SHORT BATCH DESIGNATION: BO ID # AHB1341 TITLE: Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden ... with the English translations of John Trevisa and of an unknown writer of the fifteenth century. ED. Churchill Babington and Joseph Rawson Lumby PUBLISHED: Rolls Series 41 (1865-6). (9 volumes) SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS En-face? YES. Most of the book contains a facing-page arrangement, with the original Latin text on the left half of the opening and the two English versions sharing the right half of the opening. We wish to key only the English; thus we will be keying mostly odd-numbered pages. Key and code the following pages: 1. Title pages to all nine volumes (front and back) = IMAGES 00000009.tif-00000010.tif 00000561.tif-00000562.tif 00001081.tif-00001082.tif 00001609.tif-00001610.tif 00002143.tif-00002144.tif 00002707.tif-00002708.tif 00003265.tif-00003266.tif 00003873.tif-00003874.tif 00004539.tif-00004540.tif 2. Main text of volume 1, excluding the Latin: = vol.1, odd-numbered pp. -431 = odd-numbered IMAGES 0000097.tif-00000525.tif 3. Main text of volume 2, excluding the Latin: = vol.2, odd-numbered pp. -451 = odd-numbered IMAGES 00000627.tif-00001075.tif 4. Main text of volume 3, excluding the Latin: = vol.3, odd-numbered pp. -479 = odd-numbered IMAGES 00001127.tif-00001603.tif 5. Main text of volume 4, excluding the Latin: = vol.4, odd-numbered pp. -475 = odd-numbered IMAGES 00001661.tif-00002133.tif 6. Main text of volume 5, excluding the Latin: = vol.5, odd-numbered pp. -461 = odd-numbered IMAGES 00002211.tif-00002669.tif 7. Main text of volume 6, excluding the Latin: = vol.6, odd-numbered pp. -477 = odd-numbered IMAGES 00002785.tif-00003259.tif 8. Main text of volume 7, excluding the Latin: = vol.7, odd-numbered pp. -497 = odd-numbered IMAGES 00003333.tif-00003827.tif 9. Appendix of volume 7 = vol.7, all pp. -538 = IMAGES 00003831.tif-00003868.tif 10.Main text of volume 8, excluding the Latin: = vol.8, odd-numbered pp. -347 and all pages 348-353. = odd-numbered IMAGES 00003917.tif-00004261.tif and all IMAGES 00004262.tif-00004267.tif 11.Third appendix of volume 8 = vol.8, all pp. -521 = IMAGES 00004343.tif-00004435.tif 12.Fourth appendix of volume 8 = vol.8, all pp. -587 = IMAGES 00004436.tif-00004501.tif Structure <FRONT> contains only the title pages <BODY> contains the Middle English translations <DIV1>s are used to encode the four separate translations, each of which should be placed in its own <DIV1>. (1) The translation by John Trevisa occupies the upper part of most pages through vol.8, p.352. Material from this translation is marked "TREVISA" in the margin. (2) An anonymous translation occupies the lower part of most pages through vol.8, p.339 (usually marked by "MS.HARL. 2261" in the margin); and then continues as the third appendix, vol. 8, pp.429-521 (3) Caxton's translation appears only in vol.8, where it occupies the lower part of pp. 341-352; p. 353; and then continues in the fourth appendix (pp. -587). (4) Another version appears only in the appendix to volume 7 (pp. -538). <DIV2>s are used to encode the Books (Libri) of the work. These begin with headings (e.g. "INCIPIT LIBER SEPTIMUS" at the beginning of Book 7), and they are also recorded in running headers throughout (e.g., "LIB. VII"). Note 1: version (4) (in vol.7, pp.-538) consists only of chapters 15-26 of book 6; place the entire text of this <DIV1> within a <DIV2> corresponding to that book. I.e.: <DIV1><HEAD>APPENDIX.</HEAD> <DIV2 TYPE="Book" N="6"> <DIV3 TYPE="Chapter" N=15"> <HEAD>C<SUP>m</SUP> 15<SUP>m</SUP>.</HEAD> <P><NOTE PLACE="marg" Harl. MS. 1900 f. 248b.</NOTE> HUGUS Capet kyng of West France ... Note 2: the continuation of version (2) in vol.8, pp. 429-521, belongs to Book 7, the same book (and therefore the same <DIV2>) it was in when it left off on p. 339. The chapter numbers are disarranged (42-43-40-41-42-48-49), but leave them the way they appear. <DIV3>s are used to record the Chapters (Capitula) of each Book (Liber). These are marked in the text by headings, usually in italics, e.g.: Capitulum secundum. (N="2") Capitulum tertium (N="3") Cm 15m (N="15") Sometimes the heading contains additional material, e.g.: Capitulum vicesimum sextum. Þe crownynge of þe emperour. <DIV3 TYPE="Chapter" N="26"> <HEAD>Capitulum vicesimum sextum. Þe crownynge of þe emperour.</HEAD> A <DIV3> may also be used to record the poem headed "Laus summo Regi." in volume 8, beginning on p. 518. If there are other headings *not* associated with a chapter break, use your own judgment: either treat them as part of the prose, not as headings, or use a <DIV4> if necessary. Milestones Folio references seem to appear only in connection with version (2), in the margins, like this: f.387 a. = <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="387a"> f.387 b. = <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="387b"> f.388 a. = <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="388a"> f.388 b. = <MILESTONE UNIT="folio" N="388b"> Some of the texts in the appendices employ other milestones ("Fasc.Temp., 85b" "Wals.i.286"). Ignore these completely. Notes Most notes are proper footnotes, with footnote numbers linking them to the right spot in the text. Treat these in the usual way, but note that some of the notes belong with version (1), some with version (2). A few footnotes appear with asterisks or other markers. Treat these in the usual way. A few notes may appear in the margins without any marker. Treat these in the usual way as marginal notes. E.g. (vol.1, p.163): Numidia. Carthago. Repetitive text in the margins should be treated as running headers, i.e., not recorded at all. Examples: TREVISA. ----- MS. HARL. 2261 ---- Ab urbe. A transmi- gracione SPECIAL PROBLEMS Extended quotations are marked in this edition by quotation marks at the beginning of every line. E.g., in vol.7,p.397: he made reasons...seyenge: " God made alle thynges by reason, and governethe thynges " made by reason; the sterres be movede by reason; and so " oure naturalle lyfe excedynge from reason by slawthe and " ignoraunce awe to be reducede by lawes and reasons. " Wherefore thau&yogh;he there be somme thnges in the rule of " seynte Benedicte, the intellect of whom the dullenesse of my " mynde may not comprehende, y suppose hit be beste to &yogh;iffe " credence to auctorite; Separated from the printed page, without line breaks, these make no sense. I have three suggestions. When blocks of beginning-of-line quotation marks occur, EITHER: *remove* them all; or *include them* but include a <LB> tag too (<LB>"God made alle thynges); or *include them* but record them with a special character entity; --whichever is easiest for you.