Macclesfield Alphabet Book

Title:
Macclesfield Alphabet Book
Library:
British Library
Language:
Latin
City:
LONDON, Great Britain
Shelf Mark:
BL Additional MS 88887
Origin:
Suffolk? East Anglia -- England -- Great Britain --
Dimensions:
46 folios -- 254 x 174 mm.
Date Description:
assembled in the second half of the fifteenth century -- some additions ca. 1520 (fols. 7r-7v, 13r-14v, 21v-22r) -
Content:
Alphabet book -- samples -- models of letters and page layout --
Hand:
littera gothica textualis formata (fols. 1r-2r) -- numerous variants of calligraphic alphabets --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Some alphabets are elaborately ornamented --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] Reference (Rm. 715) SK 199 .G3715 1994b Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Color, full-size reproduction of the entire manuscript --
Publication Date:
2010
Place of Publication:
London, Great Britain
Publisher:
The British Library
Printer:
Colour reproduction by Dot Gradations -- Printed by Great Wall Printing Co Ltd, Hong Kong --
Notes:
Introduction by Christopher de Hamel and Patricia Lovett --
Type of Text:
didactic, secular