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Additional title: Opening of part 2. Hand 1(?), large initial with miniature of Virgin and Child. Red and blue initials, rubrics and placemarkers. Border design and coat of arms.

Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection

Leaves from Liturgical Books]


Dates / Origin
Place: Melk, Austria
Date Created: 1400 - 1425
Date Created: 14th-15th centrury
Place: Melk, Austria
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2557
Shelf locator: MA 16
Jesus Christ -- Nativity
Ownership: Written for the Benedictines of Melk (their arms f. 8). R.L. Stuart collection, bequeathed 1892.
Content: De Ricci, 1318. Schmidt article. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest. Library dossier.
Content: This manuscript consists of 22 folios from not fewer than three vanished codices. Both the original three and this compilation were done at Melk, according to Schmidt's article.
Content: Classmark formerly De Ricci 16
Content: 24 lines in two columns, ruled in pen. Quire signature f. 10v? F. 11 has 18 lines in two columns, ruled in pen.
Content: Parchment
Content: 2 illuminated initials (ff. 8 and 9) and 1 miniature (f. 11).
Content: 6-, 4-, and 3-line initials in various colors and designs. Border designs in many colors. Red and blue initials, red and yellow daubs as placemarkers, rubrics, coat of arms f. 8.
Content: Schmidt classifies these folios as the second section of this manuscript. However, f. 11 looks quire different from ff. 8-10, and may be from another manuscript. De Ricci and Guest date whole codex to s. XV; Schmidt dates this section to ca. 1425.
Content: 2 hands?, second on f. 11 ?
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533
MSS Unit ID: 2557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 13cf54b0-c5cb-012f-7386-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • : Place
  • 14: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Nativity." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 14.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Nativity." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 25, 2016.

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (14). Nativity. Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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