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London, British Library, Harley 3667

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Medieval Provenance: 
Decoration Description: 
  • Rubrics are in red.
  • The diagrams on fols 1r, 2v, 4r, 4v, 5r, 6r, 9v, 10r, 10v have red lines.
  • The diagrams on fols 1v-r have red and green lines.
  • On fol. 4v are pen-and-ink drawings of Life and Death carrying banners with numbers written on them.
  • The diagram on fol. 5v is in red, purple and green, with the winds represented as winged faces.
  • The diagram on fol. 6v is in red, yellow and green.
  • The diagram on fol. 7r is in red and yellow.
  • The diagrams on fols 7v and 8r are in red, yellow, green and purple.
  • The diagram on fol. 8v contains a mappa mundi in red, yellow and green.
  • Initials are in red, green and purple on fols 3r, 8v, 9v.
  • Smaller initials are in red on fols 5v, 10v.
  • The smaller initial on fol. 10r is in green.
Binding Description: 

Binding is black leather with Harley's crest in gold, bearing the motto 'virtute et fide'. Written along the length of the spine in gold, from left to right, are '3667' 'MUS. BRIT | BIBL. HARL' 'TABULAE CHRONOLOGICAE, | ETC. | SEC. XII'. The pastedowns are green and black marbled shiny paper.

Accompanying Material: 
  • A bibliographical slip is pasted to fol. [i]r.
  • On fol. [i]v in the bottom left-hand corner in pencil is 'ɛ692e' written above '655f' (cancelled), which in turn is written above '49e' (cancelled). This '49e' corresponds with the sticker '49. E' on the spine of the book.
  • On fol. [iv] at the top is '118B2' written in brown ink, '3667' in black ink and '2/IV E' written in pencil.
  • On the first endleaf is the note '10 fols 4' [?] May 1882' in pencil.
  • British Museum stamps are visible on fols 1v, 5v, 6v and 10v.