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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud Misc. 567

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Decoration Description: 

Rubrics are in red.

Large initials are in red, some with decoration in the same colour ink as the main text.

Some decorative doodles, in the same colour ink as the main text, often next to words which stand alone on the bottom line.


The endleaf recto contains: 'In the name of Gregory Pryse', son of John Prise (1502/3-1555).

Names on the verso of the front flyleaf include 'Edmond North'.

The bottom margin of fol. 1 recto has the inscription 'Liber Guilielmi Laud Archiepi: Cantuarˉ: et Cancellarii Uniuersitatis Oxōn 1633'.

Binding Description: 

A medieval binding, s. xii, leather on oak. There are the remains of a leather strap attached to the front cover with four tacks. On the back cover, the nail which would have held the clasp is visible. On the inside covers, one can see parts of four thongs in grooves in the wooden boards, three horizontal, and the fourth at an angle. These are no longer attached to the spine, but the ends of the three horizontal thongs are visible at the inner edges of the covers. The outside of the covers are brown, but the insides are white, with a thick brownish paste on top (see also, Doane and Grade 2001, p. 90 and Pollard 1962).