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I've just gotten myself a copy of 'The Anthony Roll' from the Mary Rose Trust (Amazon price 76 quid, Mary Rose price 20 quid+P&P). Rather nice book, tho' certainly not worth 76 quid (more than the archaeology books!). It has 1/2 of a page reproductions (about 65% of original size) of the illustrations of the original roll, and these might be of interest to scribes/illuminators. There is a little bit of script, but not much included, since mostly the book has transcriptions of the text, rather than reproductions.

The reason I'm mentioning this? Well, the copy sent out is missing 8 pages (they're blank) from the text section. I've mailed the Trust, and they're sending out a fresh copy. They haven't said yet if they want the faulty one back (probably not worth it in P&P for them, I suspect!), but if they don't, it'll be available to any illuminators wanting Tudor examples of how Tudors drew ships. (An example of the type is the Mary Rose.... already sunk by the time the roll was finished! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AnthonyRoll-2_Mary_Rose.jpg )

Date: 2010-04-08 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharikkamur.livejournal.com
Yes please! :)

Date: 2010-04-08 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hobbitomm.livejournal.com
Okay, consider it yours if they don't want it back.

Date: 2010-04-11 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hobbitomm.livejournal.com
They've e-mailed back to say they don't want it back, so it's yours. Also interesting are depictions of ships with figureheads (Unicorn and Salamander), and depictions of crew (Galley Subtile)

And lots and lots of depictions of flags, banners and heralding hoardings. With enough of a suggestion based on how they look to work out how they were flown.

Date: 2010-04-08 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liadethornegge.livejournal.com
It would be... only that late period manuscripts are so booooring. No fun to do (in my opinion).

Date: 2010-04-08 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hobbitomm.livejournal.com
Well, I'd agree they're certainly fiddlier, but some of the fine penmanship is surely of interest? (To say nothing of lots of fine pictures of shiiiiips!)

Date: 2010-04-08 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hobbitomm.livejournal.com
Like http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/henryviii/assets/img/body-img1.jpg ?

Date: 2010-04-08 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liadethornegge.livejournal.com
That penmanship is seriously nice! But I'm not that big on ships.

Date: 2010-04-08 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hobbitomm.livejournal.com
You're not that big at any time, darlin' ;)

Date: 2010-04-08 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liadethornegge.livejournal.com
Clearly it's been too long since we met.

I stand at 1.80 metres tall.

Date: 2010-04-11 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hobbitomm.livejournal.com
And the same applies to you. A long length does not necessarily imply broad on the beam, or a deep draft!

Date: 2010-04-11 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hobbitomm.livejournal.com
Long, yes, but not _big_.

Date: 2010-04-08 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharikkamur.livejournal.com
Shiiiipppssss!!!! Yum!

Date: 2010-04-11 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hobbitomm.livejournal.com
Does this make you a 'shipper'? ;)

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