CCCC 452

CCCC 452
Eadmer's Historia novorum
Christ Church
11th century

This manuscript is entirely in one column. Litterae notabiliores are fairly common; they appear in  blue, green, and red, and are floral or arabesque in style. Enlarged capitals occur frequently and are either purple, red, blue, or green. They tend to be small, around one line tall. Rubrics typically appear before litterae notabiliores. Many pages feature offset capitals and marginal writing. The manuscript opens with an illumination depicting Jesus and Mary standing on either side of a tree against a gold background, framed in blue and pink.