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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Junius 1 (5123)

Present Location: 
1 (5123)
Medieval Provenance: 
Decoration Description: 

Initial plain: Multiple-line unadorned monochrome initials open most homilies. These are mostly in black, but there are several in green.


There are no items added after c. 1220.

Binding Description: 

Bound in modern pulp boards. The binding probably postdates the significant losses the manuscript suffered after Junius had numbered the columns. Sewn on six thongs, spine uncovered. Paper pastedowns at front and back.

Accompanying Material: 

Fols 1, 2 form a bifolium, probably unconnected with the manuscript proper despite their comparable dimensions. Fol. 2r bears a thirteenth-century 'alphabeticum anglicum' in roman script and runes (inventoried Derolez 1954, [lvii-]viii, n3), written parallel to the spine of the book, from the foot of the page to the top.