Composite: three parts
Secundo Folio: tuis tibi (fol. 2r)
Support: parchment, poor quality; the fore-edge margin of fols. 66-75 sliced away
Extent: i + 81 leaves
Foliation: Foliated in modern pencil: i, 1-81 (fol. i is not a flyleaf, but a misbound leaf of the main text; fols. 78-81 are pages of modern notes, stuck into the MS.'s box).
1(12+1)(1st leaf, fol. i, inserted), 2(12)–3(12), 4(8), 5(12), 6(4)(wants 4), 7(six, structure uncertain), 8(8), 9(14)(1, 3–5, 7, 9, 11–14 canc. The 2nd and 6th leaves (fols. 74-5) appear to be replacement leaves)leaf signatures in red in quire V (fols. 45-50), in the form of lower-case roman numerals.
Late 15th cent. Sewn on three double bands of twisted skin laced into an oak boards; the upper two bands in converging channels, the lower band in a horizontal channel; the lower board missing; the upper board with rounded edges; covered with plain skin, perhaps a chemise construction; with a single red leather strap at the centre of the fore-edge: apparently a strap and pin fastening; boxed.
Provenance and Acquisition
Found in the wall of West Lavington church, Wilts.
A. G. W. Murray
E. F. Bosanquet: his account of the manuscript's history with photographic reproductions is in Wilts. Arch and Nat. Hist. Magazine, XL (1940), 142-7.
Bequeathed by him, 1941.