Numbers, historiated initial

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Title
Numbers, historiated initial
Collection

Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection

Bible.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1275 - 1299
Place: Cambrai[?],France
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2557
Shelf locator: MA 4
Genres
Manuscripts
Notes
Ownership: George Templeton Strong collection, sold 1878. Given in 1878 by J.J. Astor.
Content: 2-line and 4-line alternating red and blue initials with opposing penwork extending into borders. 1-line red and blue initials. Chapter numbers and book names in red and blue. Rubrics and placemarkers including pale yellow daubs. Marginal notes.
Content: 45 lines in two columns (ff. 446v-448v, 57-9 lines in two columns), ruled in pencil, prickings visible. Quire signatures and catchwords visible.
Content: De Ricci, 1316. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest. Library dossier. Notes by Prof. L.F. Sandler.
Content: Large initials at opening of each book, showing scenes from that book in many colors, including gold.
Content: Leaf missing between ff. 224 and 225.
Content: Parchment
Content: Prof. Lucy Freeman Sandler places this manuscript in northern France (part of the Cambrai group), ca. 1280. Note in dossier says it is French, with last few pages Dutch.
Content: ff. 1v and 2 have poem in French and table of contents in Latin; ff. 446v-448v have prologues in a later hand which are missing in main text (notes in margin of main text direct reader to these folios). Leaf missing between ff. 224 and 225.
Content: Splendor of the Word, PBL # 11.2
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533
MSS Unit ID: 2557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ebf1bc80-c5ca-012f-d05f-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1275: Created (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Numbers, historiated initial" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1275 - 1299. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fe9d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Numbers, historiated initial" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 11, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fe9d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1275 - 1299). Numbers, historiated initial Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-fe9d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Numbers, historiated initial