Babel MS 24
Two fragments survive in one binding. Each provides an upper part of a folio, and we may assume that they once formed a single piece, which was once wrapped around the printed pamphlet to which they are now flyleaves (the rubbing on the outer side of each fragment is consonant with this hypothesis). On this basis, we can extrapolate the probable over-all size of the folio, from what would have been a substantial manuscript.
375??mm (h) x 250?mm (w)
History and further information
The manuscript appears to have been available for dismantling in England at the start of the early seventeenth century, the date of the pamphlet to which it is now a set of flyleaves. The rubbing on the outer sides of the leaves suggests it was originally used as a wrapper. Early in life, the pamphlet and its wrapper seem to have been damaged by water, after which the present limp vellum binding was added.