto of the second paper flyleaf has the note '2.3W COTTON' in pencil. The verso of this flyleaf is shiny and bears a negative impression of fol. 1.

Binding Description: 

Reddish-brown leather binding with Cotton's coat of arms on the outside. The spine reads 'Chronicles, etc. | Brit. Mus. | Cotton MS. VESPASIAN A. XXII'.

Accompanying Material: 

There is no accompanying material.