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Codicology:Vellum, 343 x 222 mm
(13.3 x 8.8 in.), ff. 112 + 3, varying
numbers of lines to a page. Cent. xv-xvi, clearly
a2 110 212 (7 canc.) 310 (+1) 410
58 (+1) 610 (two canc.) 72 (+1) 88 92
1010 (one canc.) | 118-148 (wants 8)
On flyleaf (f. ir)
The shelf-catalogue occupies ff. 1r-80v. The Index ff.
Research:The volume was admirably edited by Miss
Bateson, Cambridge 1898, at the University Press.
Decoration:There are very handsome initials, principally in pen-work, to the
divisions of the Catalogue: three elaborate ones are on f. 1r. On the margin of
this has been a picture.
A roughly painted diaper ground remains, but an oblong patch, probably of finer vellum,
which must have had a figure (either a suppliant or a dead man in a coffin), is
Above this an early copper engraving has been pasted on the page and torn off
all except a small corner.
Below the painted ground is the motto:
“Viuentes in carne orate pro mortuis quia moriemini”
Foliation: ff. a-b + i-ii + 1-112 + iii + c-d
Registrum bibliothece de Syon
Catalogue of the Library of Syon Monastery
ff. 109v-112v are blank leaves which have been ruled
out but contain no text