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W.842, Chapter 53 of the Book of Isaiah


This English manuscript was made in the nineteenth century, using an extremely fine parchment. It contains the fifty-third chapter of the Book of Isaiah, in English translation. The small book is composed of eight folios written and decorated on the rectos, leaving the versos blank. Script and decoration suggest that the book was conceived to imitate the style of fourteenth- or fifteenth-century French illumination. The creators, Eleanor Taylor and James Slie, signed the book on the title page, and declared their intended revival of this tradition. Each folio is embellished with border decoration showing narratives of Christ's life, as well as zoomorphic and foliate motifs in a palette of blue, red, and gold leaf. The contemporary binding is painted with a coat of arms inscribed with the motto "GANG WARILY" (proceed with caution). Although the manuscript has traditionally been considered to be of English origin, the armorial shield points to a Scottish use.

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    1. Upper board outside

      W.842, Upper board outside
    2. Upper board inside

      W.842, Upper board inside
    3. Front flyleaf i, r

      W.842, Front flyleaf i, r
    4. Front flyleaf i, v

      W.842, Front flyleaf i, v
    5. Front flyleaf ii, r

      W.842, Front flyleaf ii, r
    6. Front flyleaf ii, v

      W.842, Front flyleaf ii, v
    7. Interleaving 1r

      W.842, Interleaving 1r
    8. Interleaving 1v

      W.842, Interleaving 1v
    9. fol. 1r

      W.842, fol. 1r
    10. fol. 1v

      W.842, fol. 1v
    11. Interleaving 2r

      W.842, Interleaving 2r
    12. Interleaving 2v

      W.842, Interleaving 2v
    13. fol. 2r

      W.842, fol. 2r
    14. fol. 2v

      W.842, fol. 2v
    15. Interleaving 3r

      W.842, Interleaving 3r
    16. Interleaving 3v

      W.842, Interleaving 3v
    17. fol. 3r

      W.842, fol. 3r
    18. fol. 3v

      W.842, fol. 3v
    19. Interleaving 4r

      W.842, Interleaving 4r
    20. Interleaving 4v

      W.842, Interleaving 4v
    21. fol. 4r

      W.842, fol. 4r
    22. fol. 4v

      W.842, fol. 4v
    23. Interleaving 5r

      W.842, Interleaving 5r
    24. Interleaving 5v

      W.842, Interleaving 5v
    25. fol. 5r

      W.842, fol. 5r
    26. fol. 5v

      W.842, fol. 5v
    27. Interleaving 6r

      W.842, Interleaving 6r
    28. Interleaving 6v

      W.842, Interleaving 6v
    29. fol. 6r

      W.842, fol. 6r
    30. fol. 6v

      W.842, fol. 6v
    31. Interleaving 7r

      W.842, Interleaving 7r
    32. Interleaving 7v

      W.842, Interleaving 7v
    33. fol. 7r

      W.842, fol. 7r
    34. fol. 7v

      W.842, fol. 7v
    35. Interleaving 8r

      W.842, Interleaving 8r
    36. Interleaving 8v

      W.842, Interleaving 8v
    37. fol. 8r

      W.842, fol. 8r
    38. fol. 8v

      W.842, fol. 8v
    39. Back flyleaf i, r

      W.842, Back flyleaf i, r
    40. Back flyleaf i, v

      W.842, Back flyleaf i, v
    41. Back flyleaf ii, r

      W.842, Back flyleaf ii, r
    42. Back flyleaf ii, v

      W.842, Back flyleaf ii, v
    43. Lower board inside

      W.842, Lower board inside
    44. Lower board outside

      W.842, Lower board outside
    45. Spine

      W.842, Spine
    46. Fore-edge

      W.842, Fore-edge
    47. Head

      W.842, Head
    48. Tail

      W.842, Tail

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