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Benedictine rule for nuns.  A Middle English version of the Gospel of Nicodemus.  An anonymous Middle English exposition on the Apostles' Creed.

Benedictine rule for nuns. A Middle English version of the Gospel of Nicodemus. An anonymous Middle English exposition on the Apostles' Creed.

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Ms. codex.
Middle English; some Latin.
Title and description derived from the full description in Library of Congress. Medieval and Renaissance manuscript books in the Library of Congress, v. 2, p. 143-154, by Svato Schutzner.
Three scribes: scribes 1 and 2 use an old-fashioned vertical Gothic; scribe 3 uses a small anglicana currens with thorn.
Decoration (on fol. 1-63 only): blue display-type letters, blue paragraph marks, blue and red line fillers, and associated penwork, mostly red. Several drawings of human faces. Red ink penwork.
Tipped onto (later) paper flyleaf which follows fol. 78 is a folded sheet of modern paper (ca. 260 x 255 mm folded to 180 x 139 mm) containing a manuscript copy of a piece of music with caption: An antient canon. Sung by the monks. Morning prayer.
Binding: 19th century, brown calf over paper boards.
Schutzner, Svato. Medieval and renaissance manuscript books in the Library of Congress, 76
Ricci, S. de. Census of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, 4

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01/01/1400
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