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London, Lambeth Palace, 487

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487
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Rubrics and Latin quotations mostly added in red by the main scribe. Space was left at the start of each item, apparently for a decorated enlarged initial, but these were not written in. A few small and now illegible guiding letters are visible in the left- or right-hand margin, in red or black. Red is used for some Latin snippets and some capital letters of words in sentences in English.

Binding Description: 

Wilcox 2000 reports that the manuscript is ‘bound in a fairly thick, coarse leaf of parchment with hairside on the outside. “487” and “8” are now written on the spine and there are three tears where previous spine labels have been removed. Two older press marks, “#. C. . 12” and “4to 185”, appear on the inside cover. The endleaves include two paper bifolia cut down to the size of the manuscript, bound upside down as fols i-ii and rightway up as fols [69-70]. These are from Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica, printed by Peter Schoeffer of Mainz in March 1467’ (Wilcox 2000, p. 75, reporting identification by Hill 1970-72, p. 271).