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Opening of John with elaborate initial showing eagle. Smaller initials, placemarkers.

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Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection, ca. 850-ca. 1600.

Bible, New Testament with calendar and notes

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1200 - 1250
Place Term: Italy
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MA 133
Topics
Eagles
Notes
Content : Listed in De Ricci, Seymour, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York. N.Y.: H.W. Wilson, 1935; and Supplement, New York, N.Y.: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962.

Ownership : William Bragge sale (1876) to Ellis for Sir Thomas Brooke. Rev. Ingham Brooke sale (1913) to Maggs. Obtained in 1926 by Wilberforce Eames for his library (Brooklyn, NY) from W. M. Voynich. Bequeathed by Mr. Eames, 1940.

Content : De Ricci, 2313-14. De Ricci, Supplement, 329. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest. Notes in manuscript.

Content : 25 lines in two columns, ruled in very light pencil, prickings visible.

Content : Parchment

Content : Initials with human and animal figures.

Content : Elaborate opening initials and border designs in green, blue, red, gold, purple etc. 1-line alternating red and blue initials with flourishes extending up and down the margin. Rubrics, red daubs as placemarkers, and names of books in red.

Content : De Ricci places this in Italy; Dr. Guest seems less confident about this placement. In many places the ink of the text is very faded. Notes at end are dated 1239 and 1257. See photos.

Content : 1 scribe, plus others for calendar, notes

Content: Contains four gospels, Acts, Epistle of James, Epistles of Peter, Epistles of John, Epistle of Jude, Apocalypse, and then the Pauline Epistles. Calendar extends from 221v-224. Various notes from 1239 and 1257 on ff. 224v-226.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC : NYPW89-A695
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b12455533
UUID: b6f832b0-c5cc-012f-0d88-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1200: Created (Approximate)
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Opening of John with elaborate initial showing eagle. Smaller initials, placemarkers." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1200 - 1250. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e832-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Opening of John with elaborate initial showing eagle. Smaller initials, placemarkers." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 22, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e832-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1200 - 1250). Opening of John with elaborate initial showing eagle. Smaller initials, placemarkers. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e832-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Opening of John with elaborate initial showing eagle.  Smaller initials, placemarkers.