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Title
Matthew
Additional title: Miniature depicting Mary with the Christ child surrounded by other biblical figures including King David.
Names
Petrus, Comestor (12th cent. ) (Author)
Collection

Bible historiale.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1410 (approximate)
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 004
Notes
Ownership : Probably belonged to the last of the Boucicaut, Jean le Meingre. Comte Aymar de Poitiers. Diane de Poitiers. Duchesse de Mercoeur. Duc de Vendome. Princesse de Conde. Sir Thomas Brooke. W. Ingham Brooke. Maggs. Bought for Spencer, 1919.

Content : De Ricci, 1336. Library dossier. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest.

Content : Foliation confusing -- often first digit missing, i.e. vol. 2 begins with f. 56 (actually 256) and vol. 3 with 22 (actually 122). Two parts are foliated seperately.

Content : 45 lines in two columns, ruled in faint brown ink. Catchwords visible. Collation: In volume 1, I-XXXI (8 folios each); XXXII (6 folios). In volume 2: XXXII (2 folios); XXXIII-XLV (8 folios each); XLVI (6 folios).

Content : Parchment

Content : Miniatures showing biblical scenes; figures appear against diapered or gold backgrounds.

Content : Large blue and red initials on gold. 2-line and 1-line gold initials on red and blue fields. Rubrics. Book name in red and blue. On pages with miniatures, border design with vines, leaves, flowers. Historiated initial.

Content : Note in dossier indicates that paleographical evidence places part 1 in second quarter of 14th century, with borders added and miniatures updated in the 15th century. Parts 1 and 2 have separate foliation; part 2 begins in the middle of vol. 2 with f. 1.

Content : Translation into French of #tHistoria Scholastica# of Peter Comestor -- Bible with glosses.

Content: Splendor of the Word, PBL # 21.5
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 82f014c0-c6b6-012f-65b9-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1410: Created
  • 2012: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Matthew" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1410. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-feb7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Matthew" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 12, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-feb7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1410). Matthew Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-feb7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Matthew