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  • Title
    Manuscript of 'The Vision of Piers Plowman' by William Langland and 'La Estorie del Evangelie'
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  • Reference
    SLV/17
  • Date
    1403
  • Creator
    Langland, William (c 1330-1400) poetMore Info on Creator
  • Scope and Content
    This 'Piers Plowman' manuscript is written in a set book-hand on both sides of 97 folio leaves of vellum and is bound in modern white pig skin. The first page of the manuscript is decorated with an illuminated capital in blue, with red and brown ink penwork heightened with gold; the capital at the beginning of each Passus is blue with red ink decorations; Latin words in the text, names and the beginning and end of each Passus are written in red ink. 'La Estorie del Evangelie', a manuscript poem of 2206 lines, is written in the same book hand as 'The Vision of Piers Plowman', on both sides of 17 folio leaves of vellum. A space has been left for the initial 'S' but there is otherwise no rubrication, though spaces possibly for illustration, appear between the various sections of the manuscript.
  • Conditions of access
    Application to access this item must be made with at least one week’s notice with evidence of the necessity to view the original manuscript. Surrogates, where available, may be produced in place of the original manuscript under certain circumstances
  • Language
    English, Latin
  • Level of description
    file
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