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Harley 3038 f. 7v Ownership inscription
Ownership inscription
Description: Between the end of some prefatory treatises and the prologue to Leviticus is a rubric stating that this is 'The book of [the Cistercian abbey of] St. Mary, Buildwas, written in the year AD 1176' ('Liber Sancte Marie de Bildewas. Scriptus anno ab incarnatione domini Millesimo centesimo septuagesimo sexto') followed by a decorated initial 'E'. 
Origin: England, Midlands (Shropshire) 


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