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New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library,  Plimpton MS 265
Description: ff.i + 171 + i - Bound, s. XVI, in stamped leather with metal bosses. - Verney family; Henry Hart; Edward Bromley; Gatacre family of Claverley, Shropshire; Quaritch catalogue 344 (1924) n. 16; George A. Plimpton (1855-1936). - De Ricci, p. 1801.
Number of Parts: 2 - Number of Images Available: 15
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/PlimptonMS265_20

Part 1: ff. 1-171v
Description: - Parchment - 390 x 260 mm
Country: EnglandCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XVinSearchable Date Range: 1400 - 1415
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: 1
Scribe(s): Scribe D of the Trinity College Gower
Script: Anglicana formata
Figurative Decoration: One miniature (Precious Metals).
Other Decoration:
Acknowledgments: - We thank Dr. K. L. Scott for the dating of this manuscript and Prof. Malcolm B. Parkes for the identification of the scribe.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-171v
Author: John Gower
Title: Confessio Amantis
Language(s): English
Notes: Refoliated, June 1998 (correcting previous foliation that skipped numbers at the absence of leaves). 
Status of text: Defective.
Not Availablef. 1v   Miniature, the width of one column, of the dream of Nabuchodonosor (Precious Metals), with contemporary note adjacent to miniature.

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Not Availablef. 19   Later column heading acknowledges in both Latin and English the sin of taking joy in another’s sorrow.

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Not Availablef. 19v   Repair to the outer margin of the leaf.

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Not Availablef. 36v   Catchword in frame; manicule; offset of gold from facing recto.

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Not Availablef. 37   Full bar border in gold and colors; quire signature "g."

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Not Availablef. 62v   In outer margin, human figure traced by a pricking device (?).

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Not Availablef. 76   Later marginal notes.

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Not Availablef. 92   Signature of Edward Bromley and various pen trials.

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Not Availablef. 106v   Later note in the upper left corner, "Maria virgo semper letare que meruisti christum portare, celi et terre conditorem."

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Not Availablef. 135   Latin commentary in red outside the column space of text.

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Not Availablef. 156   Full bar border in gold and colors.

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Not Availablef. 165v   Scribbles in waxy brown crayon.

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Part 2: f. i recto-verso
Description: - Parchment - 390 x 260 mm - 2 columns of 45 lines.
Country: EnglandCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XVSearchable Date Range: 1400 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Formal gothic book hand.
Music: Square notation on 4-line red staves.
Other Decoration: 2-line blue initials with red flourishing.
Notes: Formerly functioning as pastedowns; now lifted, as flyleaves.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: f. i recto-verso; back f. i recto-verso
Title: Missal
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Contains parts of the service for Holy Week: front, for Tuesday, gospel reading (Mark 14:39-15:36); back, for Maundy Thursday, end of communion prayer through final prayer with continuation of gospel (John 13:16-14:5, breaking defectively). 
Status of text: Fragment.
Not Availablef. i   Passion reading for Tuesday of Holy Week with the speakers marked as "c" (narrator), "s" (interlocutors), and a cross (Jesus).

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Not Availablef. i verso   [No Title for Display]

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Not AvailableBack flyleaf, f. i   Blue initials with red flourishing.

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