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Marginal Sketches, In A Volume Of Treatises On Natural Science, Philosophy, And Mathematics f.94r

Marginal Sketches, In A Volume Of Treatises On Natural Science, Philosophy, And Mathematics f.94r

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1300

Shelfmark: Royal MS 12 E.xxv

Item number: f.94r

Length: 18.2

Width: 13

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

This manuscript is typical of the sort of book owned by medieval university students: its contents are academic, it is small and easily portable, the text is written in small cursive script, and with minimal decoration. On a flyleaf is a partially erased inscription, recording that it was given by a university graduate to an Oxford school; a later medieval inscription records its ownership by Holy Trinity collegiate church at Tattershall, in Lincolnshire. An early reader of this text, who was also an accomplished draughtsman, drew attention to various passages by supplying various sketches, such as pointing hands and a human-headed hybrid creature.

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