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Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection

Bible fragment, from end of Joshua to Maccabees.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1250 - 1299
Place: Northern Italy
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2557
Shelf locator: MA 5
Religious books
Ownership: Owned 1715 by John Lord Percival, Baron of Burton. Later owned by John Perceval, fourth Earl of Egmont. Sale by Braithwaite (1834). Sold (1836) to A. A. Smets. From the R.L. Stuart collection (no. 13874), bequeathed 1892.
Content: 1 scribe.
Content: 52 lines in two columns, ruled in brown ink. Catchwords, prickings occasionally visible.
Content: De Ricci places this manuscript in northern Italy; Dr. Guest says Italy? De Ricci dates it to the 13th century, Dr. Guest to the late 13th century.
Content: De Ricci, 1316. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest.
Content: Large illuminated initials extending far into border, in blue, red, yellow. Red and blue alternating initials with opposing color penwork, extending into border. Rubrics. Book name and chapter number in red and blue. Red and blue placemarkers.
Content: Parchment
Content: Some large initials include human faces.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533
MSS Unit ID: 2557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f06a1e50-c5ca-012f-2253-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1250: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1250 - 1299. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e37d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 26, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e37d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1250 - 1299). Explicit. Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e37d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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