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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1450 - 1475
Place: Zwolle or Agnietenberg, Netherlands
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 153
Miniatures (Illuminations)
Ownership: Initials CB on ff. 1 and 159. Bought for Spencer, 1952.
Content: 1-line alternating gold and blue initials; 2-line and larger gold initials on pink and blue fields. Floreate borders, rubrics, red slashes as placemarkers.
Content: 19 long lines per page, ruled in dark brown ink. Occasional prickings visible.
Content: 2 hands?: A, ff. 1-154; B, ff. 155-159
Content: 7 historiated initials. Human figures in borders around initials.
Content: Catalog and notes date to 1460.
Content: Dictionary Catalog. Notes accompanying manuscript, in Dutch.
Content: Parchment
Physical Description
Extent: Ff. ii + 159 + ii, 167 x 119 mm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dd5c1d40-c618-012f-87fd-58d385a7bc34
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