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Art. 15, Vorte couche selverfoyl: 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).

After explaining how to make silverfoil, the author of this recipe details the delicate method for applying silverfoil to a manuscript illumination. He then explains how the tech­nique for applying goldfoil is similar except that one should use glue of a reddened hue.

[Fol. 52vb. MWME 10:3685 [416]. Scribe: C. Quire: 5. Layout: Prose added to blank right column. Editions: Wright 1844, p. 65; Keller, pp. 96–97. Other MSS: None. Analogues: See Fein 2013, p. 44 n. 28.]

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