The Vernon Manuscript

Title:
The Vernon Manuscript
Library:
Bodleian Library
Language:
Anglo-Norman, Latin, Middle English
City:
OXFORD, Great Britain
Shelf Mark:
MS. Eng. poet. a.1
Origin:
West Midlands
Dimensions:
350 folios (originally 422 or 426 folios) -- ca. 544 x 393 mm.
Date Description:
end of the 14th century
Content:
Over 350 texts in verse and prose --
Hand:
round anglicana (for more detail see pp. 11-13 of the facsimile)
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
numerous decorated initials -- one historiated initial -- filigree -- Paternoster diagram -- numerous little frames scenes throughout for two of the texts --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize PR 1120 .V47 1987 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
complete manuscript, but reduced to 92% of the original size -- monochrome -- some color photographs (including Paternoster diagram, and the two series of small illuminations)
Publication Date:
1987
Place of Publication:
Cambridge, Great Britain
Publisher:
D.S. Brewer
Printer:
Dramrite Ltd., London, Great Britain
Notes:
Introduction by A.I. DOyle
Type of Text:
anthology, bilingual, devotional, literature, prayers, prose, religious, spirituality, vernacular, vernacular literature, verse