Book-by-book coding instructions

ID #ABA2053
TITLE: Peter Langtoft's Chronicle (as .. improv'd by 
       Robert [Mannyng] of Brunne)
ED.  Thomas Hearne
PUBLISHED: Oxford, 1725 (Rpt. Bagster 1810)


En-face? No.

Key and code the following pages:

  1. Title page (front only)
    = IMAGE 00000003.tif

  2. Main text = pp. 1-230 and pp. 235-341
    = IMAGES 00000229.tif-00000458.tif
    and IMAGES 00000463.tif-00000569.tif

    (this skips over the title pages to vol.2 that occur between pp. 230 and 235).


<FRONT> contains only the title page.

<BODY> contains the main text


Apparently none.


  1. Footnotes are linked to the text by superscript footnote number. Replace the reference number in the text by the <NOTE> element, as usual (using PLACE="foot").

  2. Some brief scribal notes appear in smaller type in the margins. Record these as <NOTE PLACE="marg"> and place the note element at the end of the nearest line to the beginning of the note, also as usual.


    (p. 29)

    Brak his feaute sone, of treson it is lak,
    & alle folk of Danmark with Constantyn held,
    & slouh our Inglis men, wasted toun & feld.
    De falsitate
    regis Sco-
    <L>Brak his feaute sone, of treson it is lak,
    <NOTE PLACE="marg">De falsitate regis Sco|torum.</NOTE></L>
    <L>&amp; alle folk of Danmark with Constantyn held,</L>
    <L>&amp; slouh our Inglis men, wasted toun &amp; feld.</L>

Catch words

All or most pages print a "catch word" at the bottom (which should be the same as the first word of the next page). Do not record catch words.

Character problems

"y" often appears with a dot over it:
Ignore the dot.

In one or two notes, you'll find some strange "Anglo-Saxon" type. Record this simply as illegible, using the usual $$ markers. Example (p. 11):