MS. Holkham misc. 25
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
List of capitula for the following items, item 2 containing ch. 1-87, item 3 ch. 88-121. The chapter nos. between 90 and 121 appear to have been erased and re-written, in a hand which also added chapter numbers in the margin throughout. For a detailed description of the chapter divisions see H. S. Offler, Medieval historians of Durham (Durham, 1958), p. 23 n. 39.
In fact ending with the first continuation (ed. T. Arnold, RS, pp. 17-160).
30-1 lines per page, written below top line
Competant low-grade gothic bookhand.
Plain red initials.
Typical Holkham binding of polished brown leather (with a note to the binder in pencil in the gutter margin of fol. 1r: 'Russia'), the spine lettered in gilt 'SIMON | MONACHUS | DE STATU | LINDISEARN. [sic] | ET | DUNELM.' and '468' at the bottom.
Provenance and Acquisition
John Barker , 15th century: inscribed 'Domino Johanni Barker pertinet iste' (fol. 3r).
Sir Edward Coke : in his catalogue (ed. Hassall, no. 715).
' Ryc. Topcliffe ', 17th century (fol. 1r, bottom centre).