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PwV - Literary Manuscripts in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection, 16th-19th centuries
Pw V 75
Volume containing details of the ...; 1546 and 1563
Pleas of the Forests of Hatfield Chase and Galtres co. York and Sherwood, co. Nott
Volumes from Pw V cannot be photographed by readers with their own camera or device, but reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only.
Large folio volume
The manuscript consists of 46 large folios and 1 small folio; in addition, 2 stubs precede f 1; 6 stubs precede f 34 and 1 stub precedes f 37.
The manuscript is entirely made of large sheets folded once forming large folios; there are no deckled edges because the paper was uniformly trimmed for binding; the cropping seems to have been minimal and no text was lost.
46 large folios exhibit irregular chainlines at 30, 31 and 32 mm apart; 8 to 9 laid lines per centimeter; there are no paper-maker's devices anywhere in the sheets which may indicate that the paper was made in England; the small folio (f 41) appears to be of French origin but it is the half of the sheet which does not show a watermark device; chainlines are about 25 mm apart.
Professional secretary hand
No rulings, the copying space was marked by means of prickings.
Loosely bound in a folder of limp vellum strengthened with three dark brown leather bands; the middle band serves as a strap and has an iron buckle which was used to fasten the folder by means of a flap; the dimensions of the folder are 397 x 320 mm and the dimensions of the flap are 400 x 182 mm.
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