Lost Manuscript

Babel MS 16

Not enough is presently known from this manuscript to reconstruct precisely the text but it is a philosophical commentary, with a discussion of causation. The manuscript was a small working copy, probably from a university context, which, given the binding, we can localise to Oxford.

Textual information

Subject: 
Philosophy
Language: 
Latin

Palaeography

Type of script: 
Gothic
Script detail: 
cursive
Place of production: 
England
Date of production: 
s. xiv 1

Material information

Material: 
Parchment
Layout: 
Long lines
Ruling: 
visible ruling for frame in plummet or violet crayon. Faint pencil ruling for the writing lines.

Dimensions

Page: 

?225mm (h) x 150mm (w)

Number of lines: 
+/-55
Number of columns: 
1
Height of minims: 
1mm
Space between lines: 
3mm
Height of written space: 
?165mm
Width of written space: 
110mm
Inner margin: 
15mm
Outer margin: 
30mm

History and further information

Information on dismantling: 

The fragments survive suggest that this was in a binders' shop in Oxford being used at the start of the 1560s.

Number of folios represented: 
?2
Date last updated: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 09:28