Manuscript Studies: Contents List

Detail of verso of a leaf from the Office of the Dead in a Book of Hours, with the polychrome Initial M (of 'Manus') with an inset pair of trefoil leaves or fruits against gold leaf background. Photograph © Mildred Budny

M for ‘Manus’ (‘Hand’)

A Series of Blogposts

Our blog on Manuscript Studies, begun in 2015, reports and illustrates a variety of manuscripts, fragments, and documents, sometimes with seals included.  In keeping with our interests in manuscript and other evidence, some posts consider printed materials, including early printed evidence.

Some posts include Booklets downloadable in PDF format.  The Booklets are set in our copyright font Bembino (available for FREE) and laid out according to the principles of our Style Manifesto.

The materials belong to different owners, who allow us to study these materials long-term and report the research results, with photographs reproduced by permission.

With guest bloggers as they can join us, our Director Mildred Budny produces many of the blogposts.  You could learn more about her work, activities, and interests, and view her Curriculum Vitae on Mildred Budny: Her Page.

Some Posts report discoveries relating to Items in Mildred Budny’s Illustrated Handlist of Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts, Documents, and Printed Materials. They are indicated here by Handlist Numbers in red.

Do you have a blogpost to contribute?  Do you have suggestions for subjects?  We welcome your imput.

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With thanks to Susan L’Engle for including it in the newsletter Manuscripts on My Mind:  News from the Vatican Film Library, a first list of the posts was reported in Number 16 (page 15).  This discourse gave inspiration for preparing a list of the posts as they appear.  You are Here.

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Here we provide a Contents List for these Reports, grouped mostly by subjects.

The Prequel

Some posts and pages on our website, once it had been updated so as to carry images, paved the way for this blog.  For example:

Research Group Archives

Records in written, visual, material, and digital forms report moments, stages, and activities in the life of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, with observations on the creation of the blog on Manuscript Studies.

Header for the RGME website

Galleries: Images on Exhibition

The Galleries of Images have a Contents List, to record their categories and subjects, which include specimens (or “Parades”) of Scripts & Texts through the ages, as well as of our own Designs & Layout.

The Medieval-Psalter-Covered French Notebook in course of photography, archivally-sensitive equipment in place. Vire from the front cover, with untied ties. Photography © Mildred Budny. Reproduced by permission.

A Pilgrim’s Progress

Recollections of strangers’ hospitality in Switzerland in early spring on the way to the Stiftsbibliothek in Saint Gallen to examine its early medieval manuscripts, including some made or inspired by Insular artists — pilgrims? — from the British Isles.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 60: 'Evangelium S. Johannis' via (https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0060).

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 60: ‘Evangelium S. Johannis’ via https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/0060.

‘Show & Tell’ Seminar on Manuscripts & Their Photographs

Reflections on the photography of manuscripts and written materials made under a variety of conditions, revealing aspects that a single image could not.

Initial P of Prayer in Book of Hours, with Photography © Mildred Budny

Photography © Mildred Budny

I.  Setting the Stage

The ‘Foundling Hospital’ for Manuscript Fragments

The Case of One of My Favorite Manuscripts, Ripped Up, Alas, by the Center That Made It.

Royal MS 1 E.VI, folio 43r. From www.bl.uk/digitised manuscripts, via Creative Commons Public Domain

© British Library Board, Royal MS 1 E.VI, folio 43r. Reproduced by permission

Lost and Foundlings

The Sellers’ Tells, Sadly, with a Preview of Examples by Otto F. Ege.

Penwork extending from a decorated initial extends below the final line of text and ends in a horned animal head which looks into its direction. Photography © Mildred Budny

Photography © Mildred Budny

Manuscript Groupies

A Light-Hearted View of Group Portraits, when it comes to Manuscripts and Their Best Sides, Photo Ops Included.

6 leaves in the 'Handlist', shown variously in their rectos or versos, by chance as the occasion arose. Photography by Mildred Budny

Photography © Mildred Budny

Center-Fold

Another Light-Hearted View, Celebrating a Volunteer CopyCat Editor

DSCN1294 Mistie as Center Fold for feature image

Photography © Mildred Budny

[Update: By popular request, Miss Mistie now has her very own Fan Club. See Mistie’s Fan Page, with more pictures and anecdotes.]

Revisiting Anglo-Saxon Symposia 2002/2018

A reflection upon processes over time of examining Anglo-Saxon and related manuscripts, with a focus upon a layered, monumental manuscript whose study notably prepared the way for the approaches of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence.

Julia Smith introduces The Royal Bible of Saint Augustine's Anbbey Canterbury in her Plenary Lecture December 2018. Photograph by Mildred Budny

Julia Smith introduces The Royal Bible of Saint Augustine’s Abbey Canterbury in her Plenary Lecture in December 2018.

II.  Documents in Question

Curiouser and Curiouser

A Most Strange Seal on a Paper Document of A.D. 1345, Old Style, from Grenoble.

The red wax seal seen upright, with the male human head facing left. Document on paper issued at Grenoble and dated 13 February 1345 (Old Style). Image reproduced by permission

Scrap of Information

A Puzzling Fragment from a French Charter with the Date, Maybe Accurate, of 1538.

The Date 1538 on the Scrap, enhanced with photographic lighting. Photography © Mildred Budny

Full Court Preston

A Pair of 13th-Century Documents, Missing Their Seals, from Preston, Near Ipswich, in Suffolk
(Competition with Book Prizes Included).

Cloth bag, now empty, for the original seal to authenticate the document, which remains intact, for a transaction of about the mid 13th-century at Preston, near Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. Photograph reproduced by permission.

Italian Notarial Roll of 1305 from Cesena

A complete documentary scroll from Emelia-Romagna in North-East Italy, with Notarial Sign and Signature.

The notarial sign and attestation of authentication. Photography © Mildred Budny

Lillian Vail Dymond

A guest blogpost by Linde M. Brocato considers the case, such as by adoption, of the several names which official documents might adopt at various times when referring to a single individual, particularly for an individual whose history passes through various times and places with different forms of record.

Blanked out Birth certificate after adoption completed.

Heidere Diplomas & Investiture

Celebrating collegiality, we presented a supersized pair of especially designed ‘Diplomas’ (official and unofficial) for our Honorary Invited Associate, James P. Heidere, D. D. S., when he requested a diploma attesting to that honor, to hang in his dental office, along with all the others.

Heidere Diploma 2 in the Unofficial Version, with puns aplenty. The Diploma has an elaborate interlace border around the proclamation.

Heidere Diploma 2 in the Unofficial Version

Fit to Be Tied

A single-sheet document of Cardinal–Bishop Bérengar de Frédul concerning a dispute at Calahorra, bearing the date 13 July 1320, and carrying a red cord tie.

Opening of Indulgence from Pope John XXIII for Berengarius, Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati. Photography © Mildred Budny

Say Cheese

An Undated Single-sheet Document in French, written by a single hand probably during the 1530s (presumably in the very region), records a survey of rents for plots of land from the region of Brie in France.

Right-hand half of face of Single-sheet document in French on vellum, circa 1530s, listing rents for plots of land, from Brie in France. Private collection, reproduced by permission.

Latin Document of 1437 on Vellum from Barcelona

A single-sheet document records one or more transactions concerning the sale of property from one “transporter of animals” to another (curritorem animalium).

Notarial Signature Version 1

Preston Take 2

Following Full Court Preston (see above), the pair of 13th-century charters from Preston, recording the transfer of land from one individual to another, receive their prize-winning transcriptions and translations, now in the context of their larger group.  There they comprise Charters 5 and 7.

Preston Charter 7 Seal Face with the name Gilbertus.

Preston Charter 7 Seal Face with the name Gilbertus.

Preston Charters, Continued

Turning to Charters 6 and 9 of the Preston Charters, with one undated and the other dated to the reign of Edward II.

Preston Charter 6 Face.

Preston Charter 6 Face.

Charter the Course:  More on Preston Charters

Charters 10 and 11 of the Preston Charters, both dated to the reign of Edward II.

Preston Charter 10 Face. Photograph Mildred Budny.

Preston Charter 10 Face. Photograph Mildred Budny.

Preston Charters:  The Chirographs

Charters 12 and 13 of the Preston Charters, in the form of Chirographs, dating from the reigns of Edward IV and Elizabeth I, with Seals.

Preston Charter 13 Face with Seal. Photograph Mildred Budny.

Preston Charter 13 Face with Seal. Photograph Mildred Budny.

More Light on English Charters

2 more medieval and early modern English charters in Latin have surfaced in the same collection as the Preston Charters explored in earlier posts.

10 Henry VII Face.

10 Henry VII Face.

A Charter of 1399 (23 Richard II) from High Ongar in Essex

A single-sheet Latin charter issued at Alta Aungre (High Ongar) in Essex on 17 July 1399, in Year 23 of the Reign of Richard II, refers also to other nearby places, which can be identified with reference to other surviving records.

Private Collection, Document of 23 Richard II, Tag and Seal.

Private Collection, Document of 23 Richard II, Tag and Seal.

Vellum Binding Fragments in a Parisian Printed Book of 1538

A pair of strips from a signed legal document of some sort in Middle French remains in situ as the vellum supports for the outer gatherings of a copy, now lacking its binding, of L’Henry-Metre, Instrument Royal et Universal avec sa théorique, usage et pratique démontrée, by Henry de Suberville, printed in Paris by Adrien Périer in 1598.

Smeltzer Collection, Suberville (1598), Vellum Support, Strip 2, Outer Flap 'Rejoined'.

Smeltzer Collection, Suberville (1598), Vellum Support, Strip 2, Outer Flap ‘Rejoined’.

III.  Isolated Manuscript Fragments

The Mass of Saint Gregory, Illustrated

A Leaf from a Prayerbook with a Late 15th-Century Illustration, probably made in France or the Netherlands, of the visionary Mass performed by Gregory the Great.  To him appears the figure of Christ surrounded by Most of the Instruments and Agents of His Passion, upon a brilliant blue background.

Detail of the head of Christ. Photography © Mildred Budny

Leaf from a Tiny Book of Hours

A Leaf from the Hours of the Virgin in an Unknown 15th-century Book of Hours.

Detail of Verso from a Detached Leaf from a tiny Book of Hours, with the decorated initial I of 'In' within the Hours of the Virgin. Photography © Mildred Budny

A Leaf from the Office of the Dead

Part of the Office of the Dead from a 15th-century Book of Hours made in Flanders (perhaps at Bruges or Antwerp) circa 1470
— with a Personal Reflection on the Subject, occasioned by the death of Jennifer O’Reilly (1943–2016).

Photography © Mildred Budny

Part-Leaf from a Large-Format Lectionary

Parts of I Maccabees 10 and Homily 38 on the Gospels by Gregory the Great from a large-format Latin lectionary, probably made in Italy, perhaps Northern Italy, circa 1175, now reduced to the lower part of the leaf, for reuse as a wrapper or binder for unknown materials, and now retrieved as a solitary item.

Big Leaf Recto Textum

Three Leaves from a Latin Religious Pocket Handbook

3 Non-Continuous Leaves from a 14th-Century Handbook of Texts for Religious & Liturgical Practice including parts of Psalm 77 (78 ) and Eadmer’s Tractatus de Conceptione Beatae Mariae.

Folio 6 recto, with the top lines of the double columns carrying parts of the text of the Vulgate Psalm, with alternately colored initials beginning the verses, which run together in long lines. Reproduced by permisison.

Written in the Stars

A pair of continuous leaves from the end of a Roman Breviary, with lections from Patristic sermons by Leo the Great, Gregory the Great, and Augustine of Hippo about the Visit of the 3 Magi to the Christ Child and the rôle of the Star(s), in a learned denial of the powers of astrology.

Detail of top of Folio Irb of Breviary fragment, with the first in the set of Lections from Sermon 199 on the Epiphany by Augustine of Hippo. Reproduced by permission.
Spoonful of Sugar

A bifolium from a Latin treatise on medical substances from an unknown center, reused as the cover for a thick book bound with wooden boards and subsequently retrieved, with the loss of most of its contextual context — but perhaps now recoverable in part with wider awareness of this solitary survival.

Detail with Initial G of Folio Ivb of Bifolium from a Latin Medicinal Treatise reused formerly as the cover of a binding for some other text, unknown. Reproduced by permissionIt’s a Wrap

A decorated and annotated leaf from a large-format copy of the Novels of Justinian’s Code, made almost certainly at Bologna (or Padua) circa 1260–1280, found reuse as a wrapper, pasted and folded, with added tie, for other stuff (now lost).

P9306939 Justinian wrapper initial I branded

A Reused Part-Leaf from Bede’s Homilies on the Gospels

A vellum part-leaf from a 14th-century large-format Latin copy of Bede’s Gospel Homilies (and perhaps other texts) in double columns, perhaps made in France, found reuse as part of a cover apparently for a modern land ledger (now lost) and then retrieval as a scrap on its own for sale from France.

Recto of the Part-Leaf from Bede's Homily on the Gospels for Holy Saturday (Mark 7:31-37).

A Leaf from Gregory’s Dialogues Reused to Bind Euthymius

A leaf from the Dialogues of Pope Gregory the Great (Book III.7), copied probably in Germany circa 1175, and reused as the cover for the binding of a copy (now lost) of Euthymius Zigabenus’s Commentary on the Psalms.

DSC_1646 Greg Dial wrapper verso at 180 dpi

Handlist 3, Verso

Another Witness to the Cistercian Statutes of 1257

A Part-Leaf, now on its own, carries parts of the Chapter De Conversis (“On the Lay Brothers”) from Distinctio (“Section”) XIV (out of XV in total) in the Codification of 1257 of Statutes for the Cistercian Order.

Verso: Detail. Fragment from a Copy of the Cistercian Statutes of 1257-1258. Reproduced by permission.

A 12th-Century Fragment of Anselm’s Cur Deus Homo

A fragmentary vellum leaf from chapters close to the end of Anselm’s theological–philosophical masterwork “Why God Became a Man” has surfaced in France, removed from its former use as the cover or wrapper, with flap closure, for some now-lost materials, presumably a book or notebook on paper.  This fragment joins the select corpus of early manuscript witnesses to the text.

Verso of the Leaf and Interior of the Binding, Detail: Lower Right-Hand Corner, with the Mitered Flap Unfolde

Verso of the Leaf and Interior of the Binding, Detail: Lower Right-Hand Corner, with the Mitered Flap Unfolded.

A Part-Leaf from ‘The Life of Saint Blaise’

A fragmentary leaf from a 12th-century manuscript containing, or partly containing, one or more saints’ lives intended for reading aloud survives its reuse as a limp-vellum cover for an 18th-century paper notebook comprising a register of receipts in French — perhaps a clue for its earlier provenance.

Recto of Part-Leaf from the Passio Sancti Blasii in a private collection.

Recto of Part-Leaf from the Passio Sancti Blasii in a private collection.

Vellum Bifolium from Augustine’s Homilies on John

A newly acquired fragment of a vellum bifolium, recovered from its intermediary state as a cover for some other textual material apparently at Büdingen, in Hesse, Germany, comes from a 12th-century large-format copy in double columns of the Sermons on the Gospels of John by Augustine of Hippo.

Augustine Homilies Bifolium Folio IIr detail with title and initial for Sermon XCVI. Private Collection, reproduced by permission. Photograph by Mildred Budny.

Sanskrit and Prakrit Manuscripts

We showcase a selection of fragments from palm-leaf and paper manuscripts in a single private collection.

Paper Leaf in Sanskrit with an Ornate Frame for the 4-Line Text. Gold-framed rectangular green border with frieze-like floral designs in dark green pigment. Private Collection. Photography by Mildred Budny.

The Penitent King David from a Book of Hours

A detached leaf, framed behind glass, with a frontispiece illustration of King David, with discarded crown and lyre, for the opening of Psalm 4 or 37 (38) in the Vulgate Latin version.

J. S. Wagner Collection. Detached Manuscript Detached Leaf with the Opening in Latin of the Penitent Psalm 37 (38) and its Illustration of King David.

J. S. Wagner Collection. Detached Manuscript Leaf.

A Leaf from Prime in a Large-Format Latin Breviary

A detached leaf bearing the modern number “4” on its recto presents parts of the service for the Hour of Prime in a former manuscript, with script and decoration indicating an origin probably in Spain in the 16th or 17th century.

J. S. Wagner Collection. Leaf from from Prime in a Latin manuscript Breviary. Leaf "4" Recto, detail. The opening of Psalm 117 (118) in the Vulgate Version. with a framed initial C for Confitimini, decorated wih scrolling foliate ornament.

J. S. Wagner Collection. Leaf “4” Recto, detail. The opening of Psalm 117 (118) in the Vulgate Version, with a framed initial C for ‘Confitimini’.

The Pearly Gateway:
A Scrap from a Latin Missal or Breviary

A scrap of 7 lines from a vellum leaf of a Latin Missal or Breviary in Gothic script, now in a private collection, reveals its former reuse as part of a binding for some other material.

Private Collection, "Margaritas" fragment back side

Simurgh and Zal from a Persian Shahnameh

A detached leaf from a Persian Shahnameh, perhaps 19th-century, includes an illustration depicting Simurgh and the adult Zāl, both poised in mid-flight.

Private Collection, Leaf from a Persian Shanameh. Simurgh and Zal.

IV.  Dispersed Manuscript Fragments Reassembled, at Least Virtually

A New Leaf from ‘Otto Ege Manuscript 41’

Part of the Dialogues of Pope Gregory the Great (Book III.12–14) from a 15th-Century Manuscript Plundered in Belgium in World War I

Decorated opening word 'Nuper' of the Dialogues, Book III, Chapter 13, reproduced by permission

More Discoveries for ‘Otto Ege Manuscript 41’

Leaf 41 within its Mat with Printed Label in the Family Album (Set Number 3) of Otto Ege's Portfolio of 'Fifty Original Leaves' (FOL). Otto Ege Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Photograph by Mildred Budny.

Leaf 41, plus mat and label, in the Family Album of Otto Ege’s Portfolio of ‘Fifty Original Leaves’. Otto Ege Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Photograph by Mildred Budny.

A New Leaf from ‘Otto Ege Manuscript 61’

Part of Ezekiel 10–11 from a 32-Line Vulgate Pocket Bible from France

Running title for EZE on the verso of the Ezekiel leaf from 'Ege Manuscript 61'. Photography by Mildred Budny

More Discoveries for ‘Otto Ege Manuscript 61’

Opening Lines of the Book of Zachariah. Courtesy of Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. Reproduced by permission.

Opening Lines of the Book of Zachariah. Courtesy of Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. Reproduced by permission.

A New Leaf from ‘Otto Ege Manuscript 8’

Latin Processional for Palm Sunday for Singing Nuns:  A Detached Leaf from ‘The Wilton Processional’

Penwork extending from a decorated initial extends below the final line of text and ends in a horned animal head which looks into its direction. Photography © Mildred Budny

A New Leaf from ‘Otto Ege Manuscript 14’

Part of the Interpretation of Hebrew Names (AlcathAnanias)
from a 50-line Vulgate Lectern Bible with Splendid Decoration and Illustration, as Once Was

Top of column a on the recto, with the first glossary entries. Photography by Mildred Budny

More Discoveries for ‘Otto Ege Manuscript 14’

The deposit of the Ege Family Collection in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library brings to light more remnants from the large-format Lectern Bible

New Acquisitions Exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in November 2016: View of Some Parts of "Otto Ege Manuscript 14".

“A Long Shot”. New Acquisitions Exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in November 2016: View of Some Parts of “Otto Ege Manuscript 14”. Photography by Mildred Budny.

More Leaves from ‘Otto Ege Manuscript 51’

Detached Leaves from Ege’s Erfurt Manuscript of 1365 CE of Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics in Latin Translation on Paper Detail of Verso of detached leaf from the Nichomachean Ethics in Latin translation, from a manuscript dispersed by Otto Ege and now in a private collection. Reproduced by permission.More Leaves from ‘Otto Ege Manuscript 51’

The deposit of the Ege Family Collection in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library brings to light more remnants from this composite manuscript, including the carcass of its Volume II.

Otto Ege Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Ege Manuscript 51, Volume II, Front Cover

Otto Ege Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Ege Manuscript 51, Volume II, Front Cover. Photograph by Mildred Budny.

Updates for Some ‘Otto Ege Manuscripts’

While we continue to find more evidence that updates, upsets, revises, and refines the accumulating awareness of Otto Ege’s dispersed manuscripts, and before we can write up all the discoveries, here is a Summary and Place-Holder.

Album, Specimen Leaf from 'Ege Manuscript 8', Recto, Detail: Hybrid hooded creature standing ground.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Otto Ege Collection, Family Album, Leaf from ‘Ege Manuscript 8’, Recto, Detail.

New Testament Leaves in Old Armenian

A Pair of Leaves Identified, Described, Collated, and Set into the Context of its Manuscript, with a Downloadable Booklet (showcasing the Armenian font for the next version of our multilingual font Bembino).

Cover for the Report on 'Two Detached Manuscript Leaves containing New Testament Texts in Old Armenian' by Leslie J. French for the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, with a detail of Leaf I verso, column a lines 10-12, with the opening of Acts 23:12

The Plot Thickens

A New Leaf Found at the University of Pennsylvania from the “Kurdian/Chicago New Testament Praxapostolos[?]in Old Armenian”, as we continue to chase its dispersed fragments (see New Testament Leaves in Old Armenian).

A New Leaf from “Otto Ege Manuscript 214”?

A detached leaf of text from a 22-Line Prayerbook in Dutch, probably from the Collection of Otto F. Ege.

Lower Half of the Original Verso of a Single Leaf detached from a prayerbook in Dutch made circa 1530, owned and dismembered by Otto F. Ege, with the seller's description in pencil in the lower margin. Image reproduced by permission.

Private Collection. Leaf from a Dutch prayerbook, detail.

A Leaf from ‘Otto Ege Manuscript 19’ and Ege’s Workshop Practices

A detached leaf from ‘Otto Ege Manuscript 19’, now in the J. S. Wagner Collection, provides the transition from one Old Testament Book to the next, and gives the opportunity to examine Ege’s habits in mounting and distributing manuscript leaves.

Wagner Collection, Leaf from Otto Ege Manuscript 19, verso.

Wagner Collection, Leaf from Otto Ege Manuscript 19, verso.

Some Leaves in Set 1 of Otto Ege’s FOL Portfolio

The newly discovered Set 1 (of 40 numbered sets) of Otto Ege’s Portfolio of Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe:  XII–XVI Century (FOL) allows us to examine its leaves from ‘Ege Manuscripts 8, 14, 19, and 41’ (of 50 manuscripts) with varied types of texts, scripts, and styles.

Set 1 of Ege's FOL Portfolio, Leaf 14 recto: Lamentations Initial.

Set 1 of Ege’s FOL Portfolio, Leaf 14 recto: Lamentations Initial.

V. Manuscript Leaves or Bifolia
Reused as Covers for Later Materials and Still In Situ

A Part-Leaf from ‘The Life of Saint Blaise’

A fragmentary leaf from a Latin lectionary found its way forward as a reused limp vellum cover for an 18th-century paper notebook used as a register for receipts in French in the area of Plauzat in the Auvergne.

344 cropped to MCover-Up

A reused medieval bifolium with parts of Psalms 77 (78) and 87 (88), from a medium-format Latin Psalter made in the late 13th or early 14th century,
covers a 18th-century paper notebook of receipts in French relating to Dijon and its region

The front and back covers and the spine of the notebook spread out to show the exposed exterior of the reused medieval bifolium. Photography © Mildred Budny

 

VI. Manuscripts and Composite Manuscripts

A Composite Volume from Le Parc Abbey

Budny Handlist 15

“Albertus Magnus” (AKA Hugh Ripelin) Meets Peter the Venerable in a pair of partly decorated 15th-century Latin manuscripts from Le Parc Abbey in Belgium.  Formerly separate, they were bound together in the 17th or 18th century at the abbey and sold along with many of its books in the 19th century.

An initial report appeared in a paper for one of our 2016 Conference Sessions, as reported in its Abstract:  “Double Act:  Manuscripts Combining Paper and Parchment”.

Opening between the Front Flyleaf, Verso, and Folio 1 recto, opening Part A.

Opening between the Front Flyleaf, Verso, and Folio 1 recto, opening Part A (“Albertus Magnus”).

Le Parc Composite Volume: End of Part A and beginning of Part B

Folios 96v – 97r, closing Part A and opening Part B (Peter the Venerable).

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VII.  Early Printed Materials

Watch this space.

Postilla printed in Lyons in 1527: Woodcut illustration for the Feast of Saint Andrew (20 November).

Saint Andrew and His Book

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More to come . . .

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Detail of an initial M on the verso of the leaf. Photography by Mildred Budny

Initial M for “Manus” (“Hand”).

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One thought on “Manuscript Studies: Contents List

  1. Mildred Budny says:

    Wonderful to see how the research continues to reveal more and more discoveries.