Art. 10, Vorte make cynople: Introduction

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Art. 10, Vorte make cynople: Introduction

ABBREVIATIONS: AND: Anglo-Norman Dictionary; ANL: Anglo-Norman Literature: A Guide to Texts and Manuscripts (R. Dean and Boulton); BL: British Library (London); Bodl.: Bodleian Library (Oxford); CCC: Corpus Christi College (Cambridge); CUL: Cambridge University Library (Cambridge); IMEV: The Index of Middle English Verse (Brown and Robbins); IMEV Suppl.: Supplement to the Index of Middle English Verse (Robbins and Cutler); MED: Middle English Dictionary; MWME: A Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050–1500 (Severs et al.); NIMEV: A New Index of Middle English Verse (Boffey and Edwards); NLS: National Library of Scotland (Edinburgh).

Eight recipes have been inserted by the manuscript’s third scribe, whose work in a cramped hand is not much later than that of Scribe B. Seven recipes are for paints used by book illuminators, and one is for keeping an artist’s metal instruments in good working order. The punctuation for arts. 10–17 is guided by the pause marks provided by the scribe. The first recipe explains the method for making red vermilion, which could be used for rubrication as well as for images.

[Fol. 52va. MWME 10:3685 [416]. Scribe: C. Quire: 5. Layout: Prose added to blank lower left column. Editions: Wright 1844, p. 64; Keller, p. 96. Other MSS: None. Analogues: See Fein 2013, p. 44 n. 28.]

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