Fragment

Colchester: University of Essex Library, Harsnett H.d.11 ii

Lost manuscript: 

Textual information

Subject: 
Grammatical
Author of work: 
Papias
Title of work: 
Elementarium doctrinae rudimentum
Section: 
from letter 'L' [Venice 1496 ed, sig. (l vi recto)]
Orientation: 
foot to gutter
Transcription: 

(verso, col. 1: no text but top of initial 'L'; col. 2) [inve]nire non possit. Quatuor autem sunt laberinti primus egyptius secundus creticus¦¦

(recto, col. 1) Lac a colore nominatur quod sit . . .¦¦ (col. 2) . . . prouocare¦¦

 

Palaeography

Type of script: 
Gothic
Script detail: 
Textura praescissa
Place of production: 
England
Date of production: 
s. xiii
s. xiii ex

Material information

Material: 
Parchment
Type of fragment: 
Binding strip
Fragment type detail: 
lifted, back
Element of folio: 
strip cut across the page
Ruling: 
very faint plummet
Decoration: 

Three-line lombard for initial: blue with red penwork flourishing (recto); top of larger illuminated initial (letter 'L') in blue and red, with shell gold, 26mm wide, perhaps three lines in height (verso).

Further information

Date last updated: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 12:24
Colchester Harsnett H.d.11 back strip verso

Dimensions

Fragment: 

190mm (h) x 19mm (w)

Number of lines: 
3
Number of columns: 
2
Height of minims: 
3mm
Space between lines: 
6mm
Height of written space: 
19mm
Width of written space: 
142mm
Width of text 1: 
65mm
Reservation 1: 
10mm
Width of text 2: 
67mm
Outer margin: 
48mm