MS. Fr. e. 22
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
In French, with commentary in Anglo-Norman rhyming verse by William Giffard ‘chapelain del iglise seint Edward [probably Shaftesbury]’. Beg imperf. due to the loss of the first leaf, pr. from this MS. by O. Rhys, Anglo-Norman Texts VI, Oxford, 1946.
27 long lines, ruled in red
Fine borders, initials. (P&A iii. 703, pl. LXXI)
5-line initials, decorated with foliage and abstract designs, on gold background, and full borders made of pink, blue and gold bars, decorated with sprays of foliage, flowers and gold disks on fols. 14r, 28v, 40v, 53r, 63r and 75r. Winged grotesque as part of the border on fol. 28v.
2- to 3-line blue initials, decorated with red penwork.
Red and blue line endings with abstract designs.
red morocco binding by W. H. Smith.