Piers Plowman

Title:
Piers Plowman
Library:
Bodleian Library
Language:
English, Hiberno-English dialect
City:
OXFORD, Great Britain
Shelf Mark:
MS Douce 104
Alternate Names:
Bodley Douce 104 -- Douce 104 --
Origin:
Probably Ireland
Dimensions:
112 folios -- 213-217 x 146-151 mm.
Date Description:
1427
Author:
William Langland
Content:
Contains the C-text of Piers Plowman -- on fol. 112v: short macaronic poem in English and Latin in another 15th century hand, followed by proverb in Latin -- annotations and corrections --
Hand:
Anglicana cursiva aiming for anglicana formata --
Illuminations:
No
Type of Decoration:
72 miniatures, mainly colored pen drawings in the margins -- mostly people and episodes mentioned in the text -- wheel of fortune (fol. 53r.) -- historiated initial (the dreamer) (fol. 1r) -- decorated initials (fol. 45v and fol. 91v) -- animals (fol. 44r, 49r and 103r) --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Hesburgh General Collection PR 2010 .P42 1992
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete full-size monochrome reproduction of the entire manuscript -- the miniatures are reproduced separately in color at the beginning of the facsimile --
Publication Date:
1992
Place of Publication:
Rochester, NY, USA
Publisher:
D.S. Brewer
Printer:
St. Edmundsbury Press, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Great Britain
Notes:
Other names: Derek Pearsall, Kathleen Scott. Language Notes: Latin in the poem and proverb on fol. 112v.
Type of Text:
allegorical, literature, secular, vernacular, vernacular literature, verse